Media Releases

Koala survival a focus for Palaszczuk Government

February 20, 2021

Rehabilitated koalas will be fitted with collars, released into the wild and then monitored to understand the potential conservation benefits. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said Australia Zoo will undertake the research with a $90,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government’s Community Sustainability Action Grants – Koala Applied Research South East Queensland program.

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Government funding improving Great Barrier Reef water quality

February 17, 2021

Improved farming practices backed by Australian and Queensland Government funding are seeing a record rate of improvement in the amount of nutrient run-off flowing from farms to the Great Barrier Reef.

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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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