Media Releases

Funding to improve Queensland’s nature refuges

November 04, 2021

New grants are now available to help Queensland nature refuge landholders to undertake projects to protect and enhance the conservation value of their properties.

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Palaszczuk Government funding to support Gold Coast manufacturers

November 01, 2021

Support from the Palaszczuk Government for Gold Coast manufacturers has taken another step forward with the new round of the highly successful Manufacturing Hubs Grants Program (MHGP) opening for applications. Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Youth Affairs and the Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the grant program specifically targets regional manufacturers with Round 2 only available to man...

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Farmers turn reef action into income

October 16, 2021

A unique collaboration between the Palaszczuk Government, business and landholders is seeing Queensland farmers earn additional income and prevent 18,000kg of nitrogen from reaching the Great Barrier Reef – as well as helping drive Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

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Queensland World Heritage national park expanded

October 14, 2021

Close to 6,300 hectares of land south-west of Brisbane will be protected with the Palaszczuk Government today announcing the expansion of a World Heritage-listed national park and the creation of a new conservation estate. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon announced in Queensland Parliament this afternoon that more than 3,400 hectares of the former Glen Rock State Forest would be converted and added to Main Range National Park south of G...

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Turtles come out of their shell early for nesting season

October 12, 2021

One of the world’s most important nesting sites has welcomed its first turtle a month earlier than expected, kicking off a significant time of the year for Bundaberg tourism as the region continues its COVID-19 economic recovery.

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160,000 hectares returned on path to reconciliation

September 29, 2021

More than 160,000 hectares of land in Cape York has been handed back to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in a historic announcement today by the Palaszczuk Government and Traditional Owners.

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