Morrison Government delivers $25 million boost for rural health workforce in Cairns

A re-elected Morrison Government will invest an additional $25 million into rural health in Queensland to boost the rural health and medical workforce. As part of this funding an additional 20 Commonwealth Supported Medical Training Places will be made available at James Cook University in Cairns. The Morrison Government is committed to delivering quality healthcare…

New Regional University Centre for Cooktown

The Morrison Government will establish a new Regional University Centre in Cooktown to offer local students the support and modern facilities they need to undertake tertiary education without needing to leave the area. The Morrison Government’s Regional University Centres program removes barriers for regional and remote students to access quality education opportunities and is an…

Increased funding to tackle rheumatic heart disease in Queensland

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $6 million to address acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in three North Queensland regions. Federal Health and Aged Care Minister Greg Hunt said the additional funding, through the government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy, will enable the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to work…

Boost to mental health services in Cairns

Far North Queenslanders will have easier access to mental health support with the Morrison Government today announcing a new Head to Health adult mental health service in the area. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed the announcement of additional mental health services, which will be a major boost to community-based mental health services. “The Morrison…

Major telecommunications boost for Cape York communities

Cooktown, Lockhart River and Seisia residents will soon be connected to 5G voice, mobile and data services thanks to a major upgrade to telecommunications infrastructure in their respective communities. The multi-million dollar upgrades in the three Cape York Communities will be delivered through the Morrison Government’s highly successful Regional Connectivity Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…