$7.7m investment to support jobs and boost local economies across Cairns and Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government is investing in the future of Cairns and Far North Queensland with $7.761 million in funding for nine projects under Round 5 of its highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the government’s investment will deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region. He said the…

Tropical North Queensland drought hub to broaden its focus

The Australian Government is expanding the Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub to catalyse agricultural innovation, drive commercialisation and create jobs. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the government has allocated additional funding for each Hub to develop regionally focused and responsive innovation and adoption strategies and to undertake…

FNQ kids urged to showcase their artistic abilities as part of the annual Leichhardt Christmas card competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate different ways of showcasing “The Magic of Christmas” for his 2021 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its eleventh year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive. The winning illustrations will feature…

Further financial support for Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses

The Commonwealth Government has reached an agreement to further boost support for Cairns and Far North Queensland’s tourism and hospitality businesses who continue to face significant hardship due to state government-imposed lockdowns and border closures. The new package will further support Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses and ensure our major tourism businesses can maintain…

$111.9 million to boost Northern Australia businesses

A new business development grants program dedicated to Northern Australia will open to a strategic corridor across the north in early November. Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the Northern Australia Development Program will offer two simultaneous grant streams for businesses to support their growth and diversification. “The first stream will target small to medium…