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Queensland's history—2000s

2018

2017

  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach around 12.40am on Tuesday 28 March 2017, causing significant damage and flooding across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

2015

  • Severe Tropic Cyclone Marcia crosses the Queensland coast between St Lawrence and Yeppoon at about 8am on Friday 20 February 2015, before moving inland to Rockhampton.
  • was sworn in as Premier of Queensland on 14 February 2015.
  • was sworn in as Queensland's first Indigenous female MP, as Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation.

2014

  • The G20 Leaders' Summit was held 15–16 November 2014 in Brisbane, where world leaders met to make decisions on key economic and financial policy issues. Prior to the summit, there were two meetings of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, with the first meeting held in Sydney 22–23 February 2014, and the second in Cairns 20–21 September 2014.
  • Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Queensland on Saturday 19 April 2014 (Easter Saturday).

2012

2011

2010

  • Significant flooding occurs in many areas of Queensland during  late December 2010 and early January 2011, with 75% of the state  declared a disaster zone. The celebrates the resilience of  communities responding to these events.

2009

  • Queensland celebrates its 150th anniversary with a statewide  program of special events and celebrations.
  • Queensland wins the State of Origin against NSW four years in a  row—a record winning streak.
  • Anna Bligh wins the 2009 state election (the first woman in  Australia to do so).

2008

  • Queensland Governor becomes the first female .
  • The (LNP) is formed in a merger of the Liberal Party of Australia and the National Party of Australia.

2007

  • is sworn in as Queensland's first female Premier in 2007  after Peter Beattie resigns.
  • Nambour-born becomes the first Queenslander to become Australian Prime Minister since , who ruled for a few days in 1945.

2006

  • hits North Queensland. A huge recovery effort follows with the support of  governments and individuals from across Australia.

2005

  • Queenslander Ian Frazer and his team announce successful trials of a vaccine for  cervical cancer—the first in the world. From 2007, the vaccine (called )  is given free to many Australian school girls and young women.
  • hits 4 million.

2005

  • Queenslander Ian Frazer and his team announce successful trials of a vaccine for  cervical cancer—the first in the world. From 2007, the vaccine (called )  is given free to many Australian school girls and young women.
  • hits 4 million.

2004

  • The ALP with Premier as leader wins a third term in office in February 2004 with 63 seats, losing three seats to the National-Liberal Opposition, but gaining one from them.

2003

  • , an intense tropical cyclone that affected four countries on its 18-day journey across the South Pacific Ocean during January and February, causes widespread flooding and damage in south-east Queensland.
  • is announced as the next .

2001

  • and the ALP is returned to government for a second term in office in February 2001, winning 66 seats out of 80—the biggest majority Labour has ever won in an election.