Government delivers more power for local health boards

The success of local Boards in directing improved health care across Queensland has prompted the State Government to devolve more power to local communities starting next month. The Government will hand legal ownership of health-related land and buildings and staff employment responsibilities to regional Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) in a staged process over the…

PowerQ: a strong plan to power Queensland

Queensland families will have future electricity prices stabilised and cost of living pressures eased as a result of the Newman Government’s strong 30 year plan for the electricity sector.  Launching PowerQ: a 30-year strategy for Queensland’s electricity sector today Energy Minister Mark McArdle said it would deliver a more cost-effective, consumer focussed, resilient and better…

First speed limit review results

Queensland families will benefit from safer roads and more consistent speed limits as part of the first wave of results from the state-wide speed limit review announced late last year. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the review forms part of our strong plan to drive down the road toll through the $350…

State schools benefit from less red tape

Families across the state are benefiting from the removal of senseless bureaucracy in schools, as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan to cut red tape. Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the second edition of the Queensland state schools Red Tape Reduction booklet provided a list of actions the department was taking…

Queensland leads digital revolution

Queensland is on course to become Australia’s most digitally interactive state, opening up Government information and services for more Queenslanders, with the release of GoDigitalQld, part of the State’s strong plan for a brighter future. Information Technology Minister Ian Walker said the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy and Action Plan maps how Queensland would move ahead…

Building certification under review

A major review will shine a light on the building certification industry, following concerns raised about lapses in the Mackay region. Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the review was part of the Government’s strong plan to grow the construction industry and ensure it has a bright future, as promised at the election.…

Queensland leads the nation in jobs growth

Jobs growth in Queensland has outstripped other states once again with today’s ABS labour force figures showing that four out of every five full-time jobs created in Australia last month were created in Queensland.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said 18,200 full-time jobs had been created in May on a seasonally adjusted basis.  “Growth has continued over…

Crackdown on break and enters boosts business safety

Brisbane and Ipswich businesses are now even safer after the completion of Operation Mike Snowshoe, an intensive operation targeting break and enters in South East Queensland.  Police Minister Jack Dempsey joined Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt to mark the completion of the operation. Minister Dempsey said since its inception in November 2013 the Ipswich District Property…

Community grants to commemorate Anzac

 The sacrifice made by Queenslanders from all over the state in the First World War will be remembered and preserved thanks to $1.5 million in Queensland Government grants. Minister Assisting the Premier on the commemoration of the Anzac Centenary Glen Elmes said 57 projects had been funded in the first round of the $13.5 million…