Cheaper medicines for more than 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from today with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be available to patients on the PBS from today for just…

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Applications open for Festival Australia funding

Local organisations are invited to apply for funding for arts projects at festivals or a significant community celebration in Cairns and Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling for applications to the next round of Festivals Australia funding. He said festivals and celebrations were an important part of the unique identity of…

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Laws pass to protect Aussie farmers from activists

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill showed our farmer that Aussies were on their side. “Militant animal activists have invaded farms across the country trespassing, threatening and…

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NDIS community workshop comes to Cairns

People with disability in Cairns and Far North Queensland are invited to share their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. An accessible community workshop will be held in Cairns on October 8 to discuss ways to improve participants’ experiences with the NDIS. National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert recently announced the public consultation…

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FNQ business receives funding boost to develop innovative technologies for our Defence Force

The Morrison Government has awarded a $257,000 contract to a Far North Queensland business to develop cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today congratulated J3 Seven Pty Ltd on receiving a contract under the government’s Defence Innovation Hub, and thanked them for their…

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Spotlight on STEM for National Science Week

Far North Queenslanders will get the chance to celebrate all things science and technology with a series of local events as part of National Science Week. National Science Week will be held between August 10 and 18. National Science Week was first held in 1997 and has become one of Australia’s largest festivals – last…

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