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DESE Ipswich Jobs Fair

Ipswich Jobs Fair – Friday 13 August 2021

Looking for staff? Meet candidates and exhibit for free at the upcoming Ipswich Jobs Fair. Looking for work? Meet employers with vacancies to fill, attend workshops, and chat with businesses from a wide range of industries in and around Ipswich. Register here.

Back to Work

Back to work

The Queensland Government has announced up to $140 million over four years for a revitalised Back to Work program. Back to Work provides eligible businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment and helps workers facing disadvantage in the labour market. For more information, please click here.
Queensland exporters urged to apply now for awards glory

Queensland exporters urged to apply for awards

Queensland exporters are being encouraged to showcase their efforts over the past year by applying for the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2021. For more information or to apply, please click here.
 
Tech making it easier to employ apprentices and trainees

Tech for employing apprentices and trainees

The Queensland Government is providing personalised text alerts and tutorial videos to make it easier for small businesses to employ apprentices and trainees. To find out more, please click here.

Ipswich Jobs Fair

Ipswich Jobs Fair

Join us at the Ipswich Jobs Fair on Friday 13 August 2021, where job seekers, employers and employment service providers are able to network and discuss the jobs on offer in Ipswich and the surrounding region.
If you’re looking for staff, register and exhibit for free at dese.gov.au/JFexhibitor
If you’re looking for a job, register your attendance at dese.gov.au/IpswichJF

Business Boost grants

Business Boost grants

Grants of up to $15,000 will open on 30 July 2021 to support small businesses seeking to boost turnover, profit, and employment; increase business confidence and skills; and improve business resilience and survivability. To find out more, please click here.

Restrictions for South East Queensland extended for 7 days

Restrictions for SEQ extended for 7 days

Restrictions for South East Queensland will continue for another 7 days until 6am on Friday, 23 July. This applies to Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Noosa, Redlands, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Sunshine Coast local government areas. For more information, please click here.

New $15,000 small business grants opening soon

New $15,000 small business grants opening soon

Queensland small businesses are being urged to get ready to apply for the new Business Boost grants to help fast-track their plans to improve their efficiency and productivity. Applications open on 30 July 2021. To find out more, please click here.

Call for Small Businesses to sit on Advisory Council

Call for Small Businesses to sit on Advisory Council

Small business owners are invited to help deliver the Big Plans for Small Business Strategy by joining the reinvigorated Queensland Small Business Advisory Council (QSBAC). Applications close on 27 July 2021. To submit an Expression of Interest or find out more, please click here.

Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards

Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2021

After a pause in 2020, the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards are back, celebrating and elevating Queensland exporters. Applications are now open. To find out more, please click here. 
One hundred TAFE Queensland scholarships on offer

One hundred TAFE Queensland scholarships on offer now

One hundred scholarships are on offer to Queenslanders looking to change their lives and build lifelong careers. Applications close on 24 September 2021 for study commencing in semester one next year. To apply or find out more, please click here.
Grant program opens further opportunities for Queensland women and girls

Investing in Queensland Women grant is now open

Round two of the Investing in Queensland Women grant program is now open to organisations delivering female focused initiatives. Applications close on 31 July 2021. To apply or find out more, please click here.
Grants round open for Queensland Government Disability Advocacy funding

Grants round open for Queensland Disability Advocacy Program

Queensland disability advocacy organisations are invited to apply for a share in $5.9 million of Queensland Government grants. Applications close on 2 August 2021. To apply or find out more, please click here.

Eased restrictions for Queensland businesses

The Queensland Government is easing a number of restrictions for businesses and the general public from 1am, 25 June 2021. To view the updated roadmap, please click here.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative

Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative

After helping more than 36,000 Queenslanders into jobs, the Queensland Government is making its highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative permanent with ongoing funding of $80 million each year. Applications for the next round of funding open tomorrow, Wednesday 23 June 2021. To find out more, please click here.
Queensland Jobs Fund

Queensland Government launches $1.84 billion jobs fund

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Jobs Fund gives industry the support they need to establish and grow their businesses in Queensland. For more information, please click here.

Big news! A public hospital is coming to Springfield…

The Importance of Skilling and Training Webinar

Presented by: Springfield City Group

 
In celebration of National Skills Week, Springfield City Group and the Springfield Regional Jobs Committee we’re proud to present a special webinar event on the Importance of Skilling in Nation Building.
The Federal Minister & Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business provided an opening address.
 
Today’s post-COVID world needs leadership in skilling and training as we prepare for an uncertain future into the 2020s. A strong VET sector is critical to our economy and will help prepare Australians for the workforce opportunities of today and tomorrow.
 
With this uncertainty, training and skilling must be flexible and apply new ways of learning. Training and skilling can set foundations for a career that adapts to new and changing economies throughout life.
View Webinar Video

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Friday, 19 February, 2021

More than $13.7 million in projects for jobseekers

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development

The Honourable Di Farmer

More than 2,000 Queensland jobseekers will undertake training and jobs, with the green light given to more than 80 community projects under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.

