Employment report highlights Cairns employment growth

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed recent Conus/CBC Staff Selection Regional Trend Labour Force report prepared by Pete Faulkner. Mr Entsch said the local figures for unemployment have been trending down for some time now, with plenty of progress being made just recently. “These improvements are linked to the government’s commitment to enabling and…

Back spot program funds set to save lives in Cairns

Cairns residents received a major road safety boost today with the federal government announcing it will invest $372,000 towards bicycle safety upgrade projects under the federal government’s highly-successful Black Spot Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said six* locations across Cairns will be made safer thanks to the federal government’s investment. “Motorists living within and…

Federal government to invest $268 million to continue the battle against alcohol and drug misuse

The federal government will provide $268 million to continue support for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 will be provided to regionally-based Primary Health Networks. He said the Northern Queensland PHN would receive $1.284m per year over the next three…

Our marine park grants now open

The federal government is further strengthening environmental protection of Australia’s marine parks with a $5 million fund to improve conservation and encourage sustainable fishing practices. Our Marine Park Grants build on the government’s world-leading management plans implemented last year, which delivered new levels of protection for 3.2 million square kilometres of pristine marine areas. The…

Cairns to receive Medicare-eligible MRI license

Far North Queenslanders will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with the federal government announcing a new MRI licence for Cairns Radiology. This MRI licence will benefit patients through a Medicare rebate and provide an estimated 3,354 services a year – saving lives and reducing the…