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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 1:43pm

    Two Queensland regional airports in Qantas training academy shortlist

    Mackay and Toowoomba have today been shortlisted by Qantas as potential locations for the establishment of a multi-million dollar pilot training academy.

    The Hon M Bailey | 10:30am

    Budget delivers more record road and transport spending for Northern Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government will deliver $181.7 million in 2018-19 for Northern Queensland district as part of another record investment in road and transport infrastructure for the third year in a row.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | 7:00am

    New park will have kids floating in Ayr

    Families in Ayr will soon have a state-of-the-art nature based play area at Plantation Park with all-abilities swings, a fortress-themed lookout, and rock and rope climbs made possible with $1.5 million from the 2018-19 State Budget.Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe s ...

    The Hon M de Brenni | 6:00am

    Dignity First, second and third with applications now open

    The Palaszczuk Government has opened applications for the third round of its Dignity First Fund to support Queenslanders to help other Queenslanders who are experiencing homelessness.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 8:00pm

    Small businesses have big future as Premier opens defence products facility

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today opened a new manufacturing facility in Darra that will assist small Queensland businesses to capitalise on advanced manufacturing opportunities in the defence sector.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 4:18pm

    Townsville District officers and staff members recognised at awards ceremony

    Local Members of Parliament and Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee congratulated officers and staff from the Townsville District who received medals and certificates at a ceremony held at the Townsville Police-Citizens Youth Club today.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 2:20pm

    New District Court Judge for Maroochydore

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the new judge to be based at Maroochydore District Court.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 2:19pm

    New home test drive initiative success as Townsville couple say ‘yes’

    A Townsville couple so enjoyed their “try before you buy” night in an Australian-first marketing campaign at the award-winning The Village residential development that they have bought their dream block.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Farm safety calendar competition drawing to a close

    Primary school students in rural and regional Queensland are reminded to enter the Queensland farm safety calendar competition before it closes on 29 June.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 1:30pm

    New funding to protect beachgoers

    The Palaszczuk Government has moved to further protect the lives of swimmers at the state’s most popular beaches, by allocating new funds in last week’s budget to deter shark attacks.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:30pm

    Queensland bike riders riding high on Palaszczuk Government funding bonanza

    The Palaszczuk Government will invest over $67.5 million into the design and construction of high-priority bike riding infrastructure across Queensland in 2018-19 and $240 million over four years to boost Queensland’s bike riding culture.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Feasibility study begins for improved Bicentennial Bikeway

    The Palaszczuk Government will begin a feasibility study to determine the best way to improve the Bicentennial Bikeway near the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 12:34pm

    Car park concrete poured for Rockhampton Hospital

    The $25.5 million Rockhampton Hospital car park has had its first floor of concrete poured - marking a key milestone in the construction of the project.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 11:18am

    Extra help for high risk families on the Gold Coast

    The Palaszczuk Government will invest more than $2.3 million over three years to trial a new model of intensive family support on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 11:09am

    Minister announces new hybrid theatre for Cairns Hospital

    Cairns Hospital will welcome a new $3.68 million hybrid operating theatre that will help reduce waiting times for patients needing vascular procedures.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 11:00am

    $1 million in grant funding available for education research

    A $1 million Queensland grant scheme for research projects on early childhood and school education is now open for 2018 applications.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 11:00am

    Great Barrier Reef resorts one step closer to $25 million facelift

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $25 million investment to rejuvenate Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef Island resorts is underway, with applications for a new infrastructure fund set to open on August 1.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:00am

    Palaszczuk Government rescues Neighbourhood Watch

    The Palaszczuk Government has come to the rescue of Neighbourhood Watch delivering the annual funding this vital community organisation needs to continue its good work.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 10:58am

    Defence industries plan designed to support more jobs

    The Queensland Government’s vision of a 10,000 person-strong, $7 billion defence industries sector by 2028 will be driven by a newly-released plan which underpins $15 million in industry development programs.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 10:53am

    Queensland Government invests $26 million at Pimlico TAFE

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing $26 million in revitalising the heart of Townsville’s Pimlico TAFE Queensland campus with the construction of the first new building in more than 40 years.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 10:00am

    Induction ceremony sees new recruits sworn in to service

    Representing the Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, State Member for Mundingburra Coralee O’Rourke MP joined Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee to welcome 37 new police officers to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) after a graduation ceremony was held at Townsvi ...

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 8:59am

    Perfect packing for export profits

    Fruit exporters in the Burnett now have a ready reckoner kit to ensure only the best produce is packed for shipment, allowing top quality Queensland mandarins to attract premium prices in export markets.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 7:21pm

    Gold Coast trade training a winner after the Games

    Trade training on the Gold Coast will benefit from a Palaszczuk Government investment of $1.5 million to redevelop the Commonwealth Games Corporation’s head office into a home for industry-grade electrical training.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 4:08pm

    Townsville Port booming with renewable pipeline

    An estimated $4.2 billion pipeline of renewable energy projects underway or financially committed across Queensland are driving up business through the Port of Townsville.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 3:00pm

    Pontoon experts are specialists in their field

    A Sunshine Coast family business specialising in pontoon and boardwalks has cemented its position as leaders in the boating infrastructure market.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Wednesday 2:50pm

    Time is running out to apply for age-friendly community grants

    Community groups, non-government organisations and local councils only have until next Monday (25 June) to apply for the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants program, to help make Queensland a more age-friendly state.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 1:30pm

    Rural institutions set for further upgrades

    The Queensland Country Women’s Association’s (QCWA) heritage halls around the state are set for another boost, after the Palaszczuk Government continued funding for further upgrades in last week’s budget.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 1:30pm

    Budget delivers more record road spending for the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay areas

    The Palaszczuk Government will deliver $509.7 million in 2018-19 for the North Coast district as part of another record investment in road and transport infrastructure for the third year in a row.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 1:00pm

    Funding for Mooloolah River interchange flows thanks to budget

    The Palaszczuk Government is delivering for Sunshine Coast commuters with $7.4 million allocated in this year’s budget to advance a major road project that will improve safety and reduce travel time.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 12:57pm

    Privatised Telstra should rethink job cuts

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on Telstra to immediately rethink plans that will see 8000 workers lose their jobs nationally.