A further COVID recovery funding boost has been announced this week as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Fiscal and Economic Review, while testing numbers reached a significant new total.
16 new cases were reported from Saturday to Friday, with more than 60,000 tests conducted - leaving 28 active cases, 1,094 recovered and a total of 1,145 as at Friday September 11.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the total number of tests passed one million this week.
“So once again, thank you Queenslanders for going out and getting tested – but we still need anyone with symptoms to get tested,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
On the economic front, The Palaszczuk Government will invest $1 billion directly in commercial businesses and projects to generate Queensland jobs through the COVID-19 recovery.
A $500 million Renewable Energy Fund will mean our state-owned energy corporations can increase public ownership of commercial renewable projects and supporting infrastructure.
And a $500 million Backing Queensland Business Investment Fund will be managed through our world class fund managers, the Queensland Investment Corporation
Also this week:
- Another $249 million from existing funding will provide COVID related business tax relief.
- A $1.5 million package has been approved for education businesses during COVID.
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk