Safe places for Cairns women and children escaping violence

New emergency accommodation will be built in Cairns to support local women and children escaping violence. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Morrison Government would invest more than $1.8m to help Access Community Housing purchase land and build five three-bedroom units. “This funding will make a real difference to the safety of women and…

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New mobile towers for Far North Queensland

Digital connectivity in Leichhardt is being boosted with new Telstra mobile towers to be built at Cow Bay and Archer River to boost safety and help locals stay in touch. The new macrocell base station at Cow Bay, which is being funded under the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program, will deliver dedicated coverage and capacity…

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Record investment in Queensland schools

Students in Cairns and Far North Queensland will benefit from the Morrison Government’s record $5.4 billion funding for schools in Queensland next year. This is up from $5.1 billion in 2021. Funding for Queensland schools has almost doubled since the Coalition came to office and is locked in to grow a further 38 per cent…

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More support for Tropical North Queensland tourism

The Morrison Government is providing an additional $7.7 million in targeted support for Tropical North Queensland to promote the region as a year-round tourism destination. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the additional investment in marketing would complement the 800,000 half-price airfares funded by the Morrison Government to get people back into tourist areas and…

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Changes to the Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement

The Australian Government is continuing to show its support for regional Australia after agreeing to significant changes to the Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). The Far North Queensland DAMA enables employers in a designated regional area, who are unable to recruit appropriately qualified Australians, to supplement their workforce with skilled overseas workers.…

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FNQ beauty, its people and locations to be showcased in the eleventh annual Community Calendar Competition

The Leichhardt electorate boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. From sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are spoiled for…

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Funding agreement to boost preschool attendance

Every child in Cairns and Far North Queensland who is about to start school will benefit from the Morrison Government’s $2 billion commitment to ensure every Australian child can attend preschool. This means all young children can participate in preschool for 600 hours a year, which equates to 15 hours per week, before attending school.…

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