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Media releases issued in the past 12 months are available here. 

To find Ministerial media statements from more than 12 months ago, please search Ministerial media statements.

Regional businesses plug into power cost-cutter

15 Dec 2017

International black lung expert trains Queensland radiologists and doctors

04 December 2017

Have your say on proposed name changes

01 December 2017

Native Title decision “another step on our journey”

28 Nov 2017

Land valuations program accurately reflects market

13 October 2017

A comprehensive analysis of Queensland’s property market has determined that landowners in 22 of Queensland’s 62 rateable local government areas (LGAs) will receive new land valuations in March 2018.

22 local government areas to receive annual land valuations in 2018

12 October 2017

Landowners in 22 of Queensland’s 62 rateable local government areas (LGAs) will receive new land valuations in March 2018.

New Flagstone locality boundaries approved

03 October 2017

Boundaries have been altered and new localities created in Logan City’s Greater Flagstone Urban Development Area (UDA).

Have your say on Longreach locality proposals

29 September 2017

Water savings to flow from new Great Artesian Basin plan

29 Sep 2017

Brits own small piece of paradise

29 Sep 2017

Natural resources and mines driving prosperity for Queenslanders

28 Sep 2017

Permanent state monument unveiled at Miners Memorial Service

20 Sep 2017

New warning out on more dodgy portable gas cookers

19 Sep 2017

Govt invests $25 M to protect coal workers

08 Sep 2017

New Ombudsman will resolve land access disputes

08 Sep 2017

Qld gas continues to flow for domestic market

08 Sep 2017

New laws crack down on mine health & safety

08 Sep 2017

Palaszczuk Government opens more land for domestic gas supply

07 Sep 2017

Palaszczuk Govt ramps up domestic gas supply

05 Sep 2017

Queensland irrigators to benefit from water and energy efficiency funding

29 August 2017

Queensland’s irrigated agriculture is set to benefit from improved productivity and responsible management of the State’s water resources thanks to a further $2 million investment to bring new technology and performance measures to properties across the State.

Bauxite mine leases to unlock FNQ jobs

29 Aug 2017

Gulf water made available to support business, jobs

29 Aug 2017

New name proposed to end confusion

28 August 2017

Members of the public and community groups are invited to have their say on a proposal to alter two Central Queensland localities and create a new locality near Alpha.

Underground coal gasification now prohibited in Queensland

25 Aug 2017

Nambour geographic features officially named

18 August 2017

The Nambour region now has official names for four locally well-known and distinctive geographical features in the area.


Last updated: 2 August 2017

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