Asbestos overhaul to make worksites safer

Queensland homes and worksites will be safer under a new asbestos management strategy that will be the most comprehensive and rigorous of its kind in Australia.  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Statewide Strategic Plan for the Safe Management of Asbestos in Queensland focused on effective cooperation with local councils, education and…

Blueprint to drive future of natural resources

A blueprint has been released to deliver better services and economic and social benefits to Queenslanders, fulfilling the Newman Government’s election promise to grow a four pillar economy. Mr Cripps said the Department of Natural Resources and Mines blueprint outlined the government’s vision for the responsible and productive use of Queensland’s land, water, mineral and…

Neighbourhood Watch joins the digital age

Neighbourhood Watch Queensland has entered the digital age with the launch of new online blogs to keep communities up to date with crime prevention strategies in their area. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the move was an important step to connect residents with their local police and bring crime fighting strategies into the 21st century.…

Brave actions of QPS officers recognised nationally

Two Queensland police officers have been honoured with Australian Bravery Decorations for their outstanding service to the community. Senior Constable Darryl Campbell from the Sunshine Coast Road Policing Command was presented with a Bravery Medal and Senior Constable Drew Lewis from the Public Safety Response Team was presented with a Commendation for Brave Conduct. Police…

Website to tackle cyber bullying

Queensland school students will learn skills to stay safe online with the launch ofa new cyber-safety website which uses a quiz to highlight potential dangers. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the new website will use characters including Bully Girl and Shifty Shane to help educate students of the dangers of cyber…

Fisheries management review moves ahead swiftly

The LNP Government has taken the next step in its bold plan to modernise fishing management in Queensland with the release of the fisheries management review terms of reference today. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the review was aimed at simplifying fisheries management, cutting red tape and improving environmental sustainability. “Fishing is…

Landmark laws deliver revolution in regional planning

The State Government will deliver the clearest regional planning laws in Queensland’s history with Parliament today passing the Regional Planning Interests Act 2014. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Planning and Infrastructure Jeff Seeney said the Act will provide investment certainty for the agriculture and resource sectors by introducing a clear and equitable process…

Child protection reforms a top priority for Queensland

The Newman Government’s commitment to making Queensland the safest place to raise a child will take an important step forward with reforms recommended by the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry introduced in Parliament today. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the State Government was following the Commission’s roadmap to developing a sustainable and…

ResourcesQ Partnership Group announced

Six resource industry experts have been selected to work with the Queensland Government to help drive growth and jobs in the sector over the next 30 years. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps announced the members of the ResourcesQ Partnership Group, to provide strategic advice and recommendations on the ResourcesQ initiative. “This project…