New Resident Information Service Launched

Residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks now have access to a new service to help them understand their rights. In a Queensland first, the Park and Village Information Link program will provide free legal advice on rights and responsibilities under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.…

Green light for doctors’ contracts a boost for QLD

Senior doctors at public hospitals across Queensland have been given the green light to sign individual contracts aimed at boosting flexibility and simplicity in a sustainable patient-focused State healthcare system. Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, State Cabinet and doctors’ representatives have signed off on the new performance-based contracts, ending eight months of negotiation over the new…

Beef industry action plan released for comment

Industry has been asked to provide feedback on the State government’s draft Beef Industry Action Plan which underpins the goal to double production by 2040 and delivers on the election promise to grow Agriculture as one of the four pillars of the economy. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the draft plan for…

New campaign targets low road toll

A new Easter road safety campaign targeting speeding will aim to maintain Queensland’s record low road toll. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the campaign, to start this weekend, would target drivers who thought a couple of Ks over the limit was safe. “Through the work of police and the government’s $350 million,…

Disaster Management College commitment delivered

The Regional College of Disaster Management will be delivered following the signing of a partnership with the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) in Cairns today. Queensland Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the specialised training would be delivered as part of the Queensland Government’s overall commitment to enhancing the knowledge and skills…

ANZAC Appeal boosted by Qld Govt donation

Queensland’s annual ANZAC Day Appeal is off to a great start with a $15,000 State Government donation. Minister Assisting the Premier on the Centenary of ANZAC Glen Elmes presented the cheque to the President of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee Arthur Burke OAM at a special First World War commemorative display in the Executive Building.…

Boost for Indigenous employment

Supermarket chain Coles has committed to tripling the number of Indigenous employees in its workforce, providing a welcome boost as the Queensland Government pushes to reverse historic low Indigenous employment rates. Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes made the announcement as Coles executives welcomed the company’s 300th Indigenous employee…

Young ambassadors wanted to help shape Queensland

The interests of young Queenslanders will be better represented through an exciting new youth ambassadors program, launched as part of National Youth Week celebrations. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said six outstanding young leaders would be selected to represent each of the areas of connection in the Queensland Youth Strategy. “This new program will showcase, celebrate…