Government’s multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package to directly benefit FNQ businesses, households and the local economy

The Morrison Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan* to keep Far North Queenslanders in jobs, keep businesses in business, support households and the local economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the Coronavirus. Under the plan up to 6.5 million individuals and 3.5 million businesses,…

FNQ tourism businesses and operators to directly benefit from government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Environment Management Charge for tourism businesses operating in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will be waived for the reminder of the year. This initiative is part of the Morrison Government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus. As part of the response the federal government has set aside…

Cairns Taipans

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to rise this afternoon to pay tribute to the mighty Cairns Taipans, who are one win away from making the NBL’s grand final. What a difference a year makes, after the Taipans picked up the wooden spoon last year. With 16 regular-season wins and finishing third on the table,…

National plastics summit signals changes for plastic recycling

The federal government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this week’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local and global businesses, state…

Regional communities invited to lead Reef action plans

Regional communities at the forefront of on-ground and in-water efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef will be able to accelerate local Reef protection actions and strengthen connections with Reef science and managementunder a new $310,000 initiative. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is inviting applications for Community Action Plan leaders to design and lead the…

Black spot program funds to save lives in Cairns

Cairns residents received a major road safety boost today with the federal government announcing it will invest $590,000 toward two projects under its highly-successful Black Spot Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said community input was critical to identifying the two black spots in the Cairns CBD. “Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains…

Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible Far North Queensland community-based organisations to apply for Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding. The federal government invests around $20 million annually to promote participation in, and maintenance of, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Funding under the program is available for…

Far North Queensland Cairns Medical and Skin Cancer Centre

Mr ENTSCH: I officially opened the $1 million expansion of the Far North Queensland Cairns Medical and Skin Cancer Centre. The expansion includes a dedicated surgery space with a view to being accredited as a bulk-billing day hospital. In fact, the centre is the only bulk-billing skin cancer centre in our region offering anything from…