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    The Hon M Bailey | 7:00am

    Queensland farmers encouraged to join new tariff trials

    Around 200 farmers will help Ergon better understand business electricity needs and demands in regional Queensland as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $10 million package to help stabilise regional power bills.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:55pm

    Palaszczuk to govern from the Gold Coast in April

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Ministers will govern from the Gold Coast in April, to coincide with 12 months’ to go before the start of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:55pm

    Finish line in sight for GC2018 volunteer applications

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Queenslanders to put up their hand to volunteer at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), with registrations closing soon.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 2:10pm

    Super cruiser Ovation of the Seas docks in Brisbane

    Queensland’s reputation as Australia’s cruise ship destination of choice received a major boost today, with the maiden visit of the largest cruise ship to ever visit the state.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:30pm

    Breaking ground on Queensland’s solar boom

    Kidston:Work has commenced on the $126 million Kidston Solar Project in North Queensland, the first solar farm to begin construction under the Palaszczuk Government’s Solar 150 program.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 1:20pm

    Queenslanders urged to apply for funding to help job-seekers

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on community organisations to apply for the next round of funding that will help job-seekers get the training they need to get employed, under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 1:02pm

    Dreaming Story lives on in north west

    An ancient Aboriginal Dreaming Story was at the heart of a modern-day court ruling in Brisbane this week.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government project launched to help Wet Tropics cane growers manage their land and protect the Reef

    A behavioural psychologist will team up with canegrowers to foster widespread change across the industry that will lead to better outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Revamped Arnot Creek Bridge opens to traffic on the Bruce Highway

    Major $10 million project on Bruce Highway completeNew Arnot Creek Bridge north of Ingham to make highway safer and more efficient, as part of the 10 year, $8.5 billion Bruce Highway upgrade plan

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 11:45am

    Schools launch community respect project

    Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath has today officially launched a project designed to promote respectful relationships in the community.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:42am

    Bridge taking shape on Monto–Mount Perry Road

    The new Burnett River Bridge on Monto–Mount Perry Road is taking shape, after being washed away by floodwaters during Cyclone Marcia in 2015.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:17am

    Energy assistance for Queenslanders in financial emergency

    The Palaszczuk Government is continuing its commitment to support vulnerable Queenslanders in times of need through reforms to its energy concessions.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:09am

    Charlton to Kingsthorpe highway upgrade to start

    Contract awarded for the Warrego Highway Toowoomba to Oakey Duplication Stage 2 projectProject will improve safety and highway capacity by separating opposing traffic, upgrading intersections and adding new turning lanes, as part of $635 million Warrego Highway – Toowoomba to Mil ...

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:08am

    Direct flights from Melbourne will land jobs, economic boost for Townsville

    The Palaszczuk Government has attracted a major aviation coup for north Queensland, with new direct flights by Tigerair from Melbourne to Townsville set to boost the local economy.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 10:00am

    Extra funding for LifeFlight Mount Isa service

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed $800,000 to keep the LifeFlight helicopter flying to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the north-west.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 9:28am

    New services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

    The second stage of the Palaszczuk Government’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Services will roll out this month in Ipswich, Beaudesert, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Palm Island.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 9:00am

    Shortlisted operators for Townsville Port Berth 4 Announced

    Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has announced three companies have been shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to operate the Berth 4 container and general cargo terminal at Townsville Port.

    The Hon A Lynham | Tuesday 4:17pm

    Surat expansion proves Qld gas policy on track

    Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today welcomed the latest vote of confidence in the Palaszczuk Government’s gas industry and policies.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 12:30pm

    New QLDTraffic technology lets you check, plan, go

    A new traffic and travel information system has been launched to help more Queenslanders better plan their journey before hitting the road.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 12:03pm

    Jobs bonanza for Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions

    $17.5 million will kick off more than 65 projects, supporting more than 500 jobs across the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Works for Queensland program.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 12:00pm

    Port of Cairns cruises into record books

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, has met with Shadow Trade Minister Jason Clare in Cairns ahead of Thursday’s Trade Ministers Meeting in Darwin.

    The Hon J Trad | Tuesday 11:10am

    Jobs bonanza for Regional Queensland

    $200 million will kick off 723 projects and support almost 6,000 jobs across regional Queensland on economy-boosting infrastructure projects as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Works for Queensland program.Far North tourism will be boosted with upgrades to Tully’s Golden Gumbo ...

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 11:00am

    Advance Queensland funding helps grow Gold Coast business

    Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch today joined a Gold Coast business to launch a new gardening app that will have benefits beyond the backyard.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 10:56am

    Sir Elton John to tour Regional Queensland

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed a major musical coup for regional Queensland, with Sir Elton John’s exclusive Once In A Lifetime Tour set to hit Mackay and Cairns in September 2017.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 10:53am

    Palaszczuk Government announces funding for Brisbane Open House

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced $150,000 in funding over three years to support Brisbane Open House and improve the community’s access to the city’s heritage places.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 10:27am

    Queensland horticulture eyeing Asian market expansion

    The Queensland Government is partnering with Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA) to deliver a $16.5 million investment in the future of the state’s horticulture exports.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 10:00am

    Gold Coast researchers make chronic fatigue breakthrough

    In a world first, Gold Coast researchers have made an important breakthrough in understanding the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

    The Hon G Grace | Tuesday 8:57am

    Palaszczuk Government to hold reef safety roundtable in Cairns

    The Palaszczuk Government will host a reef safety roundtable in Cairns tomorrow, following a series of tragic events on the reef.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 8:06am

    Brisbane firefighting foam forum to cover PFAS policy and practice

    The Palaszczuk Government is hosting a three day seminar in Brisbane from today (Tuesday) to provide information and guidance on the environmental management of firefighting foam.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 3:36pm

    Frydenberg set to sabotage Clean Energy Finance Corporation

    Queensland’s Energy Minister has criticised the Turnbull Government’s plan to use the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to subsidise coal-fired power plants that nobody wants to invest in.