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    The Hon S Fentiman | 4:57pm

    Women gaining equal representation on government boards

    The Queensland Government’s targets for the number of women on boards are already paying off, with efforts to reach 50 per cent parity way ahead of schedule.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 3:43pm

    A Queensland first in the fight against ice

    The Queensland Government has taken a ground-breaking step in its fight against ice with the establishment of live-in recovery units to support families involved in the child protection system to overcome ice issues so they can stay together or reunite.

    The Hon B Byrne | 1:00pm

    Further tests positive for Panama disease

    Follow-up sample tests have confirmed the presence of Panama TR4 on a commercial banana farm in the Tully Valley.

    The Hon B Byrne | 12:32pm

    $411.4 million funding for new era of fire ant eradication

    Agriculture Ministers from across Australia today committed to fund a 10-year $411.4 million plan to rid Australia of red imported fire ants.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 11:32am

    Patty Mills jumps on board as official Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Ambassador

    NBA star Patrick ‘Patty’ Mills has today been named as the seventh official Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Ambassador.

    The Hon K Jones | 11:31am

    LNP caught out misleading on school drug claims

    The LNP have been caught out misleading Queenslanders about drugs in schools, Education Minister Kate Jones said today.

    The Hon M Ryan | 10:08am

    Palaszczuk Government provides record backing for emergency volunteers

    The Palaszczuk Government has made record investment in our State emergency services volunteers by providing the resources and equipment they need to keep Queenslanders safe.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 10:00am

    New plan to make Queensland more inclusive for people with disability

    The Queensland Government has today unveiled a new disability plan that will create opportunities for the economic and social participation of people with disability.

    The Hon M Ryan | 9:50am

    Inspection of the proposed new complex for Nambour Police Station

    Minister for Police Mark Ryan joined Speaker Peter Wellington MP, Member for Nicklin to inspect the site of the proposed new police complex for Nambour Police Station.

    The Hon C Dick | 9:17am

    40 extra paramedics to boost access to Emergency Departments

    Forty extra paramedics will join the frontline as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $10 million South East Queensland Emergency Care Action Plan to boost access to emergency care at some of the state’s busiest hospitals.

    The Hon C Dick | 9:13am

    $5 million bariatric surgery initiative to address type two diabetes

    The Palaszczuk Government will launch a $5 million initiative over two years for potentially life-saving bariatric (weight loss) surgery for up to 300 Queenslanders with type 2 diabetes.

    The Hon L Enoch | 9:13am

    Palaszczuk Government seeks innovative solutions to challenges

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing funding for innovators to develop safe, reliable and cost-effective ways to improve point-of-door entry to public housing.

    The Hon S Miles | 9:00am

    New ecoBiz program helps businesses cut costs and protect the environment

    The Palaszczuk Government is rolling out its new sustainability program to help small and medium businesses cut their costs through energy, water and waste-saving actions.

    The Hon C Dick | 8:33am

    Capital works projects advancing in Aurukun and Kowanyama

    Capital works projects totalling $11 million are set to boost health facilities in Aurukun and Kowanyama.

    The Hon C Pitt | 5:00am

    Investment report highlights Queensland’s diverse economy

    The rebounding Queensland tourism market, significant growth in renewable energy and a strong transport sector have all been highlighted in thelatest Deloitte Access Economics Investment Monitor.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 5:45pm

    Palaszczuk Government's Advance Queensland initiative continues to drive economic growth

    The Palaszczuk Government’s flagship $420 million Advance Queensland initiative is continuing to drive economic growth, create jobs and improve the lives of Queenslanders by backing cutting edge innovation projects.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 1:07pm

    Funding to boost financial security for older Queenslanders

    Older Queenslanders will have better access to financial advice and other supports following a $1.85 million boost in state government funding for seniors.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Expert panel to monitor SEQ land supply and housing demand: Premier

    The Palaszczuk Government is establishing a South East Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel with the population in the region expected to exceed 5.3 million over the next 25 years.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 12:45pm

    Queensland Multicultural Month kicks off with Brisbane Lions

    The Queensland Government and the Brisbane Lions have joined forces to kick off the state’s largest celebration of multiculturalism.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 12:30pm

    Queensland students all aboard the ‘YouTube bus’

    The Palaszczuk Government is partnering with YouTube to bring a hands on virtual reality and robotics learning experience to Queensland classrooms.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 11:51am

    Palaszczuk Government making it easier to do business in Queensland

    In an Australian first, the Palaszczuk Government will work with small business owners to develop Business Impact Statements that inform government decision-making.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 11:00am

    Queensland calls Flight Centre to market state around the world

    Global travel retailer Flight Centre are joining forces with Queensland in a new agreement to market the state around the world.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:30am

    Qld businesses work with Boeing on world-first technology

    Queensland’s small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are benefitting from a key Palaszczuk Government investment in a remotely piloted aircraft project involving one of the world’s largest aerospace companies.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 10:06am

    New shelter to save lives across Brisbane’s North

    One of two new Domestic and Family Violence shelters funded in the State Budget will be located in the corridor to Brisbane’s North.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 9:42am

    Pharmacists to notify weekly when they dispense prescription painkillers

    Queensland will slash the reporting time for pharmacists to notify when the dispense prescription painkillers – from monthly to weekly.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 9:00am

    Better roads means better access for the Cape York Region

    Road sealing contract awarded to North Queensland Civil Engineering ContractingSealing works will soon start on 9.2 kilometres of road from Myall Creek to Rio Boundary as part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 7:29am

    Biofutures revolution kicks more goals for regional Queensland

    Multiple multi-million dollar high-tech biorefineries and high-skilled jobs are on the cards for regional Queensland, a global biotech event has been told.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 6:00am

    No Games freebies for Queensland Government

    Queensland politicians and public servants must adhere to a strict ticketing code for government attendance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 6:00am

    Queensland companies celebrate export outcomes from HOFEX

    A Sunshine Coast business is reaping early rewards and has notched up $200,000 in sales just six weeks after it attended a trade fair in Hong Kong, with the assistance of the Queensland Government.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 5:00am

    Qld industry signs to up global green fuel drive

    MONTREAL, CANADA: Queensland’s renewable fuels industry has signed up to a global drive to grow the use of clean, green fuels.