One week left for manufactured home survey

Manufactured home owners have just one week left complete an online survey and have their say on how the industry should look in the future.   Housing Minister Tim Mander said the Government was reviewing the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003, delivering on its election commitments and to make sure it was keeping up with…

Single assessment process part of one-stop-shop in Queensland

Queensland is one step closer to delivering a one-stop-shop approval process, after finalising a new agreement on environmental assessments with the Commonwealth Government. Premier Campbell Newman said the agreement would see the establishment of a single assessment process, reducing unnecessary duplication while maintaining high environmental standards. “Previously proponents would spend years going through a rigorous…

66 recruits join Queensland Police ranks

Sixty-six new police officers are about to join the ranks in a major boost to Queensland’s frontline services. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the officers had spent the last 25 weeks learning the skills they needed to improve the safety of Queensland communities. “I thank the 66 first year constables who have accepted the responsibilities…

Choose Queensland produce for a Healthier. Happier. festive season

Queenslanders are being urged to take advantage of fresh, seasonal produce to help tackle the state’s biggest killer, obesity. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg announced chef Dominique Rizzo had been appointed an ambassador of the Healthier. Happier. obesity campaign, to encourage Queenslanders to cook healthy, nutritious food. “Queenslanders have the unenviable title of being the fattest…

Freight on the move

The Newman Government has developed a clear direction to guide Queensland’s growing freight industry by increasing rail use and creating a more efficient road network.Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the Moving Freight Strategy, endorsed by several peak industry organisations, identifies 38 actions to meet the freight demand over the next 10 years.…

Government to seek private sector infrastructure investment

The Newman Government will investigate private sector infrastructure funding for state-owned electricity transmission and distribution businesses, Treasurer Tim Nicholls announced today. Mr Nicholls said the former Labor Government’s mismanagement meant an $80 billion black cloud of debt was hanging over Queensland’s future. “The Newman Government is continuing its measured and methodical plan to turn Queensland’s…

Property transactions join the digital age

Property transactions have become easier, with stage one of a national e-conveyancing system that does away with a number paper documents, now live in Queensland.Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the release of Property Exchange Australia in Queensland means mortgage dealings and mortgage releases can now be processed online.“The Newman Government is…

Police to target alcohol related violence

The Queensland Police Service will not tolerate any violence in the weeks leading up to the Christmas period, revellers have been warned today. Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said police officers would be out in force over the weekend as the annual Operation Unite blitz on alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour. “The…

Labor’s carbon tax = higher electricity bills

Labor’s ongoing support for the carbon tax is forcing Queenslanders to face higher electricity prices in 2014-15 regardless of a mountain of evidence the tax is hurting Queensland families. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the carbon tax was imposing a real cost on Queensland electricity consumers. “The QCA’s own figures show that without the carbon tax…