State News


Anti-God police over-reach in State schools

Education Minister Kate Jones has given into the Anti-God Police by endorsing a radical policy to ban school children from talking about their faith at State schools. "This is a huge over-reach by the Anti-God police. This new policy doesn't protect children, it makes them vulnerable to being punis... ... (27-Jul)

Queensland Labor must show indigenous programs working

The LNP has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to set and measure key performance indicators for taxpayer-funded indigenous programs aimed at Closing the Gap in Queensland. A new report by The Centre for Independent Studies* has revealed that despite costing millions of dollars, less than ... ... (24-Aug)

Simpson goes trucking in Queensland

Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson has been hitching rides with truckies through some of the highways and byways of this great State this year to see these roads first-hand and hear from those who travel them the most. Speaking in Parliament today, Ms Simpson reported to the House what ... ... (01-Dec)

Simpson goes trucking in Queensland

Call for major roads funding ahead of Labor Budget

The community campaign to upgrade Cleveland Redland Bay Road continues to gain traction with a call by Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson and State Member for Redlands Matt McEachan for vital funding ahead of Labor’s State Budget next week. The Shadow Minister visited the elector... ... (09-Jul)

Call for major roads funding ahead of Labor Budget

Trucking the Bruce Highway

Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson will today begin a journey down the Bruce Highway to hear and see first-hand what is needed for this important piece of infrastructure. Ms Simpson will grab a ride with different trucking companies as they go about their normal business of moving freig... ... (24-Jun)

Trucking the Bruce Highway

LNP supports National Road Safety Week

Queenslanders are being urged to keep the conversation going about road safety during the 2015 Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week. Shadow Minister for Local Government and Main Roads, Community Recovery and Resilience Fiona Simpson said the week runs from 3 to10 May and should act as a remin... ... (06-May)

Police given strong powers to ensure Safe Nights Out

Queenslanders will enjoy safer nights out this Christmas after police were given greater powers to prevent street violence under the Newman LNP Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said that from this weekend police could automatically breathalyse and drug test any pers... ... (08-Dec)

Queensland apprentices on pathway to success

Thousands of young Queenslanders will have more opportunity to get a job thanks to an innovative Queensland Government plan that gives employers an incentive to take on a school-based apprentice. Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said there w... ... (01-Dec)

Queensland schools open doors to communities

Queensland schools will be empowered to create closer ties with their local communities, under a revamped initiative to promote the use of school facilities. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek and Member for Cook David Kempton said students, schools and locals would ... ... (01-Dec)

More domestic violence help is only a call away

Queensland women and families affected by domestic violence will have better access to specialist advice and support over the phone. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the Newman Government was continuing to revitalise frontline services and keep Queenslanders safe by providing an additional $100... ... (25-Nov)

Health reforms put patient first in Oz first plan

MORE Sunshine Coast residents are getting their surgery on time - and appointments - under the LNP Government - and now will receive Australia’s first statewide surgery guarantee The State LNP Government today announced that local patients in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service... ... (24-Nov)

Health reforms put patient first in Oz first plan

Historic agreements bring jobs to Queensland

Future generations of Queenslanders will benefit from more jobs, improved schools and better hospitals and roads as the result of an announcement that the Newman LNP Government will invest in infrastructure in the Galilee Basin. Premier Campbell Newman said that the State Government would work with ... ... (17-Nov)

Sunnies day targets school children

Primary-aged school children in Queensland are being targeted on National Sunnies Day to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.   Health Minister Lawrence Springborg is passionate about the campaign to protect eyes from sun damage, because as a child he experienced pterygium, an eye condition c... ... (07-Nov)

Red tape reforms creating jobs, saving Queenslanders hundreds of millions

Queensland businesses now have more time and money to spend growing their operations, with up to $425 million a year in savings thanks to the State Government’s efforts in cutting red tape. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the latest Red Tape Report Card showed the Government was well on its way to achie... ... (05-Nov)

New laws to keep Queensland schools safe

Queensland principals will have more powers to make their schools even safer as part of the LNP Government’s plan to support local decision-making and improve outcomes for students. Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said a raft of new laws passed by Parliament delivered on the government’s comm... ... (31-Oct)

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