Our State Achievements

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has, and always will be, focused on ensuring all Queenslanders have access to secure jobs, great education and first-rate healthcare.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Queenslanders safe has been the number one priority. This allowed the Government to ensure we have a strong plan for recovery that will keep our economy moving now and into the future.

Below are just some of the initiatives the Palaszczuk Government has implemented:

  • Creating over 260,000 jobs since coming to Government
  • Keeping Queenslanders safe in the worst pandemic in history
  • Bringing rail manufacturing back to Maryborough, and esablishing defence manufacturing in Ipswich
  • Making Queensland the place to be, with more Australians moving here than anywhere else in Australia
  • Delivering a record $56 billion infrastructure program in roads, rails, dams and hospitals, supporting over 45,000 jobs a year
  • New satellite hopsitals – an Australian first – taking the pressure off emergency departments with care closer to home
  • Connecting schools with local industries, providing career pathways in hydrogen, aerospace and aquaculture
  • Employing over 7,800 new nurses, restoring the savage cuts of the former Newman Government
  • Employing over 6,000 teachers and nearly 1,500 teacher aides, reversing the LNP’s frontline cuts
  • Building 18 new schools with 4 more over the next two years
  • Banning single-use plastics, saving marine life and protecting the environment
  • Putting in place a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030
  • Deploying 1,450 more police officers across Queensland, and providing new equipment
  • Making wage theft a crime and cracking down on unfair labour hire practices
  • Driving over $21 billion in new resource projects in coal, gas and renewables
  • A plan to turn Queensland into a global hydrogen powerhouse
  • Making Queensland a global film & TV production paradise, with 36 productions worth $1 billion, supporting 13,000 jobs
  • Air-conditioning every classrom, library and staff room in state schools across Queensland
  • Delivering Free TAFE and free apprenticeships for Queenslanders under the age of 25