Politics & Governance

By dindemic // August 19 2017 // 0 comment
Roma Street Parklands today came alive to the sounds, taste and visual delights of Indian culture as the India Day Fair gets underway.Attending the celebrations today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this year’s Fair was particularly significant as it also played a major part in helping celebrate 70 years of Indian independence.“It’s such a delight to be here today to join with the Indian community and hundreds of other Queenslanders immersing ourselves in Indian culture,” Ms Palaszczuk said.“Whether you’re here for the fantastic cuisine, the colourful pa

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By dindemic // August 19 2017 // 0 comment
Cladding from the Expansion Block at the Logan Hospital complex will be sent for testing in Melbourne after Audit Taskforce assessments could not confirm the level of fire retardation across cladding products that were used.“The initial results indicate that all the materials demonstrated some degree of fire retardation or capacity to self-extinguish, however each product was capable of ignition,” Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said.“Independent fire engineers have been engaged by the Taskforce to analyse the initial findings and determine what measures shou

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By dindemic // August 19 2017 // 0 comment
The construction of more than 500 megawatts (MW) of hydro and solar is one step closer after an agreement was signed yesterday between Powerlink and Genex Power Limited to progress Stage 2 of the Kidston Hydro-Solar Project, that combined with stage one will support up to 500 construction jobs. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke welcomed the signing of a Heads of Agreement between the Queensland Government owned Powerlink and Genex. “This agreement is a significant milestone in the delivery of one of Queensland’s largest renewable pr

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