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    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 2:38pm

    VET student loan reform gains COAG backing

    The Commonwealth Government has backed Queensland and agreed that vocational education and training (VET) students should be treated equally to university students

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 12:57pm

    Three youth sexual violence response trial locations announced

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing $3.3 million to provide specialist support for young Queenslanders affected by sexual violence in Toowoomba, Yarrabah and on the Fraser Coast.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 12:18pm

    Low-rate loans for bushfire-affected primary producers, small business and charities

    Bushfire-affected farmers, small business and not-for-profit organisations in Southern Queensland now have access to low-interest loans to help get them up and running again.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 10:17am

    Bushfire assistance extended to Scenic Rim and Southern Downs local government areas

    Further bushfire assistance has been made available to the Scenic Rim and Southern Downs local council areas to help fight the fires and restore essential public assets.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 10:15am

    Bushfire assistance extended to Somerset local government area

    People experiencing hardship in the Somerset region because of the recent bush fires can now access Personal Hardship Assistance grants of $180 per person, to a maximum of $900 per family.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 9:13am

    50 artisan producers receive first round grants

    A boutique chocolatier, a business that turns beach coconuts into gourmet chips, and a popular coffee shop are among 50 small artisan producers to share in over $200,000 under the Palaszczuk Government’s first round of the Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 7:50am

    Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council to continue reform agenda

    Influential figures from some of the State’s largest organisations and community groups will oversee the next phase of the Queensland Government’s domestic and family violence reform agenda.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 7:26am

    Queensland racing minister calls out Federal Government on inaction about animal welfare

    Queensland Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has called on the Federal Government to create a National Horse Traceability Register as a matter of urgency.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 5:00am

    Check to protect - simple safety tips that could save lives

    Queenslanders are being urged to make simple car safety checks before driving during the holidays.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 10:38pm

    Queenslanders take out top awards at National Training Awards

    One Queensland business and a leading public training provider have been successful in taking out the nations’ top awards in training tonight.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 12:09pm

    $1 million in resilience grants for north Queensland businesses

    More than 100 North Queensland businesses will be better prepared to face the next flood with more than $1 million in Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants to build resilience.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 11:52am

    Trinity Bay State High full STEAM ahead for 2020

    Trinity Bay State High School’s exciting new $10.5 million STEAM hub is nearing completion and on track to be ready for 2020.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 11:30am

    Craft beer to go under the microscope at nation’s first BrewLab

    Aussie craft brewers will soon be able to test their products in Queensland, with the Palaszczuk Government investing $1.1 million over five years to deliver Australia’s first BrewLab in early 2020.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 9:30am

    State to enter direct negotiations with the Star

    Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones today announced the Palaszczuk Government would begin direct negotiations with The Star to fast track new tourism infrastructure on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 8:41am

    Bailey boosts jobs in the Far North

    A new five-star hotel has opened its doors in the heart of the Cairns cultural precinct which will support 150 tourism jobs.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 12:53pm

    Jobs and training to take off at Mareeba Airport

    The second stage of the multi-million dollar Mareeba Airport upgrade has been officially opened today which will see more aviation jobs, training opportunities and a wide range of economic benefits delivered to the Far North.

    The Hon D Farmer | Wednesday 12:22pm

    Yeah the youth! Grants open for Queensland Youth Week 2020

    Applications are now open for young people, local councils, not-for-profits and Parents and Citizens Associations across Queensland to share in $50,000 worth of grants to celebrate Queensland Youth Week 2020.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 12:02pm

    Prepare now to save our bacon

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner is praising the pork industry for its preparations for a possible incursion of African Swine Fever in Australia or Queensland.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 11:15am

    Frothed for more craft beer jobs with the launch of BrewDog in Brisbane

    The jobs are set to flow for Queensland’s craft brewing market with Scottish craft brew powerhouse BrewDog turning on the taps at their $30 million production brewery and tap room in Brisbane.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 10:45am

    Reconciliation Action Plan launched at Queensland Museum

    The critical place of First Nations peoples in Queensland’s history and the stories that contribute to the state’s identity has been showcased today at the launch of Queensland Museum Network’s first Reconciliation Action Plan.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 10:27am

    Federal Infrastructure Spend a Huge Win for Queensland

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hailed a massive Federal Government infrastructure spend as a huge win for Queensland.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 10:00am

    Ruling requires work to stabilise Broadway Hotel

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on the owner of the Broadway Hotel to carry out essential work to ensure the historic building is protected.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Wednesday 9:46am

    Ground broken, jobs delivered for Rookwood Weir

    The $352 million Rookwood Weir is officially underway, with first works and first jobs happening on Thirsty Creek Road just 60 km outside Rockhampton.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 9:00am

    North Queensland set to unlock hydrogen export potential

    More than 150 local, national and international business and industry leaders attended Queensland’s first regionally based Hydrogen Industry Forum in Townsville today.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 6:07am

    New Indigenous biosecurity officer on front line in Torres Strait

    The Torres Strait will be better protected from pest and disease threats with the Queensland Government employing its first Indigenous biosecurity project officer for the region.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Wednesday 5:37am

    Critical upgrade work brings 112 jobs to Central Queensland

    More than 100 jobs will be supported as part of a $49 million rebuild of a critical Central Queensland electricity substation.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 3:10pm

    Role of First Nations peoples to protect Reef highlighted at Forum

    Queensland Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch has today highlighted the important role First Nations people play in protecting the Reef, during the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in Townsville.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 2:59pm

    Ministers endorse Reef Strategy

    The Hon Sussan Ley MP

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 1:43pm

    Discussion open for small businesses

    Future small business growth and job creation is in the spotlight as the Palaszczuk Government calls on small businesses to have their say.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 1:01pm

    Grants and support for Scenic Rim residents hard-hit by bushfires

    Financial assistance and support services are now available to residents of targeted areas within the Scenic Rim Regional Council area who have been directly affected by bushfires over recent days.