Helping locals and visitors experience our national heritage

COMMUNITY groups across the Far North are invited to apply for more than $330,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants program. Grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available to support community engagement and awareness raising activities that promote places on Australia’s National Heritage List. “Overall the 107 places on…

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New flexible aged care places in the Far North

RESIDENTS in the Far North will benefit from an innovative new approach in flexible aged care that will help older residents remain in their own homes for longer. The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has today joined with Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch to welcome the 12 Short-Term Restorative Care places allocated…

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A fair GST playing field for Aussie small business

ONLINE small businesses in the Far North have been given a boost with the Turnbull-Joyce Government delivering on a 2016-17 Budget measure to collect the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on items purchased online from overseas, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. “During the recent Parliamentary sittings, the Government introduced legislation to level the playing field…

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Shelleys Crossing’ now a permanent memorial

THE bridge over the Laura River, north of Laura township, will again be known as ‘Shelleys Crossing’ thanks to successful community lobbying efforts, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I welcome the decision by Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, to officially name the bridge in memory of Ms Shelley…

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Better Indigenous health outcomes for Douglas Shire

NEW funding for primary health care services in Mossman will help keep Indigenous children healthy and ready to learn when they start school, and ensure they are properly immunised. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced that Queensland Health Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (Community Health Mossman) will receive $74,328 as part of new…

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NORTHERN AUSTRALIA CRC OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Australian Government has announced the establishment Board of the $75 million CRC for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north. The CRC, which will have its headquarters in Townsville as part of the Townsville City Deal, will be chaired by Cairns business woman Sheriden Morris.…

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Tanks event boosts involvement in 2017 National Science Week

JAMES Cook University will bring the fun and discovery of National Science Week to Cairns after receiving $9114 from the Australian Government to deliver ‘National Science Week at the Tanks: Science in the Tropics Rocks!’ Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has congratulated JCU for its efforts to inspire people about science, technology and innovation during 2017’s…

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Talking Tourism in Northern Australia

Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee will hold the first public hearing for its inquiry into Opportunities and Methods for Stimulating the Tourism Industry in Northern Australia on Friday, 17 February 2017 in Parliament House, Canberra. Following the Australian Government’s 2015 White Paper on developing Northern Australia, the Government announced in February 2016 the Northern Australia Tourism…

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