State News

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)

Queensland’s economy outperforming other states

Queensland’s growing economic strength has again been confirmed by two separate reports released today. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the CommSec State of the States report and the Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook both confirm Queensland is one of Australia’s economic powerhouses. “But we al... ... (21-Jul)

More Independent Public Schools for Queensland

Queensland state schools can now put their hand up for greater autonomy and localised decision making as part of the Independent Public Schools initiative. Premier Campbell Newman said it was a great opportunity for parents, principals and teachers to work together and have a greater say on how thei... ... (17-Jul)

Queensland’s future schools revealed

Around a hundred new schools could be required to cater for Queensland’s student growth over the next twenty years. The Queensland Government today released the latest round of demand maps produced by the Queensland Schools Planning Commission identifying where future schools may be needed up to 203... ... (15-Jul)

Government's plan drives strong employment growth

More than 65,000 jobs have been created in Queensland over the past year, according to the latest ABS Labour Force figures released today.  In an impressive result for Queensland, the State’s strong economic performance accounted for 65 per cent of all new jobs created in Australia.  Treas... ... (10-Jul)

Vaccine pilot to protect mums and bubs

A vaccination program for pregnant women will help protect their newborn babies from deadly whooping cough as part of the Queensland Government’s new immunisation strategy. Unveiling the initiative at a Brisbane childcare centre today, Premier Campbell Newman said the program would address the first... ... (09-Jul)

Schools to boost adolescent immunisation rates

The Queensland Government’s new immunisation strategy will target adolescent immunisation rates through the school immunisation program.  Premier Campbell Newman said the public benefits of the school-based program were enormous and provided a convenient way for adolescents to be protected agai... ... (09-Jul)

Queensland readies for the NDIS

Two expert teams have been announced to help prepare families for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2016, making Queensland among the best organised states in Australia. Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis said Queensland was on track with its preparations f... ... (09-Jul)

Provide your feedback for Fisheries review

Queenslanders interested in ensuring that the state’s fisheries remain sustainable are encouraged to have their say in a review which will involve strategic advice from leading experts. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said written submissions could be made to MRAG Asia Paci... ... (09-Jul)

Queenslanders respond to anti-smoking campaign

The Queensland Quitline service has experienced its busiest month in seven years; driven by the success of a two-pronged State-Government advertising and legislative anti-smoking campaign. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said Queensland smokers were responding to the Government campaign, with mo... ... (08-Jul)

Queensland scientists leading way in cancer battle

Queensland families living with pancreatic cancer have more chance of beating the disease, with the State’s scientists among the first in the world to identify how the disease forms. Premier Campbell Newman hailed this breakthrough as a significant scientific achievement that will give hope to many ... ... (08-Jul)

Have your say on the 30-year ResourcesQ vision

Queenslanders will get to have their say on the proposed 30-year ResourcesQ vision to drive economic growth and create jobs in the resources sector. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the ResourcesQ partnering for prosperity consultation paper delivered on the Government’s e... ... (08-Jul)

Govt eyes ophthalmology waiting lists

Patients with vision impairment or debilitating eye conditions such as cataracts will be major beneficiaries of a new ophthalmology blitz, delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. Premier Campbell Newman said the program would clear the long wait l... ... (07-Jul)

Workcover changes good news for growing local jobs

Local business owners may be interested to know that from 1 July 2014 the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme will have the cheapest average premium rate in the country for businesses and the strongest safety net for workers. As part of our commitment to re-building the Queensland economy and he... ... (07-Jul)

Workcover changes good news for growing local jobs
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