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Woorabinda Retraces Trek

Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Mark Furner | Yesterday at 3:20pm
The Woorabinda Aboriginal community is this week commemorating the 90th anniversary of the infamous eight-day, 200-kilometre Taroom to Woorabinda Trek.

Design plans released for interchange upgrades near Forest Glen

Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply | The Honourable Mark Bailey | Yesterday at 2:49pm
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

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

Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | Yesterday at 1:32pm
The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Wide Bay Burnett companies to tender for construction and upgrade works at Kepnock State High School.

Launch of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Road Policing vehicles

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services | The Honourable Mark Ryan | Yesterday at 1:00pm
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.

Kidston hydro and solar project granted critical infrastructure

Premier and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Yesterday at 12:35pm
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.

Dive into the science protecting the Reef at the Townsville Show

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef | The Honourable Steven Miles | Yesterday at 12:27pm
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.

Hot DesQ showcases its wares for savvy investors and collaborators

Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | Yesterday at 11:46am
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.

New probation and parole office for Southport opens

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services | The Honourable Mark Ryan | Yesterday at 11:15am
The new $1.5 million purpose-built Probation and Parole office at Southport was officially opened today by Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan.

Statement from Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills | The Honourable Yvette D'Ath | Yesterday at 10:41am
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.

Transport blueprint for GC2018

Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | Yesterday at 10:04am
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games partners today released the blueprint to deliver safe, secure, reliable and accessible transport services for the Games.

New jobs to boost fisheries compliance in North Queensland

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development | The Honourable Bill Byrne | Yesterday at 10:00am
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.

Townsville Port prepares for trade boom stimulating jobs and economy

Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply | The Honourable Mark Bailey | Yesterday at 9:58am
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.

Palaszczuk Government delivers roads and jobs boost for North Queensland

Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply | The Honourable Mark Bailey | Yesterday at 9:44am
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.

Local companies tender for early works at Rockhampton prison

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services | The Honourable Mark Ryan | Yesterday at 9:41am
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.

Thousands of competitors to fly in for Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | Yesterday at 9:35am
Thousands of international competitors and their supporters will fly into South East Queensland this week ahead of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

Palaszczuk Government innovation funding drives growth for Queensland

Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | Yesterday at 6:49am
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.

$6 million investment to create 110 new Townsville jobs

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment | The Honourable Curtis Pitt | Tuesday at 5:15pm
Townsville will receive 110 new jobs thanks to a $6 million investment by the Queensland Investment Corporation to expand the Domain Central shopping centre.

Queensland’s net interstate migration doubles in two years

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment | The Honourable Curtis Pitt | Tuesday at 4:38pm
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.

Farmers save through Energy Savers audits

Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply | The Honourable Mark Bailey | Tuesday at 2:15pm
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.

Indigenous Business Excellence

Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Mark Furner | Tuesday at 1:36pm
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.

15,000 volunteers to join the Games

Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | Tuesday at 1:28pm
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.

Minister meets Ipswich students Building Futures

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills | The Honourable Yvette D'Ath | Tuesday at 12:43pm
Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath today visited the Building Futures Program residential property undergoing renovation in Ipswich.

Queensland – Move Up in the World

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment | The Honourable Curtis Pitt | Tuesday at 12:09pm
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.

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

Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | Tuesday at 12:00pm
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.

Net free zones boost recreational fishing

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development | The Honourable Bill Byrne | Tuesday at 12:00pm
Queensland’s net free zones are providing positive recreational fishing experiences in Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton, a report released today has confirmed.