Contract and addendum merged in answer to mainstream doctors

Individual doctors’ contracts will be merged with the contract addendum and re-issued State-wide as part of a clean-up to resolve issues causing friction among doctors. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says weeks of face-to-face meetings, conducted by Health Director General, Ian Maynard, meetings with representative groups and online feedback to the @DrContractFacts social media stream had…

Rhyming signs warn of Dingo dangers this Easter

‘On Fraser never forget, a dingo is not a pet’ will be one of several new rhyming signs being erected across Fraser Island to remind people to keep safe around the wild animals this Easter. National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said the Easter holidays were a popular time with campers, but he warned people against…

Queensland hosts a G20 party for all nations

Planning is underway for the biggest party Brisbane has seen since World Expo 88 in the three weeks leading up to the G20 Summit in November. Premier Campbell Newman said the State Government was organising the event to take advantage of the tremendous economic and tourism benefits that will come to Queensland through the G20…

Go Eggs-ploring in National Parks this Easter

Forget the chocolate and the bunnies this Easter, Queenslanders are being urged to go on an egg-cellent adventure in a National Park instead! National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said Queensland’s top locations were easier than ever to access, thanks to the Newman Government’s commitment to allow better access. “Queensland has more than 200 national parks…

Queensland Rail appoints CEO

Former Under Treasurer Helen Gluer will extend her role as CEO of Queensland Rail for a further one year, after accepting an offer from the board. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said Ms Gluer was one of the most respected executives in the state and welcomed her on-going role leading the important reforms…

Two years of red tape reduction in Queensland

Queenslanders are marking two years of better business, with the Queensland Government’s red tape reduction program continuing to empower local industry and communities. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the latest report card on red tape reduction showed the Government was on track to deliver on its commitment to reduce red tape by 20 per cent by…

Doctors’ deal backed by the power of Parliament

A commitment to protect Senior and Visiting Medical Officers from the previously unfettered power of the Director General of Queensland Health was delivered to doctors by the Queensland Parliament tonight. Legislation, passed by MPs, will provide doctors with unique and highly-valued life-long contracts to boost the performance of the Queensland public health system, with key…

State schools guarantee great results

The Queensland Government’s drive to boost literacy and numeracy in state schools is now well underway with every state school in Queensland implementing a targeted education plan. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said funding had been delivered and the plans submitted by state schools to implement the Great Results Guarantee were now…

Queenslanders celebrate Youth Week

Celebrations are being held across the state to shine a spotlight on the talents and contributions of young Queenslanders as National Youth Week kicks off. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the initiative was another way for the Government to revitalise frontline services as promised at the election and connect young Queenslanders to the opportunities in…