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    Eight new Queensland Greats in 2022

    Seven remarkable individuals and the state’s 160-year-old museum network have joined the illustrious ranks of Queensland Greats, honoured for their social, scientific, health, environmental and cultural contributions to Queensland.Presenting the 22nd Queensland Greats Awards at Brisbane City Hall, Premier...

    Dog Attacks Skyrocket

    Tablelands Regional Council is urging pet owners to be responsible following a sudden increase in dog attacks in the region.‘We have had 35 reports of dog attacks and threatening behaviour in May, well up on seven from the previous month,’ said Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew.‘In one incident a dog...


    Ransom Notes: pay us to keep our old power plants running or else, say fossil fuel majors

    Prepare to subsidise fossil fuel plants indefinitely. That is the message this morning as, in the wake of Coalition dithering, the new government grooms Australian energy customers for more of the same energy policy. It’s the Richard Wilkins solution. Callum Foote and Michael West report.Nine years of Coalition dithering on climate and energy...

    The great Sydney University grant swindle

    Australia’s universities have been corporatised and compromised, and business schools are at the vanguard of academic capture. Jeanne Ryckmans investigates the rise and fall of the five-star travelling former professor who led the high-life on public grants. The University of Sydney Business School website trumpets “Business not as usual!”. Its mission? To...

    Fed up AEMO finally stands up to fossil fuel bullies pulling electricity heist

    Surely this is Australia’s Enron. The electricity market has been shut down after years of fossil fuel thuggery culminated in naked extortion this week. Michael West reports. Fed up with being bullied and scammed, the operator seized control of the electricity “market” on Wednesday, shut it down to stabilise the grid and...

    Cairns Manufacturing Hub drives jobs and economic growth

    Manufacturers in Cairns are reaping the rewards of Queensland Government initiatives, with more than $7.1 million awarded in grants to 20 local businesses, which have created or supported at least 1000 jobs.Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing Glenn Butcher released the numbers on day one of Australian Manufacturing Week,...

    Indigenous career pathway program helps keep children safe

    Seventeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are well on their way to gaining university qualifications and becoming child safety officers (CSO) thanks to an innovative career pathway program for First Nations peoples. Minister for Children and Youth Justice Leanne Linard said the Indigenous Career Progression Program (ICPP) was helping...

    Commission of Inquiry into DNA Testing Conducted by Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Commission of Inquiry into DNA testing at Queensland’s Forensic and Scientific Services.It will be conducted by the former President of the Court of Appeal, retired judge Walter Sofronoff.The Premier said issues raised by Queensland police late last week over the thresholds of DNA...

    Sponsorship flags lifesaving SharkSmart messages

    The Palaszczuk  Government is partnering with one of Australia’s most trusted organisations, Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ), to reach tens of thousands of water users with shark safety messaging.Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the Palaszczuk Government would sponsor SLSQ...

    Subsidised Animal Desexing

    Tablelands Regional Council renewed its long-standing relationship with Atherton and District Animal Welfare Society at their May ordinary Council meeting.‘We’ve previously provided $5000/year to the society so they can subsidise desexing and microchipping of dogs and cats in our community,’ said Councillor Dave Bilney.‘Supporting this program means fewer resources...

    Hands-On Activities at the Tableland Regional Gallery

    Stuck for ideas to keep the kids occupied these school holidays?Why not head down to the Tableland Regional Gallery for free and exciting hands-on activities with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s (QAGOMA) APT10 Kids on Tour?!‘Children and families will explore and experience a range of...

    Gold Coast security providers targeted in inspection swoop

    Security providers working in Gold Coast bars, hotels and nightclubs were under scrutiny this past weekend when the Office of Liquor and Gaming (OLGR), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Queensland Police Service joined forces to conduct a compliance operation in the region.Attorney-General and Minister for Justice...


    Disaster assistance is available to primary producers in Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton after intense rainfall and flooding swept through Northern and Central-Western Queensland during April and May.The assistance is made available through the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and will give primary producers in those areas access...

    Grants support sustainable commercial fishing industry

    A new round of grants will inject almost $250,000 to support sustainability in Queensland’s commercial fishing industry.Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the fishing project grants would fund projects during to enhance fishing across the state.“Funding through the fishing project...

    Queensland tightens controls around casino operators and gaming industry

    Queensland’s casino operators will be subject to tougher gambling laws as the state government improves compliance requirements, increases penalties and pushes for more gambling harm minimisation measures.Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said the proposed reforms in the Casino Control and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 will help...

    Regional Community Forums return for 2022

    Economic development priorities will be at the top of the agenda during the next round of Regional Community Forums, taking place in seven Queensland centres on Monday, 30 May.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the forums, the ninth since 2019, would again bring community representatives together with Cabinet Ministers and MPs...

    National Sorry Day holds hope for healing

    Queenslanders are being urged to reflect on our state’s history this National Sorry Day and commit to making change to help the nation to heal.Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford said National Sorry Day, observed annually on 26 May ahead of National Reconciliation Week, marked...