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    The Hon K Jones | 5:11pm

    International travellers spend a record $4.6 billion in Queensland

    International visitors to Queensland have spent a record $4.6 billion in the past financial year, demonstrating the state’s strongest performance since the Global Financial Crisis.

    The Hon B Byrne | 3:00pm

    LNP’S PLAN FOR NET-FREE FISHING IN MORETON BAY SHOWS NEED FOR STATE WIDE SUPPORT

    LNP Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson has today released the LNP plan for creating net free fishing zones in Moreton Bay, identical to plans the Government has for three zones along the coast.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 4:56pm

    Queensland regions receive event funding boost

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones today announced $740,000 in grants to support regional events.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 3:46pm

    $2.5 million for new early childhood centre in Lockhart River

    The Cape York Aboriginal community of Lockhart River will open the doors to a new early childhood and family support centre next year with the help of the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 2:22pm

    Innovative school language programs win share of $700,000

    Education Minister Kate Jones today announced 32 state schools had won a share in $700,000 worth of Languages innovation and improvement grants.

    The Hon J Miller | Yesterday 1:07pm

    Community spirit and prisoner rehabilitation on display at Warwick Work Camp

    Corrective Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller has today visited the Warwick Work Camp and praised the way it has evolved into an integral part of the local community since its inception 20 years ago.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 12:57pm

    Premier unveils cutting-edge cancer imaging centre

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today unveiled Queensland’s newest weapons in the fight against cancer, opening the ACRF Centre for Comprehensive Biomedical Imaging at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 12:41pm

    Southport domestic and family violence court trial begins today

    Queensland magistrates will lead the legal crackdown on family violence with the specialist court trial starting in Southport today supported by a new bench book and best practice report to deliver better decisions and outcomes.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 12:07pm

    Abbott Government holds out on Queensland NDIS rollout

    Queenslanders with disability are being unfairly punished as the Federal Government threatens to ration Queensland’s fair share of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) DisabilityCare Australia (DCA) fund.

    The Hon J Trad | Monday 4:27pm

    Burdekin solar farm development ‘called in’

    The development of one of the country’s largest solar farms at Clare in the Burdekin Shire has been ‘called in’ to ensure the potential economic and environmental benefits of the project are balanced with community concerns that include possible impacts on important cropping land ...

    The Hon A Lynham | Monday 4:15pm

    New conservation guide boosts Reef protection

    Queensland’s iconic Great Barrier Reef and precious land and water resources will benefit from new soil conservation guidelines released today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 11:45am

    Distracted Drivers targeted in awareness campaign

    The dangerous habits of distracted drivers are the focus of a five week awareness campaign as a part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Monday 9:48am

    Do your homework on training providers

    Queenslanders looking to improve their job prospects are being reminded to shop around for the most suitable training course before signing up.

    The Hon C Pitt | Sunday 9:39pm

    Treasurer launches international investor roadshow

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt today launched an international investor roadshow where he will meet with some of Queensland’s major economic partners.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 11:40am

    SEIZED PROCEEDS OF ORGANISED CRIME COULD BOOST ICE TREATMENT

    The Palaszczuk Government will investigate redirecting confiscated proceeds of crime and unexplained wealth funds into rehabilitation and treatment to meet the growing problem linked to the ice scourge.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 10:00am

    Rural Queensland school kids to become published artists

    Treasurer and Industrial Relations Minister Curtis Pitt has thanked the hundreds of rural student artists who competed to be in this year’s Farm Safety Calendar.Mr Pitt said it was tough to choose just 12 winners given the calibre of entries.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 9:56am

    Quad bike inquiry highlights need to improve safety

    The Palaszczuk Government is developing a whole-of-government strategy to tackle Queensland’s unacceptably high rate of quad bike fatalities.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 9:00am

    FNQ renewable energy producer gets five-year overhaul

    One of Queensland’s oldest renewable energy facilities is about to undergo a $1 million five-yearly maintenance program.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 4:00pm

    State Government launches Getting Back return to work campaign

    The State Government today launched Getting Back, a new return to work campaign aimed at supporting injured workers.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 1:26pm

    Queensland gets ready for NDIS job bonanza

    The Palaszczuk Government is to spend $1.03 million to expand and skill up the Queensland workforce ahead of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 5:21pm

    Planning moving forward on rail capacity solution for South East Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is moving ahead with planning to deliver extra capacity on South-East Queensland’s rail network.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 5:19pm

    All hands on tech: Queensland seniors get tech savvy

    Older Queenslanders will have greater opportunities to connect with their family and the community through technology, with the launch of a new state-wide program aiming to help seniors navigate the digital world.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 5:00pm

    Funding to fight feral cats and wild dogs

    The Queensland Government is calling for expressions of interest on wild dog and feral cat management after key stakeholders handed down their recommendations on how to best tackle the problem.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 4:48pm

    Trevor Gillmeister talks asbestos safety at Home Show

    Rugby league legend Trevor Gillmeister knows all too well the potentially deadly consequences of asbestos– his father died of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos fibres during his work as a boiler maker.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 3:13pm

    World of wonder unfolds at A.B. Paterson College

    Education Minister Kate Jones today officially opened more than $2 million of imaginative facilities for Prep to Year 3 students at A.B.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 2:45pm

    Federer leads elite field for Brisbane International 2016

    Four of the world’s top-ranked tennis players have signed on for Brisbane International 2016, including 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer who is back to defend his title.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 2:01pm

    Extra funding to revitalise Neighbourhood Centres network

    The Queensland Government will invest $12.2 million over four years to revitalise the state’s much-needed Neighbourhood Centres and Multi-Tenant Service Centres.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 1:08pm

    Blockbuster Super Stage Potential Legacy for Queensland Screen Industry

    The Queensland Government has reached an in-principle agreement to build a 4000sq metre super stage at Village Roadshow’s Oxenford Studios in a partnership that will simultaneously deliver the latest venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and provide a major drawcard fo ...

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 7:42am

    Biodiversity offsets prove big business for Indigenous community

    Three Australian resource companies have signed a multi-million dollar deal to see Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council manage more than 500 hectares of threatened Brigalow Belt land as Biodiversity Offsets.

    The Hon K Jones | 26 Aug 9:59pm

    Joint statement from Kate Jones and CCIQ

    Minister for Small Business Kate Jones and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) are committed to addressing the significant regulatory burden facing Queensland small businesses.