For further information, including the full list of projects, is available at www.qld.gov.au/skillingqueenslanders or call 1300 369 935.

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Monday, 15 February, 2021

Call out for state’s top training talent

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development

The Honourable Di Farmer

The call is out for stars of the state’s training sector to enter the 2021 Queensland Training Awards — celebrating the transformational power of skills for 60 years.

For a full list of award categories, nomination details and eligibility criteria for 2021, visit www.qta.qld.gov.au. Nominations close Sunday 21 March 2021.

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Friday, 5 February, 2021

GRANTS TO ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY FOR QUEENSLAND WOMEN

MEDIA STATEMENT
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Community groups advancing gender equality for Queensland women are front and centre in a grants program opened today by the Palaszczuk Government.

For more information or to apply for a grant, visit https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/grants-for-queensland-women Applications for round 2 funding will open on 1 July 2021.

Should you or someone you know be experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence please contact the following services:

  • In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for Police.
  • For crisis counselling and support, call DVConnect on 1800 811 811 (24/7).
  • For help for young Queenslanders, call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.
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Saturday, 30 January, 2021

MINISTER HITS THE ROAD TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business
and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Di Farmer

Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer is touring the state next month to exchange ideas and insights with small business owners as they drive economic recovery across the state.
To register for a Small Business Roadshow in your area, go to www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessroadshow
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Wednesday, 16th December, 2020

WORKS FOR TRADIES BOOST QUEENSLAND CONSTRUCTION JOBS

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

The Palaszczuk Government’s $100 million Works for Tradies stimulus kicks into gear, creating jobs for local tradies and homes for vulnerable Queenslanders, at social housing construction sites across the state.

For more information on Works for Tradies, visit: https://bit.ly/37lUEIX

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2020

JOBTRAINER READY TO SIGN UP QUEENSLAND JOB SEEKERS

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade

The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Di Farmer

Queensland job seekers are set to benefit from the new $200 million JobTrainer Fund to train people for high demand occupations.
 
The Minister said the JobTrainer courses currently available for Queenslanders are published at www.desbt.qld.gov.au/JobTrainer
 
For further information visit www.myskills.gov.au/jobtrainer or www.yourcareer.gov.au or call 1300 369 935.
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Monday, 18 September, 2020

COMMUTERS ON BOARD $44M SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL STATION PARKING UPGRADE

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Transport and Main Road

The Honourable Mark Bailey

The sod has officially been turned on the Palaszczuk Government’s $44 million Springfield Central station parking upgrade, marking the start of construction on the major commuter upgrade.

For more information on this project, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search ‘Springfield Central park ‘n’ ride, or contact the project team by emailing metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au or calling 3066 4338.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

$42 MILLION TO SKILL UP 5000 QUEENSLANDERS FOR WORK

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Around 5000 Queenslanders are set to undertaking on the job training as part of the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

For further information visit http://www.qld.gov.au/skillingqueenslanders or call 1300 369 935.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

RENEWABLE ENERGY REVOLUTION UNDERWAY IN IPSWICH

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

Queensland’s renewable energy revolution is kicking in at Ipswich, with the city’s first solar farm approved and a solar-powered car park in operation.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

NEW ARTS FUNDING TO HELP ECONOMIC RECOVERY

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

Two programs are opening today supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s $22.5 million Arts and Cultural Recovery Package, to help get the state’s economy back on track.

For information on Spaces and Places and QASP, and other funding opportunities visit: https://www.arts.qld.gov.au/

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

CALL OUT FOR TRADIES TO JOIN PLAN TO UNITE AND RECOVER

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

Queensland’s licenced builders are being called to join the Works for Tradies stimulus package as the Palaszczuk Government delivers a plan to Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

MORE JOBS FOR QUEENSLANDERS AS WE UNITE AND RECOVER FROM THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC

MEDIA STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade

The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Premier has announced a $90 million package to create even more jobs for Queenslanders as part of Queensland’s economic recovery plan.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

SKILLING MORE QUEENSLANDERS FOR WORK WITH $10 MILLION BOOST

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Around 500 jobs will be created thanks to a $10 million extension to the State Government’s popular skills and training program, Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

ARM HUB TO HELP MANUFACTURERS FLEX IN POST-COVID-19 ERA

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing
The Honourable Glenn Butcher

The Palaszczuk Government is linking industry and research institutions to assist Queensland manufacturers transform and grow as the state emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, through delivery of a series of online workshops.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSE JULY 10

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
The Honourable Mark Furner

Rural agricultural business with the opportunity to share in $10m worth of grants to help fund job-creating projects across the state have until July 10 to submit their interest.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

MORE SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES TO RECOVER

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

The Palaszczuk Government continues to back thousands of small businesses in regional Queensland to stay afloat and keep their staff employed during COVID-19.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

PALASZCZUK GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO BACK QUEENSLAND BUSINESSES AND JOBS DURING COVID-19

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

The Palaszczuk Government has given thousands of Queensland businesses the boost they need to help their businesses stay afloat and keep their staff employed during COVID-19.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

