Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
Thirty-two concrete girders, each the length of a fully grown blue whale, have been installed as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba.Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said duplication of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey was ramping up, with the major engineering milestone recently achieved between Charlton and Kingsthorpe.Mr Chester said the installation of the girders for the new overpass at the intersection of Kingsthorpe-Haden Road and Gowrie Mountain School Road represented a major milestone in the Stage 2 duplication of th

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
A Sunshine Coast team behind a drone that delivers medicine to isolated customers is among a swag of successful Queenslanders who collected gold medals and honourable mentions at a recent international event to celebrate the use of government data in solving community problems.Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said today (Friday) the team – High Flyers – won two categories at the GovHack 2017 International Red Carpet event held in Brisbane earlier this month.Ms Enoch said the team devised “The Health Craft’ to deliver medicines by dr

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
Lower Burdekin Water (LBW) has slashed its power bill at one pump station by $20,000 a year after implementing the findings of an Energy Savers Program audit.While visiting Ayr today, Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey said LBW, which supplies water to about 400 farmers in the Burdekin, had reduced the energy consumption at its Kilrie Gully pump station by 40 per cent.“The Energy Savers Program is a joint initiative of the Palaszczuk Government and the Queensland Farmers’ Federation that helps individual farmers tap into savings through on-farm energy audits

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
Government staff are on the ground in central Queensland and the Burnett assessing damage to agricultural production caused by floods and recent heavy rain.Acting Agriculture Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Department of Agriculture and Fisheries staff were meeting with farmers on their properties to assess the impact on crops and infrastructure.“It is important that our people get out on the ground to gather accurate information so we can determine the most appropriate assistance for producers,” Dr Lynham said.“We know heavy falls have caused localised flooding in the Bundab

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queensland community groups to apply for funding under the next round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which opens today.Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said community groups are able to apply for funding worth between $500 and $35,000 as part of Queensland’s largest one-off grants program.“Every year the Gambling Community Benefit Fund distributes about $54 million of gaming revenue to Queensland communities.“This funding allows our vital community groups to purchase much-need equipment and upgrade their

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By dindemic // October 19 2017 // 0 comment
Queensland Health will add an extra 1000 places to a potentially life-saving HIV medication trial, Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick announced today.Mr Dick said the extra places meant up to 3000 Queenslanders could now have access to the drug PrEP.PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a medication that, if taken as directed, dramatically reduces the risk of HIV transmission in HIV negative people.“The Palaszczuk Government has long recognised PrEP’s potential in helping to achieve a virtual elimination of HIV transmissions by 2020,” he said.“In the absen

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By dindemic // October 19 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has acted to provide greater protection for people undergoing surgical procedures for cosmetic purposes.Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick said changes to the Private Health Facilities Regulation stipulating the stronger protections had been approved.“There was very strong support by the public to expand the list of prescribed procedures and ensure the list includes a range of higher risk cosmetic surgical procedures,” Mr Dick said.“Previously, procedures that are able to be performed using a low level of anaesthesia or sedation, suc

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By dindemic // October 19 2017 // 0 comment
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has congratulated Queensland’s outstanding export businesses on the vital contribution they make to the state economy at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday night (19 October 2017).A Gold Coast electric skateboard manufacturer, Evolve Skateboards, was given the top prize of the night – Exporter of the Year – as well as the E-Commerce Award, at  the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, for its unique skateboards that have developed a global cult following.Announcing the winners at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Ce

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By dindemic // October 19 2017 // 0 comment
Cairns College of English and Business has won one of the prestigious Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2017 in the education category.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has congratulated the education provider on winning the award and acknowledged the vital contribution it makes to the state economy at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday night (19 October 2017).A Gold Coast electric skateboard manufacturer, Evolve Skateboards, was given the top prize of the night – Exporter of the Year – for its unique products that have developed a global cult following.Announcing the

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By dindemic // October 19 2017 // 0 comment
A Gold Coast electric skateboard manufacturer has taken out the top prize – Exporter of the Year – at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2017, as well as winning the e-commerce award.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has congratulated Evolve Skateboards on winning their achievement and acknowledged the vital contribution it makes to the state economy at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday night (19 October 2017).Four other Gold Coast businesses also won awards including Grace Loves Lace, Opmantek Software, Noonan Race Engineering and Digga Australia.Announcing the wi

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