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.
06 October 2020
Queensland’s explorers have another six months rent-free (March 31, 2021) to keep them on the hunt for the next round of resources projects and jobs.
02 October 2020
The Darumbal people have today welcomed a Rockhampton creek being stripped of its racist name, with the 22km watercourse to now be known by the traditional word Dundula meaning gum tree.
01 October 2020
Almost 6000 farmers, businesses, and community and sports clubs, doing it tough won’t have to pay state land rent until 2021 under an additional $14.1 million in COVID relief.
29 September 2020
The $1 billion Olive Downs coal mine in central Queensland which will create 1000 local jobs has been given final approvals, allowing construction of the mine to begin.
25 September 2020
Tourism resorts, hospitality providers and attractions from Mount Isa to the Gold Coast will share $2.55 million worth of land rent in ongoing COVID relief.
22 September 2020
Gas exploration in Queensland is ramping up again with four companies selected to explore more than 3000 square kilometres in the Bowen and Surat basins between Blackwater and Wandoan.
17 September 2020
Farmers and businesses in south and central west Queensland can bid for more water from today to expand their businesses and create jobs.
10 September 2020
Renewable power players can now throw their hats in the ring to be part of the state’s renewable energy zones in southern, central and northern Queensland.
10 September 2020
Farmers in the Scenic Rim are set to be buoyed by access to more water, with the Queensland Government making more water available to support local farms and businesses.
07 September 2020
New mining reforms that will give old mines another shot at life, encourage new mines to be built and toughen financial checks and balances on mining lease holders take effect today.
31 August 2020
More than 600,000 Queensland homes and small businesses now have rooftop solar panels helping drive down their power bills – that’s one in three Queensland homes.
28 August 2020
The Queensland Government has allocated $4.2 million in funding for Goondiwindi region’s future water security and economic development.
19 August 2020
At least half the water from Rookwood Weir will be allocated for Central Queensland farmers, under a proposed plan out for consultation today.
17 August 2020
Queensland drivers are shopping around for the cheapest servo in town at almost twice the rate they did two years ago—checking petrol prices on comparison apps and websites more than 600,000 times per month, compared to less than 350,000 in 2018.
31 July 2020
Now is the time to shop around and save on power bills, with more time spent at home and power bill bargains on offer in the south-east corner.
29 July 2020
A new Aboriginal economic and cultural base is set to be developed in the heart of Queensland’s Wangetti coast following the official transfer of land back into the hands of Traditional Owners today.
28 July 2020
$3.96 million has been awarded to 25 mineral exploration projects to seek out the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies from regions right across the state.
23 July 2020
$200 rebates have been applied to power bills to get financial relief to households – with the remaining half-a-million south-east Queensland households to receive their $200 rebates soon.
14 July 2020
Hundreds of megalitres of water are to be made available for new and expanded farms and business to create jobs around Crows Nest, the Southern Lockyer and the Scenic Rim.
02 July 2020
More than 100,000 megalitres of water have been made available to help drive jobs and development in farming and tourism in the north western Gulf.
29 June 2020
Thousands of drought-affected Queensland farmers will get more relief from state fees and land rents.
26 June 2020
Queensland’s 15,000 mineral mine and quarry workers will now have mandatory lung health checks before and during their careers.
25 June 2020
For the third year in a row, a drop in power prices will see typical regional household power bills fall by $84 and small businesses by $75 from 1 July 2020.
25 June 2020
Queensland’s Industrial Court has imposed a suspended period of imprisonment on the Director of a quarry operator company, regarding the death of Sean Scovell in June 2012 at a site in Central Queensland.
24 June 2020
The first instalment is in the bank for a $10 million investigation into a major Far North Queensland irrigation project.
Last reviewed 25 October 2020