Driving social inclusion across Leichhardt through sport

Migrant groups, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Leichhardt will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring all Australians can participate in sport and physical activity. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed the allocation of $195,920 in funding for the Cairns Regional Council,…

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,…

Show of support for COVID impacted rural, regional communities

The Australian Government is spending $36 million to support agricultural show societies recover from the effects of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue after the pandemic. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt agricultural shows, with most expected to be cancelled for 2020 in…

Funding to assess Far North Queensland plastic industry

Regional Development Australia will receive $150,000 in funding from the Federal Government and $50,000 from the Queensland Government to assess the viability of a plastics industry in Far North Queensland. Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding signalled the Morrison Government’s commitment to establishing new recycling infrastructure…

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…

$4.6 million boost for local councils across Leichhardt

Councils across the Leichhardt electorate will be supported as part of the Morrison Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The new program is based on the successful Roads to Recovery program and will enable local councils to deliver priority projects with a focus on upgrades and maintenance…