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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 4:05pm

    Statement from the Premier

    My Government’s support of the mining sector is well known, has been demonstrated on many occasions, and has been personally conveyed to the sector by myself and my senior Ministers.

    The Hon C Pitt | 3:02pm

    5,300 full-time jobs created in Queensland in April

    Queensland added 5,300 full-time jobs in April as the state’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 6.6 per cent.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 2:45pm

    Premier welcomes home Anzac Prize winners

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed home the 2015 Premier’s Anzac Prize winners who participated in the historic Anzac Centenary commemoration at Gallipoli.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 2:33pm

    Further hardship relief for storm-affected areas

    The Palaszczuk Government is extending emergency financial support to a range of new areas in south-east Queensland, as the clean up from last week’s wild storms continues.

    The Hon K Jones | 2:31pm

    LNP’s school maintenance “fix” an empty promise

    Campbell Newman’s pledge to fix school maintenance was an empty promise new information reveals.

    The Hon M Bailey | 1:06pm

    LNP’s poor record on power prices revealed in new report

    The number of Queensland households disconnected for not paying their power bills reached a record high under the former LNP Government.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 12:06pm

    Abbott Government fails to address NDIS housing shortage crisis

    The Abbott Government is once again threatening the true intent of the National Disability Insurance Scheme by failing to assure Queensland and the rest of the States and Territories that it would address the issue of the chronic housing shortages for people with disability.

    The Hon S Miles | 11:29am

    Chief Scientist leads new taskforce to help save Great Barrier Reef

    Queensland’s Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett, will head a new high-level Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce.

    The Hon C Dick | 3:00am

    Minister for Health slams LNP wait time gimmick

    Health Minister Cameron Dick said today that advice from the Health Department vindicated the government’s move to scrap the Liberal National Party’s gimmicky program on waiting lists.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 4:46pm

    Expert panel examines FIFO mines

    A panel of resource community and sector leaders will look into the impact of Queensland’s existing 100 per cent Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) mines near regional communities.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 4:06pm

    No new State taxes for foreign property investors: Queensland Treasurer

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ruled out any new State taxes targeting foreign property investors in Queensland.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 2:59pm

    $116 million train stabling project brings 700 jobs to South East Queensland

    A $116 million project to construct new train stabling facilities in four locations across the South East is set to create 700 jobs for Queenslanders, Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 2:58pm

    Queensland leads nation on retail trade growth in March quarter

    Queensland is leading the nation on retail trade growth, according to fresh ABS figures released today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 2:40pm

    Queensland merchandise exports up 10.8% to $11.4 billion in March quarter

    Queensland’s overseas merchandise exports for the March quarter 2015 rose 10.8 per cent to $11.4 billion compared to the same period last year, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 2:39pm

    Minister requests speed review of Yandina Coolum Road

    Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey has requested his department to conduct a speed review of the Yandina Coolum Road, between Collins and Arcoona Roads at Yandina.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 1:12pm

    Grants for Queensland community groups to celebrate Seniors Week

    More than 100 organisations and community groups across Queensland will share in $100,000 in subsidies to run activities and events during Seniors Week.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:47am

    Funding boost to domestic and family violence services

    The Palaszczuk Government will provide an extra $1.5 million for services to help women and children suffering as a result of domestic and family violence.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 10:22am

    Further hardship relief to help storm-affected areas extended

    The Palaszczuk Government has further extended the number of storm-ravaged communities eligible for emergency financial support following Friday’s wild storms in south-east Queensland.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 7:51am

    New $85 million Berth 8 at Port of Townsville now open for business

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt has welcomed the announcement that the new $85 million Berth 8 facility at the Port of Townsville is now open for business.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 10:01pm

    LNP trashed tourism audit report confirms

    Queensland tourism suffered under the LNP government a Queensland Audit Office report has found.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 6:08pm

    Floods to be mitigated with design phase commencing on Sandy Gully Bridge upgrade

    PROGRESS towards a more flood resistant Bruce Highway is continuing with Aurecon Australasia selected to commence the detailed design phase of the $57 million Sandy Gully Bridge upgrade project.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 2:59pm

    New direct flights from China to send Gold Coast tourism soaring

    The Gold Coast is set to welcome thousands more travellers from China thanks to new non-stop flights starting in September.

    The Hon A Lynham | Tuesday 12:28pm

    $1.43 million in collaborative drilling grants to support exploration projects

    Sixteen exploration projects will share more than $1.43 million in Queensland Government grants for targeted drilling projects to boost exploration throughout the state.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 12:13pm

    Queensland Anzac Centenary opens third round of grants

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the opening of round three of the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program, part of the Anzac Centenary $49.3 million commemorative program.

    The Hon J Trad | Tuesday 10:37am

    Independent investigation announced for Moreton Bay flooding

    The Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Jackie Trad has this morning announced an immediate independent review into flooding concerns raised by those Moreton Bay residents, residing near the Moreton Bay Rail Link (MBRL).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 10:30am

    Commission of Inquiry seeks Grantham flood answers

    The Queensland Government will hold a new Commission of Inquiry into the flooding of the Lockyer Creek between Helidon and Grantham in January 2011, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 10:27am

    Planning for Queensland’s NDIS transition ramps up

    A new advisory group to oversee Queensland’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will meet today in Brisbane for the first time.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 6:58am

    Further hardship relief available to help storm-affected areas

    The Palaszczuk Government has extended the number of storm-ravaged communities eligible for emergency financial support, following Friday’s wild storms in south-east Queensland.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 3:04pm

    Upgraded facilities for boaties at Ocean Creek

    Plans are set in motion to upgrade facilities at the popular Ocean Creek boat ramp in Burdekin, with construction to begin later this year.

    The Hon C Pitt | Monday 2:17pm

    Queensland building approvals rise in March to be up 26 per cent in 12 months

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt has welcomed the latest ABS Building Approvals data which show the total number of dwelling approvals (trend) in Queensland rose 3.0 per cent in March.