The Queensland Government will implement Australia’s first whole-government Drone Strategy to address the business opportunities and regulatory challenges for the drone industry.

Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, released the consultation paper on the future of drone technology in Queensland.

The Premier is encouraging all Queenslanders to have their say on the Queensland Drones Strategy Consultation Paper, to help direct future policy and take full advantage of the potential of drones in supporting economic and jobs growth.

“My government wants to take drone technologies to the next level and to see Queensland become a world leader in drone investment, research and development,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Our highly skilled workforce, world-class research and development capabilities, technical expertise and Advance Queensland initiative has already put us in a very strong position, but to achieve this vision we need to work together.

“Our whole-of-government Drones Strategy will be the first of its kind in Australia, and will help to ensure we have the right policies and programs in place to back future technologies and create jobs.

“To ensure we get it right, we need everyone to have their say – business, industry, research and the community.

“We need to ensure industry can thrive, our research and development opportunities are maximised, our rights are protected and investment continues to flow into Queensland.”

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