THUMBS UP: Elijah Sole,6, Danna Morrissey, and Isaac Sole,8, make the most of the beautiful weather at Mooloolaba Beach.
THUMBS UP: Elijah Sole,6, Danna Morrissey, and Isaac Sole,8, make the most of the beautiful weather at Mooloolaba Beach. Patrick Woods

Newman to sell Qld as 'safest place in the world'

QUEENSLAND has a new tool in its tourism selling point tool box - safety.

Premier Campbell Newman described Queensland as "a safer place than probably any other on the globe" while promoting the latest tourism report card in Noosa on Tuesday.

Mr Newman said the state offered a "wonderful and safe" holiday environment because of the government's tough stance on crime and reaction to the increased terror threat level.

He rebuffed suggestions the additional security measures across the state, which have seen bins welded shut at CBD train stations and increased checks at major events including sporting grand finals, would deter tourists.

Mr Newman said the security measures would not put off visitors from countries which had "sadly" seen the "scourge of terrorism".

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