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Stay safe, stay home this Easter

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | The Honourable Mark Bailey | at 10:45am
Queenslanders are being urged to stay off the roads and stay home this Easter long weekend to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Easter supplies bound for Queensland rural and remote communities

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | at 6:00am
An express Easter delivery of essential goods and depleted grocery items will arrive in outlying areas of the state today, including Indigenous communities across Cape York and Torres Strait.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her government was ensuring Queensland communities con ...

Darling Downs Health Heroes combatting the COVID-19 crisis

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services | The Honourable Steven Miles | Yesterday at 5:06pm
Darling Downs doctors, nurses, paramedics and health professionals are expected to receive up to $130 million in extra funding to ramp up their COVID-19 preparations thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.

Queensland COVID-19 – Thursday, April 9

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Yesterday at 5:03pm
Queensland will be further protected – physically and financially - from coronavirus, with new travel rules for residents returning from interstate, and rental security for tenants and owners.

Palaszczuk Government moves to protect retail and commercial tenants

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Jackie Trad | Yesterday at 1:20pm
Commercial and retail tenants will be protected from evictions under a series of measures to protect businesses and jobs unveiled by the Palaszczuk Government.

Special COVID-19 Protections for residential tenants and owners

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Jackie Trad | Yesterday at 1:15pm
The Palaszczuk Government has unveiled a package of measures to implement the freeze on evictions.

Palaszczuk Government rapidly expands healthcare in Gladstone

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services | The Honourable Steven Miles | Yesterday at 12:32pm
The Palaszczuk Government will purchase the Gladstone Mater Hospital in a bid to further expand public health services to the Central Queensland region.

Construction contract awarded for Roma health student accommodation

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | Yesterday at 7:30am
Roma’s new $5.95 million health student accommodation precinct continues moving ahead with Woollam Constructions awarded the building contract.

More areas in national parks are closed, so stay at home this Easter

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | Yesterday at 7:20am
The Palaszczuk Government today announced the closure of further areas in National Parks including popular swimming holes, summit trails and carparks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep communities safe this Easter.

Two new roads to connect almost 9000 new homes in Ripley Valley

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | Yesterday at 7:00am
Around 8900 new homes can be built in Ripley Valley with the Palaszczuk Government investing $20 million through its Catalyst Infrastructure Program to extend vital local road networks.

Queensland COVID-19 – Wednesday, April 8

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Wednesday at 5:28pm
Tens of thousands of Queenslanders had been at risk of dying from coronavirus without the vital health measures that have been put in place, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Central Queensland Health Heroes battling COVID-19

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services | The Honourable Steven Miles | Wednesday at 4:11pm
Central Queensland doctors, nurses, paramedics and health professionals are expected to receive up to $96 million in extra funding to ramp up their COVID-19 preparations thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.

COVID-19 survival tips help thousands of Queensland small businesses

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | Wednesday at 4:05pm
Queensland small businesses are being reminded that state government help is available, Employment and Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman said today.

$5.5m to boost domestic violence services during COVID-19 pandemic

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Wednesday at 12:57pm
The Palaszczuk Government is taking urgent action to support domestic and family violence victims with the immediate injection of almost $5.5 million to help manage an anticipated increase in demand for services arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travel to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and K’gari (Fraser Island) restricted

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Wednesday at 12:16pm
People are now banned from travelling to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and K’gari (Fraser Island) unless they live there, or work there, or are travelling for other permitted purposes.

Have your say on the Oxley Priority Development Area master plan

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | Wednesday at 10:00am
With the development application lodged for the Oxley Priority Development Area (PDA), the master plan and stage one residential works are now open for public review and comment.

Biosecurity warning as African swine fever creeps closer

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries | The Honourable Mark Furner | Tuesday at 6:04pm
Biosecurity Queensland is accelerating critical preparedness activities following the detection of African swine fever in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Queensland COVID-19 – Tuesday, April 7

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Tuesday at 5:41pm
Social distancing and community discipline should continue over the Easter break to keep downward pressure on new coronavirus cases, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Grooming product company The Bearded Chap boosts state sanitiser supplies

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Tuesday at 4:24pm
Queensland manufacturers are reinventing business practices to boost supplies of sanitiser needed by the medical sector and community workers for protection against COVID-19.

A statement from the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | Tuesday at 12:34pm
The death of a QPWS Ranger following a shark attack near North West Island last night is devastating for the family, friends and colleagues of this young man.

PPE supply chain boosted by industry and community

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | Tuesday at 12:28pm
Queensland Health has a 3000+ supply of face-shields, thanks to the ingenuity, agility and generosity of both industry and community stakeholders.

EOI open for local companies to build new Kallangur Community Centre

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors | The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke | Tuesday at 10:27am
Kallangur is another step closer to getting a new neighbourhood centre, with the Expressions of Interest (EOI) now open for the construction of the centre.

Testing more people for COVID-19 to fight community spread

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services | The Honourable Steven Miles | Tuesday at 9:29am
The Queensland Government is expanding testing for COVID-19 to include people with symptoms that cannot be explained in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns.

COVID-19 support for Queenslanders with disability

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors | The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke | Tuesday at 7:30am
Queenslanders with disability are being supported through the COVID-19 outbreak, with the Queensland Government and partner organisations working together to ensure vital services remain available and key information is accessible.

Queensland COVID-19 – Monday, April 6

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Monday at 5:48pm
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a welcome downward trend in new coronavirus cases was continuing, while testing for community transmissions will be expanded.