State News


Jobs numbers point to need for Strong Choices

Today’s disappointing unemployment data further highlights the need for the Government to reduce debt so it can increase funding for job-creating infrastructure projects.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said trend unemployment increased 0.1 per cent in July to 6.5 per cent while seasonally adjusted the... ... (07-Aug)

Queensland Law Reform Commission appointed

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed the appointment of five members of the Queensland Law Reform Commission. Mr Bleijie said the Commission was a well-established independent body designed to review particular elements of Queensland laws and make recommendations to ... ... (07-Aug)

Queensland speed limit review results released

Queensland motorists will travel more quickly and more safely on a number of the state’s major highways following the second round of a state-wide speed limit review. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said some stretches of highway would see an increase to 110 km per hour. “Highway cha... ... (07-Aug)

Crime down and Queensland families safer

Queensland families are the safest they’ve been in half a decade because of revitalised frontline police, smarter technology and stronger laws. Premier Campbell Newman joined Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to reveal the rate of Queen... ... (06-Aug)

Strong law reforms protect families

Queensland families will have a safer state in which to live and raise their children, with strong new penalties for animal torturers and sex offenders and new double jeopardy rules expected to be passed in Parliament today. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the reforms d... ... (05-Aug)

New police motorcycles drive road safety message

Queensland motorists and police will be safer as a result of newly designed police motorcycles carrying enhanced visibility and road safety messaging. Minister for Police Jack Dempsey joined Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to launch new Queensland Police Service motorcycle livery that is safer, more... ... (04-Aug)

Queenslanders feel safer thanks to tougher laws

The vast majority of Queenslanders approve of the Queensland Government’s tough measures against criminal gangs and believe the measures are making communities around the state safer. Minister for Police Jack Dempsey revealed that a survey, commissioned by the Queensland Government’s Strategic Monit... ... (04-Aug)

Vandals clean up their act

Queensland homes and businesses have been cleaned up and are staying graffiti free one year after the State Government brought in strong laws that make vandals literally clean up their act. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Government’s mandatory graffiti removal orde... ... (04-Aug)

Premier launches Queenslanders’ 30-year vision

Queenslanders have spoken loud and clear in The Queensland Plan saying that the economy, education and the regions are the keys to a vibrant and prosperous state. Premier Campbell Newman launched The Queensland Plan: Queenslanders’ 30-year vision at the Local Government Association of Queensland Reg... ... (31-Jul)

Mine decision paves way for 6,400 Queensland jobs

The State Government has welcomed today’s Commonwealth approval of a major Galilee Basin coal mine that has the potential to create almost 6,400 Queensland jobs. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project ... ... (28-Jul)

Queensland’s trade ties with Japan strengthened

Trade and business opportunities for Queensland have been strengthened with the signing of a new and enhanced sister-state agreement with Japan’s Saitama Prefecture today. Premier Campbell Newman and Saitama Prefecture Governor Kiyoshi Ueda today marked the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relat... ... (28-Jul)

13,000 new disability sector jobs in Queensland

Queenslanders are being urged to consider a rewarding career caring for people with a disability, with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) set to increase the sector’s workforce by an estimated 13,000 statewide. Premier Campbell Newman said the disability sector was creating the jobs of ... ... (28-Jul)

$1 million plus funding boost for Queensland schools

Queensland school students and their families are set to benefit in real and practical ways from over $1 million in extra funding in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the funding injection would help upgrade vita... ... (24-Jul)

Training support for disadvantaged learners

Thousands of disadvantaged learners will gain new job skills thanks to 45 projects funded in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Community Learning Program. Premier Campbell Newman said the first funding round of the 2014-15 program would see $6.6 million invested in projects delivering ... ... (23-Jul)

Queensland school discipline success highlighted

The behaviour of previously disruptive students is improving in Queensland’s state schools, six months after principals were given more power to discipline students. Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek today saw first-hand the remarkable results being achieved at Loga... ... (21-Jul)

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