Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
Life-saving efforts in north and far north Queensland will be boosted with the Palaszczuk Government’s purchase of three new replacement aircraft to be stationed in the region.Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan said the Government had awarded contracts totalling about $47 million, including GST, for the purchase of two new rescue helicopters and one new fixed-wing aircraft.Member for Mundingburra Coralee O’Rourke said the new aircraft would continue to be the eyes in the sky in north Queensland to ensure the safety of people in this region.“The new aircraf

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Environment Minister Steven Miles has thanked wildlife officers from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection for capturing a 4.3 metre crocodile in Port Douglas as part of a police operation.“It has been a very difficult and harrowing week for all involved, and my thoughts are with the family of Anne Cameron at this sad time,” Mr Miles said.“The animal believed to be involved was captured and euthanised in the early hours of this morning along the Mowbray River."I want to thank our team of highly-skilled wildlife officers who do this difficult, dangerous and cri

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The Palaszczuk Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative has marked a major milestone, with figures showing that more than 11,000 Queenslanders have secured jobs as a direct result of this initiative.Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath across Queensland, more than 17,000 jobseekers had completed a Skilling Queenslanders for Work training program.“It’s wonderful that 11,000 people across Queensland have secured employment thanks to this initiative,” Mrs D’Ath said.“What’s more is that across Queensland, 2,700 people have go

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An industry-leading program designed to improve mental health and tackle suicide in the energy sector has been launched today.Mates in Energy builds upon the pioneering work of not-for-profit program partner Mates in Construction and will be rolled out to Ergon Energy and Energex employees from Torres Strait to the Gold Coast.Speaking at the launch, Minister for Energy Mark Bailey said the program is the first of its type tailored for the Australian energy sector.“Poor mental health can affect anyone – one in five adult Australians experiences a mental illness in any given year, an

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Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has launched a new television and radio campaign to encourage people in Indigenous communities to apply for blue cards to work with children.Launching the resources in Cairns today, Mrs D’Ath said the campaign would bust some myths about how the system operates.“We’ve learned many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have misconceptions about the system which have prevented them from applying for blue cards,” Mrs D’Ath said.“Some Indigenous people may not have any identification documents s

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The Palaszczuk Government has announced the five successful regional Queensland women it will be supporting on a startup mission in London from 26 November to 2 December 2017.Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said today (Tuesday) Cairns’ Jannah Dryden, Megan Avard from Pimpama, Rockhampton’s Bronwyn Fenech, Ipswich’s Anne-Marie Walton and Bronwyn Buksh from Peregian Beach have been chosen for the Advance Queensland Female Founders Mission.Ms Enoch said the women will meet with several startup accelerators, visit co-working spaces and

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Three Toowoomba-based companies employing more than 100 people have scored over $600,000 in grants as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $20 million Made in Queensland program.Toowoomba Engineering will create 14 new jobs and boost farm yields by using a $240,000grant to expand their precision seed planting division.Farming and processing company Stahmann Farm Enterprises’ goal is to be more internationally competitive with their $73,500 grant.Specialised metal fabricator Obadare is set to upgrade its technology thanks to a grant of $290,500.State Development Minister Dr Anthony L

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The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible South East Queensland construction companies to tender for the construction of new social housing complexes in Narangba under the new Buy Queensland procurement strategy.Member for Kallangur Shane King said the Buy Queensland policy, which came into effect on 1 September 2017, was fantastic news for local businesses looking to tender for the works.“This project will be delivered as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.8 billion Queensland Housing Strategy,” Mr King said.“It will support jobs for a range of trades includ

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The Palaszczuk Government is supporting ground-breaking joint research - including revolutionary solar battery development to drive down household energy bills, predicting crop yield from space, and treating Alzheimer’s disease.Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said today (Tuesday) the projects were recipients of this year’s Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences (Q-CAS) Collaborative Science Fund.The Q-CAS fund provides individual grants of up to $250,000 over two years to assist researchers and companies to undertake highly innovative res

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Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland and Member for Mundingburra Coralee O’Rourke today called on Tim Nicholls and the LNP to be honest with the people of Townsville and apologise for the devastating cuts they inflicted on the region during his time as Treasurer.“Today we will see Tim Nicholls in Townsville, trying to talk about everything else but the hurt he inflicted on our local community during his time in government when all he could do was cut, sack and sell,” Mrs O’Rourke said.“I am calling on Tim Nicholls to front up and apologise today for

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