Message from the Minister

The Hon Kate Jones MP

 

Welcome to Southern Queensland Country for the 2016 Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears – part of our vibrant calendar of events that make Queensland the best address on earth.

Experiences are at the core of any destination event and I hope you come away from the Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears with some amazing Queensland memories.

Events play an important role in showcasing a destination, driving visitation, fostering community pride and creating jobs for the local community. 

The Palaszczuk Government recognises that events drive Queensland’s tourism economy and we are proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program.

Thank you to the event organisers, volunteers, and those who have come together to deliver the Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears for Queensland, and I encourage you to make the most of your experience in Southern Queensland Country.

 

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Minister for Tourism and Major Events