Funding for Four Far North Queensland Indigenous Arts Groups

SENATOR the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Leichhardt MP, Warren Entsch have congratulated four Far North Queensland Indigenous arts groups on receiving grants under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program. “I am extremely pleased to announce that the Hopevale Aboriginal Corporation for Arts and Culture, the Pormpuraaw Arts and Cultural…

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$2 Million for Better Health Services in Mareeba

The Mareeba community will have continued access to essential GP services with the Coalition Government providing $2 million to help reduce pressure on the Mareeba Hospital’s emergency department. The funding will support both GP services and local residents with complex or chronic conditions, to help keep them well and out of hospital. “This is a…

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Entsch to represent Australia at the United Nations

Hosting the UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis, Dr Eric Goosby, at Saibai in June. LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch will use his appointment to the United Nations later this year to present Australia’s position on a whole range of issues, including showcasing the work being done to preserve the Great Barrier Reef and warning the global…

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Expressions of Interest Called for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme

Community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations are encouraged 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 deliver social benefits to Far North Queensland.…

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Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch Officially Opens Innovative

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the Inderbitzin family while officially opening their Next-Gen Compost Facility at Biboohra near Mareeba. The Inderbitzin family are third generation farmers who originated from Switzerland before moving to the Atherton Tablelands in 1972 to establish a dairy business. Since then they have expanded to three farms, a…

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Guidelines released for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme

THERE’S great news for community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations with guidelines for Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme being released this week. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, with grants ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 that deliver social benefits to Far North Queensland. Leichhardt MP…

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$20K to $100K grants open for community tree planting projects

The Coalition Government invites community groups, organisations and individuals to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Grant Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program. “The Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020,” the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh…

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