New app released for Rego Sticker Liberation Day

Checking your car registration status will be simple for Queensland drivers following the release of a new app to coincide with Rego Sticker Liberation Day. Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin said that from today Queenslanders could rip off their sticky registration labels for good. “Cutting red tape for Queenslanders is all part of…

Government pledges $36 million for more apprenticeships

School leavers and people looking for new skills or a career change will have more opportunities under a new innovative scheme paying employers up to $6,000 for each additional apprentice taken on this financial year. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the $36 million Queensland Apprenticeship Pledge was an investment in the…

Spring funding boost for local community groups

  Seven not-for-profit organisations in the Maroochydore electorate will be celebrating funding wins from latest quarterly round of the State Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the funds totalling $183,984 would help these hardworking groups to continue their invaluable work in the local community. “Our local groups play a huge…

Queensland students get lessons on alcohol and drugs

Queensland secondary students will start a new education program to prevent alcohol and drug-related violence from Term 4, delivering on the election promise to revitalise frontline services. Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the new program was part of a suite of initiatives developed under the Queensland Government’s ‘Safe Night Out Strategy’. “The Alcohol and other…

Have your say on Sunshine Coast Airport expansion

The next step in the potential expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport which will create more than 1500 long-term jobs and provide a major economic boost for the region is underway, with the independent Coordinator-General releasing an environmental impact statement for public comment.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said…

Historic Education Accord a step closer

A 30-year plan for Queensland’s school education system is a step closer following today’s historic Education Accord Summit. Minister for Education, Training and Employment, John-Paul Langbroek, said the day-long summit had exceeded expectations with the range of dynamic and positive ideas generated from 500 delegates to ensure all Queensland students received the best possible education.…

Queenslanders staying safer at work

More Queenslanders are staying safer at work with new figures showing a significant drop in workplace fatalities and injuries across the State. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the results come on the eve of a new statewide awareness campaign, which reminds Queenslanders to think about their most important reason for staying safe…

Government to consider OP review

Year 12 assessment and university entrance rankings are set to undergo their biggest transformation in more than two decades with the completion of a major review into Queensland’s Overall Position (OP) system. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the independent review had been conducted over more than 12 months, including extensive consultation…

Students to get Great Results from extra funding

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed today’s announcement of more than $1 million in additional funding for schools in her electorate from the second round of Great Results Guarantee.   Ms Simpson said that $1,175,368 would go directly to the five schools in the Maroochydore electorate in 2015, which is over $350,000 more than last…