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    The Hon Y D'Ath | 8:44am

    Attorney-General appeals sentence of Rogelio Acosta Ruiz

    Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has decided to appeal the sentence of Rogelio Acosta Ruiz on the basis it is manifestly inadequate.

    The Hon M Bailey | 8:30am

    Dock and roll: dogs on ‘cats trial a shore thing

    A three-month trial allowing dogs on Brisbane ferries will officially begin on Monday, December 9.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 8:00am

    Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry underway

    An independent Commission of Inquiry is now underway into the facts and circumstances that contributed to the structural and stability issues at Paradise Dam near Bundaberg.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 1:49pm

    Protecting Queensland’s environment the focus of roundtable meeting

    Conservation groups have come together today to highlight important environment matters facing Queensland, and how, through collaboration, we can ensure the right protections are in place.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 11:55am

    Drought takes toll, but agriculture remains key economic pillar

    Years of relentless drought are taking a toll on Queensland’s agriculture sector, with the 2019–20 total value for primary industry commodities forecast to be $17.8 billion, 5 per cent less than the April 2019 estimate, and 6 per cent less than the average for the past five years ...

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 11:15am

    Queensland scientist awarded for being a mungbean champion

    A Queensland Government scientist has been made a Lifetime Member of the Australian Mungbean Association (AMA) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the mungbean industry, only the 12th time the AMA has awarded life membership in its 33-year history.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 11:13am

    Chickens keep cool, egged on by innovation

    Queensland scientists have found an egg-cellent way of keeping chickens cool on farms in the height of summer.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 9:19am

    QFES celebrates spirit and dedication of volunteer workforce

    The contributions of more than 40,000 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) volunteers is being celebrated today to mark International Volunteer Day.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 9:13am

    Extra Police Resources for Townsville

    There will be a significant boost to community safety in Townsville over the holiday period with police acting proactively to target those responsible for illegal and anti-social behaviour.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 9:00am

    New QAS First Responder Group for Moore Park Beach

    Moore Park Beach residents experiencing an emergency are set to receive care even quicker with the formation of the Moore Park Beach First Responder Group.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 7:24am

    WANTED: Local tradies to work on Cairns Convention Centre upgrade

    Hundreds of local tradies will be needed for the Cairns Convention Centre expansion with the managing contractor now signed and early works soon to begin.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 7:00am

    Volunteers celebrated for creating an inclusive Queensland

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to celebrate the contributions of volunteers in making their communities more inclusive as part of International Volunteer Day today (5 December).

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 2:38pm

    Queensland leads nation in higher level VET funding

    Queensland is leading the nation in increased investment in higher level vocational education and training (VET) with almost $74 million invested to overcome skills shortages.

    The Hon M Ryan | Wednesday 2:00pm

    Police Commissioner joins Cairns Police for community get together

    Member for Cairns, Michael Healy, will join Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll, Police Minister Mark Ryan and Cairns police for a free community sausage sizzle at the Cairns City Police Beat, at 5.45pm this evening.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 11:00am

    Power source strengthened for Maryborough munitions factory

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing $9 million to upgrade energy supply and connection for a soon-to-be-built shell forging plant in Maryborough, supporting industrial growth in the region.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Wednesday 10:17am

    Palaszczuk Government breaks ground on Gold Coast Youth Foyer

    The Palaszczuk Government has turned the sod on a new Youth Foyer for Gold Coasters at risk of homelessness.

    The Hon G Grace | Wednesday 10:15am

    Springfield Central State High welcomes $9.89 million hall

    Christmas has come early for the students at Springfield Central State High School with the opening of a new $9.89 million Sport and Community Hall.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 10:11am

    Surf safety funding boost this summer

    The Palaszczuk Government has boosted funding for surf safety ahead of the busy summer school holiday period.

    The Hon D Farmer | Wednesday 9:58am

    Young Queenslander in foster care wins Autism Queensland award

    A young person with autism who is living in foster care has been recognised for his achievements on International Day of People with Disability yesterday.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 9:54am

    Populous named national exporter of the year

    Queensland-based global design firm Populous has been named 2019 Australian Exporter of the Year.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Wednesday 9:45am

    Stanthorpe water infrastructure projects flowing to make an impact and support jobs

    Health benefits will flow to Stanthorpe residents through the Storm King Dam Pipeline project, made possible through almost $4 million from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 7:30am

    Opposition Leader yet to apologise for LNP’s racist slur

    It’s been more than 24 hours since an LNP branch posted a racist video and the opposition leader is yet to apologise.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 7:00am

    Drive to lure more Victorian jobs to Queensland

    Minister for State Development Cameron Dick travelled to Melbourne this week to continue the Palaszczuk Government ‘s industry attraction campaign to entice more companies to move their head offices, factories and service centres to Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 2:36pm

    State-of-the-art training centre skills apprentices

    A new $12 million Beenleigh training facility will equip up to 700 apprentices with skills needed to secure jobs in plumbing, fire protection and mechanical services industries.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 1:08pm

    Queenslanders of all abilities celebrate International Day of People with Disability

    Communities across Queensland are coming together to celebrate International Day of People with Disability today (3 December).

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 1:02pm

    Queensland delivers on disability inclusion during disasters

    Disaster preparation is set to become more inclusive in Queensland, thanks to the launch of new risk reduction resources to help people with disability be prepared for when disasters strike.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 8:29am

    Racist elements in LNP must be called out

    The Opposition Leader must immediately call out racist elements within the LNP, Leeanne Enoch said today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 7:00am

    An innovative home for $5 million Ipswich Defence Industry Hub

    A new $5 million Defence Industry Hub will be collocated alongside Ipswich innovators and entrepreneurs at a burgeoning innovation hub in the city’s CBD.

    The Hon M Furner | Tuesday 6:50am

    African research sheds light on Queensland weed issue

    A Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) research trip to Africa has unearthed possible biocontrol solutions to an aggressive weed affecting agriculture industries in Queensland’s wet tropics.