Northern Australia reinsurance pool one step closer

The Morrison Government has released draft legislation on the reinsurance pool for cyclones and related flood damage. This is the next step in delivering the Morrison Government’s commitment to establishing a reinsurance pool that will support and protect hardworking people in Northern Australia. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the government had listened to Far…

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Be a marine biologist for a day

From classrooms to coral — school students and teachers can now experience what it is like to be a marine biologist on one of the most amazing natural places on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said new Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority education resources will support teachers in planning…

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Suicide prevention grants to double, focus on at-risk groups

The Morrison Government is increasing suicide prevention grants to organisations across the country to help reduce Australia’s suicide rate. Organisations in Cairns and Far North Queensland can now apply for funding through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program Grant Opportunity. There is $114 million available under the program for national projects that will…

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Organisations to receive funding to improve disability support for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations in Far North Queensland have received a $22,000 grant from the Australian Government to improve delivery of National Disability Insurance Scheme support services in the region. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the local recipients of the grant were Bandaar Walaaybaa Community Hub at Earlville, NPA Family and Community…

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North Queensland Forestry Hub funding extended to 2025

North Queensland is set to benefit from $900,000 new Australian Government funding to support growth in its forest industries. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the Australian Government’s investment in the Regional Forestry Hubs was a show of faith in our forest industries and the benefits that they deliver for regional communities…

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Works near Archer River on the horizon

Tenders are being called for a project to upgrade one of Cape York’s well-known waterway crossings. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Archer River Crossing project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments as part of the $237.5 million Cape York Region Package Stage 2. Mr Entsch said the Cape York Region…

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