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IF THE Queensland Government stuck to one of its own fiscal principles, there would be 11,260 fewer public servants, according to an economic analysis. The ballooning numbers of public servants are also growing compared with the state's overall employment. According to one analysis from Conus ...
The Queensland government has hit out at the federal coalition for offering to fund a major Victorian rail project while denying money for Brisbane's $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday pledged up to $5 billion to build a Melbourne Airport rail link and urged the ...

“This is a real opportunity for the Queensland Government to lead the way and get the emphasis right by looking at creating more space for emergency services and roadside workers to do their jobs and focus on moving cars over rather than just slowing them down. “The New South Wales Government's ...
WE ALL need to be involved in the conversation about how to reduce our carbon emissions says Lisa Cliff, climate policy officer for the Queensland Conservation Council. That's why she'll be speaking at community forums around Queensland this month about the state government's climate change ...
A pair of dated former Queensland Government buildings in Brisbane CBD will merge and be increased in height by six storeys as part of a new commercial development. Ashe Morgan and DMANN Corporation submitted a development application to the Brisbane City Council in December 2017 proposing ...
A greyhound trainer convicted of illegal live-baiting and who transformed his “scrub block with a house” into a greyhound track could have his land forfeited to the Queensland government. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking to take control of Tom Noble's property under the Criminal ...

Disgraced Queensland greyhound trainer Tom Noble is fighting a court bid to seize the property he used for illegal live-baiting. Lawyers for the Queensland government on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court in Brisbane to grant it permission to seize the banned trainer's Churchable property, north of ...
Queensland's Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, has spoken with brewers at Brewsvegas 2018 about a plan to strengthen the government's role in supporting the craft brewing industry. Dick said the Palaszczuk Government recognised the benefits ...
Queensland's Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, has spoken with brewers at Brewsvegas 2018 about a plan to strengthen the government's role in supporting the craft brewing industry. Dick said the Palaszczuk Government recognised the benefits ...
The Palaszczuk government will move to reintroduce a waste levy amid mounting scrutiny of New South Wales companies dumping hundreds of thousands of tonnes of rubbish north of the border. It's understood Cabinet signed off on the move on Monday after a long-awaited report into the waste industry ...
Children's film Dora the Explorer will be filmed on the Gold Coast after the state government agreed to cough up the extra cash needed to keep the production on Australian soil. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement to a cast of industry workers and their families this morning. “Thanks to ...
Queensland's Liberal National Party is accusing the government of manufacturing a drama over securing the production of the Dora the Explorer movie. The Palaszczuk Labor government has dipped in further than they wanted to by topping up the federal government's tax concession to Hollywood studio ...
The Queensland government has accused the federal MP of being reckless, but Mr Katter says the region's economy took a hit from excessive road closures. “I'm talking about cases where there was eight inches of water across the road and there was no flow in it at all. It was stagnant,” he told ABC radio on ...
ANNASTACIA Palaszczuk has refused to explain why ministers signed off on the appointment of Mark Algie to Energy Queensland's board just days after his CV was spruiked by ETU boss Peter Simpson. The Premier insisted Cabinet processes were followed but she would not explain why the appointment ...
STATE Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has slammed the State Government for refusing to accelerate funding for the Haughton pipeline duplication. The Palaszczuk Government committed $225 million for the pipe duplication and other water-saving support measures to be paid to Townsville City ...
In the days after the announcement late last month, a Queensland Government spokesman said the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy had worked closely with Carbine and other government agencies for the past two years to progress their proposal and support the feasibility study.
ANNASTACIA Palaszczuk will this week act to overhaul the ministerial handbook after the Mark Bailey “mangocube” email scandal, eight months after first promising to do so. All ministers, ministerial staff and all the Queensland public service will be hit by the rules banning use of personal emails for ...

