New projects to protect Far North Queensland native species

The Northern Quoll and Golden-shouldered Parrot are set to benefit from $383,619 in funding for two projects in Far North Queensland thanks to the Morrison Government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Far North Queensland NRM, in partnership with Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the Western Yalanjo Aboriginal Corporation, will receive…

Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement helps address skill shortages

The Australian Government is making key changes to ensure the Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) remains fit for purpose as the regional labour market has evolved throughout the pandemic. Changes to the Far North Queensland DAMA include updating the range of occupations across which businesses can source workers. Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services…

Morrison Government delivers reinsurance pool to drive down insurance premiums

The Morrison Government will further ease cost of living pressures for Far North Queenslanders after legislation to establish the reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage passed parliament. More than 880,000 residential, strata and small business property insurance policies across Northern Australia are expected to be covered for the risk of cyclone and related…

Morrison Government delivers digital and skills tax boost for Far North Queensland small businesses

The Morrison Government is delivering $1.6 billion in tax relief to support small businesses to go digital and upskill their employees. The Technology Investment Boost will increase digital uptake while the Skills and Training Boost will help small business attract, retain and upskill staff. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said 20,000 businesses in Cairns and…