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    The Hon M Bailey | 9:00am

    Queensland students first to test drive new app for learner drivers

    Completing and submitting a learner driver logbook will now be much easier for learner drivers, parents and supervisors following the launch of the Queensland Learner Logbook app.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 6:58am

    Sentencing Council reinstated in Queensland

    State Parliament has today passed the Palaszczuk Government’s legislation re-establishing the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 5:09pm

    Look out, there are whales about

    From now until early December, boaties need to keep a sharp eye out for humpback whales as these mammoth creatures move along the Queensland coast on their annual migration northwards from the Southern Ocean.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 5:02pm

    Govt restores farmer & community rights on mining

    Parliament today restored balance between the rights of farmers, miners, and the community, passing legislation that protects farm infrastructure and restores community objection rights.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 4:45pm

    Palaszczuk Government ensures safety of Queenslanders

    Today Minister for Police Bill Byrne introduced a Bill in Queensland Parliament that will increase the Queensland Police Service’s ability to get on with the job of keeping Queenslanders safe.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 3:34pm

    Mr Asset Sales back with vengeance

    Less than three weeks after ousting Lawrence Springborg to become LNP Leader, Tim Nicholls has contradicted himself on whether or not he wants to sell off Queensland’s assets.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 2:04pm

    Another LNP scare campaign

    Three weeks from today I will hand down the second Budget of the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 1:27pm

    New laws to strengthen child protection in schools

    Education Minister Kate Jones today introduced legislation into State Parliament to strengthen protection for children in schools.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:17pm

    Vehicle-activated signs to help protect cassowaries

    Vehicle-activated signage (VAS) will be trialled on Tully-Mission Beach Road in an effort to prevent cassowary strikes by passing motorists.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 11:23am

    Cairns Special School construction on track

    Education Minister Kate Jones today told State Parliament construction of Cairns Special School was on track for completion in 2017.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Yesterday 10:44am

    New leader for Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges

    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Leanne Donaldson has announced the appointment of Mark Tobin as the new chief executive of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Yesterday 10:27am

    Queensland primary industries boom defies expectations

    The value of Queensland’s agricultural production continues to rise in defiance of the drought and ahead of previous expectations.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:15am

    First stage of Ipswich Motorway one step closer to construction

    Jobs and solutions to traffic congestion on the Ipswich Motorway are one step closer following the release of invitations to industry to bid for work in one of South East Queensland’s most significant road projects, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 10:10am

    Gold Coast electricity network gets $25 million workout

    With just two years until the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games the Palaszczuk Government is ensuring the city’s high voltage electricity transmission network is ‘games ready’ with a $25 million injection into the electricity grid’s infrastructure.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 9:24am

    Palaszczuk Government ups fight on crime

    Minister for Police Bill Byrne has today restated that the Palaszczuk Government’s guidance to the Queensland police is to be relentless in targeting organised crime in our state.

    The Hon S Miles | Monday 2:32pm

    Third round of turtle protection funding announced

    Funds totalling $2.5 million are available to organisations to fight pigs and other predators that endanger Queensland’s turtle populations, in the third round of the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 1:13pm

    The 'Second’ by Stephen Lance and Mairi Cameron selected as the SQ/Stan $1 million fully funded feature

    A psychological thriller about two female friends will become the first feature film to be produced by a partnership between Stan and Screen Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 11:59am

    Games on: job seekers urged to join GC2018 jobs race

    The race is on to recruit 1000 extra workers to help deliver the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade, with a new jobs campaign for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 5:36pm

    Regional Queensland’s solar feed-in tariff to increase

    The Queensland Competition Authority’s (QCA) final report on the solar feed-in tariff for regional Queensland for 2016-17 provided certainty for regional customers and was set using the same methodology as in the previous two years, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 4:23pm

    Queensland on track for memorable Commonwealth Games

    The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission today delivered a strong endorsement of Queensland’s planning and preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 4:07pm

    Appointment to Queensland Investment Corporation

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt has announced the appointment of former CEO of AMP Capital, Stephen Dunne, to the board of the Queensland Investment Corporation.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 2:10pm

    Cairns employment forum focus aims to kickstart jobs in FNQ

    Employment Minister Grace Grace today met with community leaders and businesses in Cairns to discuss how government and the community can work together to generate more jobs for people in Far North Queensland.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 11:10am

    Far Northern SES gets $60k boost from Ergon and Powerlink

    State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in Far North Queensland have received $60,000 in equipment to help them purchase vital new equipment, including generators, lighting equipment, chainsaws and polesaws.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Friday 9:02am

    Palaszczuk Government committed to protect herds from JD

    The Palaszczuk Government will continue to work with livestock producers to protect herds from Johne’s Disease.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 8:30am

    Chain of Responsibility working group announced

    Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles today announced the membership of the Chain of Responsibility working group, to assist in developing a statutory guideline to complement the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 7:59pm

    Queensland signs Australian-first partnership with Korea Development Bank

    In an Australian first, the Palaszczuk Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of Korea’s leading financial institutions, the Korea Development Bank (KDB), to help unlock significant investment opportunities across Queensland including in infrastructure ...

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 4:53pm

    Attorney-General announces appointment of new Magistrate

    Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has today announced the appointment of a senior Crown Prosecutor to the bench of the Magistrates Court.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 2:56pm

    Vision to set 10-year health agenda

    Health priorities and funding in Queensland will be set based on four key priorities following the release of a vision for the health system in Queensland.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 1:19pm

    Queensland’s unemployment rate still lower under Labor

    Queensland’s trend unemployment rate has fallen 0.4 per cent since the state election when the LNP had let unemployment climb to 6.6 per cent.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 1:00pm

    Tenancy database changes better protect domestic violence victims

    Domestic violence victims will now be better protected thanks to amendments to the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.