Media Releases

Farmers turn reef action into income

October 16, 2021

A unique collaboration between the Palaszczuk Government, business and landholders is seeing Queensland farmers earn additional income and prevent 18,000kg of nitrogen from reaching the Great Barrier Reef – as well as helping drive Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

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Queensland World Heritage national park expanded

October 14, 2021

Close to 6,300 hectares of land south-west of Brisbane will be protected with the Palaszczuk Government today announcing the expansion of a World Heritage-listed national park and the creation of a new conservation estate. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon announced in Queensland Parliament this afternoon that more than 3,400 hectares of the former Glen Rock State Forest would be converted and added to Main Range National Park south of G...

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Turtles come out of their shell early for nesting season

October 12, 2021

One of the world’s most important nesting sites has welcomed its first turtle a month earlier than expected, kicking off a significant time of the year for Bundaberg tourism as the region continues its COVID-19 economic recovery.

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160,000 hectares returned on path to reconciliation

September 29, 2021

More than 160,000 hectares of land in Cape York has been handed back to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in a historic announcement today by the Palaszczuk Government and Traditional Owners.

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Funding injection to help tackle reef water pollution

September 28, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government has announced another $3 million to help tackle water pollution and help farmers make their operations more profitable and sustainable.

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Gold Coast vaccination rollout ramps up with two new hubs at Coomera and Tugun

September 27, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government will supercharge the Gold Coast’s vaccination rollout – opening two new vaccination clinics in two weeks across the Coast. The new clinics will include: Tugun – out the front of John Flynn Private Hospital – up to 800 doses a day, with capacity to surge to 1000 Coomera – adjacent to Westfield Coomera - 2,500 doses a day, with capacity to administer 3000 in the future.

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