Dindemic: Queensland - Australia

By dindemic // October 21 2017 // 0 comment
Gold Coasters will brave the wet weather today to plant 10,000 native trees at the Robina City Parklands thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government.Environment Minister Steven Miles said the ‘Gold Coast’s Biggest Tree Planting Day’ is being hosted by the Gold Coast Catchment Association (GCCA).“Not only will volunteers plant 10,000 trees, they will remediate 400m of waterway along Mudgeeraba Creek and weed one hectare of parklands.“Planting native tree species will help revegetate Robina City Parklands and provide new and valuable habitat for wildl

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By dindemic // October 21 2017 // 0 comment
A company behind a batting training device to help the next generation of cricket superstars develop their skills, has been awarded almost $100,000 under round three of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding.Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said today (Saturday) that Techshot is among 85 innovative Queensland applicants – independently assessed in a highly competitive process - sharing in the latest round of $10 million Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding.“The Palaszczuk Government has so far supporte

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
The Port of Brisbane is about to play host to the longest container ship to ever visit Queensland.Main Roads Road Safety and Ports Minister, Mark Baily said the arrival today of the 347metre Susan Maersk was clear demonstration of the port’s capabilities in handling an increasing number of large vessels operating in the region.“The visit of the Susan Maersk is only made possible thanks to extensive studies that have taken place over the last two years, to optimise the port’s channels to accommodate this class of vessel,” Mr Bailey said.“The vessel’

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
Police have found the fishing boat "Dianne" that overturned in Bustard Bay off the central Queensland coast on Monday night, and they will start recovery operations this morning.The family and friends of the six missing men of the "Dianne" remain in our thoughts and prayers.Despite rough seas, State Disaster Coordintator Peter Martin told me on Thursday "we will find the Dianne".I want to pay tribute to all officers involved the search, and to those who will now work in the recovery. 

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
The voices of Queensland’s foster and kinship carers have been heard with the State Government using valuable feedback from the Partners in Care workshops, a foster and kinship care engagement program implemented across the state.Minister for Child Safety Shannon Fentiman today released the first report on the Partners in Care engagement program and the initial Queensland Government response Working better with foster and kinship carers.“The Partners in Care workshops, designed and delivered in partnership with Foster Care Queensland, gave us a unique opportunity to explore firstha

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
More than one million dollars will be spent improving safety at the intersection of South Pine and Pullen Roads at Everton Park.Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the $1.1 million from the Palaszczuk Government would help fund infrastructure that would significantly reduce risks for road users.He said the allocation showed the Palaszczuk Government was listening to local communities.“These works will improve safety at an intersection that has a high number of reported incidents,” Mr Bailey said.“Works will include lengthening the right turning lane into

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
The Queensland Government and MSF Sugar will investigate the feasibility of potential industry adjacent to the Mulgrave Mill as part of the proposed Cairns South State Development Area (SDA). Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt and Mike Barry CEO of MSF Sugar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Queensland Government and MSF Sugar.  Mr Pitt said potential industrial development of land adjacent to the Mulgrave Mill would be considered in addition to the existing proposed Cairns South SDA, which would be reduced in s

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
Students at Mabel Park State High School will be among the first in Queensland to gain a qualification in drone piloting skills.Education Minister Kate Jones today welcomed the trial of the new Certificate III course in Aviation that has attracted 13 Year 11 students from Mabel Park and Woodridge State High Schools.“I congratulate Mabel Park State High for offering this course to make sure students have better employment prospects in emerging industries,” she said.Member for Woodridge and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick officiated at the launch today of the

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
A hydro-electric power station on the state’s largest dam – Burdekin Falls Dam – to secure energy and support jobs for North Queensland moved a step closer today.Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey said a prefeasibility study had now been completed by Stanwell.“The study confirmed there are no fatal flaws in the concept and that the proposed project would be commercial and deliver a positive contribution to the State,” Mr Bailey said.“It also confirmed that a Burdekin Falls Hydro Power Station could be built on the existing dam without

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
The Palaszczuk Government has put $12.5 million on the table to help fund a vital water project in the Burdekin that could deal with long term salinity problems.The funding is part of the application process to the federal National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.Queensland’s Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham and Water Supply Minister Mark Bailey challenged the Turnbull Government to provide the required 50 per cent Federal commitment.“We are challenging the Prime Minister to join us in resolving this salinity issue and unlock investment and job

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