Queensland continues to lead on jobs growth

Employment figures released today show Queensland has created more jobs than any other state over the last year.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s seasonally adjusted figures showed that 49,300 jobs had been created in the state over the year.  “In August 26,500 jobs were created in Queensland, a growth record second only to New South…

Strong ‘off the plan’ reforms for buyers and builders

Strong ‘off the plan’ reforms for buyers and builders Families buying a new home will be better protected and Queensland’s construction industry will continue to be revitalised under red tape-busting reforms passed in Parliament overnight. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 built on the…

Domestic violence taskforce to consult Queenslanders

Queensland’s new Domestic Violence Taskforce headed up by Dame Quentin Bryce has been given five months to work out how to stop the escalating rates of domestic violence in the state. Taskforce Chair, Dame Quentin Bryce said she had found her preliminary listening tour around Queensland invaluable in gaining early insights into the issues and…

One week to decide fares or services

Queenslanders have one week to decide how to spend $30million of carbon tax savings with a choice of increased transport services or reduced fares. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said since the survey was announced last Sunday, more than 16,000 Queenslanders had already voted. “This week is the last chance to have your say and help decide how the savings should be spent,” Mr Emerson said.…

Queensland businesses freed from red tape

Around 7,000 Queensland firms will have more time and money to grow their businesses after the State Government announced another cut to red tape.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said Queensland businesses with an annual payroll tax liability of less than $20,000 will now only need to lodge payroll tax returns just twice a year, instead of…

Retail trade shows encouraging growth

There is encouraging growth in Queensland’s retail sector with figures out today showing retail trade up 3.5 per cent seasonally adjusted in the year to July, Treasurer Tim Nicholls said.  Mr Nicholls said the State’s economy is on the cusp of strong growth and the retail sector is an important part of Queensland’s growth story. …

Construction forum to set out future growth

Over 300 members of Queensland’s $60 billion building and construction industry will come together over the next two days to develop a blueprint for the industry’s long-term future. Premier Campbell Newman said ConstructionQ was part of the Queensland Government’s promise to grow the construction industry and create thousands of jobs as one of the four…

Partnership encourages Queenslanders to ‘Get Ready’

Queenslanders are being told to ‘Get Ready’ for this year’s storm season thanks to a new partnership between RACQ and the State Government. Announcing the move today, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the sponsorship deal was worth $1 million over three years and would fund a state-wide call to action through community…