Funding win for local seniors group

Sunshine 60 and Better Group will receive $230,023 after securing funding from the Queensland Government. The funding is part of the Government’s commitment to deliver Seniors Participation and Support Programs. Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson has welcomed the funding and thanked Sunshine 60 and Better organisers and participants who work together to keep seniors fit,…

Emergency vehicles given the green light

Families across Queensland will be safer as more emergency vehicles are given the ‘green light’ when responding to emergencies. Premier Campbell Newman said Emergency Vehicle Priority (EVP) technology was being expanded to more fire trucks and ambulances in the state which had the potential to save many lives. “This technology clears the path for our…

Extra safety boost for transport network

More Senior Network Officers will patrol south-east Queensland’s public transport network as part of the Newman Government’s plan to keep Queenslanders safe. Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson announced the first of 18 new Senior Network Officers will be trained and deployed on the network by the end of the…

Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses

Detainees in watch-houses will be monitored and treated by a paramedics or a nurse in a trial designed to blunt the dangers of alcohol, drugs and street violence. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said 17 watch-houses were included in the trial, which was part of the Government’s Queensland-wide ‘Safe Night Out’ Strategy. Dedicated paramedic officers and…

Queensland backs call for federation review

The Prime Minister’s call for a fundamental review of the roles and responsibilities of state and federal governments has today been welcomed by Premier Campbell Newman. Mr Newman said Queensland was ready to play a full part in the national debate on the future of federation. “I welcome Prime Minister Abbott’s commitment to working with…