New funding for Far North Queensland community infrastructure projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 10 organisations had been awarded funding under the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program – Round Five. The Stronger Communities Programme supported the Morrison Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Far North Queensland. Grants to fund small capital projects of between $2500 and $20,000 were available…

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New PDR project seals momentun in Cape York

Sealing works on the Peninsula Developmental Road in Cape York are set to keep rolling with tenders open for a new project on the Cape’s most critical road link. The project will be delivered as part of the Australian Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance Cooktown to Weipa Corridor. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the…

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Congratulations to Far North Queensland’s students

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has congratulated thousands of local school students and their teachers for a successful school year. The last day of school for Queensland Government schools was Friday, 13 December 2019. Mr Entsch said students should enjoy a well-earned break before either continuing with their education, heading to university or entering the…

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New Online Safety Act to keep Far North Queenslanders safe

The Morrison Government has today commenced consultation on a proposed new Online Safety Act to keep Australians safe online. Federal Communications, Cyber Safety and Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said keeping Australians safe online is a top priority for the Morrison Government. He said the proposed reforms deliver on a commitment made at the 2019 federal…

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My Business Health website launched to support FNQ businesses

The Morrison Government today launched the My Business Health website to help small business owners manage stress and mental wellbeing. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new website offered free tools, templates and useful tips to help small business owners manage through day-to-day operations. “The Morrison Government has listened to small and family businesspeople…

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Cairns agency chosen to run youth employment industry pilot

The Morrison Government has announced that Skill360 has been chosen to pilot an industry-led employment pathway for young people in Cairns and Townsville. The Youth Jobs PaTH industry pilot will focus on connecting young people to employers in retail, accommodation and food services, administration, and support services. The pilot will help young people learn the…

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Schools across FNQ to benefit from new project funding

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced $198,891 towards 11 new projects at schools across Far North Queensland to benefit students and the local community. The projects will be delivered via the Local Schools Community Fund that was announced in this year’s federal budget. More than 30 schools from across Cairns and Far North Queensland…

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