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.…

Funding support for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair to showcase local talent

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair has been awarded a $48,170 grant under the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Contemporary Music program. The $2 million program is aimed at increasing development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant would allow CIAF to further support local indigenous artists…