Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // September 20 2017 // 0 comment
Double digit growth in business travel has helped produce another record breaking year for domestic visitation to Queensland.The latest Tourism Research Australia data to the year ending June 2017 showed domestic overnight visitor expenditure in Queensland increased 5.5 per cent to $15.4 billion, while domestic visitor numbers grew 6.2 per cent to a record high of 21.5 million.Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones said Australian travellers injected billions of dollars into the state’s economy with more visitors choosing to stay longer.“Queensland continues to grow its natio

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By dindemic // September 20 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has funded 110 early and mid-career researchers to conduct key studies potentially impacting thousands of Queenslanders, Science Minister Leeanne Enoch announced today.Ms Enoch said the funding has been allocated under the government’s Advance Queensland Research Fellowships and PhD Scholarships programs.“With another round of funding imminent, this government has already committed $12.4 million to research fellowships and PhD scholarships,” Ms Enoch said.“We have funded 110 early and mid-career researchers through our Advance Queensland Resear

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By dindemic // September 20 2017 // 0 comment
The first shipment of project freight for Ratch Australia Corporation’s Mount Emerald Wind Farm has arrived in Cairns (on Wednesday 20 September).Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the vessel Oldendorff Erna arrived at the Port carrying tower sections for the exciting Tablelands project.“There will be back-to-back shipments of tower sections and blades being shipped directly into the Port of Cairns,” Mr Pitt said.“They are the first wind farm components and will be followed by many more elements with an estimated 185,000 revenue tonnes of cargo to be delivered over the life of

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By dindemic // September 19 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to deliver jobs and economy-boosting infrastructure for the Southern Border region, today announcing the next round of projects through the $400 million Works for Queensland program.Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad said the Southern Border would receive over $5 million investment for community infrastructure.“Councils across the state have told us how the Works for Queensland program is transforming their community’s infrastructure and delivering jobs and I am very pleased that these new projects for the Southern Bor

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By dindemic // September 19 2017 // 0 comment
A new warning has been issued about more potentially dangerous “lunchbox” gas cookers as Queenslanders head off on holidays.Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham has urged Queenslanders to return or safely dispose of  Active & Co and Jackeroo brand portable single burner butane stoves sold at Kmart between December 2015 and April this year.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recalled the stoves because of gas leaks.“People have been injured in two incidents in Western Australia and Victoria because of gas leaks from these devices,” Dr

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By dindemic // September 19 2017 // 0 comment
Miners who lost their lives in fatal mines and quarry accidents and disasters were remembered today with the unveiling of a dedicated monument at Redbank, Ipswich, during Queensland’s annual Miners Memorial Day Service.“Today we came together as a community to formally pause and honor the memory of those who have lost their lives working at Queensland mines,” Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said.“With a long and proud mining industry, our mining communities understand first-hand what it means to lose a friend and colleague tragically and the impac

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By dindemic // September 19 2017 // 0 comment
Cleveland student Travis Lord has taken out the Queensland Government’s Stop the Hurting: End domestic Violence Music Slam competition, designed to help break the cycle of domestic and family violence.Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shannon Fentiman said the competition offered budding rappers and lyricists aged between 12 and 17 the chance to win a VIP recording studio session with leading hip-hop artist Illy and the opportunity to have their own lyrics featured in his new song ‘Back Around’.“To end domestic and family violence in Queensland

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By dindemic // September 19 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government will spend $65 million transforming one of the busiest intersections on one of South East Queensland’s busiest roads – the Sumners Road Interchange on the Centenary Highway.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the upgrade would improve safety and cut travel times for drivers in the Centenary suburbs, Ipswich, Springfield and beyond.“Every day, 85,000 vehicles use the Centenary Motorway, and 35,000 use Sumners and Monier Roads,” the Premier said.“This intersection has been a headache for commuters for a long time – now my Government is

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By dindemic // September 19 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has called on Cairns businesses to find out how to tender for government work, with a Buy Queensland procurement strategy roadshow session to be held in Cairns.Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the session, which would highlight how local businesses would receive preference for government jobs, would be held on Thursday, 21 September 2017 from 12.30pm in the Trinity Room of the Holiday Inn Harbourside, Cairns.“Buy Queensland is great news for Far North Queensland businesses, and will open up increased opportunities for local businesses to win go

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By dindemic // September 19 2017 // 0 comment
Employment Minister Grace Grace will today host a Local Jobs First Roundtable in Cairns, bringing together government and industry to improve the employability of local young people in the tourism industry. Ms Grace the Palaszczuk Government wanted to maximise employment opportunities for locals in Queensland’s growing tourism sector. “In 2015-16, the tourism industry contributed $11.5 billion to the Queensland economy and employed 5.8 per cent of the Queensland workforce,” she said. “In the same year employment in the tourism industry grew by 3.9 per cent.

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