Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // October 19 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has today announced it will fund its statewide tenancy advice and referral service for the next five years.Making the announcement this morning, Minister for Housing and Public works Mick de Brenni said the decision to fund the Queensland Statewide Tenants’ Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS) long-term recognised its importance to Queensland renters, and gave workers security.“Since we delivered on our election commitment to re-establish a statewide tenancy advice service in October 2015, QSTARS has provided more than 141,355 instances of service delivery

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The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) will celebrate 160 Cairns students graduating Year 12 on scholarships today in a ceremony at Peace Lutheran College.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Mark Furner said the Palaszczuk Government was investing an extra $4.2 million towards the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) scholarship program until 2021, boosting total funding to $6 million.“I am proud we are investing in this scholarship program, which builds bright, positive futures for thousands of Que

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More than $3 million will be shared among 57 Queensland schools, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to improve road safety in their local areas this year. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the Community Road Safety Grants 2017 Round would help local organisations address road safety issues at a grass-roots level.“No one knows local issues like local people, and the grants program funds the development of education and awareness activities, road safety projects and other community-based programs,” Mr Bailey said.“This includes 40 one-off

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The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in the Redlands with the approval of a $916,137 grant for a local infrastructure project.The IndigiScapes project will be expanded with stage two being funded through the $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).Local Government Minister Mark Furner said the project in the Redlands will create an estimated 16 full-time equivalent jobs.“The delivery of these projects will generate employment and boost economic activity for local communities, which

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has opened new premises designed for the growth of one of Queensland’s great export success stories, NOJA Power.The Murarrie-based company has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medium voltage switchgear for power poles, and its new warehouse will facilitate greater jobs growth as the business continues to expand.“NOJA Power is one of the largest manufacturers of power switchgear in the world and services 86 countries worldwide from its headquarters at Murarrie, a factory which it has just expanded,” the Premier said.“

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A net 122,500 new jobs have been created under the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan and the state’s trend unemployment rate dropped to 5.9% in September compared with the 6.6% left behind by the LNP, according to official Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today.Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, said the figures were further independent hard data showing the government’s economic plan was on the right path, delivering jobs and strong growth in the state economy.“The 5.9% trend unemployment rate is the lowest since November

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The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to provide much-needed support to small businesses recovering from Cyclone Debbie, allocating more than $1.2 million in dedicated recovery grants to 131 impacted operators.Speaking in Proserpine today (Thursday), Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said 39 small businesses will share in more than $360,000 under round two of the government’s Small Business Recovery Grants.Ms Enoch said the funding was on top of more than $845,000 in recovery grants allocated to 92 small businesses under the initial round of the program.“It’s seven

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A new hands-on support service will soon be available to vulnerable Rockhampton families to help keep their children safely together at home.Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman visited Rockhampton today, to announce that Act for Kids will receive $4.57 million over the next five years to set up and deliver the new practical, in-home support service in Rockhampton.“We know the challenges that families are facing are getting tougher, which is why we’re investing in direct practical support,” she said.“Some families might need help getting to doctor’s appointments

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today opened the annual Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference in Brisbane, showcasing the latest research and developments in work health and safety and return to work.

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Employment Minister Grace Grace and Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard today visited a business in Virginia on Brisbane’s northside which has hired a jobseeker through the Palaszczuk Government’s Back to Work jobs program.Ms Grace said it was fantastic to see local business Continental Buscuit Factory successfully using the two-year $177.5 million 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 alr

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