Police given strong powers to ensure Safe Nights Out

Queenslanders will enjoy safer nights out this Christmas after police were given greater powers to prevent street violence under the Newman LNP Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said that from this weekend police could automatically breathalyse and drug test any person who commits a serious assault offence in a public place.…

Queensland schools open doors to communities

Queensland schools will be empowered to create closer ties with their local communities, under a revamped initiative to promote the use of school facilities. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek and Member for Cook David Kempton said students, schools and locals would benefit from greater flexibility to form partnerships that benefitted the whole…

Queensland apprentices on pathway to success

Thousands of young Queenslanders will have more opportunity to get a job thanks to an innovative Queensland Government plan that gives employers an incentive to take on a school-based apprentice. Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said there were many benefits to taking on a trade, both for students and…

More domestic violence help is only a call away

Queensland women and families affected by domestic violence will have better access to specialist advice and support over the phone. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the Newman Government was continuing to revitalise frontline services and keep Queenslanders safe by providing an additional $100,000 to DVConnect to extend domestic violence support and counselling through its Womensline…

Health reforms put patient first in Oz first plan

MORE Sunshine Coast residents are getting their surgery on time – and appointments – under the LNP Government – and now will receive Australia’s first statewide surgery guarantee The State LNP Government today announced that local patients in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service will soon receive a guarantee to have their elective (non-emergency) surgery on…

Historic agreements bring jobs to Queensland

Future generations of Queenslanders will benefit from more jobs, improved schools and better hospitals and roads as the result of an announcement that the Newman LNP Government will invest in infrastructure in the Galilee Basin. Premier Campbell Newman said that the State Government would work with resource companies to make strategic investments that could create…

Sunnies day targets school children

Primary-aged school children in Queensland are being targeted on National Sunnies Day to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.   Health Minister Lawrence Springborg is passionate about the campaign to protect eyes from sun damage, because as a child he experienced pterygium, an eye condition caused by overexposure to the sun. “The Queensland Eye Institute…

New laws to keep Queensland schools safe

Queensland principals will have more powers to make their schools even safer as part of the LNP Government’s plan to support local decision-making and improve outcomes for students. Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said a raft of new laws passed by Parliament delivered on the government’s commitment to make schools safe places to learn and work.…

Innovative disability accommodation helping families

More Queensland families will have greater certainty and peace of mind about housing for their adult children with disabilities through the expansion of a State Government support program. Premier Campbell Newman said the $17 million Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial had so far created 61 new accommodation places across Queensland for adults with disabilities who…