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…

Federal government to invest $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The federal government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 throughout Australia and including those living in Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today, on international day for congenital heart disease, the government will provide $20 million for medical research into…

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…

People with disability in Far North Queensland to benefit from government inclusive conferences grants

The federal government has announced up to $315,000 in grant funding to make conferences more accessible for people with disability. The National Disability Conference Initiative grants assist eligible conference organisers to include people with disability at nationally-focussed, disability-related conferences in Australia.  Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant funding will help to assist people…

More uni scholarships for students across Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged students in Far North Queensland to apply for a federal government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course. Mr Entsch said the federal government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program and applications were now open.…

Far North Queenslanders set to benefit from new physical activity grants

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on sport and physical activity providers across Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a $28.9 million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active. The federal government’s Sport Participation Grants program, to be launched today, allows sporting organisations plus non-government and local government organisations to…