Interim Farm Household Allowance now available

Producers in financial need, whether they are drought-affected or not, have been urged to contact Centrelink on 13 23 16 regarding the Federal Government’s Interim Farm Household Allowance package. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the money is available from today (Monday 3 March) and supports the Queensland Government’s election promise to grow…

Nominations open for science awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education.  Education, Training and Employment Minister, John-Paul Langbroek said the awards recognised Year 12 students, science teachers, support officers, schools and science education partners who make outstanding contributions to science education in Queensland.  “This year, 27 awards worth a…

SNOs to target fare evasion

Ten new graduate Senior Network Officers have joined the team and will continue to target fare evasion and anti-social behaviour on south east Queensland’s public transport network.  Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the Newman Government was on target to double the number of officers tackling anti-social behaviour and fare evasion on public…

Racing officials referred to ASIC

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has referred information relating to the actions of several Racing Queensland officials to the nation’s corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It follows findings by the Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry, which was set up by the State Government. The report recommended 10 people be…

Queensland to welcome Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Premier Campbell Newman today welcomed the news from Kensington Palace that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would visit Queensland in April. Their Royal Highnesses will visit Amberley and Brisbane on Saturday 19 April (Easter Saturday) as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. Premier Newman said The Duke and…

Reef facts campaign launched

A new Reef Facts campaign has been launched to cut through the misinformation about the Great Barrier Reef and put the truth on the table.  Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell, said the false and extreme claims had the potential to damage the state’s reputation, if they weren’t addressed. “This Government is doing more to…