Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Fund launched

People with a disability who have ageing parents will have access to innovative housing solutions, through a partnership between Community finance lender Foresters Community Finance and the Queensland Government. Speaking at the launch of the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Fund in Brisbane, Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis said the partnership was a unique funding model…

Nature Play now the Queensland way for kids

Children across the state have been guaranteed a passport to better health and fitness, with the Newman Government revealing plans to bring Nature Play to Queensland. Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, Steve Dickson said the initiative to increase the amount of time spent in unstructured play outdoors provided children with personalised ‘passports’…

Premier announces 26th Governor of Queensland

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC as the 26th Governor of Queensland. Premier Campbell Newman said his Honour comes to the office of Governor following a distinguished career, most notably serving the people of Queensland as Chief Justice for the past 16 years. “It is a…

Springborg braces for frontbench reshuffle

Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, says he is braced for a frontbench reshuffle within the Labor Party that will see the Shadow Minister for Health replaced following the Redcliffe by-election. Mr Springborg predicted Labor would seize the opportunity of having an additional Member of Parliament to strip the current Shadow Minister, Jo-Ann Miller, of her health…

JOINT STATEMENT: ARTC to investigate incorporating Queensland into the national rail network

The Federal Abbott Coalition Government and Queensland’s Newman Government have agreed to investigate incorporating Queensland into the national rail network. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson today met with the Federal Government’s Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) in Canberra to kickstart an investigation into expanding the ARTC’s…

Download your destination

Queensland’s world class tourism attractions and visitor information centres are now just a click away following the launch of a free smartphone application. Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey launched the Visitor Information Centre app which will give tourists a range of information tailored to their location. “This free app will ensure…

Get Moving on Get Started applications

Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson has urged Queenslanders to ‘get moving’ with their Get Started applications, with round three to end this Friday. Get Started is one of three programs under the Newman Government’s flagship $47.8 million Get in the Game initiative, aimed at helping to get Queenslanders get active. Mr Dickson said round…

Online portal to provide G20 updates

Queenslanders can now access everything they need to know about the G20 after a dedicated blog was launched this morning.  Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the G20 blog would be part of the myPolice online portal, allowing G20 Group organisers to communicate directly with the public.  “I know a lot of…

SEQ water and sewerage services code up for review

South east Queenslanders and small businesses are being asked to put forward ideas on how to improve the customer service standards of their water service providers and improve the way they deal with complaints. It’s part of a review of the South East Queensland Customer Water and Wastewater Code announced by Energy and Water Supply…