New Regional University Centre for Cooktown

The Morrison Government will establish a new Regional University Centre in Cooktown to offer local students the support and modern facilities they need to undertake tertiary education without needing to leave the area. The Morrison Government’s Regional University Centres program removes barriers for regional and remote students to access quality education opportunities and is an…

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Increased funding to tackle rheumatic heart disease in Queensland

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $6 million to address acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in three North Queensland regions. Federal Health and Aged Care Minister Greg Hunt said the additional funding, through the government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy, will enable the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to work…

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Eradicating Yellow Crazy Ants in the Wet Tropics

The Morrison Government has made a long-term commitment to the eradication of Yellow Crazy Ants in the Wet Tropics across Cairns and Far North Queensland. A re-elected Morrison Government will provide $3 million to continue work with the Wet Tropics Management Authority over the next 12 months. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch also announced that…

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$11 million to investigate Kuranda Range Road upgrade

The Coalition Government will commit $11 million to undertake a preliminary evaluation and business case on upgrading the Kuranda Range Road to address critical long-term safety and capacity issues. The scope of this work will also include an assessment of possible alternative routes. Progression of the business case is contingent on the Queensland Government matching…

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Boost to mental health services in Cairns

Far North Queenslanders will have easier access to mental health support with the Morrison Government today announcing a new Head to Health adult mental health service in the area. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed the announcement of additional mental health services, which will be a major boost to community-based mental health services. “The Morrison…

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Major telecommunications boost for Cape York communities

Cooktown, Lockhart River and Seisia residents will soon be connected to 5G voice, mobile and data services thanks to a major upgrade to telecommunications infrastructure in their respective communities. The multi-million dollar upgrades in the three Cape York Communities will be delivered through the Morrison Government’s highly successful Regional Connectivity Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

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