Children protected by new laws

Queensland children and their families are better protected and tougher monitoring over child sex offenders will be enforced through new laws that were passed in Parliament overnight, despite Labor shamefully voting against them. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the laws met a key election commitment to revitalise frontline services and would make Queensland families safer,…

Major reforms to boost resources and protect landholders

Queensland landholders will gain improved land access protection , while the resources sector will have red tape slashed through landmark reforms by the Newman Government. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 addressed issues left to escalate under the former Labor Government, including overlapping…

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…

Strong Plan puts Bruce Highway on road to improvement

The Queensland Government will deliver $768 million of improvements to the Bruce Highway over the next year as part of our strong plan for a brighter future. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said being able to fund major infrastructure projects was one of the key reasons the Government had made the strongest and smartest choice to pay…

Strong Plan: Delivering a Safer Queensland

Making Queensland communities safer will be a feature of the 2014-15 State Budget. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the Budget built on the Government’s plan to deliver a strong future for Queensland. “It includes our plan to secure the State’s finances by making the Smartest and Strongest Choice to reduce debt, while also continuing to deliver…

Life made easy for Queenslanders buying off the plan

Young families and property buyers will have access to more information than ever before thanks to new red tape busting reforms introduced in Parliament yesterday. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the new laws would revitalise frontline services for Queensland families as promised at the election, by making it easier to obtain key…

International holidaymakers boost Queensland tourism

Queensland has welcomed more than two million international visitors in the year to March 2014, according to new figures released today. Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey said Tourism Research Australia’s latest International Visitor Survey revealed international visitors spent almost $4 billion on travel to Queensland, delivering on the Newman Government’s promise to grow tourism as…