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    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 6:00pm

    EOIs open for Roma student nurse accommodation

    Queensland building contractors are invited to submit expressions of interest to develop the Palaszczuk Government’s $5.95 million student nurse accommodation precinct at the new Roma Hospital.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 4:23pm

    School-based youth health nurses celebrate 20 years

    Queensland’s 160-strong team of school-based youth health nurses are this week celebrating 20 years of helping young people live healthier and learn better.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 12:26pm

    Ian Stewart heads bushfire recovery

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has appointed Ian Stewart to take charge of Queensland’s bushfire recovery.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 12:19pm

    Overhaul of reviews into child deaths

    Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath is overhauling reviews into the deaths of children connected to the child protection system, to provide more independence, transparency and accountability.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:45am

    Townsville’s Jane Hawkins to cast JT in bronze for new stadium

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    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 11:42am

    Government finalises new code in battle against silicosis

    Queensland will introduce Australia’s first Code of Practice for the stone benchtop industry, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced today.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:39am

    Stronger laws to further strengthen community safety

    The Palaszczuk Government will introduce stronger laws to deal with new technologies that criminals are attempting to use to evade prosecution.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 11:30am

    Great Barrier Reef holidays showcased in Germany

    An international campaign marketing Great Barrier Reef drive holidays has sold almost two and half times more flights into Queensland than anticipated and seen an increase in German visitors booking campervans for travel through Queensland.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 11:30am

    Palaszczuk Government puts local jobs front and centre in Cairns

    The Palaszczuk Government today confirmed that jobs for Far North Queenslanders will play a major role in the appointment of a managing contractor for the Cairns Convention Centre expansion.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:28am

    Record round of grants for drought-affected Queenslanders’ mental well-being

    Sixteen organisations across the state will share in a record $1 million in grants to deliver community-based projects that will support Queenslanders affected by drought.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 10:01am

    Govt commits to greater protection for mine workers

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed to tighter controls on mine dust to protect mine workers on the eve of the state’s memorial day for mine victims.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 8:08am

    Queensland Government helps bushfire-affected businesses recover

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced immediate support for Gold Coast hinterland and Scenic Rim tourism operators to assist their post-bushfire recovery.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Tuesday 5:16pm

    Adopt a greyhound and give a racing dog a fur-ever home

    Queensland Parliament threw open its doors today to welcome Timmy and Tommy who have been successfully rehomed through the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission’s Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP).

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 4:23pm

    Real-time prescription monitoring gets real

    Real-time prescription monitoring in Queensland took a major step forward with the passing of the Medicines and Poisons Act and the Therapeutic Goods Act in the Queensland Parliament today.

    The Hon M Furner | Tuesday 3:27pm

    Rocky reefs for Rocky dam a boost for fishing

    Local anglers could soon be reeling in more and larger fish thanks to a project to establish a productive fishery in a Rockhampton dam.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 3:22pm

    Palaszczuk Government makes further commitments about Reef regulations

    The Palaszczuk Government is making several key commitments about the Reef regulations that are currently before Queensland Parliament, following calls from the agricultural sector.

    The Hon C Crawford | Tuesday 2:47pm

    September bushfire review to ensure best practice continues across Queensland

    A thorough review will be conducted into the state’s emergency response to the September bushfires that have affected large parts of south east Queensland.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 1:00pm

    Flood mitigation works reduce risk for 500+ Roma properties

    The flood risk for more than 500 Roma properties has been officially downgraded, with the Palaszczuk Government approving updated flood maps for the area after the completion of $8.3 million in flood mitigation works.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 10:46am

    New marketing campaigns to support bushfire-hit regions

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed $300,000 for new tourism marketing campaigns to support communities impacted by recent bushfires.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 10:19am

    More jobs from expanded metallurgical coal mine

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed the expansion of Queensland’s newest coal mine.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 9:00am

    Intelligence, Cyber and Technology Enabled Crime Conference

    The Honourable Mark Ryan MP Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services joined national and international representatives from law enforcement, intelligence agencies, academia and the private sector today for the Intelligence, Cyber and Technology Enabled Crime Confe ...

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 6:00am

    Rheinmetall on target for multi-billion-dollar manufacturing contract for Queensland

    With the full support of the Queensland Government behind it, Rheinmetall Defence Australia has been successfully shortlisted by the Commonwealth to enter the next stage of the $10-$15 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 tender process.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Monday 12:50pm

    Support available for not-for-profit organisations in fire-affected communities

    Not-for-profit organisations in bushfire-affected Queensland communities can now apply for assistance, thanks to joint Commonwealth-State Government funding.

    The Hon D Farmer | Monday 12:36pm

    Strong progress on community youth crime solutions

    The Palaszczuk Government is well on track to implementing all the recommendations contained in Major General Stuart Smith’s report into Townsville youth crime within the recommended timelines.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 12:21pm

    Novak Djokovic to headline ATP Cup in Brisbane

    The world’s number one male tennis player - Novak Djokovic - is set to headline the Brisbane leg of the ATP Cup in January, playing at the Queensland Tennis Centre for the first time since 2009.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Monday 11:45am

    Palaszczuk Government breathes new life into Rockhampton depot

    The Palaszczuk Government is set to begin transforming the former QBuild depot in Rockhampton as it prepares to deliver on its promise to boost local tradies skills and jobs.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Monday 9:13am

    Top training awards celebrate State’s best

    Queensland’s best apprentices, trainees, students, employers and training and community organisations have been recognised at the 58th Queensland Training Awards.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Sunday 1:21pm

    Bushfire-affected primary producers, small business and not-for-profit organisations receive financial assistance

    Disaster assistance has been activated for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by the unprecedented bushfires in the Southern Downs Regional Council and Scenic Rim Council areas.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 11:30am

    Ad takes swipe at screen-time drivers

    A new campaign set to hit TV screens tonight will warn Queenslanders that using their phones behind the wheel is as dangerous as drink driving.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 9:30am

    State Government launches new Cross River Rail coach terminal

    From this week, long-distance coach services will begin at the newly constructed Brisbane Coach Terminal on the northern side of Roma Street station.