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    The Hon C O'Rourke | 9:00am

    Brisbane landmarks lit up in purple to mark Seniors Week

    Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge will be bathed in purple lights tonight (21 August) to celebrate the valuable contribution of older people to our lives and to our communities.

    The Hon L Enoch | 7:50am

    Palaszczuk Government backs hi-tech sports apps offering gold-winning performances for Qld

    Queenslanders will get the elite athlete experience with a new training simulator designed to emulate track cycling at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 7:14am

    Gabba guru to retire after Ashes

    The Gabba is on the hunt for a new head curator, with legendary grounds manager Kevin Mitchell Jr.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 7:14pm

    Focus on regions, power prices underlined in new survey

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the latest Suncorp-Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) Pulse survey of small business shows the government is on the right path by supporting regional communities and putting downward pressure on energy prices.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 12:15pm

    #SpeakUpForRoadSafety this Road Safety Week

    As Road Safety Week begins, a blueprint aimed at making Queensland roads safer has been unveiled, focussing on young drivers as well as vulnerable road users.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Chin Up campaign gets tongues talking and fingers clicking

    The ‘Chin up, phone down’ message has reached nearly four million people thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s latest road safety campaign targeting young motorists.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 11:18am

    Paramedics responding to record demand as unprecedented flu season hits hard

    Queenslanders are being urged to remain patient and cooperate with health authorities as the flu season sparks a record demand for the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:26am

    Robotics festival shows us what the future looks like

    Australia’s largest one-day robotics festival – being held in Brisbane today (Sunday) – further strengthens Queensland’s reputation as a hub for emerging technology, according to Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 8:28am

    Toowoomba multicultural festival brings thousands together to celebrate diversity

    The iconic Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival (TLC) is once again set to bring thousands together in a celebration of diversity when gates open in Queens Park today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 7:34am

    Jeff Horn versus Manny Pacquiao rematch

    Statement from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 6:30am

    Palaszczuk Government grant to world-first technique to ease global avocado shortage

    A world-first innovative plant growing technique that is set to double Queensland’s avocado production and smash the global shortage of avocado trees has received a $636,000 grant through the second round of the Palaszczuk Government's Advance Queensland Innovation Partnerships p ...

    The Hon M Ryan | Saturday 7:02pm

    Busy day for firies across Queensland

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) have responded to several major incidents across Queensland today prompting firefighters to remind residents of the importance of being prepared.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 4:11pm

    Indian festival celebrates 70 years of independence

    Roma Street Parklands today came alive to the sounds, taste and visual delights of Indian culture as the India Day Fair gets underway.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 12:30pm

    Logan Hospital Cladding to be sent for testing

    Cladding from the Expansion Block at the Logan Hospital complex will be sent for testing in Melbourne after Audit Taskforce assessments could not confirm the level of fire retardation across cladding products that were used.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 9:31am

    Huge North Queensland hydro and solar project, supporting 500 construction jobs, surges towards construction

    The construction of more than 500 megawatts (MW) of hydro and solar is one step closer after an agreement was signed yesterday between Powerlink and Genex Power Limited to progress Stage 2 of the Kidston Hydro-Solar Project, that combined with stage one will support up to 500 con ...

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 8:13pm

    Greater Springfield celebrates a quarter of a century

    Greater Springfield has celebrated 25 years of transforming 2860 hectares of unused land into the largest master planned city in Australia.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 5:30pm

    Logan prep students brush up on dental care

    A tooth brushing program for Preps and Year One students will be rolled out across all Logan primary schools in a bid to reduce dental decay rates in children.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 5:27pm

    Queensland rejects Turnbull’s sports lotto thought bubble

    Queensland has rejected a Turnbull Government plan for a new lottery to fund elite sport.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 4:23pm

    Hot and dry conditions herald start to bushfire season

    The rising temperatures and dry conditions forecast for this weekend have prompted calls for Queenslanders to prepare themselves, their families and properties for the 2017 bushfire season.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 1:35pm

    New kitchen served up at Warwick Hospital

    Warwick Hospital’s new $1.4 million kitchen was officially opened this week, with the new facility already producing around 260 meals a day.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 12:27pm

    Crocodile removed from Daru Creek in Moresby

    Wildlife officers from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have removed a 3.6 metre crocodile from Daru Creek, Moresby, approximately 15 kilometres south of Innisfail.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 12:15pm

    Sixteen new custodial officers join Lotus Glen prison frontline

    Sixteen new custodial officers will join the frontline at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre after graduating from the local Queensland Corrective Services Academy today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 11:15am

    Townsville seniors get into the swing of celebrations

    Queensland Seniors Week will start on a high note in Townsville tomorrow (Saturday 19 August) with dancing and music allowing seniors to get into the swing of things.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 11:07am

    Palaszczuk Government committed to tackling youth crime

    The Palaszczuk Government is committed to tackling youth crime and breaking the cycle of offending in the long term.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 10:43am

    Construction kicks off at North Queensland Stadium

    Construction is underway on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium with today’s turning of the first sod.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 10:11am

    Paediatric emergency beds open at Ipswich Hospital

    Ipswich Hospital has opened a four-bed paediatric emergency room to provide a dedicated treatment and waiting area for sick or injured children and their families.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 9:00am

    Roads boost thanks to new Sunshine Coast development

    Sunshine Coast road users are set to benefit from a major $19 million project to service the new Bokarina Beach community.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 8:30am

    Palaszczuk Government backing sugarcane waste-to-fuel research

    The Palaszczuk Government is funding next-generation research to turn sugarcane waste into liquid fuels and chemicals – transforming Queensland’s agricultural industry.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 6:15pm

    Charity Scores New Refrigerated Food Rescue Vans

    A fresh food rescue organisation is set for a boost, thanks to a new refrigerated van funded through the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.5 million Dignity First Fund.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 4:32pm

    All turbines go for Coopers Gap Wind Farm, set to be Australia’s largest

    Queensland continues to grow its large-scale renewable energy industry, adding more megawatts and renewable jobs to the state economy, as Coopers Gap Wind Farm reaches financial close.