Fire data service funding a boost for Northern Australia land managers

A $729,006 Australian Government investment in Charles Darwin University will ensure the operation of the North Australia and Rangelands Fire Information (NAFI) service for at least another year. Land managers, Indigenous communities, cattle producers and those overseeing savanna fire management projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund access the NAFI’s fire tracking data service. Federal Agriculture,…

Backing small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by coronavirus with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Rural Financial Counselling Service could support hundreds of regional small businesses including those in Cairns and Far North Queensland. “This announcement is another…

Far North Queensland shares in $16 million for resilient infrastructure

Far North Queensland will benefit from federal and state government investment to rebuild infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. This latest tranche of funding will support five resilience projects across the Leichhardt electorate. This is in addition to the more than $93 million already approved through a Commonwealth and Queensland Government partnership to build…