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…

Strong plan delivers improving health services

The Health budget for 2014-15 highlighted the central role of frontline services in the Queensland Government’s strong plan for a better future, Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today. Mr Nicholls said spending on health would increase by 6.4 per cent to $13.6 billion in 2014-15. “This budget carefully balances increases in health, education and community services…

Brighter future for fire and emergency services

Stations will be upgraded, new equipment purchased and more fire trucks will be on the road across Queensland as a result of the 2014-15 State Budget for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the revitalisation of frontline fire and emergency services was being supported in the Budget with more than $500 million…

Strong Plan delivers brighter future for police

Frontline services will be improved, stations upgraded and resources rolled out to the Queensland Police Service as part of the Newman Government’s strong plan for a brighter future. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the 2014-15 State Budget delivered increases for frontline services such as policing without the need to introduce new taxes or cut services. “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…