Environment and conservation grant recipients announced

Four Cairns and Far North Queensland organisations will receive funding to continue preserving our environment under the federal government’s highly-successful National Landcare Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the successful grant recipients were leaders in environmental management and conservation. He said the successful recipients included Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre, Mossman Botanic Garden,…

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Federal government funds new Cape York tourist destination

Cape York will be home to a new tourist destination following the announcement the Battlecamp Station Connect to Country Camping project will be funded under the federal government’s highly-successful Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today the project was a significant investment in building a stronger economy and driving local jobs…

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Media Statement: James Cook University

“It is extremely upsetting to learn today that James Cook University has decided to cut 13 staff from its Cairns campus. “It is also disappointing to learn the university has decided to phase out its psychology, sports science, exercise physiology and Masters of Economics degrees. “I recently spoke with James Cook University vice-chancellor Professor Sandra…

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More mobile base stations set to be switched on this year

Cairns, Daintree, Cape York and Torres Strait residents are set to benefit from improved mobile coverage with nine new mobile base stations currently under construction and set to be switched on before the end of the year. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today also welcomed the switch on of new mobile base stations located at…

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Applications for record share of aged care places now open

Existing and prospective aged care providers across Far North Queensland are being encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,000 new aged care places. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said aged care was an extremely important issue for families in many communities across Far North Queensland. “We know how…

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Building Better Regions Fund recipients announced

Communities across the Far North will receive a significant boost following the announcement of four successful projects* under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the region’s future. “I am a big supporter of the arts and we are very fortunate…

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FNQ community organisations to receive NAIDOC week funding

The Federal Government’s support for the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture has continued through funding for NAIDOC Week celebrations across Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 23 organisations* across Cairns, Cape York and Torres Strait would benefit from the Federal Government’s 2018 NAIDOC Week grants round. He said…

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New era of child care support to benefit FNQ families

Extra child care support for more families in the Far North is here with the Federal Government’s new child care system kicking in earlier this week. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the new system, saying the reforms will provide much-needed child care relief for local families. “I have spoken to mums and dads…

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FNQ volunteer organisations urged to apply for funding grants

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called on community organisations across Cairns and Far North Queensland to apply for grant funding to support the efforts of their hard-working volunteers. Mr Entsch said the Federal Government was providing grants valued between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations. “The grants can be used towards the cost of…

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