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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 11:14am

    59,200 jobs created since election and State Budget will deliver more: Premier

    Next month's State Budget would be a "jobs bonanza" for Queensland and build on the record of 59,200 new jobs created across the State since the last election, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon M Bailey | 11:07am

    Palaszczuk Government’s record clear on job-creating roads infrastructure across Qld

    The Palaszczuk Government continues to deliver road infrastructure across the state which is creating jobs and providing an integrated, safe and efficient transport system connecting all Queenslanders.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:56am

    Resources green shoots fuel jobs growth

    Stronger prices continue to fuel green shoots and create thousands of jobs in Queensland’s resources sector.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:50am

    Electoral laws - Premier's statement to Parliament

    Over the last two days, serious allegations have been raised about attempts by senior figures within the One Nation party to submit false expense claims to the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | 5:15am

    GC2018 ticket requests pass one million

    Large crowds are expected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with more than one million ticket requests lodged for competition events.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 2:57pm

    Sugar dispute resolved after mediation initiated by the Palaszczuk Government

    Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne today thanked Wilmar and QSL for their patient determination to resolve their sugar marketing dispute.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 1:29pm

    Additional assistance for Queensland communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie

    Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan today announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 11:47am

    Better mine rehabilitation for Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is making sure large mines across the state are properly rehabilitated, protecting the environment and creating more jobs in the resource services industry.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:54am

    More support to help disaster-impacted small businesses

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch today (Monday) urged small businesses in four more local government areas affected by Cyclone Debbie to apply for natural disaster recovery grants up to $25,000.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 9:53am

    Light rail's helping hand for local groups

    Local community groups are set for a welcome cash boost, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Community Fund.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 9:47am

    QR back on track with $6 million station upgrades

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced that it will invest nearly $6 million to upgrade stations across the south-east Queensland rail network, as part of its plan to fix the trains and get Queensland Rail back on track.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 9:41am

    Expressions of interest called for Cairns solar trial

    The Palaszczuk Government has called for expressions of interest from solar PV suppliers to support a trial of rooftop solar on public housing, bringing cheaper electricity bills a step closer for government owned housing tenants in Cairns and Rockhampton.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 9:39am

    Expressions of interest called for Rockhampton solar trial

    The Palaszczuk Government has called for expressions of interest from solar PV suppliers to support a trial of rooftop solar on public housing, bringing cheaper electricity bills a step closer for government owned housing tenants in Rockhampton and Cairns.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 8:30am

    Calls for submissions to independent towies investigation

    Queenslanders are now able to provide written submissions to an independent investigation into the towing industry.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 6:41am

    Gooding Drive project set to start

    Early works on the Gooding Drive roundabout upgrade - the final project in the Palaszczuk Government’s $160.7 million Commonwealth Games network improvements package – are set to begin this week.

    The Hon C Dick | Sunday 11:10am

    New Commission to help children and families avoid obesity and chronic disease

    The Palaszczuk Government will establish a public health commission to tackle Queensland’s high obesity and chronic disease rates by supporting children, young people and families to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

    The Hon B Byrne | Sunday 9:09am

    Countdown starts for new Dog Breeder Register

    Queenslanders can have reassurance that pets they buy have been properly looked after as the Palaszczuk Government’s new puppy farm laws start this month, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne said today.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 1:05pm

    Innovation takes root as hospital garden blooms

    Gold Coast Health staff have competed for more than $200,000 to fund innovative ideas designed to improve how the health service delivers patient care.

    The Hon M Ryan | Saturday 1:00pm

    Queensland Police Dog awarded top dog honour

    Minister for Police Mark Ryan and Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewskihave congratulated Police Dog Quinn upon receiving the Outstanding Canine Service Award for his exceptional service.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 12:00pm

    Maryborough Hospital celebrates 130 years of care

    Maryborough Hospital today marked its 130th anniversary with a community celebration, just as the facility did when it opened on May 20, 1887.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 9:58pm

    Mayors Make Pledge in Cairns

    Fifteen Indigenous Mayors have pledged their commitment to ending domestic and family violence.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 7:08pm

    Nurse navigator guides Townsville family with health care

    A Townsville couple whose 18-month-old daughter suffers from Bronchiectasis is being guided through the health system by one of the nurse navigators employed under a Palaszczuk Government program to help patients with complex health care needs.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 5:43pm

    $500,000 in grants now open for Queensland sporting organisations

    Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones and Sport Minister Mick de Brenni have urged state sporting organisations to apply for a share of $500,000 in Embracing 2018 Sports Grants.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 3:54pm

    Data shows the system is keeping kids safe, and the LNP knows it

    The Palaszczuk Government’s investment in child safety to restore the system has been acknowledged by the same people who drastically cut services and staff during its time in office – the Liberal National Party.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 2:05pm

    New offence to be created to target deadly workplace practices

    The Queensland Government will introduce the new offence of “negligence causing death” following an interim recommendation from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 11:36am

    Brisbane student nets iconic expedition to Great Barrier Reef

    A Brisbane student has won a once-in-a-lifetime research expedition to the Great Barrier Reef with marine biologist and Emmy Award-winning ocean cinematographer Richard Fitzpatrick.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 11:32am

    Process underway to appoint health sector watchdog

    The Queensland Government has embarked on a recruitment exercise to appoint the state’s Health Ombudsman, an independent role tasked with protecting the health and safety of the general public.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 11:15am

    Cathy Freeman joins the GC2018 Ambassador family

    Legendary Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman OAM became the sixth official Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Ambassador today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 11:02am

    North Ipswich intersection upgrade complete - election commitment delivered

    Major improvements to a busy North Ipswich intersection have been completed and delivered ahead of schedule.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 10:46am

    State Library commemorates 50 years since 1967 Referendum

    The 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum will be commemorated at a special community day at South Bank's State Library of Queensland (SLQ) on Saturday, 27 May.