Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones was joined by the Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher and Gladstone Regional Council Mayor Matt Burnett to reveal the names of local baton bearers who will carry the Queen’s Baton in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Minister Jones and Mayor Burnett said Gladstone’s baton bearers, selected through a community nomination program, reflect the achievements of people from all walks of life and capture the spirit of the local community. “So many inspirational Queenslanders have taken up the baton to be part of Qu

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The overall crime rate in Townsville has dropped by about eight per cent since the Palaszczuk Government in October 2016 rolled out a comprehensive, community-led plan to tackle youth crime.While visiting Townsville’s newest First Year Constables, Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan and the Townsville Stronger Communities Action Group welcomed the results of the five-point plan.Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland and Chair of the government’s Directors-General group overseeing the plan to reduce youth crime in Townsville, Coralee O’Rourke, sa

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The fight to eradicate fire ants from south east Queensland has been boosted with the approval of $130 million for major service contracts.Speaking in Marburg near Ipswich today Acting Agriculture Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced that the funding would allow the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program to enter into long-term contracts with bait, labour and air charter suppliers to boost the program’s treatment capacity.“In July Australia’s state, territory and federal agriculture ministers agreed to fund a $411.4 million, 10-year eradication program that will e

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The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) will celebrate around 500 students from the greater Brisbane area graduating Year 12 on scholarships today in a ceremony at the University of Queensland.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Mark Furner said the Palaszczuk Government was investing an extra $4.2 million towards the QATSIF scholarship program until 2021, bringing the total additional investment to $6 million.“I am proud we are investing in this scholarship program, which builds bright, positive futures for thousands of Queensland

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A rehabilitation and return to work coordinator and a family owned electrical business are amongst those recognised at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said both were shining examples of the commitment and creativity displayed by those involved in work safety, wellbeing and return to work in Queensland."Toni Wilson won the award for best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work for her tireless efforts in getting injured workers back on the job,” she said.“Family-owned Laser Electrical Edmonton took out the b

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After the worst flu season in recent years, the Queensland Government has announced a new vaccination program for children aged six months to five years old.Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said up to 300,000 children across Queensland would be eligible for a free flu vaccination next year.“Following the spike in flu cases this year, the Palaszczuk Government is investing $1 million so young children can access a potentially lifesaving vaccine for free,” he said.“Of all the vaccine preventable diseases, influenza causes the most hospital admissions of c

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Employment Minister Grace Grace today visited a business in Darra in Brisbane’s southwest which has hired a jobseeker through the Palaszczuk Government’s $177.5 million Back to Work jobs program.Ms Grace said it was fantastic to see local business Accountable IT successfully using the 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 already supported over 7,500 and these numbers are growing by th

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The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities on the Fraser Coast with the approval of a grant of almost $1.55 million for a local infrastructure project.The Pialba Youth Precinct project will be funded through the $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).Local Government Minister Mark Furner said the project will create an estimated 21 full-time equivalent jobs.“The delivery of this project will generate employment and boost economic activity for local communities, which is a major priority

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The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in the Far North region with the approval of grant funding of more than $9 million for local infrastructure projects.A new water testing laboratory for Cairns to provide services for the region including remote indigenous communities and construction of a Tablelands education, training and disaster coordination centre are just some of the projects that will be funded through the $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).Queensland Treasurer and Member fo

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The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in Gympie with the approval of a grant for more than $1.075 million for a local infrastructure project.The upgrade of the Kilkivan Equestrian Centre is a project that will be funded through the $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).Local Government Minister Mark Furner said the project will create an estimated 19 full-time equivalent jobs.“The delivery of this project will generate employment and boost economic activity for local communities, w

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