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    The Hon A Lynham | 9:41am

    Native title opens way for home ownership, industrial development

    A native title decision has opened the way for local Indigenous people to own their own homes and for jobs in Burketown.

    The Hon J Miller | 9:21am

    Preparation key to safe bushwalking this Easter

    With a wet Easter on the cards for parts of Queensland, Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller has urged bushwalkers to be well prepared before heading into the great outdoors over the long weekend.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 4:47pm

    Power switch turned on for gas industry in the Surat

    Queensland’s gas industry has achieved another milestone with the first section of a new high voltage transmission line supply now powering gas processing facilities in the North West Surat.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 4:42pm

    Gladstone boaties to benefit from better boat ramp

    Work has begun on a $735,000 upgrade of one of Gladstone’s busiest boat ramps on Hanson Road, between the Mt Larcom Road Bridge and the power plant.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 3:20pm

    $17M boost for domestic and family violence support

    Families affected by domestic and family violence in eight locations across Queensland will soon have greater access to support with increased funding for new services.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 1:42pm

    Townsville families embrace new disability housing

    A $2 million innovative housing project is providing peace of mind for local elderly parents of adults with disability in Townsville.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 11:20am

    Taskforce to investigate nurse recruitment in Aurukun

    A Department of Health taskforce is investigating how a person came to be employed as a nurse by the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service at the Aurukun Primary Health Centre on Cape York, without being properly registered.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 10:45am

    Green light for Coomera Interchange upgrade

    JOINT funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments has been secured for the upgrade of the Coomera Interchange (Exit 54) on the Pacific Motorway, which will ensure a new commercial and retail precinct goes ahead at Coomera Town Centre.

    The Hon J Miller | Yesterday 9:18am

    Palaszczuk Government and Deaf Services Qld partner to sign the importance of fire safety

    The Palaszczuk Government has joined forces with Deaf Services Queensland (DSQ) to ensure hearing-impaired Queenslanders have better access to fire safety information.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 9:02am

    Call to help keep ex-HMAS Brisbane dive site pristine

    Sunshine Coast boaties have been urged to respect the restricted access area around the ex-HMAS Brisbane dive site following reports of illegal fishing.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 12:29pm

    Jourama Falls has fresh welcome for visitors

    Day visitors and campers have another reason to visit the popular Jourama Falls section of Paluma Range National Park in north Queensland this Easter, following the completion of upgraded visitor facilities.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 12:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government urges Queenslanders to drive safely this Easter

    Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller, Queensland’s first-ever Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick joined with police and emergency services personnel to launch the 2015 Easter Road Safety campaign.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 11:05am

    New governance for the Commonwealth Games

    Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, today announced new measures to ensure the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are delivered on time and for the benefit of Queenslanders, Gold Coast residents, businesses and industry.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 10:25am

    Locals win from disability housing boost

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    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 9:34am

    Bilby star Easter attraction at David Fleay’s

    A small mammal with long ears and a pink nose is set to star at David Fleay Wildlife Park at West Burleigh this Easter school holidays, but it won’t be delivering chocolate eggs.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 3:19pm

    New Social Housing Construction for Townsville

    Townsville people needing an affordable place to live will be supported through the construction of 34 new social housing properties over the next year with construction valued at more than $8.3 million.

    The Hon S Miles | Monday 3:10pm

    Easter a busy time for people and dingoes on Fraser Island

    Easter is one of the busiest times of year on Fraser Island and also a season of high activity for the local dingo population.

    The Hon C Pitt | Monday 3:04pm

    State welcomes conversation on Commonwealth’s tax discussion paper: Pitt

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt, in Townsville for the government’s first Community Cabinet, welcomed today’s release of the Commonwealth Government’s tax discussion paper.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 3:01pm

    Lady Cilento review raises serious questions about hospital commissioning

    A clinical review into the first two weeks of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital has raised serious questions about the processes leading up to the opening.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 2:46pm

    Pimlico State High School opens new Year 7 facilities

    Education Minister Kate Jones today officially opened Pimlico State High School’s new facilities and congratulated the school for the successful transition of its first Year 7 students.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Monday 2:38pm

    New Townsville after care services taking the next step

    Young people from North Queensland who are leaving the child protection system can now be confident in their next step in life with new after-care services up and running in Townsville.

    The Hon J Miller | Monday 10:30am

    Minister hails Townsville Rapid Action and Patrols Group trial a success

    Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has today praised the work of Townsville Rapid Action and Patrols officers following the first release of results from the trial of the new proactive and agile policing group that started last year.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 8:00am

    $61.6 million to upgrade Queensland highways

    IMPROVEMENTS to the New England, Flinders, Landsborough and Cunningham highways will be delivered as part of the Australian Government’s $229 million National Highway Upgrade Programme.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 2:23pm

    Tourism campaign positions Townsville North Queensland as an education destination for families

    New technology is now being used in the Queensland Tourism industry to attract visitors to local attractions and appeal to families in a bid to boost tourism expenditure.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 2:12pm

    Beacons signal new way for visitors to explore Queensland

    A landmark digital tourism initiative is guiding visitors to explore Queensland’s destinations as Tourism and Events Queensland rolls out Australia’s largest tourism network of iBeacons across the state.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 4:33pm

    Minister Byrne announces review of state’s biosecurity

    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne today announced a review of the state’s biosecurity capability.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 4:02pm

    Major upgrade for Boundary Road Interchange

    TRAFFIC will flow more smoothly when major works are completed on a busy section of the Bruce Highway at the Boundary Road interchange near Narangba in Brisbane.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 3:00pm

    Last chance to enter 2015 Queensland Training Awards

    Queenslanders are being urged to act quickly to nominate for the 2015 Queensland Training Awards which close on 10 April.

    The Hon K Jones | 26 Mar 3:46pm

    Government to implement state-wide school maintenance plan

    Education Minister Kate Jones today welcomed the Performance Audit on Maintenance in Public Schools and said the Department of Education and Training would implement all of the report’s recommendations.

    The Hon K Jones | 26 Mar 3:08pm

    School funding audit report recommendations to be implemented in full

    The recommendations of the Queensland Audit Office’s (QAO) report on recurrent non-state school funding will be implemented in full, Minister for Education Kate Jones said today.