Media Releases

Applications now open for young Indigenous leadership program

March 26, 2021

Young First Nations’ Queenslanders are urged to put their hand up for this year’s Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP) with applications open today. Youth Affairs Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the QIYLP is a great opportunity for young First Nations people to learn new leadership skills that could be used to effect change in their communities.

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Heritage CSA grants to preserve Queensland’s past into the future

March 26, 2021

The diversity, beauty and cultural importance of Queensland’s heritage will continue to be conserved through the latest round of Community Sustainability Action (CSA) grants.

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Land transfer preserves mahogany glider habitat

March 25, 2021

Valuable habitat for the endangered mahogany glider has been added to Girringun National Park after a 56.49-hectare land transfer by the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Environment Meaghan Scanlon said the former Powerlink Queensland site on the south-eastern park boundary had very high conservation values and was critical for protecting Queensland’s unique biodiversity and threatened species.

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Koala shield trial to slash wildlife road toll

March 24, 2021

Ground-breaking koala safety shields are being trialled before being installed on the M1 motorway in an innovative collaboration between the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Koala shields, metal guards affixed to posts along the M1 motorway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, will prevent the claws of koalas and other nocturnal wildlife from getting a grip on the poles.

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Palaszczuk Government delivers more support for regional manufacturers

March 24, 2021

Manufacturers in Mackay and on the Gold Coast have received a boost with delivery of a $15.5 million election commitment by the Palaszczuk Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the locations of the two newest Regional Manufacturing Hubs to provide local manufacturers with expert advice and support as they look to grow their business and expand into new markets and create secure, long term local jobs.

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Global Recycling Day marked by launch of marine clean up

March 18, 2021

Global Recycling Day is being celebrated with the launch of a new round of grants that will help community groups clean up Queensland’s beautiful parks and waterways. It is just the latest program in the Palaszczuk Government’s strategic plan for Queensland to become a zero-waste society by reducing how much waste is generated and increasing recycling rates.

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