Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // August 19 2017 // 0 comment
Roma Street Parklands today came alive to the sounds, taste and visual delights of Indian culture as the India Day Fair gets underway.Attending the celebrations today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this year’s Fair was particularly significant as it also played a major part in helping celebrate 70 years of Indian independence.“It’s such a delight to be here today to join with the Indian community and hundreds of other Queenslanders immersing ourselves in Indian culture,” Ms Palaszczuk said.“Whether you’re here for the fantastic cuisine, the colourful pa

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By dindemic // August 19 2017 // 0 comment
Cladding from the Expansion Block at the Logan Hospital complex will be sent for testing in Melbourne after Audit Taskforce assessments could not confirm the level of fire retardation across cladding products that were used.“The initial results indicate that all the materials demonstrated some degree of fire retardation or capacity to self-extinguish, however each product was capable of ignition,” Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said.“Independent fire engineers have been engaged by the Taskforce to analyse the initial findings and determine what measures shou

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By dindemic // August 19 2017 // 0 comment
The construction of more than 500 megawatts (MW) of hydro and solar is one step closer after an agreement was signed yesterday between Powerlink and Genex Power Limited to progress Stage 2 of the Kidston Hydro-Solar Project, that combined with stage one will support up to 500 construction jobs. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke welcomed the signing of a Heads of Agreement between the Queensland Government owned Powerlink and Genex. “This agreement is a significant milestone in the delivery of one of Queensland’s largest renewable pr

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Greater Springfield has celebrated 25 years of transforming 2860 hectares of unused land into the largest master planned city in Australia. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the estimated $85 billion Greater Springfield Development, developed by Springfield Land Corporation (SLC), had created around 17,000 jobs since construction started in 1992.“Over the past 25 years, the Greater Springfield Development has become the gateway to the western corridor and proven itself to be an economic powerhouse,” the Premier said. “Already, more than 34,000 people call Springfie

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
The rising temperatures and dry conditions forecast for this weekend have prompted calls for Queenslanders to prepare themselves, their families and properties for the 2017 bushfire season.Firefighters are on high alert as parts of Queensland brace for abnormally warm temperatures and dry conditions in the coming days.Very high fire danger levels are expected as a result of the predicted weather conditions and excess vegetation resulting from the flooding aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan urged residents to be vigilant under these conditions and war

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Queensland has rejected a Turnbull Government plan for a new lottery to fund elite sport.Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the Turnbull Government’s lotto plan was a thought bubble that would likely see an overall decrease in the level of funding for elite sport.“I think all states would agree that sport needs a significant injection of funding from the Commonwealth across all levels,” Mr de Brenni said.“For a national plan to work we need to see a real funding increase for sport and this lotto plan doesn’t do that.“Lotto is already a crowded field in A

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
A tooth brushing program for Preps and Year One students will be rolled out across all Logan primary schools in a bid to reduce dental decay rates in children.Minister for Health and Ambulance Services and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said the push to reduce the high rates of tooth decay in children was part of the Logan Community Health Action Plan, launched in May.Mr Dick today delivered free tooth brushing kits to Prep children at Woodridge State School and joined in on the oral health education delivered by Metro South Health clinicians.“Getting our kids into the habit of brushi

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Sixteen new custodial officers will join the frontline at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre after graduating from the local Queensland Corrective Services Academy today.Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to staff and community safety with more correctional officers working in our correctional centres than ever before.“This is the sixth graduation in the last 11 weeks across Queensland as we continue to deliver on our commitment to ensure appropriate staffing levels in response to increased prisoner numbers,” Minister Ryan said.&ldquo

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Wildlife officers from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have removed a 3.6 metre crocodile from Daru Creek, Moresby, approximately 15 kilometres south of Innisfail.Environment Minister Steven Miles said a member of the public reported seeing the animal on 31 July 2017 on the bank near the road bridge at Gundah Singh Road.“The same person saw the animal again on Wednesday 2 August 2017 and called EHP on 1300 130 372,” Mr Miles said.“Wildlife officers attended and confirmed the presence of the crocodile which was targeted for removal in accordance with the

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By dindemic // August 18 2017 // 0 comment
Warwick Hospital’s new $1.4 million kitchen was officially opened this week, with the new facility already producing around 260 meals a day.Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick welcomed the upgraded facility, which was funded by Queensland Health.“Having a larger working space, new equipment, walk-in freezers and air-conditioning is certainly a more productive environment for the kitchen team to work in,” Mr Dick said.“It’s a fresh-cook kitchen which provides meals to patients in all the hospital wards as well as residents at The Oaks Nursing Ho

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