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    The Hon L Enoch | 3:02pm

    Great Barrier Reef protection in spotlight in Mackay

    The importance of protecting the Great Barrier Reef is being highlighted in the Mackay region today, where Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch is meeting with local canegrowers and stakeholders.

    The Hon C Dick | 12:00pm

    Funding for musical instruments hits the right notes for Coen students

    Youngsters from Coen’s Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) will soon be sounding out some fresh tunes, with the Palaszczuk Government purchasing $10,000 worth of new musical instruments for the school.

    The Hon M Furner | 11:14am

    Funding supports innovative produce scanning system

    A Southern Downs horticulture packing shed is set to install the Australia’s first blemish, colour and weight tomato recognition system and create up to 30 direct and indirect jobs with funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 11:05am

    Townsville water wise thanks to $10million package

    Townsville residents are set to ‘wise up’ when it comes to water waste with the Queensland Government funded Water Smart Package launched today.

    The Hon D Farmer | 10:53am

    Queensland corporates and community orgs called to take action against domestic violence

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queensland’s corporate sector and community organisations to pledge their commitment to acting against domestic and family violence in the state.

    The Hon J Trad | 10:34am

    Queensland ready for its fair share

    The Morrison Government should step up and deliver its fair share of funding to Queensland projects.

    The Hon C Dick | 9:00am

    First bus service announced for Greater Flagstone PDA

    Greater Flagstone residents will soon have access to Translink-operated bus services thanks to a $19.6 million funding agreement connecting the key south-east growth area with the wider SEQ bus network.

    The Hon D Farmer | 8:00am

    $7M for Townsville’s Lighthouse Service

    The Palaszczuk Government is backing local Townsville service The Lighthouse into the future with funding of almost $7 million through until 2023.

    The Hon M Ryan | 7:30am

    Capabilities of new Water Police vessel demonstrated at the Sunshine Coast

    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and District Officer for Sunshine Coast District, Superintendent Darryl Johnson have attended a demonstration of a new water police vessel on the Sunshine Coast.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 6:52pm

    Budget backs jobs for Ipswich

    Backing local jobs was the focus of the Treasurer's post budget speech on Monday night at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 4:50pm

    A call for action: Bulimba Creek citizen science project

    The Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee has secured $21,070 thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Citizen Science Grant program announced Member for Bulimba Di Farmer.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 3:09pm

    Independent reports endorse natural disaster management

    Independent reviews have endorsed Queensland’s handling of its most recent natural disasters.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 1:34pm

    Blues on Broadbeach celebrates record growth

    New data released this month shows the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival experienced record growth in 2019 with more than 50,000 people attending each day of the iconic event, pumping more than $25 million into the local economy.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 11:36am

    Palaszczuk Government secures lucrative global tourism conference

    Brisbane will host one of the world’s largest travel industry conferences next year, with Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones today announcing Flight Centre will bring its global conference to the River City in July 2020.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 9:58am

    Logan Community Youth Response set to begin

    Two local service providers will start rolling out a key initiative of the Palaszczuk Government’s Youth Justice Reforms aimed at preventing at risk young people from offending and reoffending in Logan from next week.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 8:00am

    Extra bail support for Rockhampton and Yeppoon

    Young Rockhampton and Yeppoon people in contact with the youth justice system now have better access to services to help them stay out of custody and watch houses thanks to new bail support services that commenced late last week.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 2:07pm

    Historic signing of ‘Tracks to Treaty’ commitment

    The Queensland Government has today commenced the journey towards negotiated treaties with First Nations Queenslanders.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 10:00am

    State invests another $38 million to strengthen Queensland disaster resilience

    Communities right across Queensland will share a $9.5 million disaster mitigation fund for 62 regional projects designed to greatly improve various infrastructures’ ability to withstand extreme weather events.

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 3:17pm

    $6.7m for Alexandra Headland cycle link

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced $6.7 million for the next stage of the popular Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway (M2M Cycleway).

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 9:02pm

    North Queensland's top training achievers named at training awards

    An automotive electrician has been named as North Queensland region’s Queensland’s top apprentice of the year after deciding to change his apprenticeship qualification in order to suit his new role.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 3:31pm

    Cairns small businesses win in State Budget

    Business is about to get better for small and medium sized businesses in Cairns thanks to this year’s State Budget.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 3:00pm

    Queenslanders to decide state’s best bus drivers

    Queenslanders will crown the state’s three best bus drivers after finalists were announced today for the Palaszczuk Government’s 2019 Bus Driver of the Year awards.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 2:13pm

    Cloncurry to host Queensland’s leading tourism conference

    Hundreds of Queensland’s foremost experts in tourism and major events will converge on Cloncurry for the state’s leading events forum next month.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 12:00pm

    Kogan Creek’s $90 million overhaul generates jobs

    More than 400 jobs and a boost to the local economy will be an added bonus to a $90 million overhaul of the largest generating unit in Australia at CS Energy’s Kogan Creek Power Station.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 10:00am

    M1 Pacific Motorway's Underwood Road Bridge Opens

    Today’s opening of the new Underwood Road Bridge has brought Queensland’s congestion-busting Pacific Motorway upgrade another step closer to completion.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 9:29am

    Ambulance and health staff heroes in aged care rescue operation

    Queensland’s Health Minister has praised the Ambulance Service and Gold Coast Health staff as heroes after they rescued more than 70 aged care residents overnight.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 8:00pm

    Artists celebrate 10th anniversary of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

    The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has kicked-off with fireworks and festivities, marking the 10th anniversary of the country’s leading First Nations festival that showcases the arts and culture of Australia’s first peoples.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 6:00pm

    Police response times continue to improve in Coomera Division

    According to statistics provided by the Queensland Police Service, police response times in Coomera Division are on the way down.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 5:00pm

    Bayside Patrol Group clearance rate a highlight as crime figures trend down across the South Brisbane District

    The Queensland Police Service advises crime figures in nearly all crime categories are trending down across the South Brisbane District.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 5:00pm

    New Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station

    The new Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station will be completed by the end of next  month.