MORE MONEY TO HELP CANE FARMERS CUT RUNOFF TO THE REEF

The Turnbull Government is accelerating efforts to improve the Great Barrier Reef’s water quality by providing further funding of up to $7.1 million to Queensland sugarcane farmers to reduce nitrogen runoff flowing from the Reef catchments. Runoff from agricultural land in the Reef catchments is a major threat to the health of the Reef. Work…

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Three More Major Boosts for Far North Queensland

FOLLOWING on from the announcement that Cairns Aquarium will receive Federal Government funding for its new Reef and Rainforest research education centre, the Coalition Government has announced three more major grants for Far North Queensland under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the successful applicants in securing…

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Applications Extended for Regional Jobs and Investment Packages

TROPICAL North Queensland applicants still keen to take advantage of the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages have been given extra time to submit their applications for the $220 million initiative. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the extension, to 15 August 2017, would ensure the best outcome for regional Australia. “We have worked closely…

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New Centre to Skill Students for Success

The opening today of the new Western Cape Trades Skills Centre in Weipa will give local students pathways into the workforce and on to valued careers, Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said. The Western Cape Trades Skills Centre is about giving local students real skills they will need to get jobs in the future,…

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Grants Boost General Practice in Cooktown

Patients in Cooktown are set to benefit from improved facilities at the Cooktown Medical Centre after it was selected for a Federal Government grant. Member for Leichhardt, Mr Warren Entsch today welcomed the announcement that the practice would receive a $300,000 grant. The practice is one of 67 that were offered grants across the nation,…

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$2.4m to reduce family violence in Cairns and Cape York

THE Coalition Government will provide up to $2.4 million for a tailored project to address family violence experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in Cairns and the Cape York region. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said the funding formed part of the $25…

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