Queensland clubs urged to Get Playing and Get Going

  More than $14.5 million is now available to community sports clubs to help Queensland families get fit and have fun thanks to two State Government programs. Get Going provides grants up to $10,000 for items and activities to assist clubs in attracting and retaining members. Get Playing provides grants up to $100,000 to sport…

Mentoring for Growth program celebrated

Queensland business owners will receive help to take their operations to the next level, with the continuation of the Government’s Mentoring for Growth program.  Minister for Small Business Jann Stuckey joined operators and their mentors to celebrate the success of the program and said it delivered on the Government’s election promise to grow the economy. …

Restaurant Australia serves up a taste of Queensland

Queensland’s food and wine experiences will be top of the menu this week as a selection of Australian food and wine industry representatives take a seat at the table for the Queensland lunch as part of Tourism Australia’s global campaign, Restaurant Australia.  Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey said the Queensland Government’s 20-year…

Public housing rent loophole closed

More of Queensland’s most vulnerable households could gain access to public housing, as the Government tightens up rules that allowed some tenants to pay less than 10% of their income in rent. Housing Minister Tim Mander said the changes would allow the Government to direct more money to help families, as part of the Government’s…

PUPs told not to bite Queensland families

Families across Queensland would have around $170 more in their pocket in 2014-15 if Labor’s carbon tax was abolished. Energy Minister Mark McArdle welcomed the Federal Government’s reintroduction of legislation to axe the carbon tax and repeated calls for all federal MPs and Senators to finally recognise that Australians voted overwhelmingly for its repeal. “The…

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…

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…