New Disaster Management training makes communities safer

Queensland communities will be kept safer thanks to new, specialised disaster management training taking place at the Regional College of Disaster Management in Cairns. Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey said the Queensland Government was committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Queensland’s disaster management personnel, particularly in the north. “Twenty-five…

New teachers set for success in 2015

Queensland children will continue to have the best learning environment at their schools with the state’s newest teachers being given more support to improve their skills in the classroom from 2015. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek today congratulated more than 500 teachers who completed their first round of training to become mentors…

Deputy Premier reconfirms commitment to probity

Queensland’s Deputy Premier, Jeff Seeney, today reiterated the LNP Government’s commitment to the probity process surrounding Queensland’s integrated resort development (IRD) process. “The LNP government has given the highest priority to the probity of this process, which is why we have appointed Mr Len Scanlen as the probity advisor in the IRD process,” Mr Seeney…

Maintenance backlog slashed at schools

Queensland children will have safer schools and cleaner classrooms to learn in with another $100 million announced to clear the massive school maintenance backlog inherited by the State Government. Premier Campbell Newman said it was the next instalment of the $300 million election promise to revitalise frontline services by improving schools. “We want our state…

The Bruce is being spruced

A new campaign will ask Queensland drivers to show patience as the Queensland Government rolls out a record number of roadworks aimed at making travel safer on the Bruce Highway. Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson launched the Spruce the Bruce campaign to highlight the almost 200 projects currently underway…

Drought declared in south east Queensland

Farmers in Queensland’s south-east corner may qualify for assistance from the Queensland Government after the region was officially drought declared today. The declaration follows a deterioration in rural pastures in the region because of a lack of significant rainfall and will have no impact on domestic water supplies. Agriculture Minister John McVeigh said Brisbane City…

Queensland welcomes endorsement of reef strategy

The Queensland Government has welcomed Commonwealth endorsement of the state’s long-term plan to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Federal Government approval recognises Queensland’s planning and development framework is effective in protecting the Great Barrier Reef, while ensuring the continued prosperity of…

Former Governor-General chairs new Domestic Violence Taskforce

Former Governor-General, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, will chair a Special Taskforce on domestic and family violence that will undertake a comprehensive and co-ordinated review to make Queensland as safe and secure as possible for women and families. Premier Campbell Newman announced the establishment of the Special Taskforce that will lead state-wide consultation with…

More scholarships to support QLD women

More Queensland women could find themselves managing a team of workers on a construction site, tuning cars at a mechanics or helping to protect the Great Barrier Reef following the opening of the next round of the State Government’s Supporting Women Scholarships. Visiting the Ekka, Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul…

Queensland Law Reform Commission appointed

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed the appointment of five members of the Queensland Law Reform Commission. Mr Bleijie said the Commission was a well-established independent body designed to review particular elements of Queensland laws and make recommendations to bring them into the present day. “This Government has worked tirelessly to revitalise…