$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…

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.…

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…