Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in the Gold Coast region with the approval of grant funding of almost $1.03 million for local infrastructure projects.More CCTV for public safety on the Gold Coast and the revitalisation of Tamborine Mountain’s Main Street are two projects that will be funded through the $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).Local Government Minister Mark Furner said the projects in the Gold Coast region will create an estimated 31 full-time equivalent jobs.&ld

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By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
Volunteers in the Whitsundays hope to clean-up to five tonnes of marine debris and protect more turtles, thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government.Speaking from the Turtle Rescue Centre near Airlie Beach, Environment Minister Steven Miles said conservation group Eco Barge will receive $47,925 to ensure the mammoth clean-up can get underway.“The community is right behind Eco Barge because they are simply eco-warriors when it comes to the fight against marine litter,” Mr Miles said.“The Whitsunday Turtle Centre here at Eco Barge HQ performs vital clean-up and education s

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By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
Cairns and Townsville will host AFL Premiership Season matches into the future under a deal announced today by Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones.Ms Jones said the deal, which was struck by Tourism and Events Queensland, would see the Gold Coast SUNS play for premiership points for the eighth straight season in Cairns in 2018 and for the first time in Townsville in 2019 or 2020.“Bringing the Gold Coast SUNS up north is a big win for Queensland and it will be great to see Townsville hosting a premiership AFL game for the first time,” she said.“Cairns and Townsvi

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By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has reinforced its commitment to creating jobs and improving the liveability of communities in the Gladstone region with the approval of a grant of $275,000 for a local infrastructure project.Upgrading the wastewater network 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 9.5 full-time equivalent jobs.“The delivery of this project will generate employment and boost economic activity for local communities, which is a major priority for the

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
The State Government will invest $1.3 million in technology to diagnose influenza and other infections faster and make future flu seasons easier for Queensland hospitals to manage.Speaking ahead of today’s Queensland Flu Summit in Brisbane, Health Minister Cameron Dick said $600,000 would be allocated for rapid point-of-care testing and $700,000 for automated blood culture machines.Mr Dick said the Government would roll out point-of-care testing for flu in 15 of the state’s largest public hospitals next year.“Point-of-care tests screen for influenza A and B strains and can pr

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
Queensland’s Energy Minister Mark Bailey said further detailed analysis of the ‘National Energy Guarantee’ needs to be provided by the Turnbull Government to determine if it delivers for Queenslanders.Mr Bailey said Queensland will consider this new proposal put forward by the Commonwealth after it rejected the central Finkel Review recommendation, but further information was needed.“We understand how important it is to finally end the policy uncertainty that has prevailed under the Abbott and Turnbull Governments, but we need the Federal Government to work with the Sta

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government will partner with the City of Gold Coast to facilitate an exciting program of trade and investment events – Trade 2018 – in the lead up to and during next year’s Commonwealth Games.The announcement comes as the Queensland Health Export and Investment Advisory Council meets today for the second time, convening on the Gold Coast, to explore ways to capitalise on the state’s world-class health sector and showcase it to the world through new export and investment opportunities, including through GC2018.“Our health system has access to world-c

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is ramping up operations between the Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland in response to heavy rainfall and flash flooding.Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan said pre-emptive actions were being taken to protect affected communities in the path of a severe weather event shifting from the Sunshine Coast to Central Queensland coastal communities.The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast heavy rainfall and the risk of flash flooding between Hervey Bay and Bowen later this week, as the weather system shifts from the Sunshine

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
I’m very concerned Lottoland is hurting Queensland.  It’s not a fair deal for Queensland businesses or for those Queenslanders buying lotto tickets.Lottoland is operating in Australia because it has a Northern Territory wagering license.Unlike Golden Casket, the money Lottoland makes does not contribute to Queensland revenues which are re-invested in Queensland services and support Queensland newsagents.Queenslanders playing Lottoland are betting on the outcome of a lottery, not buying a lottery ticket.

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
Iconic Narangba manufacturer Packer Leather is set to update its technology and boost jobs, thanks to a half-million-dollar State Government grant.                                                                                                                                

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