End to Labor’s fare legacy

Millions of public transport passengers could save thousands of dollars as the Queensland Government ends Labor’s on-going public transport fare hikes, delivering on the election promise to lower the cost of living. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said Labor’s crippling 15 per cent annual fare hikes which began in 2009 would be a…

Strong Plan delivers a creative, clever and connected Queensland

The Queensland Government is enabling a creative, connected and clever Queensland through the funding of $950 million for the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts in the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said that through targeted investment in our creative industries, the Government was continuing to deliver on our strong plan…

Strong Plan helps councils build resilience

The 2014-15 State Budget will support the Queensland Government’s push to rebuild from natural disasters and make Queensland Australia’s most resilient state. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the Government was making strong choices in order to deliver a brighter future for Queensland. “This budget outlines our plan to secure our finances by making the strongest and…

Strong Plan delivering great results for Queensland environment

The Queensland Government is continuing its strong commitment to protecting the state’s environment through the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s budget delivered a strong plan for a brighter future for the environment, while still growing a four pillar economy and job opportunities. “This budget sees an increase in funding for Environment and…

Strong Plan for housing vulnerable Queenslanders

The 2014-15 State Budget reaffirms the Government’s commitment to house the State’s most vulnerable residents and make it easier for the private sector to do business with government. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the State Budget included increases to community services spending, while not raising taxes or cutting services. “It outlines our plan to secure the…

Safe Night Out Strategy’ supported in State Budget

Australia’s most comprehensive action plan to stamp out alcohol and drug related violence will be supported by a $44.5 million funding injection in today’s State Budget. Premier Campbell Newman said the 2014-15 State Budget continued the commitment to revitalising front line services and keeping Queenslanders safe as part of the Government’s strong plan for a…

Strong Plan: Prioritising Regional Queensland

Queensland’s regions are facing a brighter future thanks to the strong choices outlined in the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the budget carefully balanced the need for spending in key areas without introducing new taxes or cutting services. “The budget outlines our plans to secure the state’s finances by making the strongest and…

A strong plan for a brighter future

The 2014-15 State Budget outlines the Queensland Government’s strong plan for a brighter future. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the Government was carefully balancing increases in education, health and community services spending, while not introducing or raising any new taxes or reducing services. “Strong choices have to be made so that Queensland can have a brighter…

Draft Plan of action: Strongest Choice now the Smartest

Treasurer Tim Nicholls today released the Government’s Draft Plan of action to reduce the $80 billion state debt and $4 billion interest bill – the ‘Strongest and Smartest Choice’ for Queensland. “Our Draft Plan is the strongest choice because we have always been committed to fixing the state’s finances and ridding Queenslanders of the burden…