Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // August 13 2017 // 0 comment
State Cabinet will hold its annual Ekka meeting at the Royal Queensland Show tomorrow (Monday, 14 August).Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Cabinet had met in Cairns and Gold Coast over last month, and the Royal Queensland Show Cabinet meeting was part of the Government's commitment to listen and deliver for Queenslanders."Since 1876, the Exhibition has showcased the best Queensland has to offer.

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By dindemic // August 13 2017 // 0 comment
The 25%, 2 year electricity discount will be offered by Alinta Energy to new customers in South East Queensland from tomorrow (14th August).The market leading discount, when paid on time and in full would save an average customer, on a reference tariff from one of the major retailers up to $350.The new power pricing offer follows CS Energy and Alinta Energy forming a 50/50 joint venture to supply electricity to residential and small commercial and industrial customers within the Energex Distribution area.Under the arrangement CS Energy will provide wholesale electricity to the joint venture an

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By dindemic // August 13 2017 // 0 comment
Hundreds of surf lifesavers will be put through their paces on the Gold Coast today (Sunday) at acting, singing and dancing workshops ahead of their roles at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.Minister for Innovation Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, Leeanne Enoch, representing Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones, commended the lifesavers for swapping the surf for the centre stage at the Games’ Opening and Closing Ceremonies.“It’s going to be one of Queensland’s greatest success stories and I’m thrilled that Games organisers h

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By dindemic // August 12 2017 // 0 comment
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced a revised recreational snorkelling code of practice for Queensland, based on expert advice from tourism industry operators and work safety experts. Ms Grace said the revised code of practice would make the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland’s other waterways even safer for snorkellers.

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By dindemic // August 12 2017 // 0 comment
Another day, another tired old thought bubble from the LNP. After giving rogue towing operators the green light in Parliament on Tuesday, the opposition have now turned their attention to speed limits, with not a cent of investment to back it up.  Their call for a review into speed limits across Queensland is nothing new – reviews happen all the time with the help of multiple government agencies.The Department of Transport and Main Roads has conducted more than 100 speed reviews in the past year, and if those conducted by local governments were included, the figure would b

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By dindemic // August 12 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has today announced the 13 locations for temporary park ‘n’ ride facilities for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Jackie Trad said the announcement was essential to supporting the 1.2 million spectators, volunteers and dignitaries travelling to and from venues during the Games.“The Palaszczuk Government is well on track to delivering reliable, convenient transport for the Commonwealth Games and this is a great milestone on the road to GC2018,” Ms Trad said.“Temporary park ‘n’

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By dindemic // August 12 2017 // 0 comment
The switch has been flicked on a bright new program set to make Queensland roads more luminous for less, with LED bulbs now replacing older, more energy intensive lights.The Palaszczuk Government’s money and electricity saving Street Light Upgrade Program is now underway, with the first high pressure sodium luminary lights switched for LED bulbs in Southern Queensland.Acting Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Steven Miles said the $7.6 million Street Lighting Upgrade Program would also lead to improved safety across the state-controlled network.“These new lights are a cost-saving

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
The gates are open for the 59th annual Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo, the biggest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere, with record crowds expected to attend over the next three days. Visiting Mount Isa, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the iconic rodeo had grown to become the world’s third largest competition and was a major event on Queensland’s tourism calendar.“Last year, the Mount Isa Rodeo attracted more than 32,000 people, injected more than $9 million into the local economy and was elevated to major event status by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).“The

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
Officers from the Environment Department and Transport and Main Roads (TMR) launched a joint agency operation yesterday [10 August] at separate locations across South-east Queensland.Environment Minister and Acting Main Roads Minister Steven Miles said the inspections took place as part of a wider crackdown on rogue operators, and will continue today.“The special compliance operation, part of our ongoing Operation TORA initiative, is focusing on unlawful waste management operators and will include waste vehicle inspections,” Mr Miles said.“Operation TORA inspections invo

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
A young Queensland scientist who has pioneered a way of fast-tracking the growth of genetically improved ‘super wheat’, which is more resilient to drought, pests and weeds, has been recognised as the 2017 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.Speaking at the science celebration tonight (Friday), Science Minister Leeanne Enoch congratulated Dr Lee Hickey from the University of Queensland on the award and applauded the other 11 Queensland finalists.“Each year, I’m amazed at the groundbreaking research being carried out by Queensland universities and our world-

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