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Criminal Gang laws keeping Queenslanders safer

Queensland families are safer under the Newman LNP Government’s tough criminal gang laws as police continue to rid the state of organised crime. Acting Police Minister and Attorney-General John McVeigh said Labor intended to undo the huge reductions in criminal gang numbers and criminal gang activities that included murder, drug trafficking and extortion. “Our strong […]


Students to get Great Results from extra funding

Students in Kawana are set to benefit from the second round of Great Results Guarantee funding announced today. Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie welcomed the announcement on behalf of local students. He said that more than $2.1 million would go directly to Kawana schools in 2015, $816,000 more than last year’s allocation. “The Queensland Government […]


Savings fund cheaper transport fares or more services

Queensland families are being asked to choose between cheaper public transport fares or more services when the Newman LNP government re-invests savings from the scrapped carbon tax back into public transport. Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie urged locals to have their say on how savings from the carbon tax are spent. “With the carbon tax […]


Kawana’s Jordyn Archer to help lead Queensland Plan process

Kawana MP Jarrod Bleijie has congratulated local resident Jordyn Archer on her appointment to The Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council. It comes as Queensland Premier Campbell Newman launched The Queensland Plan: Queenslanders’ 30-year vision in Hervey Bay. Ms Archer and her fellow Queensland Plan Ambassadors Council members will lead community and government engagement to oversee the […]


Legal Walk

It was a beautiful morning and a fantastic turnout for today’s Legal Walk, which raises awareness and funds for pro bono legal services. Vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders will have greater access to legal services with the Attorney-General today announcing more than $100 million for assistance organisations across the State over the next three years.


Book in for Premier’s Reading Challenge

Queensland kids will be encouraged to discover the joy of reading and boost their literary skills by taking part in the 2014 Premier’s Reading Challenge. Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek launched the challenge which attracts more than 100,000 participants annually. “Reading is a vital skill and the annual challenge, […]

Asbestos overhaul to make worksites safer

Queensland homes and worksites will be safer under a new asbestos management strategy that will be the most comprehensive and rigorous of its kind in Australia. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the State-wide Strategic Plan for the Safe Management of Asbestos in Queensland focused on effective cooperation with local councils, education and […]

Labor supports militant unions over safety and productivity

Queensland worksites are becoming the safest and most productive in Australia with legislation that toughens penalties for electrical safety breaches and prevents union bullying passed in Parliament. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the work health and safety (WHS) reforms restored balance to the system. “We are protecting workers from unsafe practices and […]

Tougher penalties for animal cruelty

Animal torturers will face up to seven years jail under a tough new offence designed to protect all of Queensland’s creatures, great and small. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the new offence would nearly double the penalty for existing animal cruelty offences. “Animals feel fear and pain just like us and inflicting […]