COALITION DELIVERS $42 MILLION FOR HANN HIGHWAY UPGRADES

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that a re-elected Coalition Government will spend $42.6 million improving the reliability, efficiency and safety of the Hann Highway (Kennedy Developmental Road). Under the plan, two sections of the Hann Highway will be upgraded with a focus on widening, strengthening and sealing works, which will make the road…

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$150,000 TO HELP LOCAL CASSOWARY RECOVERY EFFORTS

Today on World Environment Day, the Coalition is delighted to announce that a re-elected Turnbull Government will commit $150,000 to local efforts to protect the endangered Southern Cassowary. The funding will allow the Cassowary Recovery Team to work with Indigenous communities on feral pig control and fire management in Cape York with the aim of…

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Let’s get cookin’ at The Junction Clubhouse

FAR Northerners facing mental health challenges will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement today of a $60,000 commitment to The Junction Clubhouse.  Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding would enable The Junction to upgrade the kitchen facilities at its new premises to a commercial standard, providing a range of benefits…

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New grants to fight tropical diseases

The Turnbull Government is working to cement Australia’s position as a global leader in tropical health. Today in Cairns we announced a series of grants to commercialise medical research in the fight against tropical diseases. Eleven organisations have been offered close to $7 million under the Coalition’s Tropical Medicine Commercialisation programme (ATMC).  The funding will…

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Water security for jobs and growth in the Lakeland Basin

The Coalition Government is getting on with the job of delivering our water infrastructure needs, today announcing $825,000 to fast-track a feasibility assessment of the Lakeland irrigation area. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce made the announcement today as part of a $150 million funding commitment to fast-track the…

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$8.8m to tackle Yellow Crazy Ants in the Wet Tropics

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver an $8.8 million funding package to help eradicate Yellow Crazy Ants and tackle tramp ants in Far North Queensland. Yellow Crazy Ants, a species of invasive tramp ant, are a serious environmental threat, an agricultural pest and a risk to community safety, local economies and residents’ quality of life.…

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$24 million to upgrade the Cairns Marine Precinct

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $24 million to upgrade the Cairns Marine Precinct as part of the Coalition’s program to ensure Australia’s national security and economic security. The Cairns Marine Precinct provides vital facilities and support services to our Defence Force whilst providing a critical contribution to the local economy and local jobs. The…

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Entsch backs deferral of ‘Backpacker Tax’

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the introduction of the planned ‘backpacker tax’ will be deferred for six months to allow for a comprehensive review to take place under a re-elected Coalition Government. “This is a great outcome and one that will be welcomed by tourism and hospitality operators and the agricultural sector…

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