State News

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)

More women to Get Out, Get Active

Pilates, power-palking, yoga, and aqua aerobics will soon be more accessible to Queensland women, with applications for funding under the Get Out, Get Active initiative now open. Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said Get Out, Get Active would deliver community-based activities in partners... ... (23-Jun)

$100,000 to help Queensland victims of crime

Victims of crime in Queensland will have greater access to justice with the State Government investing $100, 000 towards forward-thinking counselling initiatives to assist victims and their families. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the latest round of funding would be s... ... (23-Jun)

Paramedics to deliver clot busting drugs to heart attack victims

Heart attack patients around Queensland will have a better chance of surviving and recovering more quickly as part of an expanded trial for paramedics to administer clot-busting drugs. Premier Campbell Newman said the potentially lifesaving program delivered on the Government’s election promise to r... ... (23-Jun)

PowerQ: a strong plan to power Queensland

Queensland families will have future electricity prices stabilised and cost of living pressures eased as a result of the Newman Government’s strong 30 year plan for the electricity sector.  Launching PowerQ: a 30-year strategy for Queensland’s electricity sector today Energy Minister Mark McArd... ... (23-Jun)

Queensland Government delivers multimillion dollar boost to regional tourism

Almost $3.1 million will be invested in 22 Queensland tourism and events projects as part of the Queensland Government’s Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) Contestable Grants Funding Scheme. Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the funding ... ... (23-Jun)

Government delivers more power for local health boards

The success of local Boards in directing improved health care across Queensland has prompted the State Government to devolve more power to local communities starting next month. The Government will hand legal ownership of health-related land and buildings and staff employment responsibilities to reg... ... (23-Jun)

State schools benefit from less red tape

Families across the state are benefiting from the removal of senseless bureaucracy in schools, as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan to cut red tape. Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the second edition of the Queensland state schools Red Tape Reductio... ... (20-Jun)

First speed limit review results

Queensland families will benefit from safer roads and more consistent speed limits as part of the first wave of results from the state-wide speed limit review announced late last year. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the review forms part of our strong plan to drive down the roa... ... (20-Jun)

Queensland leads digital revolution

Queensland is on course to become Australia’s most digitally interactive state, opening up Government information and services for more Queenslanders, with the release of GoDigitalQld, part of the State’s strong plan for a brighter future. Information Technology Minister Ian Walker said the Queensla... ... (17-Jun)

Building certification under review

A major review will shine a light on the building certification industry, following concerns raised about lapses in the Mackay region. Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the review was part of the Government's strong plan to grow the construction industry and ensure it has a bright fu... ... (16-Jun)

Community grants to commemorate Anzac

 The sacrifice made by Queenslanders from all over the state in the First World War will be remembered and preserved thanks to $1.5 million in Queensland Government grants. Minister Assisting the Premier on the commemoration of the Anzac Centenary Glen Elmes said 57 projects had been funded in ... ... (13-Jun)

Crackdown on break and enters boosts business safety

Brisbane and Ipswich businesses are now even safer after the completion of Operation Mike Snowshoe, an intensive operation targeting break and enters in South East Queensland.  Police Minister Jack Dempsey joined Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt to mark the completion of the operation. Minist... ... (13-Jun)

Queensland leads the nation in jobs growth

Jobs growth in Queensland has outstripped other states once again with today’s ABS labour force figures showing that four out of every five full-time jobs created in Australia last month were created in Queensland.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said 18,200 full-time jobs had been created in May on a ... ... (13-Jun)

Blueprint charts the future of social and human services

Queensland families, communities and people with a disability will enjoy better and more responsive services, from a five-year plan to build the country’s best social and human services system. Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Tracy Davis released a blueprint that deliv... ... (12-Jun)

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