Funding to support Surf Life Saving across Far North Queensland

Surf Life Saving Clubs across Far North Queensland will benefit from upgraded equipment and bolstered training programs to keep beachgoers safe. The Morrison Government is providing $9.7 million in additional funding to Surf Life Saving Australia as it continues to protect beachgoers and improve volunteer lifesaving skills. The government will invest $3.1 million through the…

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Cairns Hospital to go live as Pfizer vaccination hub

Residents in Cairns and Far North Queensland will be amongst the first in Australia to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. As part of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program, people in priority groups who are most at risk and who need protection the most – will receive a vaccine first. Cairns Hospital will go live next…

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TGA approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available. “The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of Cairns, Cape York…

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Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program now open

Applications for the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program are now open with Cairns and Far North Queensland organisations encouraged to apply for funding to support their commemorative projects and activities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the program was now entering its 25th year and had already supported thousands of projects nationally including in…

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Technology to lead the way in tackling invasive ant detection and recognition

A project team led by Murdoch University along with project partners James Cook University, Queensland Museum and CSIRO has been awarded $791,882 Australian Government funding to develop a machine-based learning platform for fast invasive ant detection and recognition. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said Murdoch University-led project was one of 19 successful projects of the…

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