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…

Rhyming signs warn of Dingo dangers this Easter

‘On Fraser never forget, a dingo is not a pet’ will be one of several new rhyming signs being erected across Fraser Island to remind people to keep safe around the wild animals this Easter. National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said the Easter holidays were a popular time with campers, but he warned people against…

Park pals to boost national park management

Environment and wildlife warriors will soon be pulling on the work-boots to help care for parks and forests across the state, thanks to new Friends of Parks contracts worth almost $880,000. Four organisations have signed on to assist with volunteer campground hosting and visitor services, wildlife monitoring, weed control, revegetating, and park maintenance. National Parks…

Four years until Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Friday 4 April 2014 marks four years until the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™, with planning well underway to deliver the best Commonwealth Games ever, on-time and on-budget. Premier Campbell Newman said the Queensland Government and Commonwealth Games partners had been working diligently to deliver the biggest sports event ever held on the Gold Coast…

Supply chain a vital link in ResourcesQ

Strengthened supply chain systems and economic growth are the focus of a Queensland first top level forum to be held today as part of the Newman Government’s 30-year ResourcesQ vision. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said more than 60 supply chain industry leaders from across Queensland would attend the forum to provide…

Queenslanders celebrate Youth Week

Celebrations are being held across the state to shine a spotlight on the talents and contributions of young Queenslanders as National Youth Week kicks off. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the initiative was another way for the Government to revitalise frontline services as promised at the election and connect young Queenslanders to the opportunities in…

State schools guarantee great results

The Queensland Government’s drive to boost literacy and numeracy in state schools is now well underway with every state school in Queensland implementing a targeted education plan. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said funding had been delivered and the plans submitted by state schools to implement the Great Results Guarantee were now…

Doctors’ deal backed by the power of Parliament

A commitment to protect Senior and Visiting Medical Officers from the previously unfettered power of the Director General of Queensland Health was delivered to doctors by the Queensland Parliament tonight. Legislation, passed by MPs, will provide doctors with unique and highly-valued life-long contracts to boost the performance of the Queensland public health system, with key…

Labor supports militant unions over safety and productivity

Queensland worksites are becoming the safest and most productive in Australia with legislation that toughens penalties for electrical safety breaches and prevents union bullying passed in Parliament. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the work health and safety (WHS) reforms restored balance to the system. “We are protecting workers from unsafe practices and…