BUILDING BOOST FOR REGIONAL HOME OWNERS AND BUILDERS

MEDIA STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has visited the new housing estate of Spring Mountain in Springfield, where tradies are hard at work constructing new homes for Queenslanders.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

REGIONAL TAFE UPGRADES TO BOOST SKILLS AND JOBS FOR COVID-19 RECOVERY PLAN

MEDIA STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

More than $1.17 million in construction projects will revitalise regional TAFE campuses to ensure the state’s post COVID-19 workforce has access to world class training facilities.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

READY, SET, APPLY: ANOTHER $100 MILLION FOR SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANTS

MEDIA STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are set to receive an additional $100 million in support to help them recover.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

CALLING QUEENSLAND ONLINE TRAINING PROVIDERS

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

The Palaszczuk Government is seeking innovative proposals from Queensland training providers to expand the range of free online training options available to COVID-impacted small businesses and their employees across the state.

To access “An overview of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy” PDF, visit:  https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/128194/economic-recovery-strategy.PDF

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Monday, June 08, 2020

NETFLIX FOR TRAINING ON OFFER FOR QUEENSLANDERS

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

The Palaszczuk Government is partnering with a globally successful online training company to provide a world first for small businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

PALASZCZUK GOVERNMENT BOOSTS SUPPORT FOR QUEENSLAND SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Queensland is the first state to set a target to do business with more local Queensland small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER OFFICE NOW OPEN

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Queensland’s Small Business Champion, Maree Adshead, will take on the new role of Small Business Commissioner until the end of 2020 to help the sector recover from the impact of COVID-19.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A HEAD START FOR QUEENSLAND’S CREATIVE COMMUNITY 

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

As Arts Ministers from across the country prepare to meet via teleconference today, Queensland has increased its call for the Federal Government to include arts and creative workers in the JobKeeper Program. 

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Friday, May 22, 2020

NEW RESOURCES TO GUIDE VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANISATIONS WITH VOLUNTEERS DURING PANDEMICS 

MEDIA STATEMENT
Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
The Honourable Coralee O’Rourke

Volunteers and organisations with volunteers will be able to access specialised resources about working during a pandemic, which have been developed by Volunteering Queensland.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

$100 MILLION IN SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS AND TRAINING TO COMBAT COVID-19 

JOINT STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Queensland small businesses can now apply for a up to $10,000 grant under a new $100 million package to help them counter the impact of COVID-19.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

QUEENSLAND VOLUNTEERS CHANGING LIVES AND MAKING COMMUNITIES BETTER 

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
The Honourable Coralee O’Rourke

COVID-19 may be changing the way volunteers work, but Queensland volunteers continue to change lives and change communities in the face of the pandemic.

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Saturday, May 09, 2020

Queensland doubles funding for 12-month interest free business loans 

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
The Honourable Mark Furner

The Palaszczuk Government has secured an additional $500 million in funding for its program of 12-month interest free loans for COVID19-affected businesses, doubling the initial commitment. 

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Friday, May 08, 2020

Premier maps road to easing restrictions 

Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has released Queensland’s roadmap to a COVID-safe recovery allowing more travel, more activities and larger gatherings. 

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Free online training attracts thousands of job seekers

JOINT STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Thousands of Queenslanders have already taken advantage of the Palaszczuk governments free online TAFE courses. 

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Friday, May 01, 2020

#SupportSmall this month

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development 
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

May is the month to show your support even more for our State’s thousands of small businesses. 

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Thursday, 30th April 2020

Queensland Training Awards to go ahead as virtual events

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development 
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

The annual Queensland Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, moving entirely online for the first time in the event’s 59-year history.

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Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Regional economy focus / harvest worker safety

Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland’s Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Regional economic activity is continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a multi-million-dollar acceleration of road upgrades and a blueprint for seasonal harvest workers, as one new case keeps the curve on a flat trajectory.

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Wednesday, 29th April 2020

West Moreton Health Heroes combatting the COVID-19 crisis

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Steven Miles

West Moreton doctors, nurses, paramedics and health professionals are expected to receive up to $49.2 million in extra funding to ramp up their COVID-19 preparations thanks to the Palaszczuk Government. 

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Friday, 24 April 2020 5:22 PM

Practice Guide to navigate tenancies through COVID-19

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

The Palaszczuk Government has today enacted National Cabinet’s moratorium on evictions, with a Practice Guide formalising the temporary requirements and protections for tenancies impacted by COVID-19.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Palaszczuk Government unveils $4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland businesses

JOINT STATEMENT
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Jackie Trad

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Steven Miles

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

The Palaszczuk Government will invest an additional $4 billion in measures to support Queenslanders’ health, their jobs and businesses.

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Thursday, 27th February 2020

New $5m Ipswich Defence Industry Hub geared up for business recruits

Premier and Minister for Trade 
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland’s first Defence Industry Hub has officially opened in Ipswich, with the $5 million facility ready to recruit more businesses to the local defence supply chain.

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