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…