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Queensland workforce to benefit from micro-credentialing funding boost

The Palaszczuk Government announced that Cairns is set to reap the benefits of 17 statewide projects receiving grants of up to $250,000 each to provide critical skills development for existing workers and jobseekers in Queensland. 

Queensland brings into effect new single-use plastic bans

New restrictions banning single-use plastics, including cotton buds with plastic stems and expanded polystyrene loose packaging, went into effect in Queensland, following the Palaszczuk Government's announcement on Friday. 

Latest Made in Queensland round awards $20.5 million in grants to 33 manufacturers

The Queensland government has awarded $20.5 million to 33 manufacturing projects as part of Made in Queensland (MiQ) grant program’s fifth round. 

$24 million invested in Queensland’s battery manufacturing capabilities

The Queensland government has announced a $24 million investment in two projects that will deliver new locally manufactured flow batteries to help meet renewable energy commitments. 

Queensland unveils $80m initiative aimed at supporting 15000 job seekers

The Palaszczuk Government has approved the first $40 million in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, which focuses on young people and will help up to 15,000 disadvantaged Queensland job seekers over the next 12 months.

Downer inks $4.6b contract for the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program

Engineering firm Downer Group has signed a $4.6 billion contract to deliver Queensland's landmark Queensland Train Manufacturing Program, which will deliver 65 passenger trains for use on the South East Queensland rail network.

Queensland to spearhead local biofuels industry with Qantas

The Palaszczuk Government has ventured into a partnership with airline company Qantas to accelerate the growth of the local sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry and develop a SAF supply chain based in Queensland. 

Beenleigh Steel Fabrications opens new facility to double production capacity

Australian steel fabricator Beenleigh Steel Fabrications (BSF) has officially opened its new facility in Berrinba in a push to ramp up its production capacity and create new apprenticeships and traineeships.

New Queensland strategy to bolster new industries critical to net zero transition

The Palaszczuk Government rolled out the new Queensland New Industry Strategy (QNIDS) today in an effort to foster industries critical to the world’s net zero transition, such as renewable energy manufacturing.  

Qld proposes rent changes to support manufactured home-owners in residential parks

Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch announced that the Palaszczuk Government is considering limiting the maximum yearly site rent increases in residential parks and banning market rent reviews to promote fairness for owners of manufactured homes.

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