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…

Strong ‘off the plan’ reforms for buyers and builders

Strong ‘off the plan’ reforms for buyers and builders Families buying a new home will be better protected and Queensland’s construction industry will continue to be revitalised under red tape-busting reforms passed in Parliament overnight. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 built on the…

Simpson supports Child Protection Week

Protecting our children is everyone’s business and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is supporting the fantastic work of Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) as part of child protection week. Ms Simpson said that Child Protection Week, which runs from 7–13 September 2014, aims to raise the profile of child protection issues, including the role…