Minister urges insurers to slash premiums

Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli is calling on insurance companies to come good on their word and reduce their home insurance premiums to reflect the improved level of flood protection in Roma and St George. And he’s vowed to be watching. Inspecting the new levees today, Minster Crisafulli said insurers had predicted falls…

ANZAC centenary fundraising appeal launched

The Queensland community is being given the chance to share in Centenary of Anzac commemoration activities with a statewide fundraising appeal being launched. Minister Assisting the Premier on the Centenary of Anzac Glen Elmes said funds raised through the appeal would supplement the $49.3 million contribution by the Queensland Government. “A hundred years after the…

Queensland’s transport network modelled on the best

Some of the world’s most cutting edge public transport design and technology was on show as Premier Campbell Newman toured New York’s East Access Rail Line project during his US trade mission. Mr Newman said the project underneath New York’s iconic Grand Central Station was a good model for Queensland’s own underground bus and rail…

Have your say on limo industry

Hiring limousines could become more affordable for Queenslanders as the Newman Government looks to cut red tape in the industry. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said a discussion paper is now open for feedback from today and focuses on options to reduce or simplify limousine regulations making it more affordable for passengers. “We…

New York Police on show during trade mission

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton has given an insight into one of the world’s largest and most effective police services, during a meeting with Premier Campbell Newman. Mr Newman said New York’s modern policing systems have lowered the city’s crimes significantly, and that Queensland could learn from this expertise. “We promised Queenslanders at the…

AgInvest forum to further Queensland agriculture

Growing agriculture as one of the four pillars of the economy will be the main area of discussion as hundreds of Queensland industry members gather in Brisbane for a Government-led forum today. Treasurer and Minister for Trade Tim Nicholls said the Queensland AgInvest Forum would showcase a range of international opportunities to more than 200…

Workplaces to get a healthy funding boost

A healthy serve of funding is being made available to Queensland businesses that promote a better lifestyle for their workers, delivering on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said $1.4 million worth of grants under the Working for Wellness Program was up for grabs for businesses that think innovatively about…

Queenslanders have their say on social services investment

Queenslanders are being asked to give their feedback on how the Newman Government can revitalise investment in social services like child safety, health, housing, disability services and homelessness. Treasurer and Chair of the Social Services Cabinet Committee Tim Nicholls said the public consultation period for the draft Social Services Investment Framework was now open for…

Queensland’s transport network modelled on the best

Some of the world’s most cutting edge public transport design and technology was on show as Premier Campbell Newman toured New York’s East Access Rail Line project during his US trade mission. Mr Newman said the project underneath New York’s iconic Grand Central Station was a good model for Queensland’s own underground bus and rail…

Discounts for foster and kinship carers

Queensland’s foster and kinship carers can now stretch their dollar further by accessing discounts at more than 4,500 businesses across the state, as part of the Queensland Government’s Carer Business Discount Card scheme. Launching Foster and Kinship Carer Week on the Sunshine Coast, Child Safety Minister said approximately 4,700 foster and kinship carer families throughout…