$100 million dollar funding boost for legal services

Vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders will have greater access to legal services with a more than $100 million investment in assistance organisations across the State over the next three years. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the multi-million dollar funding boost delivered on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. “Everyone deserves…

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Strong Choices draws 50,000 submissions

More than 50,000 Queenslanders have now made submissions on the Queensland Government’s Strong Choices website, recording their choices for paying down the state’s $80 billion accumulated debt. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the site had recorded more than one million page views by more than 214,000 unique users. “These numbers show Queenslanders have a genuine interest…

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Diverse Agenda for Queensland Police

Additional policing staff, better training for officers, and targeted programs for diverse communities are delivering results for the thousands of Queenslanders within the multicultural community. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said Queensland’s multicultural community was being better served by the Government’s continued drive to revitalise frontline services. “The former Labor Government did not make any effort…

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Locals to celebrate the power of volunteering

Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will celebrate this year’s National Volunteer Week with Sunshine Coast volunteers at a sausage size in Cotton Tree Park on Friday 16th May. (NOW CWA HALL, MEMORIAL AVE, MAROOCHYDORE DUE TO RISK OF RAIN). Fiona Simpson and Cr Stephen Robinson will join with Volunteering Sunshine Coast to honour local volunteers for the…

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Register now for the 2014 DestinationQ Forum

Queensland tourism representatives now have the opportunity to share their views on further boosting the state’s tourism sector, with registrations for the 2014 DestinationQ Forum on the Sunshine Coast now open. DestinationQ is a key election commitment of the Newman Government, underpinning our goal to make Queensland Australia’s number one tourism destination.   Minister for…

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ResourcesQ Partnership Agreement to drive resources sector

Queensland’s resources sector will have a strong plan for future growth with a landmark partnership agreement between the Queensland Government and resource industry leaders. Premier Campbell Newman and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the agreement would set out key actions to help drive economic growth and to create jobs in Queensland’s…

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Renew your driver’s licence online

Queenslanders can now renew their driver’s licences via the internet, with the Queensland Government providing more than 50 new services online. IT and Innovation Minister Ian Walker said the government was streamlining bureaucratic processes and making life quicker and simpler for Queenslanders and more was to come. “This one online service will save drivers time…

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Government listens on CMC reforms

Queensland will have a stronger, more effective and independent watchdog following important reforms passed in Parliament overnight. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Government had listened to community consultation and accepted the majority of amendments recommended by the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, including providing its oversight Committee the power to…

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Government listens on CMC reforms

Queensland will have a stronger, more effective and independent watchdog following important reforms passed in Parliament overnight. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Government had listened to community consultation and accepted the majority of amendments recommended by the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, including providing its oversight Committee the power to…

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Vegetation management reforms deliver major savings

Landholders have been saved up to 86 years in productive time and almost $200,000 thanks to the Newman Government’s self-assessable vegetation management codes, according to the latest quarterly update released this week. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said since the codes were introduced in December 2013, the Department of Natural Resources and…

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