Coming of the Light

Mr ENTSCH: During the recent winter break, I had the absolute pleasure to attend the 150th anniversary of the Coming of the Light celebrations on Erub Island. Coming of the Light recognises the adaptation of Christianity throughout the Torres Strait during the late 19th century. The day of celebration and joy means so much to…

Innovative microgrids to boost economic growth in Cape York and Torres Strait communities

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the supply of secure, reliable and affordable power for regional and remote communities to drive economic growth and help them get ahead. The Morrison Government is committing $25.6 million to back 20 microgrid feasibility studies under Round Two of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund. This includes…

Morrison Government supporting indigenous tourism across Far North Queensland

The first round of the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Tourism Fund has been announced with five organisations across Far North Queensland successfully receiving funding under the program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grants are designed to help indigenous-owned tourism businesses and community organisations increase the number of indigenous tourism products available and support the…

Morrison Government invests an extra $1.1m to provide critical childcare services in Cairns and Cooktown

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today welcomed the allocation of an additional $1.1 million to support vital child care services in the region and help meet the needs of local families. Four services will receive funding under the Morrison Government’s Community Child Care Fund which helps improve access to childcare and increase workforce participation in…

Helping young people Far North Queensland experiencing mental illness into work

The dedicated headspace program assisting locals in Cairns and Far North Queensland experiencing mental illness into work will be extended to help more young people secure employment opportunities. The program, operated in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section), will receive $ 1,054,560.00 in funding over the next four years. Federal…

More action for a healthy Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has identified $111 million in spending under the landmark Reef Trust Partnership over the next financial year that will help keep Australia on track to meet its 2025 Reef water quality improvement targets and drive forward the world’s largest scientific collaboration to help coral reefs adapt to changing ocean temperatures.…