Extra support for Preppies in 2015

Next year’s Prep students will benefit from more teacher aide support, creating a stronger foundation and better learning experience, as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan for education. Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek announced the third round of funding to deliver an extra 2,250 Prep teacher…

Strong support to continue for energy and water customers

Queensland’s Energy and Water Ombudsman has been reappointed for another three years. Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said Mr Forbes Smith would lead the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland through another term to July 2017. “Mr Smith will continue to provide free and independent dispute resolution services to energy customers across the State…

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…