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…

Mine decision paves way for 6,400 Queensland jobs

The State Government has welcomed today’s Commonwealth approval of a major Galilee Basin coal mine that has the potential to create almost 6,400 Queensland jobs. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project north-west of Clermont would play a vital role in opening…

$1 million plus funding boost for Queensland schools

Queensland school students and their families are set to benefit in real and practical ways from over $1 million in extra funding in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the funding injection would help upgrade vital facilities in 37 local schools, delivering on the…

Training support for disadvantaged learners

Thousands of disadvantaged learners will gain new job skills thanks to 45 projects funded in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Community Learning Program. Premier Campbell Newman said the first funding round of the 2014-15 program would see $6.6 million invested in projects delivering vital training to 3,400 people. “Community Learning is an essential…

Queensland’s economy outperforming other states

Queensland’s growing economic strength has again been confirmed by two separate reports released today. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the CommSec State of the States report and the Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook both confirm Queensland is one of Australia’s economic powerhouses. “But we also know that there is more to do, and that not all…

Queensland school discipline success highlighted

The behaviour of previously disruptive students is improving in Queensland’s state schools, six months after principals were given more power to discipline students. Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek today saw first-hand the remarkable results being achieved at Loganlea State High School, south of Brisbane. Under the school’s innovative Community Service Intervention program,…

More Independent Public Schools for Queensland

Queensland state schools can now put their hand up for greater autonomy and localised decision making as part of the Independent Public Schools initiative. Premier Campbell Newman said it was a great opportunity for parents, principals and teachers to work together and have a greater say on how their schools are run. “This $22.8 million,…

Queensland’s future schools revealed

Around a hundred new schools could be required to cater for Queensland’s student growth over the next twenty years. The Queensland Government today released the latest round of demand maps produced by the Queensland Schools Planning Commission identifying where future schools may be needed up to 2031. Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment…

Government’s plan drives strong employment growth

More than 65,000 jobs have been created in Queensland over the past year, according to the latest ABS Labour Force figures released today.  In an impressive result for Queensland, the State’s strong economic performance accounted for 65 per cent of all new jobs created in Australia.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said it was clear Queensland was…

Provide your feedback for Fisheries review

Queenslanders interested in ensuring that the state’s fisheries remain sustainable are encouraged to have their say in a review which will involve strategic advice from leading experts. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said written submissions could be made to MRAG Asia Pacific independent consultants who were working closely with his department on the…