Strong reforms ensure a Safe Night Out on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast families will be able to enjoy a safe night out following the Government’s introduction of a comprehensive package of reforms designed to end alcohol and drug-related violence. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the Government was delivering on its strong plan to end senseless deaths and violence and make Queensland the safest place…

Kids and clubs continue to Get in the Game in 2014

More Queensland children and their families will be able to get active this year, as round three of the Queensland Government’s flagship Get in the Game initiative opens next month with $21 million in funding from this year’s budget. Minister for Recreation and Sport Steve Dickson said the three-program initiatives were aimed at lowering the…

Major reforms to boost resources and protect landholders

Queensland landholders will gain improved land access protection , while the resources sector will have red tape slashed through landmark reforms by the Newman Government. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 addressed issues left to escalate under the former Labor Government, including overlapping…

Children protected by new laws

Queensland children and their families are better protected and tougher monitoring over child sex offenders will be enforced through new laws that were passed in Parliament overnight, despite Labor shamefully voting against them. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the laws met a key election commitment to revitalise frontline services and would make Queensland families safer,…

Jobs and housing to flow from new planning Act

Queensland families will have better access to affordable housing after State Parliament last night passed new legislation that will resolve long-standing issues around infrastructure charges applied by local councils. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 would help…

We’ve listened: Government to support full concessions

Queenslanders who benefit from concession payments will not suffer any reduction in payments as a result of cuts announced in the Federal Budget. Premier Campbell Newman said the State Government had listened to Queenslanders’ concerns and will act. “Pensioners and older Queenslanders have told us that they simply can’t wear the cost of filling the…

International holidaymakers boost Queensland tourism

Queensland has welcomed more than two million international visitors in the year to March 2014, according to new figures released today. Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey said Tourism Research Australia’s latest International Visitor Survey revealed international visitors spent almost $4 billion on travel to Queensland, delivering on the Newman Government’s promise to grow tourism as…

Life made easy for Queenslanders buying off the plan

Young families and property buyers will have access to more information than ever before thanks to new red tape busting reforms introduced in Parliament yesterday. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the new laws would revitalise frontline services for Queensland families as promised at the election, by making it easier to obtain key…

Strong Plan: Delivering a Safer Queensland

Making Queensland communities safer will be a feature of the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the Budget built on the Government’s plan to deliver a strong future for Queensland. “It includes our plan to secure the State’s finances by making the Smartest and Strongest Choice to reduce debt, while also continuing to deliver…

Strong Plan puts Bruce Highway on road to improvement

The Queensland Government will deliver $768 million of improvements to the Bruce Highway over the next year as part of our strong plan for a brighter future. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said being able to fund major infrastructure projects was one of the key reasons the Government had made the strongest and smartest choice to pay…