2020 Sporting Schools grants now open

The Morrison Government’s Sporting Schools program is helping more schools than ever before provide opportunities for children to get active and experience the joy of sport. Grants for Term 1, 2020 are now open and next year there will be 35 different sports for children to choose from, with the inclusion of judo and paddle…

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FNQ apprentices join national wage subsidy trial

The Morrison Government is offering regional and rural businesses a wage subsidy to take on new apprentices in Cairns and Far North Queensland with new apprentices signing up at 21 local businesses. Business that have signed up to the initiative include construction, hairdressers, butchers, electricians, painters and automotive. The $60 million Australian Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy…

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Discussion paper talks of treasure in trash

Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef Warren Entsch today launched a discussion paper, a first for his new role. Titled: Convenience vs Conservation, the paper takes aim at the prominence of single use plastics in Australia. Launched today as part of National Recycling Week, the paper highlights the importance of improving waste management practices…

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Daintree microgrid grant signed, sealed and funds delivered

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to improving energy security, reliability and affordability for households and businesses in the Daintree. A grant of $990,150 towards a feasibility study to allow Daintree Renewable Energy Pty Ltd to take the 100 per cent renewable microgrid project to ‘shovel ready’ status within 12 months has now…

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Funding boost for Men’s Sheds in Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government continues to support the health and wellbeing of men in Far North Queensland with the Kuranda and Holloways Beach Men’s Shed receiving funding through the National Shed Development Programme. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed today’s announcement saying the funding would greatly assist an integral part of the Far North Queensland community.…

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Grant changes to allow more commemorative projects to be funded in Far North Queensland

Commemorative projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland may benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding increase meant extra opportunities for local projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland to commemorate their local military heroes. He said the…

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New benefits for FNQ veteran card holders

Thousands of offers are now available to Far North Queensland Veteran Card holders from businesses across Australia as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations across the country to show their support and recognition of veterans and say,…

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