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    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 12:45pm

    Works on Samford Wardell intersection complete

    Families in the Ashgrove electorate will have a safer drive to and from work and school, following the completion of the long-awaited Samford Road and Wardell Street intersection upgrade.

    The Hon D Crisafulli | Yesterday 10:00am

    Queensland fights raw deal on disaster funding

    Vital Queensland infrastructure would either be left in ruins or ratepayers would be forced to pay huge repair bills if proposed changes to the Federal Government’s natural disaster relief scheme are approved.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Yesterday 9:31am

    Former Premier’s legacy honoured in new school awards

    One of Queensland’s longest-serving and most influential Education Ministers has been recognised for his contribution to state education with a new annual awards program launched on World Teachers Day.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 6:50am

    New donation to Daniel Morcombe Foundation

    The Daniel Morcombe Foundation will be able to teach more Queensland kids about child safety following a $30,000 donation from the State Government.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Thursday 6:48pm

    New laws to keep Queensland schools safe

    Queensland principals will have more powers to make their schools even safer as part of the LNP Government’s plan to support local decision-making and improve outcomes for students.

    The Hon C Newman | Thursday 12:25pm

    Innovative disability accommodation helping families

    More Queensland families will have greater certainty and peace of mind about housing for their adult children with disabilities through the expansion of a State Government support program.

    The Hon I Walker | Wednesday 5:15pm

    Science saviours under the microscope at AusBio

    The urgent need for science and technology to work together to find solutions to new health threats is in sharp focus as hundreds of top Australian and international scientists gather at the 2014 AusBiotech conference on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Wednesday 11:34am

    Grieving parents to receive recognition

    Parents who have experienced a tragic early pregnancy loss will be able to honour the memory of their little one with a new commemorative certificate, issued by the registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

    The Hon J Dempsey | Wednesday 9:30am

    New police vessel honours slain officer

    Families enjoying the summer weather on the waterways and coast of Townsville will be safer following the commissioning of a new police vessel.

    The Hon C Newman | Tuesday 2:14pm

    Emergency vehicles given the green light

    Families across Queensland will be safer as more emergency vehicles are given the ‘green light’ when responding to emergencies.

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 3:54pm

    Domestic and family violence summits urge Queenslanders to act

    Some of Australia’s leading experts on domestic and family violence have joined forces to tackle one of the modern scourges of society at the Premier’s Special Task Force Summit in Brisbane.

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 3:29pm

    Extra safety boost for transport network

    More Senior Network Officers will patrol south-east Queensland’s public transport network as part of the Newman Government’s plan to keep Queenslanders safe.

    The Hon L Springborg | Sunday 12:00pm

    Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses

    Detainees in watch-houses will be monitored and treated by a paramedics or a nurse in a trial designed to blunt the dangers of alcohol, drugs and street violence.

    The Hon L Springborg | Sunday 6:44am

    Queensland hospital performance to be judged by the independent umpire

    The performance of Queensland public hospitals in reducing surgical waiting lists and treating patients on time will soon be audited and reported by the independent Health Ombudsman.

    The Hon C Newman | 25 Oct 12:17pm

    Queensland backs call for federation review

    The Prime Minister’s call for a fundamental review of the roles and responsibilities of state and federal governments has today been welcomed by Premier Campbell Newman.

    The Hon L Springborg | 25 Oct 5:00am

    New genetic counsellors to improve Queensland's cancer services

    A new Queensland Government grant will see hundreds of additional women at risk of breast, ovarian and bowel cancer receive access to counselling.

    The Hon C Newman | 24 Oct 5:40pm

    Queensland Australian of the Year Award recipients announced

    Passionate child protection campaigner Hetty Johnston has been named as Queensland’s recipient of the Australian of the Year Award for 2015.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 24 Oct 10:32am

    Mandatory boot camp order expands to Cairns

    The Government’s sentenced youth boot camp at Lincoln Springs, west of Ingham, continues to outperform with new figures revealing a massive drop in vehicle offences following the Government’s introduction of a mandatory order for juvenile vehicle offenders in Townsville.

    The Hon L Springborg | 24 Oct 8:30am

    Double penalty for health assaults

    People who assault nurses, doctors and paramedics will face up to 14 years in prison under tough new laws introduced as part of the Queensland Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 23 Oct 3:00pm

    Diverse experience bolsters District Court ranks

    Queensland’s justice system will benefit from more than 130 years of combined legal experience, with five new appointments to the District Court, including Judge Administrator and an additional position in Cairns.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 23 Oct 9:30am

    $10 million makeover for spiritual home of racing

    The horses have moved out and the machines have moved in at Eagle Farm as the state’s premier race track prepares for a multi-million dollar facelift, as part of the State Government’s $110 million commitment to racing infrastructure.

    The Hon L Springborg | 22 Oct 11:00am

    Queensland pioneers pre-booked BreastScreen appointments

    More Queensland women will have the chance for a potentially life-saving mammogram under a new Australian-first trial run by BreastScreen Queensland.

    The Hon L Springborg | 22 Oct 11:00am

    Record number of patients treated in Qld hospitals

    Queensland’s public health system is performing better than ever, with a record 1.1 million patients being admitted to hospitals in 2013-14.

    The Hon C Newman | 21 Oct 11:15am

    AUDIO: Premier Campbell Newman pays tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam

    Premier Campbell Newman pays tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam here:

    The Hon C Newman | 21 Oct 11:14am

    Better care for children at The Townsville Hospital

    Townsville families now have the reassurance of access to a stand-alone paediatric intensive care unit at The Townsville Hospital.

    The Hon C Newman | 21 Oct 10:00am

    Backlog maintenance blitz

    Queensland public hospital patients will continue to receive world-class health care in a high quality and safer environment with building repair programs worth more than $124 million now underway.

    The Hon C Newman | 20 Oct 2:45pm

    Eye surgery vision in sight

    The wait for important eye surgery will soon be over for almost 8,000 Queensland patients with a $23.4 million blitz bringing them much-needed relief.

    The Hon C Newman | 19 Oct 11:30am

    Surgery wait time ‘best ever’

    Fewer Queensland patients are waiting for important elective surgery with new figures showing a massive reduction in waiting lists of more than 90 per cent.

    The Hon J Seeney | 18 Oct 8:00am

    “Common sense” quarry decision for Bundaberg

    The Queensland Government has announced that a new quarry proposed for the Bundaberg region would not be allowed to proceed, while a neighbouring residential development has been approved.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 17 Oct 10:15pm

    State school excellence on show

    Queensland’s best teaching programs have been recognised tonight with the State Government’s highest accolade for excellence in state schools.