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    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 3:20pm

    Woorabinda Retraces Trek

    The Woorabinda Aboriginal community is this week commemorating the 90th anniversary of the infamous eight-day, 200-kilometre Taroom to Woorabinda Trek.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 2:49pm

    Design plans released for interchange upgrades near Forest Glen

    Upgrades to key Sunshine Coast interchanges are moving ahead as part of the Bruce Highway - Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade – Stage 1Proposed design for Maroochydore and Nambour Connection Roads open for community feedback at two scheduled sessions

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 1:32pm

    Wide Bay Burnett companies called to be part of $200 million school works

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Wide Bay Burnett companies to tender for construction and upgrade works at Kepnock State High School.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Launch of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Road Policing vehicles

    Two road policing vehicles have been wrapped in GC2018 decals in a dual effort to promote road safety as well as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 12:35pm

    Kidston hydro and solar project granted critical infrastructure

    The Palaszczuk Government is looking to fast track jobs for North Queensland after giving special status to the $1.05 billion Kidston hydro and solar project to reduce “red tape” road blocks and give the project even greater certainty.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 12:27pm

    Dive into the science protecting the Reef at the Townsville Show

    The Great Barrier Reef will be on display at the Townsville Show this week [30 June to 3 July] with a focus on encouraging people to help protect this international icon.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 11:46am

    Hot DesQ showcases its wares for savvy investors and collaborators

    A nation-leading Palaszczuk Government program attracting high-achieving international and interstate businesses to Queensland is opening the doors to further investment and local collaboration.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:15am

    New probation and parole office for Southport opens

    The new $1.5 million purpose-built Probation and Parole office at Southport was officially opened today by Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 10:41am

    Statement from Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

    The Independent Review of Youth Detention in Queensland was initiated in 2016 by the Palaszczuk Government in response to allegations of abuse at the Cleveland and Brisbane Youth Detention Centres.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:04am

    Transport blueprint for GC2018

    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games partners today released the blueprint to deliver safe, secure, reliable and accessible transport services for the Games.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 10:00am

    New jobs to boost fisheries compliance in North Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its commitment to establish a world class fisheries management system by investing in monitoring and research in North Queensland and employing more frontline officers.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:58am

    Townsville Port prepares for trade boom stimulating jobs and economy

    With more than $50 million in projects currently underway and around $500 million of investment works in the planning, Townsville Port will be ready for a trade boom, which will create jobs and stimulate growth and investment in the local economy.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:44am

    Palaszczuk Government delivers roads and jobs boost for North Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government will deliver $189.6 million in 2017-18 and $1.336 billion over the next four years on road infrastructure in North Queensland, supporting nearly 1000 jobs as part of a record investment in road and transport infrastructure for the second year in a row.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 9:41am

    Local companies tender for early works at Rockhampton prison

    Five Central Queensland companies have today been given the opportunity to tender for a package of early works at the Capricornia Correctional Centre, confirmed Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 9:35am

    Thousands of competitors to fly in for Gold Coast Airport Marathon

    Thousands of international competitors and their supporters will fly into South East Queensland this week ahead of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 6:49am

    Palaszczuk Government innovation funding drives growth for Queensland

    New Palaszczuk Government funding will enable seven Queensland small-and-medium sized businesses to partner with universities and bring on graduates to help generate economic growth and new jobs.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 5:15pm

    $6 million investment to create 110 new Townsville jobs

    Townsville will receive 110 new jobs thanks to a $6 million investment by the Queensland Investment Corporation to expand the Domain Central shopping centre.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 4:38pm

    Queensland’s net interstate migration doubles in two years

    Queensland’s interstate netmigration has doubled in the past two years with more people continuing to find the State an attractive destination to live, work and raise their families.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 2:15pm

    Farmers save through Energy Savers audits

    Potential power bill savings in excess of $3 million have been identified in the audits of Queensland farming enterprises through the Energy Savers program – a joint initiative of the Palaszczuk Government and industry.

    The Hon M Furner | Tuesday 1:36pm

    Indigenous Business Excellence

    A business excellence workshop in Cairns on Wednesday (June 28) will demonstrate how culture can help drive growth and prosperity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprise.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 1:28pm

    15,000 volunteers to join the Games

    A teacher, volunteers from Schoolies and Surf Life Saving events and a high school student are among the first to be inducted into the 15,000-strong volunteer team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Tuesday 12:43pm

    Minister meets Ipswich students Building Futures

    Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath today visited the Building Futures Program residential property undergoing renovation in Ipswich.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 12:09pm

    Queensland – Move Up in the World

    More than 110,000 people have already “moved up” to Queensland in the past decade and now the Queensland Government is putting out the welcome mat to prospective new residents and business operators.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 12:00pm

    Have your say on charter fishing in Queensland

    Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne today released for community feedback a discussion paper on the future of charter fishing in Queensland.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 12:00pm

    Net free zones boost recreational fishing

    Queensland’s net free zones are providing positive recreational fishing experiences in Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton, a report released today has confirmed.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Tuesday 12:00pm

    $71 million Housing Construction Jobs program open for business on Sunshine Coast

    Sunshine Coast builders, developers and community housing providers are invited to attend a business briefing session to find out how to be part of building new social and affordable housing projects in the region.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 11:00am

    Premier opens high-tech Youngcare apartments in Albany Creek

    Eight young Queenslanders, will now have access to age-appropriate care on Brisbane’s northside, with official opening of the new Livewell apartments at Albany Creek.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 9:10am

    Another increase in Child Safety staff for Far North Queensland

    Child Safety services in Cairns and the Far North Queensland region will receive a boost with 24 additional Child Safety staff starting work in the region in the next two years.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Tuesday 9:00am

    Biorefinery expansion fuels jobs, grain demand

    A $26 million expansion of a Dalby ethanol bio refinery will generate approximately 50 local jobs and potentially boost demand for Darling Downs sorghum.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 8:30am

    Digital grants give NQ small businesses the tech edge

    The Palaszczuk Government today (Tuesday) announced 248 Queensland small businesses would receive more than $1 million in matched grant funding.