Queensland speed limit review results released

Queensland motorists will travel more quickly and more safely on a number of the state’s major highways following the second round of a state-wide speed limit review. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said some stretches of highway would see an increase to 110 km per hour. “Highway changes will affect sections of the…

Jobs numbers point to need for Strong Choices

Today’s disappointing unemployment data further highlights the need for the Government to reduce debt so it can increase funding for job-creating infrastructure projects.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said trend unemployment increased 0.1 per cent in July to 6.5 per cent while seasonally adjusted the rise was 0.5 per cent to 6.8 per cent.  The increase in…

Crime down and Queensland families safer

Queensland families are the safest they’ve been in half a decade because of revitalised frontline police, smarter technology and stronger laws. Premier Campbell Newman joined Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to reveal the rate of Queensland reported offences were dramatically down 11 per cent for the…

Strong law reforms protect families

Queensland families will have a safer state in which to live and raise their children, with strong new penalties for animal torturers and sex offenders and new double jeopardy rules expected to be passed in Parliament today. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the reforms delivered on the Government’s election promise to revitalise…

Vandals clean up their act

Queensland homes and businesses have been cleaned up and are staying graffiti free one year after the State Government brought in strong laws that make vandals literally clean up their act. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Government’s mandatory graffiti removal orders, which forced vandals to clean up their own mess, had…

Queenslanders feel safer thanks to tougher laws

The vast majority of Queenslanders approve of the Queensland Government’s tough measures against criminal gangs and believe the measures are making communities around the state safer. Minister for Police Jack Dempsey revealed that a survey, commissioned by the Queensland Government’s Strategic Monitoring Team, shows growing support for the Government’s crackdown on criminal gangs. “This government…

New police motorcycles drive road safety message

Queensland motorists and police will be safer as a result of newly designed police motorcycles carrying enhanced visibility and road safety messaging. Minister for Police Jack Dempsey joined Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to launch new Queensland Police Service motorcycle livery that is safer, more colourful and more visible than ever before. “We want to minimise…

Premier launches Queenslanders’ 30-year vision

Queenslanders have spoken loud and clear in The Queensland Plan saying that the economy, education and the regions are the keys to a vibrant and prosperous state. Premier Campbell Newman launched The Queensland Plan: Queenslanders’ 30-year vision at the Local Government Association of Queensland Regional and Economic Conference in Hervey Bay today. The plan is…

13,000 new disability sector jobs in Queensland

Queenslanders are being urged to consider a rewarding career caring for people with a disability, with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) set to increase the sector’s workforce by an estimated 13,000 statewide. Premier Campbell Newman said the disability sector was creating the jobs of the future and the Government was already preparing for the…

Queensland’s trade ties with Japan strengthened

Trade and business opportunities for Queensland have been strengthened with the signing of a new and enhanced sister-state agreement with Japan’s Saitama Prefecture today. Premier Campbell Newman and Saitama Prefecture Governor Kiyoshi Ueda today marked the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship by committing to continued co-operation on trade, education, tourism and business opportunities between…