Funding to showcase FNQ art in Singapore

THE Coalition Government is pleased to announce support for a unique Far Northern art exhibition which will be the centrepiece of a program of international arts activities aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Australia and Singapore. In Cairns today, Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield said that the exhibition, Au Karem ira…

Bruce Highway’s new southbound lanes open

Southbound traffic on the Bruce Highway, between Foster Road and Robert Road, has now switched to the new southbound lanes as part of the $58 million Cairns Southern Access (CSA) Stage 2 project. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the permanent change follows the completion of culvert works in the southbound lanes at Skeleton…

Record federal funding for legal assistance sector

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has today welcomed the further injection of funding by the Coalition Government to the legal assistance sector as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The Coalition Government will provide a further $55.7 million over the next three years to community legal centres ($39 million) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

Stage 3 alignment for the Cairns Southern Access Corridor on the Bruce Highway released

• Preferred alignment between Edmonton and Gordonvale publicly released • 10 kilometre duplication will reduce congestion and allow for expected population growth THE preferred alignment for the 10 kilometre duplication of the Bruce Highway, between Edmonton and Gordonvale, has been released, paving the way for the next Bruce Highway upgrade to begin. Federal Member for…

$7.5M BOOST FOR YELLOW CRAZY ANT CONTROL EFFORTS

Efforts to tackle the threat of yellow crazy ants in the Wet Tropics are intensifying with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, today confirming that he has signed off on a funding agreement for the Coalition Government’s $7.5 million election commitment. Yellow crazy ants are an invasive pest threatening endangered species and…

Local photographers urged to get snap happy

One of the stunning winning entries from last year's competition, Stone Sentinels near Ellis Beach, by Larry Russell. PHOTOGRAPHERS from Cairns to the Torres Strait are encouraged to get snap-happy to showcase our unique part of Australia in the annual Leichhardt Community Calendar. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said he was seeking images that…