State News


Government delivering on strong plan for Queensland

Creating jobs by growing the economy, improving education outcomes and delivering better roads and infrastructure are among the key priorities of the Newman Government’s latest Six Month Action Plan. Premier Campbell Newman said the July – December 2014 Six Month Action Plan being released today out... ... (07-Jul)

Statewide celebrations and a time to remember

Queensland residents are invited to celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during this year’s NAIDOC Week commencing today. Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes said NAIDOC Week celebrations and acti... ... (07-Jul)

New online tools streamline training

Pursuing your dream career has become even easier with the release of two new online tools as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan to address skills shortages and reduce unemployment. Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said Queenslanders now had access to the ... ... (04-Jul)

New water vision to boost economic development

A Queensland Government proposal released for consultation today will revitalise the management of water resources across the state to boost economic development opportunities for industries using water. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said he was keen to receive feedback from... ... (02-Jul)

Queensland clubs urged to Get Playing and Get Going

  More than $14.5 million is now available to community sports clubs to help Queensland families get fit and have fun thanks to two State Government programs. Get Going provides grants up to $10,000 for items and activities to assist clubs in attracting and retaining members. Get Playing prov... ... (01-Jul)

Record disaster recovery a boost for Queensland families

The biggest reconstruction effort in Australia’s history is now complete following the unprecedented natural disasters of 2011 and 2012.  Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the Queensland Government had worked closely with local councils to ensure the $8.3 billion... ... (01-Jul)

Energy rebates for pensioners and vulnerable Queenslanders

Energy rebates for pensioners and vulnerable Queenslanders Vulnerable Queensland families and pensioners will receive welcome help to deal with cost of living pressures from today, with the Queensland Government delivering on a key election promise. Energy Minister Mark McArdle and Communities Min... ... (01-Jul)

Mentoring for Growth program celebrated

Queensland business owners will receive help to take their operations to the next level, with the continuation of the Government’s Mentoring for Growth program.  Minister for Small Business Jann Stuckey joined operators and their mentors to celebrate the success of the program and said it deliv... ... (25-Jun)

Restaurant Australia serves up a taste of Queensland

Queensland’s food and wine experiences will be top of the menu this week as a selection of Australian food and wine industry representatives take a seat at the table for the Queensland lunch as part of Tourism Australia’s global campaign, Restaurant Australia.  Minister for Tourism and Major Ev... ... (25-Jun)

WaterQ: a strong plan for Queensland’s water future

Queensland families will have safer, more secure and more affordable water with the launch of WaterQ: a 30-year strategy for Queensland’s water sector. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said it was a strong plan that delivered on the Queensland Government’s election promise to provide better infras... ... (24-Jun)

Funding for more Cochlear implants, as 10,000th recipient is switched on

The Queensland Government will clear the public waiting list for Cochlear implant patients with the 10,000th person receiving the life-changing device in Brisbane today. Christine Dougall, 45, of Runcorn, became the most recent Cochlear recipient after the Queensland Government committed an extra $7... ... (24-Jun)

PUPs told not to bite Queensland families

Families across Queensland would have around $170 more in their pocket in 2014-15 if Labor’s carbon tax was abolished. Energy Minister Mark McArdle welcomed the Federal Government’s reintroduction of legislation to axe the carbon tax and repeated calls for all federal MPs and Senators to finally rec... ... (24-Jun)

Public housing rent loophole closed

More of Queensland’s most vulnerable households could gain access to public housing, as the Government tightens up rules that allowed some tenants to pay less than 10% of their income in rent. Housing Minister Tim Mander said the changes would allow the Government to direct more money to help famili... ... (24-Jun)

Strong support to continue for energy and water customers

Queensland’s Energy and Water Ombudsman has been reappointed for another three years. Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said Mr Forbes Smith would lead the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland through another term to July 2017. “Mr Smith will continue to provide free and independent dis... ... (23-Jun)

Extra support for Preppies in 2015

Next year’s Prep students will benefit from more teacher aide support, creating a stronger foundation and better learning experience, as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan for education. Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langb... ... (23-Jun)

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