State News

Jobs and housing to flow from new planning Act

Queensland families will have better access to affordable housing after State Parliament last night passed new legislation that will resolve long-standing issues around infrastructure charges applied by local councils. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Je... ... (05-Jun)

We’ve listened: Government to support full concessions

Queenslanders who benefit from concession payments will not suffer any reduction in payments as a result of cuts announced in the Federal Budget. Premier Campbell Newman said the State Government had listened to Queenslanders’ concerns and will act. “Pensioners and older Queenslanders have told us t... ... (05-Jun)

International holidaymakers boost Queensland tourism

Queensland has welcomed more than two million international visitors in the year to March 2014, according to new figures released today. Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey said Tourism Research Australia’s latest International Visitor Survey revealed international visitors spent almost $4 billion on... ... (04-Jun)

Life made easy for Queenslanders buying off the plan

Young families and property buyers will have access to more information than ever before thanks to new red tape busting reforms introduced in Parliament yesterday. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the new laws would revitalise frontline services for Queensland families a... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan: Delivering a Safer Queensland

Making Queensland communities safer will be a feature of the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the Budget built on the Government’s plan to deliver a strong future for Queensland. “It includes our plan to secure the State’s finances by making the Smartest and Strongest Choice to redu... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan puts Bruce Highway on road to improvement

The Queensland Government will deliver $768 million of improvements to the Bruce Highway over the next year as part of our strong plan for a brighter future. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said being able to fund major infrastructure projects was one of the key reasons the Government had made the strongest ... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan for housing vulnerable Queenslanders

The 2014-15 State Budget reaffirms the Government’s commitment to house the State’s most vulnerable residents and make it easier for the private sector to do business with government. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the State Budget included increases to community services spending, while not raising ta... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan helps councils build resilience

The 2014-15 State Budget will support the Queensland Government’s push to rebuild from natural disasters and make Queensland Australia’s most resilient state. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the Government was making strong choices in order to deliver a brighter future for Queensland. “This budget outli... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan delivering great results for Queensland environment

The Queensland Government is continuing its strong commitment to protecting the state’s environment through the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s budget delivered a strong plan for a brighter future for the environment, while still growing a four pillar economy and job opport... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan revitalising frontline services for Queenslanders in need

Queensland’s most vulnerable will be even more strongly supported through the 2014-15 State Budget, with more than $2.5 billion allocated to help those greatest in need. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the Government was delivering a strong plan for a brighter future, continuing its election commitment ... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan delivers a creative, clever and connected Queensland

The Queensland Government is enabling a creative, connected and clever Queensland through the funding of $950 million for the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts in the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said that through targeted investment in our creati... ... (04-Jun)

End to Labor’s fare legacy

Millions of public transport passengers could save thousands of dollars as the Queensland Government ends Labor's on-going public transport fare hikes, delivering on the election promise to lower the cost of living. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said Labor’s crippling 15 per cent a... ... (04-Jun)

Strong Plan delivers brighter future for police

Frontline services will be improved, stations upgraded and resources rolled out to the Queensland Police Service as part of the Newman Government’s strong plan for a brighter future. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the 2014-15 State Budget delivered increases for frontline services such as policing with... ... (03-Jun)

Brighter future for fire and emergency services

Stations will be upgraded, new equipment purchased and more fire trucks will be on the road across Queensland as a result of the 2014-15 State Budget for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the revitalisation of frontline fire and emergency services was being supporte... ... (03-Jun)

Strong plan delivers improving health services

The Health budget for 2014-15 highlighted the central role of frontline services in the Queensland Government’s strong plan for a better future, Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today. Mr Nicholls said spending on health would increase by 6.4 per cent to $13.6 billion in 2014-15. “This budget carefully b... ... (03-Jun)

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