Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
Communities from St Lawrence to Bowen and west to Clermont will benefit from a co-funded $1 million agreement to spur innovation-led economic growth and job creation under the Palaszczuk Government’s $6 million Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP).Speaking in Mackay today (Thursday), Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch congratulated the Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) on securing $500,000 in matched ARIP funding under the government’s Advance Queensland initiative.Ms Enoch announced GW3 - an economic development body created by the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Coun

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
SeaLink’s $56 million Market-Led Proposal (MLP) has been given State Government approvals to advance to Stage 2 of the MLP framework.Treasurer Curtis Pitt said it meant Townsville could soon boast a new ferry terminal and integrated transport hub including two new ferry passenger vehicles.“This is exactly the kind of MLP we want to see, one which unlocks new private sector investment in Townsville and brings with it real public benefits and a boost to the city's infrastructure,” Mr Pitt said. “SeaLink’s plans to wo

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has taken decisive action to get the Whitsundays back on its feet following Cyclone Debbie, today committing $2.65 million towards the Airlie Beach revitalisation.Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad said that the decision to fund the project came following the Turnbull LNP Government’s failure to support community recovery through Category D funding.“The Whitsundays were devastated by Cyclone Debbie and this funding will provide a vital boost to the recovery effort,” Ms Trad said.“It’s been five months since Cyclone

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
ABS figures released today show 94,500 net new jobs created in Queensland since the January 2015 state election. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, said: “This is more hard data showing our economic plan is working to lift growth, build confidence, foster investment, and generate jobs. “Today’s figures show Queensland’s trend unemployment rate for July was 6.3%, unchanged from June. “It is also lower than the 6.6% rate we inherited from the disastrous Newman/Nicholls LNP government which also took it to a peak of 6.7% for

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reaffirmed her Government's support for development of new varieties, including chickpeas, to boost farm profits and exports.Visiting Capella in central Queensland today, the Premier said the Government was delivering its $420 million Advance Queensland program, including the commitment for a 10-year Roadmap and Action Plan for Agriculture and Food Research, Development and Extension.

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government is investing almost half-a-million dollars to improve the quality of the land, vegetation and water resources in the Ipswich area.Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham today announced $500,000 in funding for strategic projects run by Healthy Land and Water.“The Palaszczuk Government is investing half-a-million dollars to allow Healthy Land and Water to continue their efforts across the south east Queensland region including to improve the Lockyer Creek and Bremer River catchments,” Dr Lynham said.Memb

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
Minister for Police, Mark Ryan and Commissioner Ian Stewart officially launched Protective Services as part of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) portfolio and opened their new facility in Makerston House today.Protective Services provide 24-hour management and security to 77 Government buildings, 384 state education sites and 155 Catholic schools and churches across Queensland.Previously the State Government Protective Security Services, Protective Services was transitioned from the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) to the QPS in September 2016.Minister Ryan welcomed protective

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
Mackay small businesses continue to benefit under the $6 million Small Business Digital Grants program, being delivered through the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20.Speaking in Mackay today (Thursday), Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to helping the sector grow – generating new jobs across the region.“Small Business Digital Grants provide up to $10,000 in matched funding to help recipients embrace digital technologies and opportunities arising from digital disruption,” Ms Enoch

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By dindemic // August 16 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government will give extra protection to a Cape York property to protect the Great Barrier Reef from erosion and provide habitat for vulnerable and endangered animals.Environment Minister Steven Miles said Springvale Station will become a protected nature refuge under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.“The Palaszczuk Government purchased Springvale Station last year after it was revealed that property was one of the biggest contributors of sediment run-off to the northern Great Barrier Reef in the Normanby basin – the region's largest reef catchment.“The En

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By dindemic // August 16 2017 // 0 comment
The Mackay region’s emerging entrepreneurs and innovation community will be the focus of a visit this week by Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch.During her two-day visit (Thursday and Friday), Ms Enoch will announce the latest round of Palaszczuk Government funding to generate innovation-led growth and jobs in the region.“The Palaszczuk Government’s $420 million Advance Queensland initiative is all about supporting regional opportunities to innovate, build business and attract investment and it is important we continue fostering innovation

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