State’s poets may not know it, but they will

Queenslanders from all walks of life and every corner of the state have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money and a shot at being published with two poetry competitions calling for entries. Arts Minister Ian Walker urged Queenslanders to forward their finest lines for the $4,000 Val Vallis Award for Unpublished…

Toll Group injects $86 million in Queensland facility

Queensland is now home to one of the largest freight handling facilities in Australia. Premier Campbell Newman officially opened the $86 million Toll Group freight facility on Brisbane’s south side this morning. Mr Newman said that around 500 staff would now call the facility home, which is approximately the size of two Suncorp Stadiums. “It’s…

$100 million dollar funding boost for legal services

Vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders will have greater access to legal services with a more than $100 million investment in assistance organisations across the State over the next three years. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the multi-million dollar funding boost delivered on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. “Everyone deserves…

Strong Choices draws 50,000 submissions

More than 50,000 Queenslanders have now made submissions on the Queensland Government’s Strong Choices website, recording their choices for paying down the state’s $80 billion accumulated debt. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the site had recorded more than one million page views by more than 214,000 unique users. “These numbers show Queenslanders have a genuine interest…

Diverse Agenda for Queensland Police

Additional policing staff, better training for officers, and targeted programs for diverse communities are delivering results for the thousands of Queenslanders within the multicultural community. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said Queensland’s multicultural community was being better served by the Government’s continued drive to revitalise frontline services. “The former Labor Government did not make any effort…

No speeding in driver test

Speeding won’t be tolerated in the practical driving test currently being piloted at seven different locations across Queensland. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the pilot was part of a package of driver license reforms announced by the Queensland Government last year. “While the former Labor Government was satisfied to allow learner drivers…

Solar power isolator recalled

The Attorney-General has issued a recall order on certain Avanco branded DC solar power isolators used on solar power systems after it was found to have an internal fault that can lead to overheating and fire. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie made the announcement following investigations conducted by the Electrical Safety Office (ESO)…

Register now for the 2014 DestinationQ Forum

Queensland tourism representatives now have the opportunity to share their views on further boosting the state’s tourism sector, with registrations for the 2014 DestinationQ Forum on the Sunshine Coast now open. DestinationQ is a key election commitment of the Newman Government, underpinning our goal to make Queensland Australia’s number one tourism destination.   Minister for…

ResourcesQ Partnership Agreement to drive resources sector

Queensland’s resources sector will have a strong plan for future growth with a landmark partnership agreement between the Queensland Government and resource industry leaders. Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the agreement would set out key actions to help drive economic growth and to create jobs in Queensland’s…

Renew your driver’s licence online

Queenslanders can now renew their driver’s licences via the internet, with the Queensland Government providing more than 50 new services online. IT and Innovation Minister Ian Walker said the government was streamlining bureaucratic processes and making life quicker and simpler for Queenslanders and more was to come. “This one online service will save drivers time…