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2011 Media Releases

13 October 2011 - Sign Language Gives Deaf Community Chance

The Queensland Parliament today welcomed members of the deaf community to Parliament House to mark the annual National Week of Deaf People.

24 August 2011 - Speaker says MPs mourn terrible loss of life in fire tragedy

Speaker of the Queensland Parliament John Mickel said today all MPs mourned the terrible loss of life in the Slacks Creek fire tragedy.

3 August 2011 - Today a new era of political accountability began in Queensland

Today a new era of political accountability began in Queensland with the first meetings of all of the Parliament’s ten committees.

2 August 2011 - New Parliamentary Wednesday sitting time commences tomorrow

A change to the Parliament’s sitting time on a Wednesday comes into effect tomorrow with seven committee meetings to be held in the morning and Parliament then commencing at 2pm.

18 July 2011 - Students Acknowledge Nelson Mandela International Day at Parliament House

Nelson Mandela’s contribution to peace and democracy was acknowledged by Glenmore State High School students at Parliament House today.

17 June 2011 - New Budget review process to provide greater accountability

Reforms to the Queensland Parliament’s annual Budget review process were adopted yesterday in a move designed to enable greater government accountability.

16 June 2011 - Reforms to Strengthen State Parliament Committee System Approved

Reforms aimed at strengthening the Queensland Parliament’s committee system were agreed to by State Parliament today.

14 February 2011 - Watch Parliament online at any time with new broadcast on demand facility

Queenslanders will be able to watch their parliament online at any time with the launch of a “broadcast on demand” service tomorrow.