Student scholarships to boost state’s skills

Frontline education services are about to be further boosted, with teaching students and university graduates to benefit from $680,000 in scholarships announced by the Newman Government. Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek announced 40 scholarships under the Step into Teaching Scholarship and STEM Teaching Scholarship programs, each worth up to $25,000. “We want to…

Queensland households $260 better off without Labor’s carbon tax and RET

The Newman Government has welcomed news the Abbott Government will pursue its election mandate to reduce household electricity bills by repealing the Labor-Greens Carbon Tax and reviewing the Commonwealth Government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) Scheme. Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said Queensland electricity prices were 17.8 per cent higher because of the impact…

Community helicopters to get night vision

Community-based helicopter rescue operators from Mackay to the New South Wales border will share in $3.57 million State Government funding to equip themselves with state-of-the-art night vision goggles (NVG). “The use of NVG is the benchmark practice for night time emergency medical helicopter operations,” Acting Health Minister Scott Emerson said today. “This money will support…

More State funding released to clear school maintenance backlog

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the second round of the State Government’s $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state schools.  Ms Simpson said the investment was part of the Advancing Our Schools Maintenance Fund, targeting school maintenance backlogs. “Thanks to the latest round of funding 5 schools in Maroochydore electorate will receive over…

Join the drive to save lives

Local drivers have the chance to Join the Drive to save lives by taking part this year’s Christmas road safety message. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that film crews will be in Mooloolaba at the Mantra Sirocco Resort, on Thursday 21st November from 9.00 am to 10.30 am to record feedback from the community…

Queensland leads the nation in jobs creation

Queensland is again leading the nation in jobs creation, according to the latest ABS Labour Force data. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the result showed the Newman Government’s plan to grow a four-pillar economy, after years of Labor neglect, was working. “Queensland experienced the strongest increase in trend employment, with 4,200 jobs created in October,” Mr…

Sunshine Coast aerospace precinct takes off

The Sunshine Coast Airport’s new aerospace precinct has launched with Machjet International cementing its tenancy today and new economic opportunities taking off in a way not possible under the previous Labor Government. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney turned the first sod at the Marcoola airport site today and…

Queensland ecotourism zips to new heights

Visitors to a popular Sunshine Coast national park are set to reach lofty new heights with the Queensland Government opening an Expressions of Interest process for a zipline canopy tour. Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey and National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said Kondalilla National Park could soon be home to a new ecotourism experience, as the…