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…

Construction industry to become fairer, more transparent

The Queensland construction industry has received another boost with the Government today unveiling changes that will make the process of resolving disputes fairer and more transparent. Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander said the changes deliver on the election promise to grow the industry as one of the four pillars of the economy.…

New voice for Queensland Veterans

Victoria Cross recipient Cpl Ben Roberts-Smith VC is among the people on a new council which will advise the State Government on issues affecting veterans in Queensland. Minister Assisting the Premier on the Centenary of Anzac Glen Elmes said the Queensland Veterans Advisory Council would give veterans a new direct connection with the Government, delivering…

Much needed boost for Queensland aquaculture

The State’s aquaculture industry will be more competitive and more jobs could be created, with a new Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) study examining how to cut Labor’s business strangling red tape. Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform, Deb Frecklington said aquaculture, such as prawn or barramundi farming, was a potential growth sector for…