Queenslanders encouraged to have their say on Domestic and Family Violence

  Domestic and family violence affects not just those subjected to the violence and their families, but the whole community.  The Queensland Government has established a Special Taskforce, to be chaired by the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, former Governor-General of Australia, to take a lead role in preventing domestic and family violence in Queensland. In…

Queenslanders choose cheaper fares

For the first time in Queensland’s history, there will be a state-wide reduction to public transport fares making it more affordable for families to catch the train, bus, tram or ferry. Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said feedback following a two-week survey and public consultation clearly showed Queenslanders wanted…

Report card shows positive tourism growth

Jobs have been created and Queensland’s economy has been buoyed by strong tourism growth over the past three years according to a new report card released at the third DestinationQ forum. Premier Campbell Newman said there were 27,000 new jobs in tourism and the sector had grown by $3.5 billion since the Government promised to…

Queensland continues to lead on jobs growth

Employment figures released today show Queensland has created more jobs than any other state over the last year.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s seasonally adjusted figures showed that 49,300 jobs had been created in the state over the year.  “In August 26,500 jobs were created in Queensland, a growth record second only to New South…

Domestic violence taskforce to consult Queenslanders

Queensland’s new Domestic Violence Taskforce headed up by Dame Quentin Bryce has been given five months to work out how to stop the escalating rates of domestic violence in the state. Taskforce Chair, Dame Quentin Bryce said she had found her preliminary listening tour around Queensland invaluable in gaining early insights into the issues and…