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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…

Reforms ensure safer and more productive worksites

Queensland worksites will be better protected and free of union abuse under work health and safety (WHS) reforms introduced in Parliament today. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Bill 2014 included much tougher penalties for electrical safety breaches and new rules to prevent union bullying.…

Queensland’s jobs growth three times national average

Today’s ABS labour force figures underline the importance of the Newman Government’s efforts to grow the economy, reduce debt and invest in infrastructure for the future, Treasurer Tim Nicholls says. Mr Nicholls said the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went up slightly in January to 6.1 per cent, while the more reliable trend rate remained steady…

Duplication removal leads to better environmental outcomes

A new streamlined approach to environmental offsets will improve environmental outcomes, cut green tape and reduce costs. Environment Minister Andrew Powell said the Environmental Offsets Bill which was introduced in parliament today would replace five separate Queensland Government offsets policies. “Environmental offsets are a component of the assessment process that enables development to proceed,” Mr…

Government sets high bar for integrated resorts

Queensland is set for a tourism and construction boost, with strong competition to create up to three integrated resort developments in metropolitan and regional Queensland. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said interested proponents have until 28 February to register their interest in securing licences to establish integrated resort…

New partnership to grow Youth Week celebrations

The Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) Queensland will help deliver and co-ordinate Queensland’s Youth Week activities under a new partnership with the Newman Government. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the three year partnership delivered on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. “PCYC will receive $210,000 to run a small grants program, marketing campaign and…