Tougher Gun Laws on the Way

high capacity lever action shotguns

The State Government will restrict access to high capacity lever action shotguns in a move that it says will strengthen Australia’s National Firearms Agreement. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the decision would improve public safety while ensuring farmers still had access to the weapons … [Read more...]

Acting Ministerial Arrangements

Mark Bailey MP

Two Ministers will share responsibilities for Energy, Water Supply, Biofuels, Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports following the Premiers’ decision to stand Mark Bailey side as a Minister overnight. Treasurer, Trade and Investment Minister Curtis Pitt will also be Acting Minister for Energy, … [Read more...]

New Electoral Boundaries a Step Closer

electoral changes

The changes recommended by the Queensland Redistribution Commission (QRC) in February have now moved to ‘Final Determination’ stage. In effect that means this report is the QRC’s final involvement in the redistribution process, having adjusted where it felt it necessary and where it was able, and … [Read more...]

A Call for More Foster Carers

foster carer campaign-message

A $2.6 million statewide recruitment progamme for more foster carers has been launched by the State Government in time for Foster and Kinship Care Week. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is encouraging residents of the region to think about opening their hearts and homes to children in need … [Read more...]

Buy Smart to Win

Buy Smart Competition

As Term Two gets underway in Queensland, the State Government is reminding school teachers, parents and students about the annual Buy Smart Competition. The competition offers students and schools the chance to win a share in $15,000 worth of cash prizes. The competition was launched in … [Read more...]