Federal government to fund grassroots projects across Far North Queensland

The federal government has committed $150,000 to fund 10 grassroots community-based projects across Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the successful community-based projects to be funded under the government’s highly-successful Stronger Communities Programme. “This is one of my favourite government programs because it focuses on community-based organisations,” Mr Entsch said. “The…

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Cape York communities share in $40 million aged care boost

Senior Australians living in communities across Cape York will benefit from significant upgrades to local residential aged care facilities. Nearly $1.6 million in federal funding will enable extensions, refurbishments and improvements at five aged care facilities in Cape York. The new funding will be delivered under the federal government’s Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote…

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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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