June 2020. 

By now, many of you will be feeling what untold millions of ordinary people around the world must be feeling…a growing sense of anger at China. 

We have seen the Chinese Government diplomats and their fellow travellers, angrily gesturing and shouting from var...

June 3, 2020

2020 has taken a turn that none of us could have ever expected. In light of the global health pandemic, most of Australia and the world has been locked up inside. We have endeavoured to find different forms of entertainments, as we stayed home in a continued effort to...

June 3, 2020

Queenslanders are now able to undertake unlimited travel including overnight stays throughout the entire state since midday June 1, in a major easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the easing of intrastate travel restrictions – by road, rai...

June 3, 2020

Tackling domestic and family violence in the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of Australia’s first COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Virtual Summit on May 6th, with frontline service providers and sector experts helping the state government to chart a path forward....

May 17, 2020

Changes are being rung in as prescriptions go digital in Queensland from Friday 15 May.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the change will better align Queensland to the special arrangements recently announced by the Commonwe...

May 7, 2020

LNP Member for Pumicestone. Simone Wilson, is calling on local residents to stand up for small businesses that need the State Government’s assistance more than ever due to the covid-19 crisis. 

Ms Wilson said Queensland was the only state where...

May 7, 2020

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, social distancing, the need to maintain good hand cleanliness to kerb the spread of the disease and the shortage of sanitising products in normal shops and super-markets, a local business has stepped up to fill the gap and supply the m...

May 7, 2020

By: Staff Writer…Harvey Fewings. 

May 2020. 

These three words are the essence of our democracy. An assumption that these fundamentals exist, are understood and are protected in our Commonwealth, is essential to the proper function of Government. 

In Austra...

May 7, 2020

Following encouraging signs Queensland is flattening the COVID-19 curve, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced stay at home restrictions has eased. 

On 11.59pm Friday, May 1, Queenslanders are now able to leave their homes for recreation and th...

May 2, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government today announced that some popular areas in National Parks in Queensland will re-open next Saturday, following a relaxation in guidelines from the Chief Health Officer.

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said publi...

May 2, 2020


Queensland’s seafood industry has taken a major hit during the coronavirus pandemic and now more than ever we need to support our commercial fishers who are doing it tough.

Deb Frecklinton MP, Leader of the Opposition fully supports the Queensland seafood industry...

May 2, 2020

Ahead of COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions easing over the weekend, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Health Minister Steven Miles have urged Queenslanders not to take it too far.

From 12.01am tomorrow, Queenslanders will be able to leave their homes for some recreatio...

April 23, 2020

Commissioner to help Queensland small business recover

A Queensland Small Business Commissioner will be appointed to give small businesses a single point of contact for leasing disputes during recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Minister for Employment and Small Busine...

April 7, 2020

Property owners are being warned not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed persons to conduct plumbing work during the global COVID-19 crisis.  

Plumbing, drainage and gasfitting work is essential to ensuring the health and safety of our community, and this is...

April 5, 2020

Queensland’s Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman is calling on big business to do the right thing and pay their small business suppliers on time.

The Minister has added her voice to that of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsma...

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