Media releases 2009-10
The following media releases were issued by the Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development, the Honourable Andrew Fraser MP, to coincide wth the launch of the 2009-10 Budget.
Please note the links will take you to the Ministerial Media Statements website.
A budget to secure Queensland's future
Treasurer Andrew Fraser said Queensland's 2009-10 State Budget puts in place a clear strategy to restore Queensland's finances to balance while creating jobs and maintaining the services required to cater for a growing population.
Record $18.2 billion building program to deliver jobs - $2 million every hour of every day
An unprecedented $18.2 billion infrastructure investment will support 127,000 jobs as the Bligh Government builds Queensland's path out of the economic downturn.
Queensland economy grows despite global recession with tough outlook ahead
Despite the global recession, Queensland is still expected to record growth in 2008-09 of ½% - to once again stay ahead of the nation.
Fraser's crusade for first-home buyers continues
The Bligh Government has made it easier for first-home buyers to enter the housing market by almost doubling the threshold for stamp duty on vacant land.
Army of 250,000 skilled workers marshalling for recovery
The Bligh Government is building Queensland's path to economic recovery and creating an army of more than 250,000 trainees and apprentices to get the job done.
Queensland's Green Army jobs target on track
Queensland's Green Army is getting ready to take aim at unemployment with millions of dollars worth of jobs projects that will offer greener communities, training and employing up to 3000 Queenslanders.
Extra support earlier for families, young people
The Bligh Government has announced funding of almost $30 million for a range of prevention and early intervention projects that will trial, test and evaluate new ideas, new modes of service delivery and new approaches to some age-old problems.
Other media releases
To read other Queensland Government media releases, visit the Ministerial Media Statements website.