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    The Hon S Miles | 9:00am

    Local sponsorship a first for Gladstone Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers

    Three Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers will be on patrol in Gladstone thanks to a sponsorship agreement with ConocoPhillips on behalf of Australia Pacific LNG.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 8:09am

    Queensland’s enthusiasm for environmental innovation and sustainability stronger than ever

    Judging has begun in the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards with nearly 150 nominations received from businesses, rural landholders, schools, communities and individuals across Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 4:16pm

    Backpacker tax – tinkering not enough

    Tourism Minister Kate Jones today slammed the Turnbull Government for not axing the backpacker tax.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 4:00pm

    Boosting Queensland’s health exports focus of roundtable, trade mission

    Queensland’s readiness to tap into the growing multi-billion dollar international market for health care services was a hot topic at the second in a series of high level meetings with private sector health industry leaders today.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 3:27pm

    $1 million backing for new female prisoner re-integration program

    Minister for Corrective Services Bill Byrne has today announced an additional $1 million annually for a new program designed to give female prisoners a better chance of successfully re-integrating back into the community and reducing the incidence of re-offending and going back t ...

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government affirms commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef was reaffirmed today at a positive meeting with UNESCO in Paris.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 12:51pm

    Advisory group to set new path on Government procurement

    The Palaszczuk Government is charting a new course for Government procurement with a new advisory group of key industry leaders meeting for the first time today.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 12:26pm

    School’s out and science in these holidays

    More than 160 Year 11 students are preparing for the jobs of tomorrow these school holidays at Queensland University of Technology’s STEM camp.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Landholder rights strengthened on mining activity

    From today, landholders and miners have more certainty about their land access rights and responsibilities around resource developments.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:45am

    Premier offers Shark Control Program expertise to NSW

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered the Queensland Government’s expertise managing a Shark Control Program, over the last 50  years, to New South Wales.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 11:02am

    Appointment of Ian Macfarlane to QRC

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham today welcomed the appointment of Ian Macfarlane as the new chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:38am

    Premier launches Australia’s first prebiotic honey

    Australia’s largest honey company Capilano has produced the world’s first clinically-tested prebiotic honey, Beeotic.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 9:30am

    New Palaszczuk Government strategy sets out ecotourism vision

    The Queensland Government today (Tuesday) released its plan to support growth in sustainable ecotourism, delivering new jobs and world-class experiences in the sector.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 4:05pm

    Caring for carers is a top priority for the Palaszczuk Government

    Dementia Awareness Month is a timely reminder of the need to support programs that care for people with dementia, and their families and carers.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Monday 1:02pm

    Time to put dignity first

    There is still time for organisations and social entrepreneurs to apply to share in the newly established $2 million Dignity First Fund to help people survive homelessness with dignity.

    The Hon B Byrne | Monday 10:54am

    Policing blitz working to restore community confidence

    The Palaszczuk Government’s city-wide policing blitz is helping to restore community confidence after 82 arrests were made in the first week of Operation Oscar Merchant.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 9:45am

    Mark Winterbottom drives new biofuels campaign

    V8 Supercar champion and Bathurst winner Mark Winterbottom is the face of a new advertising campaign encouraging motorists to increase their use of biofuels in Queensland under the Palaszczuk Government’s new mandate.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 12:11pm

    External expert panel appointed to improve foster care and Blue Card

    An external expert panel has been appointed to help develop and implement improvements to the assessment and approval foster carers and the operation of the Blue Card system in Queensland, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Sunday 11:36am

    Turnbull Government shows more dysfunction

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the Turnbull Government is one of dysfunction - the PM travels around the country doing deals with Liberal-National Party Governments which seem to punish Queensland.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Saturday 3:39pm

    Palaszczuk Government restoring frontline services for child safety

    The Palaszczuk Government is restoring frontline services to help keep Queensland children safe.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Saturday 11:30am

    Energy audits cut farm power costs

    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Leanne Donaldson is encouraging growers to take advantage of regional field days which highlight ways of cutting on-farm energy costs by up to 70%.

    The Hon A Lynham | Saturday 11:15am

    Consultation opens on Kingaroy wind farm proposal

    Community consultation on the proposed $500 million wind farm at Coopers Gap near Kingaroy, which promises up to 350 construction jobs, will open on Monday, 26 September.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Saturday 10:00am

    Primary Producers access millions in recovery dollars as Queensland greens up

    Encouraged by widespread unseasonal downpours, Queensland farmers are planning their recovery from the state’s record drought.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Saturday 10:00am

    Chinese delegation tours health and food sciences precinct

    Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson today accompanied the Chinese Vice Minister of Agriculture on a tour of Queensland’s leading food technology and innovation facilities.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:50pm

    Tenders open for minimum passing distance technology trial

    The Palaszczuk Government will trial technology to enforce the minimum passing distance between cyclists and motorists.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 5:09pm

    Wet weather brings flood warning to south-west

    Emergency Services Minister Bill Byrne is urging residents in south-west Queensland to remain vigilant, following rainfall across the area this week.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 3:48pm

    Queensland knowledge industry exporters find international success

    Queensland exporters specialising in knowledge-based industries are thriving in international markets, including the United Kingdom.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 2:53pm

    Innovative ENT service cuts long waits by 90 per cent

    Logan Hospital’s ENT outpatient long wait list has been cut by 90 per cent since the commencement of an innovative new service just eight months ago.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 12:27pm

    Job partnership to help disadvantaged into work in Logan

    A new partnership between the Palaszczuk Government and AES Building and Maintenance Solutions is set to expand opportunities for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Logan.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Friday 12:22pm

    New round of commercial licence buybacks finalised

    A second round of voluntary commercial fishing licence buybacks has now closed.