$300 MILLION UPGRADE AND FOUR NEW OPVs

Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, and the Hon Warren Entsch MP, Member for Leichardt, have welcomed the approval of a $300 million upgrade to the naval base, HMAS Cairns, to accommodate new Offshore Patrol Vessels. With the announcement of German company Lurssen to be the prime contractor of the construction of 12…

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Celebrate National Agriculture Day in Leichhardt

Today marks the inaugural National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, a day to celebrate our agricultural industries across Far North Queensland and acknowledge the significant contribution they make. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today thanked local farmers for their efforts feeding and clothing Australians and people the world over, and encouraged locals to get…

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Using Technology To Drive Better Outcomes For Cairns

CAIRNS Regional Council has been awarded an $827,894 technology grant by the Federal Government to help deliver better outcomes for our city. The Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef project has been announced as one of 52 successful initiatives under Round One of the Australian Government’s inaugural Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. The…

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How Cairns-Region Businesses Can Benefit From Asian FTAs

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will host a free seminar in Cairns on Tuesday, 21 November, to help local businesses access the benefits of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with North Asia. “A whole range of Australian products now receive preferential access to more than a billion potential customers in China,…

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Trade Boost for Horticulture in Leichhardt

AUSTRALIA and China have agreed to new market access protocols for peaches, plums and apricots and improved access for Australian cherries, table grapes and citrus. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today welcomed the announcement and said it would provide significant benefits for horticulture producers and growers in the region. “Horticulture is important for our…

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