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…

Bridge Upgrades for Leichhardt

THREE new bridge projects will be delivered in Leichhardt following the announcement of successful projects under round three of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. Douglas Shire Council will receive $1,339,250 million in funding for the Diggers Bridge Replacement Project, while Cook Shire Council will receive a total of $108,330 towards construction of the King…

Building Better Regions Funding for Cape York

• Four Cape York Projects Announced Successful Grant Recipients • Fund supports key community projects in regional and remote communities • Nationwide, 147 projects will share in $6.9 million which spurs and extra $5.4 million in investment CAPE York will benefit socially and culturally with four community projects being awarded grants under the Coalition’s Building…