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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Know Your Aged Care Options Before You Need Them

A variety of aged care services and support options are available to help older people in Far North Queensland stay independent and enjoy life. Speaking at the Opening of the Association of Private Nursing Services Conference in Cairns today, Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said the Federal Government’s My Aged Care campaign aims to…

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Reminder: Expressions of Interest for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme Close Next Week

COMMUNITY groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations are being reminded they only have one week left to submit an expression of interest for funding as part of Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, with grants ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 that…

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