Green light for doctors’ contracts a boost for QLD

Senior doctors at public hospitals across Queensland have been given the green light to sign individual contracts aimed at boosting flexibility and simplicity in a sustainable patient-focused State healthcare system. Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, State Cabinet and doctors’ representatives have signed off on the new performance-based contracts, ending eight months of negotiation over the new…

Beef industry action plan released for comment

Industry has been asked to provide feedback on the State government’s draft Beef Industry Action Plan which underpins the goal to double production by 2040 and delivers on the election promise to grow Agriculture as one of the four pillars of the economy. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the draft plan for…

No time for speeding on Sunshine Coast roads

 Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is reminding all Sunshine Coast motorists to slow down and don’t get distracted over the Easter holiday season. Ms Simpson said that the State Government was launching a series of new road safety television advertisements across Queensland. “Speed and inattention kill. It’s a very sobering message but we want people…

New campaign targets low road toll

A new Easter road safety campaign targeting speeding will aim to maintain Queensland’s record low road toll. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the campaign, to start this weekend, would target drivers who thought a couple of Ks over the limit was safe. “Through the work of police and the government’s $350 million,…

Much needed boost for Queensland aquaculture

The State’s aquaculture industry will be more competitive and more jobs could be created, with a new Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) study examining how to cut Labor’s business strangling red tape. Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform, Deb Frecklington said aquaculture, such as prawn or barramundi farming, was a potential growth sector for…

New voice for Queensland Veterans

Victoria Cross recipient Cpl Ben Roberts-Smith VC is among the people on a new council which will advise the State Government on issues affecting veterans in Queensland. Minister Assisting the Premier on the Centenary of Anzac Glen Elmes said the Queensland Veterans Advisory Council would give veterans a new direct connection with the Government, delivering…