The Queensland government's submission to the inquiry, seen by The Courier-Mail, also calls for all teachers to have access to high-speed internet and incentives to pursue postgraduate qualifications, like scholarships or fee waivers. Ms Grace's push for a campaign to attract quality teachers comes as the ...
“The unity ticket of the LNP's Team Queensland expanded to include local government with the mayors of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, the Sunshine Coast and Noosa coming on board, the Queensland Government and Opposition have been extremely supportive and so too has the business sector and ...
THE Queensland Government wants a Darling Downs-based contractor to build the new $10.5 million performing arts centre at Centenary Heights State High School. The Department of Education and Training opened the construction tender period last week for the major project, three months after The ...
Boeing announced March 1 a new partnership agreement with the Queensland government in Australia, saying that because of it, Australia will be home to Boeing's largest autonomous systems development program outside of the United States. During the next three years, this rapid innovation program ...
The owners of the Northern Gas Pipeline linking Tennant Creek with Mount Isa, also support the Queensland Government's approach to onshore gas development, saying the science consistently demonstrated that a well regulated onshore gas industry can help to deliver much needed additional gas to ...
The Queensland Government will partner with YouTube as a part of an initiative to stop cyber bullying. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk paid a visit to the LA-based YouTube Space Hub to establish the partnership as a part of the new Anti-Cyber Bullying Task Force, which was set up following the death of ...
Residents at a failed residential marina resort in Queensland are calling on the State Government to end a stalemate between a collapsed company, council and property owners. Port Hinchinbrook has been plagued with problems since the global financial crisis. It has seen a direct hit from a severe ...
Did you know Queensland Rail spent more than $500,000 on organic soap and toiletries in the last financial year? Or that the Department of Premier and Cabinet forked out more than $1.7 million on marketing in just six months? While these details of Queensland Government spending have been made ...
QUEENSLAND'S leading motorist body will share data and analysis on fuel prices with the State Government in an attempt to tackle soaring prices at the bowser. Energy Minister Anthony Lynham and Transport Minister Mark Bailey met with RACQ Head of Policy Dr Rebecca Michael on Monday to discuss ...
Queensland's Environment Department has thrown embattled miner New Acland Coal a lifeline, despite its historic loss in the Land Court last year. The court recommended against the coal mine's expansion into agricultural land on Queensland's Darling Downs, mainly because of uncertainty as to how it ...
The Queensland government is making a last-ditch effort to keep the filming of Dora the Explorer in the sunshine state. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison on Friday afternoon refused a request to increase Paramount movie studio's tax break so it could produce the live-action children's movie in Australia.
THE Queensland Government is poised to bring in new powers allowing the state to stand down mayors and councillors facing serious charges. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has revealed he is urgently pursuing the reforms. It comes as political pressure mounts on Logan Mayor Luke Smith ...
NEW laws requiring rideshare operators to record and hand over data on their drivers and the trips they take come into force next month, as the State Government continues to roll out its Uber reforms. The changes will allow the Department of Transport and Main Roads to not only get a handle on the extent ...
TRANSSEXUAL people in Queensland will no longer be forced to divorce their partners to have their new gender legally recognised. The Queensland Government yesterday announced it would scrap the “legal restriction” from the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrations Act 2003 next week.
THE State Government will not match a last-ditch “nervous” advertising campaign by their Victorian counterparts to secure Defence's coveted $5 billion Land 400 vehicle project. State Development, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick said the Victorian Government was spending ...
THE STATE government has been accused of “dropping the ball” by losing a State of Origin game to Adelaide. The NRL's announcement Adelaide Oval would be hosting a game in 2020 fired up all sides of the Queensland Parliament during the first Question Time of the year yesterday. It is understood the ...
THE Palaszczuk Government has delayed the start of its much-vaunted container deposit scheme by five months. Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch announced the delay in a statement on Wednesday night. She said it was as a result of stakeholders wanting more time to ensure problems with the NSW ...
Queensland Government delays refund recyling scheme. THE Palaszczuk Government has delayed the start of its much-vaunted container deposit scheme by five months. The Courier-MailFebruary 15, 20189:45am. Video; Image ...
Queensland's environment department will not grant approvals for the proposed $900 million expansion of the New Acland coal mine. It is understood the department decided not to grant an environmental authority for the controversial Darling Downs project, necessary for New Hope - the parent company ...
The Queensland government has two years, eight months and 18 days to roll out its agenda before the next election. And after securing a majority with 48 seats in the Parliament, Labor should be able to forge ahead and move on from winding back the Newman years. Queensland Premier Annastacia ...
Queensland's Environment Department has thrown embattled miner New Acland Coal a lifeline, despite its historic loss in the Land Court last year. The court recommended against the coal mine's expansion into agricultural land on Queensland's Darling Downs, mainly because of uncertainty as to how it ...
TAXPAYERS have paid a $9.08 million cash settlement to rejected casino developer ASF Group over the failed $3 billion integrated resort bid at the Gold Coast Spit. The payout, revealed in the listed company's public financial statements, means taxpayers have forked out more than $13 million for the ...
Liquor trading hours extended during Games. The Queensland government has extended liquor trading hours to allow Gold Coast venues to serve drinks for an hour longer during the Commonwealth Games. Australian Associated PressFebruary 10, 20182:09pm. Trading hours for Gold Coast restaurants and clubs will be ...
THE State Government has been slammed for appointing a “community champion” to assess the city's crime issues. Citizen Wendy Ambrose, who runs a petition calling for “tougher laws for juvenile crime” with 17,000 supporters, believes local MPs should already be doing the role Major General Stuart ...
THE State Government wants to turn a flood of female entrepreneurs into a torrent as it looks to small business to meet its job growth targets. A crunch of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report shows female business operators are growing at double the rate of men as more and more women shun ...
THE Queensland government has defended rolling out new trains with no disability access, saying it's cleaning up a mess left by its LNP predecessors. Queensland's anti-discrimination commissioner Kevin Cocks has labelled the move “reprehensible” in a submission to the Australian Human Rights ...
That scenario was painted not by propagandists boosting their case for Rockhampton's proposed Rookwood Weir, which was in the news again this week as the Queensland Government demanded the Commonwealth cough up a whole lot more than the $130 million pledged during the 2016 election ...
Aviation authorities are launching an investigation after a Queensland Police jet carrying senior state government officials was forced to make an emergency landing after plummeting mid-air during a flight. Police Minister Mark Ryan, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart, Corrective Services Commissioner ...
A BRAWL has broken out over health funding with the State Government claiming the federal government has ripped it off by $1 billion. New Health Minister Steven Miles said Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison had ignored direction from the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool who advised the ...
On the plane were Police Minister Mark Ryan and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart who were were travelling to meet Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Glenn Hunt. by Sonia Kohlbacher. A Queensland Police jet carrying senior state government officials was forced to make an emergency landing after ...
LAPSED laws to ban property developer donations to political parties in Queensland will be reintroduced within the next six months, but not immediately, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said. The donations ban was one of 31 recommendations from the Crime and Corruption Commission's report into ...
THE Queensland Government is ignoring calls from the state's peak motoring body for it to force fuel stations to update prices in an online system easily accessible to motorists. RACQ's head of public policy Rebecca Michael said real- time monitoring of prices had been rolled out in New South Wales, ...
CONVICTED child killer Heidi Strbak will not serve one extra day in prison after the State Government elected not to appeal against her nine-year sentence. The month-long deadline for a possible appeal lapsed this week, meaning Strbak, who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of son Tyrell Cobb, will be ...


 

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