Biosecurity plan for Torres Strait communities

A $312,475 grant has been awarded to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) to create a plan for waste and material biosecurity management for its local government area. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the grant would improve biosecurity management in the area and boost Indigenous employment. “The TSIRC represents 15…

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Tropical North Queensland drought hub to broaden its focus

The Australian Government is expanding the Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub to catalyse agricultural innovation, drive commercialisation and create jobs. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the government has allocated additional funding for each Hub to develop regionally focused and responsive innovation and adoption strategies and to undertake…

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FNQ kids urged to showcase their artistic abilities as part of the annual Leichhardt Christmas card competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate different ways of showcasing “The Magic of Christmas” for his 2021 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its eleventh year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive. The winning illustrations will feature…

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Further financial support for Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses

The Commonwealth Government has reached an agreement to further boost support for Cairns and Far North Queensland’s tourism and hospitality businesses who continue to face significant hardship due to state government-imposed lockdowns and border closures. The new package will further support Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses and ensure our major tourism businesses can maintain…

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$111.9 million to boost Northern Australia businesses

A new business development grants program dedicated to Northern Australia will open to a strategic corridor across the north in early November. Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the Northern Australia Development Program will offer two simultaneous grant streams for businesses to support their growth and diversification. “The first stream will target small to medium…

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New Village Hub to connect and activate seniors living in Cairns

The Morrison Government is providing $460,000 to the local community services provider Synapse to help alleviate loneliness and social isolation experienced by older Australians in Cairns. Synapse is among 10 organisations that will share in $4.7 million to establish new Seniors Connected Village Hubs across the country. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said that the…

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