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…

Blueprint charts the future of social and human services

Queensland families, communities and people with a disability will enjoy better and more responsive services, from a five-year plan to build the country’s best social and human services system. Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Tracy Davis released a blueprint that delivered on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services for families…

Health groups to get funding reprieve

Queensland health service organisations set to lose their funding in changes laid out in the Commonwealth Government’s 2014-15 Budget will receive a year’s reprieve from the State Government. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said Commonwealth budgetary constraints imposed negative impacts on Queensland. “While the state hesitated to spread its health resources even further, it was necessary…

Last chance to register for 2014 DestinationQ Forum

Tourism representatives from across the State are being encouraged to nominate for this year’s DestinationQ Forum and help the Queensland Government shape and grow the industry, as promised at the election. Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said there had been keen interest in the forum so far with 3 days left before registrations close. “We’ve had…

Crackdown on rogue truck drivers boosts road safety

Queensland roads are now even safer after the completion of Operation Austrans, an annual initiative in Australia and New Zealand targeting heavy vehicle road-safety issues, including fatigue, speed and drug use. Police Minister Jack Dempsey joined Deputy Police Commissioner Ross Barnett to mark the completion of the operation. “As part of our strong plan for…