Federal government to fund new Community Health and Hospitals Programs across Far North Queensland

The federal government will improve the health and care of patients in Far North Queensland with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services. Under the program the government will partner with local community providers, health and hospital services and research institutions, such as James Cook University and CQUniversity, to provide additional funding in four…

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Sugar code of conduct to support local industry

The Sugar Code of Conduct will be extended a further four years to provide certainty for the Australian sugar industry. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the continuation of the code would be welcomed by cane growers around the Cairns and Tableland region. “The Sugar Code of Conduct will stay in place to provide certainty…

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Cairns Port designated as critical infrastructure asset and security regulated port under federal legislation

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the federal government had listened to the concerns of Far North Queenslanders and had changed Cairns Port’s designation. The designation is even more important in light of the federal government’s policy emphasis on the south-west Pacific and the establishment of a joint Australia/PNG naval base on Manus Island. Federal…

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Federal government chips in $700,000 to help improve facilities for Freshwater Christian College students

Students at Freshwater Christian College in Brinsmead will benefit from new classrooms, staff facilities and a covered outdoor learning area thanks to a federal government grant. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the federal government would provide $700,000 towards two projects at Freshwater Christian College via the government’s highly-successful Capital Grants Program. “Students and…

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