Young ambassadors wanted to help shape Queensland

The interests of young Queenslanders will be better represented through an exciting new youth ambassadors program, launched as part of National Youth Week celebrations. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said six outstanding young leaders would be selected to represent each of the areas of connection in the Queensland Youth Strategy. “This new program will showcase, celebrate…

Boost for Indigenous employment

Supermarket chain Coles has committed to tripling the number of Indigenous employees in its workforce, providing a welcome boost as the Queensland Government pushes to reverse historic low Indigenous employment rates. Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes made the announcement as Coles executives welcomed the company’s 300th Indigenous employee…

ANZAC Appeal boosted by Qld Govt donation

Queensland’s annual ANZAC Day Appeal is off to a great start with a $15,000 State Government donation. Minister Assisting the Premier on the Centenary of ANZAC Glen Elmes presented the cheque to the President of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee Arthur Burke OAM at a special First World War commemorative display in the Executive Building.…

Disaster Management College commitment delivered

The Regional College of Disaster Management will be delivered following the signing of a partnership with the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) in Cairns today. Queensland Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the specialised training would be delivered as part of the Queensland Government’s overall commitment to enhancing the knowledge and skills…

Contract and addendum merged in answer to mainstream doctors

Individual doctors’ contracts will be merged with the contract addendum and re-issued State-wide as part of a clean-up to resolve issues causing friction among doctors. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says weeks of face-to-face meetings, conducted by Health Director General, Ian Maynard, meetings with representative groups and online feedback to the @DrContractFacts social media stream had…

Two years of red tape reduction in Queensland

Queenslanders are marking two years of better business, with the Queensland Government’s red tape reduction program continuing to empower local industry and communities. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the latest report card on red tape reduction showed the Government was on track to deliver on its commitment to reduce red tape by 20 per cent by…

Queensland Rail appoints CEO

Former Under Treasurer Helen Gluer will extend her role as CEO of Queensland Rail for a further one year, after accepting an offer from the board. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said Ms Gluer was one of the most respected executives in the state and welcomed her on-going role leading the important reforms…

Go Eggs-ploring in National Parks this Easter

Forget the chocolate and the bunnies this Easter, Queenslanders are being urged to go on an egg-cellent adventure in a National Park instead! National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said Queensland’s top locations were easier than ever to access, thanks to the Newman Government’s commitment to allow better access. “Queensland has more than 200 national parks…

Queensland hosts a G20 party for all nations

Planning is underway for the biggest party Brisbane has seen since World Expo 88 in the three weeks leading up to the G20 Summit in November. Premier Campbell Newman said the State Government was organising the event to take advantage of the tremendous economic and tourism benefits that will come to Queensland through the G20…