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    The Hon K Jones | 3:23pm

    Tickets on sale for world badminton championships

    Tickets are now on sale for the Sudirman Cup to be played on the Gold Coast in May 2017.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 12:22pm

    Qld Premier proposes National Employment Standard for domestic violence leave

    All Australian Governments should legislate to provide paid leave and the right to request flexible work arrangements for those affected by domestic and family violence, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 12:09pm

    Rocklands copper mine opening a boost for North West

    The opening of a $640 million copper mine near Cloncurry is another sign Queensland has weathered the storm of a worldwide resources price slump.

    The Hon C Pitt | 12:03pm

    More sports for Mornington Island’s young people

    Children and young people at Mornington Island now have more opportunities to participate in basketball, rugby league, boxing, teeball and fitness programs following a funding boost.

    The Hon C Pitt | 11:03am

    Palaszczuk Government commits funds and jobs to fix dam spillway

    Queensland Government-owned SunWater Limited has committed $50.5 million to reinstate and repair the Boondooma Dam spillway.

    The Hon S Miles | 10:37am

    Gold Coast to host First International Surfing Symposium in 2017

    Queensland’s Gold Coast will cement its place as the world’s surfing capital by hosting the first International Surfing Symposium at Currumbin next year from 13 –17 March.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | 10:17am

    Queensland Rail reaffirms commitment to five-point rail plan for travelling public

    Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe and Acting Chief Executive Officer Neil Scales have reaffirmed Queensland Rail’s commitment to deliver a five-point plan to restore services and maintain safety for the travelling public.

    The Hon M Bailey | 9:00am

    Work completed on improving access to Pormpuraaw

    The remote far north Queensland community of Pormpuraaw will no longer be cut off during the wet season after the completion of upgrade works on the only access road into the community.

    The Hon S Miles | 8:38am

    Second Gulf property now part of Flyway Site Network

    A second property in the south-east Gulf of Carpentaria has been recognised as an important migratory shorebird stop on the East Asian Australasian Flyway.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 6:07pm

    Scientific research booming in Queensland

    Science Minister Leeanne Enoch has congratulated the University of Queensland for being named Australia’s top research institution - based on the Nature Index published by scientific journal Nature.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 4:31pm

    Acting CEO for Queensland Rail and investigation terms of reference released

    An Acting Chief Executive Officer has been appointed to Queensland Rail following the resignation of Helen Gluer.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 4:11pm

    Redbank Plains’ newest school officially named Fernbrooke State School

    Education Minister Kate Jones today announced the new primary school under construction in Redbank Plains would be named Fernbrooke State School.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 3:17pm

    Moreton Bay & Townsville first kids off the rank for 1000 days of support

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from Moreton Bay and Townsville will be the first kids in Queensland to benefit from a vital new program aimed at giving them a better start to life.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 2:31pm

    Government will continue tackling regional unemployment

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says despite some improvements in the latest jobless rates for regional Queensland, the government’s priority remained job-creation especially for young Queenslanders.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 1:45pm

    A ‘Royal’ welcome for the 2017 QPAC International Series

    Britain’s flagship ballet company, The Royal Ballet, will perform exclusively in Brisbane for the 2017 QPAC International Series, announced today by Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 6:15am

    Queensland’s great big roads rip-off

    Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey has slammed the Turnbull Government for siphoning promised roads funding for Queensland and spending it interstate.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 4:34pm

    Bruce Highway upgrades underway near Aldershot

    Works are underway on a $1.65 million upgrade of a 900-metre stretch of the Bruce Highway near Aldershot north of Maryborough.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 2:27pm

    New child safety workers for Maryborough

    An extra two frontline child safety workers will begin work in Maryborough by March next year, as part of a continued push to improve the child protection system and keep Queensland children safe.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 1:37pm

    Disaster Assistance announced for Western Queensland following September flooding

    Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Bill Byrne have announced the activation of disaster assistance in four Queensland communities impacted by flooding which occurred from 13 to 20 September 2016.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 11:30am

    Data shows positive trends but there’s more work to do to keep kids safe

    Neighbours, friends and family members are playing their part to keep children safe with the latest quarterly data showing an increase in reporting concerns about children to Queensland authorities.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 11:27am

    Sandstone West land handback heralds new opportunities in Cape York

    The Palaszczuk Government has today returned tens of thousands of hectares of land in Cape York to Traditional Owners in a momentous deal.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 10:41am

    Skilling our future generations with coding and robotics grants

    Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch today announced a funding program aimed at supporting councils across the Darling Downs and South West region to support the delivery of coding and robotics activities in their communities.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 3:00am

    Bells peal to herald return of nesting guests at Mon Repos

    The bells will be ringing out this morning (October 26) as Bundaberg prepares for the return of nesting turtles to Mon Repos.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Tuesday 5:16pm

    Statement on interim train timetable

    Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe today provided an update on the performance of the interim train timetable.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 4:36pm

    North Queensland the centre of new tourism plan

    North Queensland’s iconic destinations are taking centre stage in a new plan to boost tourism across the region.

    The Hon J Trad | Tuesday 4:23pm

    Turnbull yet to reimburse disaster affected councils

    With the Turnbull Cabinet meeting in Brisbane today the Palaszczuk Government is renewing calls for the Commonwealth to pay their share of plant and equipment costs owed to local councils across Queensland.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 2:30pm

    Eco-friendly safari tents a new drawcard for Lamington National Park visitors

    New environmentally sustainable safari tents in the world heritage-listed Lamington National Park will be a major drawcard for visitors to the Gold Coast hinterland looking for a unique experience.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 1:52pm

    Port expands services with quarantine wash facility

    The Port of Mackay has entered a new era of break bulk trade thanks to a new wash-down facility and quarantine approved premises.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 12:30pm

    Emergency vehicles to get priority in Mackay

    Emergency services vehicles in Mackay will reach their destinations faster thanks to award-winning traffic technology switched on by the Palaszczuk Government this month.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 12:11pm

    New action plan builds on booming tourism industry

    Creating jobs in the state's booming tourism industry was the focus of discussion at the DestinationQ forum in Mackay today.