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Most recent releases

  $750 million Budget for jobs and training

6 July

Next week’s State Budget will include more than $750 million to assist up to 37,000 extra Queenslanders a year to access skills to be job-ready.

  NAIDOC Week celebrates learning and respect

6 July

This NAIDOC Week Queenslanders are being encouraged to make a real effort to learn about Australia’s indigenous history and culture.

  Toowoomba Second Range Crossing preferred tenderer announced

3 July

Nexus was today announced as the preferred tenderer to deliver the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project.

  Queensland merchandise exports up 19.3% in year to May quarter

3 July

The value of Queensland’s overseas merchandise exports rose 19.3 per cent to $46.5 billion in the year to the May quarter 2015, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

  Palaszczuk Government to build permanent home for Netball

28 June

Queensland’s ‘future Firebirds’ will have a new permanent $30 million facility to call home, Acting Premier Curtis Pitt said.

  Queensland’s youth unemployment steady in May

20 June

The latest labour force data released this week by the ABS show that Queensland’s youth unemployment rate is unchanged from last month.

  Canberra needs to deliver real infrastructure funding for North Queensland

19 June

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has welcomed the Federal Government’s long-awaited white paper on Developing of Northern Australia.

  Better power price outcomes for Queenslanders

18 June

For the first time in many years, electricity prices in Queensland are on a steady course rather than spiralling upwards following a determination announced today by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).

  1 William Street to house Queensland public service from 2016

15 June

State Government Ministers and other public servants will be headquartered at 1 William Street in Brisbane’s CBD from 2016, Treasurer Curtis Pitt announced today.

  Queensland investor housing finance hits seven-year high

12 June

Investor housing finance commitments in Queensland have hit a seven-year high, according to ABS data released today.

  New $18 million power station gets green light on Palm Island

12 June

A new $18 million power plant will be built on Palm Island, off Townsville, after being given the go ahead by the Palaszczuk Government.

  New QCA Chair to drive competition for Queensland

11 June

The Palaszczuk Government has appointed Professor Roy Green as the new Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).

  Queensland adds 6,200 full-time jobs in May

11 June

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data shows Queensland added 6,200 full-time jobs in May.

  Queensland leads way on business confidence

9 June

Queensland continues to lead the way nationally on business confidence, according to the latest NAB Monthly Business Survey.

  Business urged to have say on Queensland industry assistance

5 June

Businesses and industry are being urged to have their say on a Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) draft report into industry assistance in Queensland.

  Payroll tax incentive to help kickstart jobs

2 June

Queensland business are being encouraged to employ apprentices and trainees so they can access payroll tax incentives following new laws passed in state parliament tonight.

  State Government commits $100,000 to renew partnership with QRC

2 June

The State Government has committed $100,000 to renew an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobs partnership with the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).

  Cairns welcomes first SilkAir service from Singapore

30 May

Treasurer Curtis Pitt was on the tarmac at the Cairns International Airport today to welcome passengers disembarking SilkAir flight MI828, the first into Cairns.

  New Queensland housing construction at near five-year high

27 May

ABS figures released today point to an increase in the construction of new houses, units and apartments in Queensland over the last quarter.

  Economic development on agenda at Palm Island Indigenous leaders' meeting

26 May

Economic development and jobs will be among the key priorities at the Indigenous Leaders' Forum and Ministerial Roundtable on Palm Island this Thursday (28 May).

  3,000 new jobs for Queensland as business backs Labor’s positive economic agenda

25 May

Treasurer and Minister for Employment Curtis Pitt has welcomed a major investment from McDonald’s which will create up to 3,000 new jobs in Queensland.

  $1.1 million housing and jobs boost for Wujal Wujal in Far North

21 May

The Palaszczuk Labor Government is delivering a $1.1 million social housing project that will create more accommodation and employment opportunities for Wujal Wujal locals.

  Queensland consumer confidence hits 18-month high

20 May

Queensland consumer confidence has hit an 18-month high, according to the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI) released today.

  Queensland housing finance commitments up as investor confidence grows

15 May

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has welcomed new ABS figures released today which show Queensland’s housing sector going from strength to strength.

