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…

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…