Government delivering on strong plan for Queensland

Creating jobs by growing the economy, improving education outcomes and delivering better roads and infrastructure are among the key priorities of the Newman Government’s latest Six Month Action Plan. Premier Campbell Newman said the July – December 2014 Six Month Action Plan being released today outlined a diverse range of initiatives to deliver on the…

Statewide celebrations and a time to remember

Queensland residents are invited to celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during this year’s NAIDOC Week commencing today. Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes said NAIDOC Week celebrations and activities across the state, offered a range of activities for Queenslanders. Mr Elmes…

Workcover changes good news for growing local jobs

Local business owners may be interested to know that from 1 July 2014 the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme will have the cheapest average premium rate in the country for businesses and the strongest safety net for workers. As part of our commitment to re-building the Queensland economy and helping local businesses to grow more jobs,…

State funding boost for not-for-profit groups

Local community organisations in the Maroochydore electorate are about to receive their share of the latest round of State Government Community Grants. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the grants were a significant financial injection to local hardworking not-for-profit groups and allowed dedicated volunteers to focus on continuing their good work. “Our local groups play…

Nature Play to get Sunshine Coast kids outdoors

Sunshine Coast children will be on a mission to find the 15,000th Nature Play passport with a ‘golden ticket’ as they switch from screen time to green time through the Queensland Government’s Nature Play initiative.  Minister for Recreation and Sport, Steve Dickson said the Government wanted to encourage young Queenslanders to have fun and healthy…

New online tools streamline training

Pursuing your dream career has become even easier with the release of two new online tools as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan to address skills shortages and reduce unemployment. Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said Queenslanders now had access to the Queensland Skills Gateway website and the myApprenticeship online portal. “This…

New water vision to boost economic development

A Queensland Government proposal released for consultation today will revitalise the management of water resources across the state to boost economic development opportunities for industries using water. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said he was keen to receive feedback from the public on a consultation Regulatory Impact Statement as part of the…

Sports clubs urged to Get in the Game

Sunshine Coast sport and recreation clubs are urged to apply for funding in the next round of the Queensland Government’s highly successful Get Going and Get Playing funding programs. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said there was more than $24.5 million dollars available for Queensland clubs under this new round of Get in the Game…

Queensland clubs urged to Get Playing and Get Going

  More than $14.5 million is now available to community sports clubs to help Queensland families get fit and have fun thanks to two State Government programs. Get Going provides grants up to $10,000 for items and activities to assist clubs in attracting and retaining members. Get Playing provides grants up to $100,000 to sport…

Record disaster recovery a boost for Queensland families

The biggest reconstruction effort in Australia’s history is now complete following the unprecedented natural disasters of 2011 and 2012.  Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the Queensland Government had worked closely with local councils to ensure the $8.3 billion reconstruction program was completed as quickly as possible, creating stronger communities across the state.…