NEW MEASURES TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION IN THE

The Federal Government today announced a number of new measures to further support employers and seasonal workers to access the Seasonal Worker Programme. The new measures will be phased in from 1 July 2018 and include introducing a multi-entry visa for seasonal workers, thereby offering greater flexibility in the granting of visas, and piloting new…

Safer Communities Fund Open for Applications

MINISTER for Justice, Michael Keenan, and Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch have announced grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme have opened today. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure. Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and…

More Support for First Australians

• More support services for First Australians in Kuranda, Kowrowa, Mantaka and Koah • Coalition Government investing $472,687 in Ngoonbi Cooperative Society • Investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Ngoonbi Cooperative Society will be able to provide additional case management services in Kuranda and the nearby Indigenous communities…

Supporting Rangers in the Torres Strait

Rangers have been given a major boost with additional funding to help them preserve and protect the Torres Strait. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has announced $1.68 million for the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) over three years to create a new compliance management unit and support ongoing ranger compliance activities. It will…

EOIs for Armistice Day Centenary Grants Now Open

EXPRESSIONS of interest (EOIs) are now open for local community groups to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the grants program is aimed at supporting projects or activities that commemorate the end of World War One 100 years ago. “One-off grants of between $3,000 and…

Festivals Australia Applications Open

SENATOR the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts, and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch invite regional artists, arts workers and organisations in Far North Queensland to apply for Festivals Australia funding. Approximately $1.2 million is available every financial year for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and audience engagement through festivals…

Local Drug Action Team for Cape York

COMMUNITY groups in Cape York are joining forces under a Federal Government plan to stop the use of ice, drugs and alcohol at a grass-roots level, and deliver support to those battling drug and alcohol addiction. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said an extra 40 Local Drug Action Teams (LADT) have been announced across…