Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // November 13 2013 // 0 comment
School leavers will be given fee-free training in core skills areas from next year under a plan detailed by the Newman Government that will boost frontline services and further supercharge Queensland’s economy after years of Labor mismanagement.Visiting Kawana Waters State College today, Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek announced that priority industries would be the focus of the plan for Year 12 students.“Well trained staff are an integral part of building a strong four pillar economy, which the Newman Government promised to do at the last election,&

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By dindemic // November 12 2013 // 0 comment

Low income households in Beenleigh have been given some good news with 12 new affordable housing dwellings now available through the National Rental Affordability Scheme. Opening the new complex today, Housing Minister Tim Mander said the project marked the 2000th dwelling delivered in Queensland by the National Affordable Housing Consortium. (NAHC).“The National Rental Affordability Scheme is a key part of our Housing 2020 vision,” Mr Mander said.

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By dindemic // November 12 2013 // 0 comment
Talented youth are being encouraged to nominate from today for CGen and Fanfare - Queensland state schools’ major entertainment events.Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said these events are the biggest performing arts programs in the state school calendar and demonstrate the Newman Government’s commitment to providing a quality education to all children.“Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage is an annual song and dance spectacular and will celebrate its tenth year in 2014,” Mr Langbroek said.“The addition of a massed stri

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By dindemic // November 12 2013 // 0 comment
A finance expert with decades of industry expertise and experience with Government is set to take on the role of Queensland Under Treasurer.Treasurer Tim Nicholls today announced Mark Gray would take on the role as the head of the State’s Treasury department, replacing Helen Gluer who has resigned from the position.“Mark Gray brings to the role almost 40 years in leadership and governance roles across both the public and private sectors” Mr Nicholls said.“He is currently CEO of the Queensland Competition Authority and for five years held the post of Deputy Under Tr

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By dindemic // November 12 2013 // 0 comment
Queenslanders are encouraged to wear orange tomorrow in support of the State Emergency Service (SES) on Wear Orange to Work Day.Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the orange SES uniform symbolised a dedication to community and the strength of volunteerism in Queensland.“This is a great time for Queenslanders to thank our SES volunteers for the thousands hours of volunteer work they performed last year,” Mr Dempsey said.“In January this year, SES volunteers came to the aid of residents across central Queensland, the north coast, Brisbane and the sou

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By dindemic // November 12 2013 // 0 comment

Queensland has cemented its position as the country’s best sporting state with the opening of the new National Cricket Centre in Brisbane today.Premier Campbell Newman officially opened the $29 million high performance cricket training facility at the Allan Border Field in Albion this morning, alongside Australian captain Michael Clarke and cricketing greats including Greg Chappell and Rod Marsh.“I’m focused on delivering better infrastructure and facilities for Queenslanders and this world-class National Cricket Centre is another way my CanDo Government is reaching that goal

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By dindemic // November 12 2013 // 0 comment
The Newman Government has welcomed news the Abbott Government will pursue its election mandate to reduce household electricity bills by repealing the Labor-Greens Carbon Tax and reviewing the Commonwealth Government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) Scheme.Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said Queensland electricity prices were 17.8 per cent higher because of the impact of green schemes and the Carbon Tax.

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By dindemic // November 11 2013 // 0 comment

Three hundred of China’s top travel agents who specialise in selling Australian holidays will converge on the Gold Coast for the inaugural Corroboree Greater China in 2014.

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By dindemic // November 11 2013 // 0 comment
Premier Campbell Newman today announced the five Queensland school students that will travel to Gallipoli and the Western Front as winners of the 2014 Premier’s Anzac Prize.Mr Newman congratulated the students, who will mark Anzac Day at Gallipoli and travel to the First World War battlefields of Turkey, France and Belgium as part of a two-week trip.“The five students selected for the 2014 trip will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the spirit of Anzac and see first-hand the places where the sacrifice of so many young Australians forged a formidable and enduring charact

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By dindemic // November 11 2013 // 0 comment
Queensland’s innovative one-stop-shop State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) has been awarded the top prize at the Planning Institute Australia’s 2013 Queensland awards.

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