Federal & State Government

Public to have their say on red tape reduction

3rd Aug 2012 | Source:Queensland Government
Public to have their say on red tape reduction

The  State Government is inviting all Queenslanders to have their say on the regulatory burdens impacting their daily lives. Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform, Deb Frecklington, said the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) today released an issues paper outlining a proposed framework to measure and reduce onerous red tape and regulation.
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Greater powers for QLD principals and school communities

27th Jun 2012 | Source:Federal Government

Principals at 131 government schools in Queensland will have greater capacity to manage their staffing and budgets, and use school buildings for fundraising, in close consultation with their school community, under the Gillard Government’s Empowering Local Schools initiative. School Education Minister Peter Garrett said the Government is providing almost $7.6 million over the next two years
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Cost of Living Bill

14th May 2012 | Source:Queensland Government
Cost of Living Bill

Cabinet approved the introduction of the Cost of Living Bill as part of its commitment to save Queenslanders on electricity, car registration, stamp duty and transport fares. More cost of living measures will be brought before Parliament in the near future. Premier Campbell Newman said the Bill would be one of the first introduced to
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Water restrictions and red tape cut for SEQ councils and businesses

21st Apr 2012 | Source:Queensland Government
Water restrictions and red tape cut for SEQ councils and businesses

South-East Queensland councils and businesses will be given a reprieve on water usage following changes to water restrictions by the Queensland Water Commission (QWC), Water Minister Mark McArdle said today. Many restrictions will be lifted following a QWC review of Permanent Water Conservation Measures currently in place. The review was undertaken as an action under
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Government Ignore Local School Needs as Secondary Education Heads towards Crisis

12th Mar 2012 | Source:Dr. Bruce FLegg - MP
Government Ignore Local School Needs as Secondary Education Heads towards Crisis

With Kenmore State High School strictly enrolment managed and excluding many local children and still running at almost full capacity, the state government has refused to fund an upgrade to the school that is desperately needed for the huge increase in enrolments when local Year 7s are moved from the many local feeder primary schools
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Jobseekers warned about recruitment rort

25th Jan 2012 | Source:Queensland Government

Mines Minister Stirling Hinchliffe warned jobseekers to do their research before signing up to agencies claiming to be recruiting for the resources industry. “Shonky businesses are targeting jobseekers wanting to get a foot in the door in the mining industry,” Mr Hinchliffe said. “We’re hearing about a number of businesses who are overstating the level
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New rules to keep boaties and jet ski users safe

1st Jan 2012 | Source:Queensland Government
New rules to keep boaties and jet ski users safe

Jet ski users and boaties hitting the water are being reminded about new safety rules which have come into effect today. Marine Infrastructure Minister Craig Wallace said the changes had been put in place to better protect all water users and reduce the risk of accidents. “From today, people operating jet skis at more than
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Carbon farmers: the new rural profession ?

23rd Dec 2011 | Source:Queensland Government
Carbon farmers: the new rural profession ?

A new how-to guide produced by the Queensland Government will help rural landholders, local governments and graziers earn thousands from carbon credits as they use their land to convert carbon to currency. Acting Environment Minister, and member for Ipswich, Rachel Nolan today launched Carbon Farming in Rural Queensland while inspecting one of Queensland’s first projects
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Jobs Road Map To Make Our Resources Work For All Queenslanders

14th Dec 2011 | Source:Queensland Government
Jobs Road Map To Make Our Resources Work For All Queenslanders

Premier Anna Bligh has reached agreement with the resource sectors main players to build a detailed jobs road map to help make the resources boom work for all Queenslanders. Under the land mark agreement industry will provide the State government will their detailed employment forecasts over the coming years and the government will tailor their
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Wivenhoe Releases for up to 7 days

18th Nov 2011 | Source:Queensland Government
Wivenhoe Releases for up to 7 days

Releases from Wivenhoe Dam will begin this afternoon to reduce the Full Supply Level of the dam from 80 to 75 per cent. Natural Resources Minister Rachel Nolan said approximately 57,000 mega litres of water will be released over a period of up to 7 days based on the most up to date weather predictions
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