$2 billion in savings to reduce power prices

Queenslanders will experience cheaper electricity prices in the future after the Queensland Government announced common sense changes that will save electricity distributors $2 billion dollars. Energy Minister Mark McArdle said the changes provided greater flexibility on future electricity infrastructure decisions, placing downward pressure on future electricity prices. “These changes strike the right balance between protecting…

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,…

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.…