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  • Young musicians receive boost from school music program

    State school students will have access to new music instruments and more music teachers after the Queensland Government announced more than $2.46 million in funding for secondary school music education. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the additional funding was an important part of the government’s plan to ensure a strong education system.

  • Carbon tax scrapping to lower electricity bills for Queenslanders

    The average Queensland family will save about $170 a year off their household electricity bill as a result of the vote to finally repeal Labor’s toxic carbon tax. Treasurer Tim Nicholls and Energy Minister Mark McArdle applauded the senate’s vote to axe the tax and said it brought some welcome cost of living relief for Queensland families.

  • Government eyes ophthalmology waiting lists

    Patients with vision impairment or debilitating eye conditions such as cataracts will be major beneficiaries of a new ophthalmology blitz, delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. Premier Campbell Newman said the program would clear the long wait list of patients by 30 June, 2015, improving the quality of life for more than 11,000 Queenslanders.