Reef facts campaign launched

A new Reef Facts campaign has been launched to cut through the misinformation about the Great Barrier Reef and put the truth on the table.  Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell, said the false and extreme claims had the potential to damage the state’s reputation, if they weren’t addressed. “This Government is doing more to…

Queensland to welcome Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Premier Campbell Newman today welcomed the news from Kensington Palace that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would visit Queensland in April. Their Royal Highnesses will visit Amberley and Brisbane on Saturday 19 April (Easter Saturday) as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. Premier Newman said The Duke and…

Racing officials referred to ASIC

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has referred information relating to the actions of several Racing Queensland officials to the nation’s corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It follows findings by the Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry, which was set up by the State Government. The report recommended 10 people be…

SNOs to target fare evasion

Ten new graduate Senior Network Officers have joined the team and will continue to target fare evasion and anti-social behaviour on south east Queensland’s public transport network.  Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the Newman Government was on target to double the number of officers tackling anti-social behaviour and fare evasion on public…

Nominations open for science awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education.  Education, Training and Employment Minister, John-Paul Langbroek said the awards recognised Year 12 students, science teachers, support officers, schools and science education partners who make outstanding contributions to science education in Queensland.  “This year, 27 awards worth a…

Interim Farm Household Allowance now available

Producers in financial need, whether they are drought-affected or not, have been urged to contact Centrelink on 13 23 16 regarding the Federal Government’s Interim Farm Household Allowance package. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the money is available from today (Monday 3 March) and supports the Queensland Government’s election promise to grow…

$47m for training & community Organisations

Registered training and community organisations can now apply for up to $400,000 each as part of the next round of the Newman Government’s $47 million Community Learning program.  Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the program had issued two rounds of funding so far which had delivered on the Government’s election promise to…

Industry leaders to help drive ResourcesQ vision

A 30-year vision driving resources investment and jobs will be guided by respected industry leaders, assisting the Queensland Government deliver on its election promise to grow the sector as one of the four pillars of the economy. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps announced the ResourcesQ Partnership Group had been established on the back…

Queensland boosts tourism through ‘Room 753’

A landmark new Tourism and Events Queensland promotion is using a ‘room with a view’ to generate global social media coverage about the state’s holiday destinations and experiences. Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey announced the “#Room 753” campaign, involving 22 high-profile bloggers, Instagrammers and videographers touring Queensland’s destinations to source inspiration for their audiences on social…

Queensland economic growth strongest in the nation

Queensland’s economic growth continues to outstrip the rest of Australia, with new figures showing the economy had the strongest growth in the nation over the year to the September quarter 2013. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said it showed the Newman Government was delivering on its promise to supercharge the economy after 20 years of Labor’s failed…