WaterQ: a strong plan for Queensland’s water future

Queensland families will have safer, more secure and more affordable water with the launch of WaterQ: a 30-year strategy for Queensland’s water sector. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said it was a strong plan that delivered on the Queensland Government’s election promise to provide better infrastructure and planning. “Queensland’s history, climate and growth demonstrates the…

Paramedics to deliver clot busting drugs to heart attack victims

Heart attack patients around Queensland will have a better chance of surviving and recovering more quickly as part of an expanded trial for paramedics to administer clot-busting drugs. Premier Campbell Newman said the potentially lifesaving program delivered on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services and create the best free public health system in…

$100,000 to help Queensland victims of crime

Victims of crime in Queensland will have greater access to justice with the State Government investing $100, 000 towards forward-thinking counselling initiatives to assist victims and their families. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the latest round of funding would be shared between Relationships Australia (Queensland) and Pheonix House Association Inc to provide…

More women to Get Out, Get Active

Pilates, power-palking, yoga, and aqua aerobics will soon be more accessible to Queensland women, with applications for funding under the Get Out, Get Active initiative now open. Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said Get Out, Get Active would deliver community-based activities in partnership with local councils, delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to…

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…