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Treasurer's message

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Tim Nicholls MP

Treasurer and Minister for Trade Tim Nicholls MP tabled the 2013-14 Queensland Budget in State Parliament on Tuesday, 4 June 2013. Watch the Treasurer's video message and read his Budget speech to learn about the highlights for all Queenslanders.


Hospitals across the State will share in a record $12 billion health budget, as the Government invests more than $1.3 billion in health facility projects, $80.8 million for regional and remote communities and $5.8 million for cochlear implants.

Education, training and development

Queensland students will benefit from $537 million over five years for Great Teachers = Great Results, 724 more teachers and teacher aides, and $100 million to clear maintenance backlogs in schools.

Read more about commitments to education, training and employment

Flood recovery

Half of the Government's $4.2 billion allocation for flood recovery will be used for road reconstruction, with $2 billion to councils and $84 million for State assets and assistance. The joint State and Federal Government $80 million Betterment Fund will allow councils to replace damaged infrastructure with more resilient structures.

Read more about flood recovery commitments

Safer communities

The State Government's $2 billion commitment to police includes 267 more police officers this year, $26.6 million to operate speed and red light cameras, and more than $110 million in capital works, ICT and equipment.

Community services

Funding for Queenslanders in need will increase by $16.27 million to $2.86 billion, including $25 million of the $868 million commitment for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and additional investments for young people with a disability and foster and kinship carers.

Read more about funding commitments for frontline community services

Transport and roads

Transport and road safety in Queensland will be improved through $690 million for the Bruce Highway and $2.1 billion for public transport.


The State's food production capacity will be boosted by a $400 million State Government commitment to primary industries, including $16 million for the Queensland Agriculture Strategy.

2014-15 State Budget

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Tim Nicholls, will hand down the 2014-15 State Budget on Tuesday, 3 June 2014.