Mentoring for Growth program celebrated

Queensland business owners will receive help to take their operations to the next level, with the continuation of the Government’s Mentoring for Growth program.  Minister for Small Business Jann Stuckey joined operators and their mentors to celebrate the success of the program and said it delivered on the Government’s election promise to grow the economy. …

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Public housing rent loophole closed

More of Queensland’s most vulnerable households could gain access to public housing, as the Government tightens up rules that allowed some tenants to pay less than 10% of their income in rent. Housing Minister Tim Mander said the changes would allow the Government to direct more money to help families, as part of the Government’s…

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Improved disability access for Nambour

Passengers with mobility issues will find it easier to access public transport following the Queensland Government’s recent installation of new disabled parking bays at Nambour train station. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said better access for passengers with a disability delivered on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. “We have listened…

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PUPs told not to bite Queensland families

Families across Queensland would have around $170 more in their pocket in 2014-15 if Labor’s carbon tax was abolished. Energy Minister Mark McArdle welcomed the Federal Government’s reintroduction of legislation to axe the carbon tax and repeated calls for all federal MPs and Senators to finally recognise that Australians voted overwhelmingly for its repeal. “The…

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WaterQ: a strong plan for Queensland’s water future

Queensland families will have safer, more secure and more affordable water with the launch of WaterQ: a 30-year strategy for Queensland’s water sector. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said it was a strong plan that delivered on the Queensland Government’s election promise to provide better infrastructure and planning. “Queensland’s history, climate and growth demonstrates the…

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More women to Get Out, Get Active

Pilates, power-palking, yoga, and aqua aerobics will soon be more accessible to Queensland women, with applications for funding under the Get Out, Get Active initiative now open. Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said Get Out, Get Active would deliver community-based activities in partnership with local councils, delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to…

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Extra support for Preppies in 2015

Next year’s Prep students will benefit from more teacher aide support, creating a stronger foundation and better learning experience, as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan for education. Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek announced the third round of funding to deliver an extra 2,250 Prep teacher…

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Strong support to continue for energy and water customers

Queensland’s Energy and Water Ombudsman has been reappointed for another three years. Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said Mr Forbes Smith would lead the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland through another term to July 2017. “Mr Smith will continue to provide free and independent dispute resolution services to energy customers across the State…

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Government delivers more power for local health boards

The success of local Boards in directing improved health care across Queensland has prompted the State Government to devolve more power to local communities starting next month. The Government will hand legal ownership of health-related land and buildings and staff employment responsibilities to regional Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) in a staged process over the…

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