Media Releases

Construction starts on Gold Coast development set to create 1800 jobs

February 12, 2021

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially turned the sod on a $400 million development on the Gold Coast. Work has begun on The Star Entertainment Group’s Tower 2 – a 63-storey tower that will create 1800 jobs during construction and 500 jobs once operational.

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$100,000 in fines for illegal waste operators

February 12, 2021

More than $100,000 in fines have been issued in the past three months to people who have been illegally operating in the waste industry in Queensland.

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A unique and authentic wildlife experience for children

February 09, 2021

Students will be transported to one of Queensland’s vibrant National Parks when they step into a new and immersive learning environment at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Minister for the Environment Meaghan Scanlon said the $40,000 exciting new education rooms would provide a unique and authentic wildlife experience for children.

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Queensland’s Natural Wonders Open and Good to Go

February 06, 2021

Travel-hungry Australians are being urged to visit Queensland to experience its unique and beautiful national parks and wildlife attractions. Environment and Great Barrier Reef Minister Meaghan Scanlon said there was no better time than now to visit the state’s world-famous natural wonders and family-friendly ecotourism activities, such as David Fleays Wildlife Park on the Gold Coast.

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Queensland Youth Parliament calls for nominations

February 02, 2021

YMCA Brisbane is searching for young people from all over the state who have an interest in leadership, the political process, or helping their community, to become members of the 2021 Queensland Youth Parliament.

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Townsville businesses can-ing the fight against plastic

January 28, 2021

Townsville leads the charge as one of the strongest recycling communities in Queensland with more than 173,000 pieces of plastic removed from the environment. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon was in Townsville today praising the recycling efforts of Townsville locals and businesses in reducing plastic pollution and finding sustainable alternatives to replace commonly available single-use plastic items.

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