  Townsville jobs growth encouraging though more work to be done: Pitt

14 May

Townsville has shown a positive 2.3 per cent increase in employment, with 2,500 jobs created over the year to April 2015, in the latest ABS regional jobs data released today.

  Regional and youth unemployment data highlights jobs challenge in Cairns

14 May

Today’s regional jobs data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics highlights the need for government action to get young people into work, said Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

  Gold Coast leads way on job creation

14 May

The Gold Coast is leading Queensland on job creation, Treasurer and Minister for Employment Curtis Pitt said.

  Regional and youth unemployment data highlights jobs challenge

14 May

Regional and youth labour force data released today by the ABS highlight the importance of the Palaszczuk Government’s jobs agenda, Treasurer and Minister for Employment Curtis Pitt said.

  Queensland tops nation on key business confidence measure

11 May

Queensland recorded the highest business confidence level of all the Australian States in April, according to the latest NAB Monthly Business Survey.

  Woolies' $100m Qld investment great for local jobs: Premier

11 May

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed a $100 million investment in Queensland from Woolworths Limited (Woolworths), which will create more than 2,000 construction and retail jobs.

  5,300 full-time jobs created in Queensland in April

7 May

Queensland added 5,300 full-time jobs in April as the state's trend unemployment rate remained steady at 6.6 per cent.

  No new State taxes for foreign property investors: Queensland Treasurer

6 May

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ruled out any new State taxes targeting foreign property investors in Queensland.

  Queensland merchandise exports up 10.8% to $11.4 billion in March quarter

6 May

Queensland's overseas merchandise exports for the March quarter 2015 rose 10.8 per cent to $11.4 billion compared to the same period last year, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

  Queensland leads nation on retail trade growth in March quarter

6 May

Queensland is leading the nation on retail trade growth, according to fresh ABS figures released today.

  New $85 million Berth 8 at Port of Townsville now open for business

6 May

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has welcomed the announcement that the new $85 million Berth 8 facility at the Port of Townsville is now open for business.

  Queensland building approvals rise in March to be up 26 per cent in 12 months

4 May

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has welcomed the latest ABS Building Approvals data which show the total number of dwelling approvals (trend) in Queensland rose 3.0 per cent in March.

  Labor focused on growth and job creation

1 May

Queensland's Labor State Government continues to chart a course for growth amid challenging economic conditions, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said today.

  $70 million and counting: cost of LNP's wrong choices on asset sales revealed

30 April

Campbell Newman’s arrogant LNP government wasted $70 million in a failed bid to offload income-generating State-owned assets, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said today.

  Deregulation deferred as Productivity Commission conducts power price probe

28 April

The Palaszczuk Government is rolling out another key election commitment and establishing a Queensland Productivity Commission with its first task to be conducting a public inquiry into electricity prices in Queensland.

  Analysts up their growth forecast for Queensland as housing construction leads recovery

20 April

Queensland's strengths in construction and housing are highlighted in two economic reports released today, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

  4,800 extra full-time jobs for Queensland as unemployment rate steadies

16 April

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said today’s ABS labour force data shows an encouraging trend towards full-time employment in Queensland.

  Queensland Treasurer fights for fair share of federal funding

8 April

Treasurer Curtis Pitt will fight for Queensland’s fair share of Commonwealth funding when the Council of Federal Fiscal Relations meets tomorrow in Canberra.

  State welcomes conversation on Commonwealth’s tax discussion paper: Pitt

30 March

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt, in Townsville for the government’s first Community Cabinet, welcomed today’s release of the Commonwealth Government’s tax discussion paper.

  Hire an apprentice or trainee, get a payroll tax rebate: Pitt

18 March

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government was wasting no time on delivering its promises to encourage bosses to hire apprentices or trainees.

  Work ahead to grow Queensland jobs

12 March

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the ABS Labour Force numbers released today show there is work ahead to grow Queensland jobs.

  Poor State Final Demand Figures the LNP’s legacy

4 March

Queensland’s economy is still reeling from the mass sackings and poor economic management of the Newman Government following the release of State Final Demand figures today.

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