Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

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One of Queensland’s dedicated and hard-working foster carers has won the prestigious 2014 Queensland Barnardos Mother of the Year Award.Child Safety Minister Tracy Davis congratulated Brisbane mother-of-two Kerry Gorman, who received her award at a ceremony at Brisbane City Hall today.“For more than 10 years, Kerry has provided a stable, safe and caring environment for children and young people in her care,” Ms Davis said.“Kerry has made a positive difference to the lives of the children she has cared for."Ms Davis also congratulated Townsville foster carer Kerrie Lewty

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Victoria Cross recipient Cpl Ben Roberts-Smith VC is among the people on a new council which will advise the State Government on issues affecting veterans in Queensland.Minister Assisting the Premier on the Centenary of Anzac Glen Elmes said the Queensland Veterans Advisory Council would give veterans a new direct connection with the Government, delivering the election promise to revitalise frontline services.“Veterans are primarily supported through Commonwealth Government programs, but the Queensland Government provides some services for veterans, such as allied health care and various

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Seoul:Queensland’s $490 million beef export market with Korea is set to grow after some of Queensland’s best produce was showcased to Korean importers.Premier Campbell Newman hosted a traditional Aussie style barbeque for 50 Korean beef importers as part of a trade mission to Seoul.“Queensland has seen a major increase in its sales of beef to Korea, and this barbeque was another great opportunity to further boost the reputation of Queensland beef in this important market,” Mr Newman said.“Last financial year Queensland exported more than $490 million worth of beef

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Queensland Labor has been caught out in an extraordinary admission this morning, finally acknowledging the Queensland Government’s efforts to stem their waste and mismanagement were absolutely necessary.Treasurer Tim Nicholls said comments made by the Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad during a regular radio spot highlighted her party’s breathless hypocrisy; as she confirmed there would be no policy to regrow the public service to the unmanageable levels they had been allowed to reach under the former Government.“This is a disgusting display of politics from Labor, which h

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An urgently needed road that will provide a critical alternative transport route during natural disasters is set to be constructed under round three of the Queensland Governments Royalties for the Regions program.The Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Yeppoon Western Bypass Stage 2 near Rockhampton would be built as a joint State Government and Livingstone Shire Council project.“We promised at the election to provide better infrastructure and better planning and the Royalties for the Regions program delivers,” Mr Seen

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Supermarket chain Coles has committed to tripling the number of Indigenous employees in its workforce, providing a welcome boost as the Queensland Government pushes to reverse historic low Indigenous employment rates.Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes made the announcement as Coles executives welcomed the company’s 300th Indigenous employee in Queensland.“Increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment is everyone’s business, and I’m pleased that companies large and small have taken up the Government&rsquo

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Queensland’s annual ANZAC Day Appeal is off to a great start with a $15,000 State Government donation.Minister Assisting the Premier on the Centenary of ANZAC Glen Elmes presented the cheque to the President of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee Arthur Burke OAM at a special First World War commemorative display in the Executive Building.“This year marks the start of commemorations around the world to mark one hundred years since the start of the war that was meant to end all wars,” Mr Elmes said.“ANZAC Day remains one of Australia’s most important national com

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The interests of young Queenslanders will be better represented through an exciting new youth ambassadors program, launched as part of National Youth Week celebrations.Communities Minister Tracy Davis said six outstanding young leaders would be selected to represent each of the areas of connection in the Queensland Youth Strategy.“This new program will showcase, celebrate and acknowledge young people who are working hard to reach their potential, as well as those who are inspiring or supporting other young people to do the same,” Ms Davis said.“The strategy delivers on our el

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Safety will be improved along a dangerous stretch of Central Queensland highway with the Queensland Government announcing it will upgrade Mount Perry Road with funding from its $495 million Royalties for the Regions (R4R) program.The North Burnett Regional Council has been successful in its bid for funding to seal the Mount Perry Road between Mount Perry and Monto, under Round 3 of the Queensland Government’s successful Royalties for the Regions program. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the State Government would provide

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The Commissioner of Queensland’s Fire and Emergency Services has been recognised with the Fellow Grade at the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) conference.Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Jack Dempsey, congratulated Commissioner Johnson on behalf of the Government and all Queenslanders for receiving the significant industry fellowship.“The Newman Government is committed to revitalising frontline services in Queensland, and we are doing so through the largest fire and emergency services budget in history,” Mr Dempsey said.“The IFE is an international b

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