Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
A rehabilitation and return to work coordinator and a family owned electrical business are amongst those recognised at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said both were shining examples of the commitment and creativity displayed by those involved in work safety, wellbeing and return to work in Queensland."Toni Wilson won the award for best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work for her tireless efforts in getting injured workers back on the job,” she said.“Family-owned Laser Electrical Edmonton took out the b

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After the worst flu season in recent years, the Queensland Government has announced a new vaccination program for children aged six months to five years old.Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said up to 300,000 children across Queensland would be eligible for a free flu vaccination next year.“Following the spike in flu cases this year, the Palaszczuk Government is investing $1 million so young children can access a potentially lifesaving vaccine for free,” he said.“Of all the vaccine preventable diseases, influenza causes the most hospital admissions of c

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Employment Minister Grace Grace today visited a business in Darra in Brisbane’s southwest which has hired a jobseeker through the Palaszczuk Government’s $177.5 million Back to Work jobs program.Ms Grace said it was fantastic to see local business Accountable IT successfully using the Back to Work program to get a local jobseeker back into employment.“Employers throughout Brisbane are getting right behind our Back to Work program to hire local jobseekers,” she said.“This highly successful program has already supported over 7,500 and these numbers are growing by th

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The overall crime rate in Townsville has dropped by about eight per cent since the Palaszczuk Government in October 2016 rolled out a comprehensive, community-led plan to tackle youth crime.While visiting Townsville’s newest First Year Constables, Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan and the Townsville Stronger Communities Action Group welcomed the results of the five-point plan.Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland and Chair of the government’s Directors-General group overseeing the plan to reduce youth crime in Townsville, Coralee O’Rourke, sa

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The fight to eradicate fire ants from south east Queensland has been boosted with the approval of $130 million for major service contracts.Speaking in Marburg near Ipswich today Acting Agriculture Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced that the funding would allow the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program to enter into long-term contracts with bait, labour and air charter suppliers to boost the program’s treatment capacity.“In July Australia’s state, territory and federal agriculture ministers agreed to fund a $411.4 million, 10-year eradication program that will e

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The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) will celebrate around 500 students from the greater Brisbane area graduating Year 12 on scholarships today in a ceremony at the University of Queensland.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Mark Furner said the Palaszczuk Government was investing an extra $4.2 million towards the QATSIF scholarship program until 2021, bringing the total additional investment to $6 million.“I am proud we are investing in this scholarship program, which builds bright, positive futures for thousands of Queensland

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A Queensland business behind a new evacuation system to save elderly residents during fire emergencies has secured Palaszczuk Government Advance Queensland funding to take their product into more aged-care facilities and new markets.Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said today (Wednesday) EvacMate, developed by husband and wife Marcel and Megan LeLievre, has already shown at a pilot site in Brisbane that it dramatically cut the time taken to rescue residents.“This product raises the standards set for the evacuation of buildings and

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The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in the Western Downs with the approval of grant funding of more than $2.37 million for local infrastructure projects.Improving the Roma Saleyards and the Dalby Civic Centre development will be funded through the $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).Local Government Minister Mark Furner said the projects in the Western Downs will create an estimated 38 full-time equivalent jobs.“The delivery of these projects will generate employment and boost

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The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in the Rockhampton region with the approval of grant funding of more than $2.87 million for local infrastructure projects.Installing fitness equipment and barbeques at the Emerald Botanical Gardens and smart LED street lighting in Yeppoon are just some of the projects that will be funded through the $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).Local Government Minister Mark Furner said the projects in the Rockhampton region will create an estimated 72 full-

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Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace has inducted the state’s very first Multicultural Queensland Ambassador program representatives at Parliament House in Brisbane.

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