Solar farm brings renewable energy and 200 jobs to the Whitsundays

Solar farm brings renewable energy and 200 jobs to the Whitsundays

The Palaszczuk Government has been briefed by the owner and proponent of the Whitsunday solar farm, Edify Energy, and its development partner Solar Choice, on its investment in regional Queensland. Meeting in the Whitsunday region for Community Cabinet, Minister for Energy Mark Bailey said the Whitsunday solar farm was another example of industry confidence in […]

Stealthy new boat boosts Palaszczuk Government’s crocodile management program

Stealthy new boat boosts Palaszczuk Government’s crocodile management program

A new purpose-built boat named BLACKBERRY is the latest addition to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s fleet for dealing with crocodiles. The $150,000 5.8 metre black boat is the largest and most powerful of EHP’s vessels and has been purpose built to navigate coastal and estuarine waterways. Speaking in Cairns, Environment Minister Dr […]

Queenslanders urged to ‘get ready’ for storm season

Queenslanders urged to ‘get ready’ for storm season

Queenslanders are being encouraged to get prepared for storm season with the launch of RACQ Get Ready Week in Brisbane today. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launched the RACQ Get Ready Week together with Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad. “All Queenslanders should ensure they are prepared for a summer of […]

Applications called for 65 energy sector apprentices

Applications called for 65 energy sector apprentices

Energy Queensland through Ergon Energy has begun its search for the next intake of bright sparks to join the company for its 2017 apprentice intake. Speaking from Townsville, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said 65 apprentice placements will be offer across Queensland. “This is an important program for Ergon as the company strives to adapt to what is […]

$250,000 funding for medical device to help the frail to swallow

$250,000 funding for medical device to help the frail to swallow

Toowoomba company Bayro No. 1 has secured $250,000 from the Palaszczuk Governmnent’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas fund to develop a world-first feeding device that could improve life for millions of people who have difficulty swallowing. Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said Bayro No. 1 – the makers of RoseCup – had global potential to make a […]

Charles Stuart University : A new educational mentor @ Brisbane

Charles Stuart University : A new educational mentor @ Brisbane

By Ashutosh Raina Brisbane students just got a new educational mentor. That is Charles Stuart University, in collaboration with Study Centre! On 23rd August, 2016 over a 100 people attended CSU Study Centre campus inauguration at its Charlotte St address. The event was attended by state and local government representatives, industry partners, leaders of peak […]

Townsville police blitz achieves strong results

Townsville police blitz achieves strong results

More than 300 arrests have been made in the first two weeks of a month-long crackdown on youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Townsville. Operation Oscar Merchant, a police operation being conducted as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Townsville Strikeforce, is delivering strong results for the community. Since the operation commenced, 308 arrests have been […]

Queensland eyes billion-dollar defence ‘nerve centre’ deals

Queensland eyes billion-dollar defence ‘nerve centre’ deals

A battle plan is under development to make Queensland the “go to” centre for the defence force’s billion-dollar computer control and surveillance systems. Queensland companies have already cornered a proportion of this market, but State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham wants to see Queensland companies successfully competing for a bigger share of the defence dollars. […]

Selling Queensland fruit and vegetables to growing Asian markets

Selling Queensland fruit and vegetables to growing Asian markets

Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson is today promoting Queensland producers at one of the world’s leading fruit and vegetable trade shows in Hong Kong. Asia Fruit Logistica has attracted 650 exhibitors from 37 countries, and 9000 buyers from across the region including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Japan and Thailand. The Minister is hosting a networking […]

17-year-olds to be moved to youth justice

17-year-olds to be moved to youth justice

The Palaszczuk Government will introduce legislation to Parliament next week to end the practice of treating 17-year-olds as adults in Queensland’s justice system. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the move would tackle a number of complex issues that successive previous governments have been unwilling to address for more than two decades. “For too long it’s been […]