Funding lifeline for Far North Queensland zoos and aquariums

Australia’s zoos and aquariums will receive a much needed funding lifeline with the Morrison Government today unveiling a $94.6 million support package to help them get through the coronavirus crisis. This funding will assist exhibiting zoos and aquariums with the fixed operational costs associated with the caring of their animals, while also helping to ensure…

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Far North Queensland communities receive funding boost for resilient infrastructure projects

Far North Queensland communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event will receive a much-needed funding boost to deliver local infrastructure projects. More than $7.9 million in funding has been allocated towards 20 local projects across four council regions to ensure communities can better withstand extreme weather events. These projects are being delivered through the…

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FNQ organisations successful under Heritage Grants Program

The Morrison Government is supporting eligible land-owners and managers to improve the conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said three local organisations had been successful under the federal government’s Heritage Grants Program. The successful organisations include: Dabu Jajikal Aboriginal Corporation:       …

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MSF Sugar fails Aussie farmers

Queensland Senator Susan McDonald and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch say Thai-owned MSF Sugar has failed farmers in the North, after the company confirmed it will send most of the molasses it produces this year to Thailand. The owner of South Johnstone Mill, which also makes molasses from cane supplied to Mulgrave (Gordonvale) and Arriga…

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Improved mobile coverage for Far North Queensland

Far North Queenslanders will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said. Far North Queensland will receive two new Telstra small cell towers under the latest round of the government’s highly-successful program. He said the two successful…

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Roads to Recovery funding flows across Cairns and Cape York

Local road maintenance in Cairns and Cape York will receive a $912,315 boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Roads to Recovery funding would allow councils across the region to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best…

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$150 million to drive innovations to boost Reef resilience

The Morrison Government today launched the research and development phase of its world leading Reef Restoration and Adaptation science program to help preserve and restore the Great Barrier Reef in the face of rising ocean temperatures and coral bleaching. An initial $150 million will be invested in the new phase of the government’s Reef Restoration…

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Government’s multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package to directly benefit FNQ businesses, households and the local economy

The Morrison Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan* to keep Far North Queenslanders in jobs, keep businesses in business, support households and the local economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the Coronavirus. Under the plan up to 6.5 million individuals and 3.5 million businesses,…

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FNQ tourism businesses and operators to directly benefit from government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Environment Management Charge for tourism businesses operating in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will be waived for the reminder of the year. This initiative is part of the Morrison Government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus. As part of the response the federal government has set aside…

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National plastics summit signals changes for plastic recycling

The federal government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this week’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local and global businesses, state…

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