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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 8:00pm

    Government paves the way for Queensland’s manufacturers

    Leather, steel, beer and ice cream have gone on display at Parliament House for a special event showcasing the diverse range of goods made in Queensland.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 5:16pm

    Mining sector reforms to protect taxpayers and communities

    New laws passed by State Parliament today will compel mining companies to sign up to progressive rehabilitation plans and safeguard taxpayers from hefty clean up bills for failed mines.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 4:05pm

    Merrimac State High whiz kids triumph at World Robotics Summit

    STEM champions from Merrimac State High School and their robot friend ‘Pepper’ travelled to Parliament House in Brisbane today to meet Education Minister Grace Grace and celebrate their recent success at the World Robotic Summit in Tokyo.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 3:10pm

    Queensland health expands surveillance of dust-related diseases

    Doctors will be required to notify Queensland Health of dust lung diseases such as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis and silicosis under legislation introduced in State Parliament.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 1:19pm

    New report reveals the health of Queenslanders

    Queenslanders are making healthier choices including smoking less, avoiding binge drinking and getting their kids vaccinated according to a new report released by the Chief Health Officer today.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 11:25am

    Gold Coast finalist vie for nation’s top training awards

    Twelve Queensland finalists are heading to Sydney to compete for the top awards at the 2018 Australian Training Awards on Thursday.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 11:19am

    Queensland dozen vie for nation’s top training awards

    Twelve Queensland finalists are heading to Sydney to compete for the top awards at the 2018 Australian Training Awards on Thursday.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:04am

    Digital funding boost for Queensland workers ahead of Skills Summit

    Queensland industries are set to benefit from more than three million dollars in training funding to assist them to transition to new practices for existing workers as they embrace new digital technologies.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 9:36am

    Palaszczuk Government commits dollars and cents for ‘Dollars and Sense’

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced a tenancy skills training package that will help around 17,000 Queenslanders struggling to secure a home in the state's tightening private rental market.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 8:30am

    Police target drug supply in lead up to end of year celebrations

    Queensland Police have seized more than $100,000 in drugs destined for Gold Coast drug syndicates and made more than 30 arrests as end of year celebrations ramp up across the state.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 7:45pm

    How low can you go? Queensland targets below50 emissions

    The Queensland Government has formally endorsed its membership to the global below50 network during an event at Queensland Parliament.

    The Hon D Farmer | Tuesday 5:13pm

    Queensland Women’s Week grants extended

    Community groups who want to help make the 2019 Queensland Women’s Week celebrations a big success now have extra time to apply for a share of $150,000 worth of grants.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 1:53pm

    Queensland to streamline medicinal cannabis application process

    Seriously ill Queenslanders will have faster access to medicinal cannabis under proposed law changes introduced in a new Bill to Parliament today.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 1:52pm

    Government to push PFAS transparency

    Under a new set of powers, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer will be able to compel a polluter to notify the public of any health risks associated with their pollution.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 1:45pm

    Three big milestones for new Inner North College

    The new flagship state secondary school in Brisbane’s inner north has achieved three big milestones with the appointment of the building contractor, the start of construction and the release of the proposed catchment area.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Tuesday 12:38pm

    Terrorism legislation introduced to Queensland Parliament

    The Palaszczuk Government has delivered on its COAG commitment to introduce stricter legislation against convicted terrorists and people with links to terrorist activity.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Tuesday 12:15pm

    Palaszczuk Government strengthens blue card system

    The Palaszczuk Government is further strengthening Queensland’s blue card system with eight more disqualifying offences and the introduction of a new Bill legislating the ‘No Card, No Start’ scheme.

    The Hon M Furner | Tuesday 11:54am

    Next generation of agricultural leaders coming through

    Passionate innovators and key influencers in the agricultural sector will be recognised at the upcoming AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum in Brisbane, which will showcase agri-technology and investment in Queensland agriculture.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 9:43am

    New future for Queensland’s community care services

    The Palaszczuk Government is ensuring vulnerable Queenslanders not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are still able to live independently and remain connected and involved in their communities, with funding now available for organisations to provide com ...

    The Hon M de Brenni | Tuesday 8:47am

    Yarning Circles to be held in NQ on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing

    The Palaszczuk Government wants to hear from people living in Townsville and Palm Island this week about what needs to be done to improve housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Monday 4:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government continues to support Foodbank Queensland

    Australia’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank has today received the news that the Federal Government will cut their funding by more than $320,000 as of January 1 2019.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 3:19pm

    Software grant for students to boost jobs ahead of Skills Summit

    Jobs and skills will get a major boost from global engineering giant Siemens’ record investment in the future of advanced manufacturing in Queensland, with the University of Queensland (UQ) announced as a recipient of a Siemens software grant.

    The Hon S Miles | Monday 3:03pm

    Nambour General Hospital redevelopment one step closer with tender awarded

    The successful contractor has been selected to undertake the $86.239 million redevelopment works at Nambour General Hospital (NGH).

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 2:57pm

    10 million containers returned through Containers for Change

    Queensland is turning the tide on recycling, with figures revealing more than 10 million containers have now been returned through Containers for Change.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 1:00pm

    Gladstone port plan an Australian first

    A master plan to ensure the long-term growth of the Port of Gladstone and protect the Great Barrier Reef is being hailed an Australian first.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 12:30pm

    Queenslanders encouraged to RizeUp for Christmas appeal

    Queensland Rail has rolled out the red carpet to welcome Santa Claus and his reindeers to Central station to support the launch of Queensland’s largest annual Christmas Appeal in partnership with RizeUp.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 10:32am

    New bus route for Ripley Valley and Springfield Central

    A new bus service for residents of Ripley Valley will help meet demand for public transport in the booming region.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 12:37pm

    2019 Premier’s Anzac Prize tour winners announced

    Eight students from across Queensland will undertake a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Western Front battlefields in Belgium and France after being selected for the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Prize tour.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 10:50am

    Troop Train supports the Centenary of Armistice

    Queensland Rail today partnered with Redlands RSL to honour the Centenary of Armistice and the more than 62,000 Australians who lost their lives in World War I, through a commemorative ‘Troop Train’ service from Brisbane’s CBD to Cleveland.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Sunday 10:00am

    Yarning Circle to be held in Mt Isa on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing

    The Palaszczuk Government wants to hear from Mount Isa residents tomorrow (Monday) about what needs to be done to improve housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.