Bell tolls for poor customer service

Using toll roads will become a better experience for drivers as operators work to improve signage and adopt a consistent approach to fees and charges. Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin said an investigation was conducted following more than 60 complaints in six months about the current tolling arrangements in Queensland. “To reduce confusion,…

Renewable Energy Target must be reviewed

Queensland Minister for Energy Mark McArdle has reinforced the need for the Renewable Energy Target to be revised, to take pressure off electricity prices for Queenslanders. Mr McArdle said recent commentary alleging that the Renewable Energy Target places significant downward pressure on electricity prices is incorrect. “In determining the cost of making, producing and supplying…

State Government boosts small business confidence

The Newman Government has recorded the strongest increase in small business support across the nation according to a new survey from the Sensis Business Index report. Minister for Small Business Jann Stuckey said the latest research identified the Newman Government’s reduction in red tape and bureaucracy as a real win for small businesses. “The Newman…

Mid-Year Review highlights debt problem

The Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Review highlighted the shadow being cast over Queensland’s finances by Labor’s black cloud of debt, Treasurer Tim Nicholls announced today.  Mr Nicholls said the report showed that while the Government had kept its expenses under control, Queensland continued to have debt levels well above other states. Key forecasts from the…

Nominations open for 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Individuals, businesses, industries, schools and community groups who have adopted sustainable business practices are encouraged to nominate for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards as positive role models for all Queenslanders.  Premier Campbell Newman said the awards celebrate those who are working to reduce our impact on the planet, strengthen our economy, and maintain our enviable Queensland…

Single assessment process part of one-stop-shop in Queensland

Queensland is one step closer to delivering a one-stop-shop approval process, after finalising a new agreement on environmental assessments with the Commonwealth Government. Premier Campbell Newman said the agreement would see the establishment of a single assessment process, reducing unnecessary duplication while maintaining high environmental standards. “Previously proponents would spend years going through a rigorous…

One week left for manufactured home survey

Manufactured home owners have just one week left complete an online survey and have their say on how the industry should look in the future.   Housing Minister Tim Mander said the Government was reviewing the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003, delivering on its election commitments and to make sure it was keeping up with…

Clubs Get Playing and Get Going again

Christmas has come early for sport and recreation clubs across Queensland, with Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson announcing successful applicants for round two of Get Playing and Get Going today. More than $14.5 million dollars has been approved for successful clubs under this round of the Newman Government’s flagship Get in the Game initiative. …

Queenslanders deliver road safety message

Queenslanders are speaking from their hearts about road safety this Christmas as part of the Newman Government’s Join the Drive campaign. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the Join the Drive campaign received an overwhelming response as part of the Newman Government’s $2.2 million, two-year Road Safety Action Plan. “As part of the…