Grants now open to modernise Aussie manufacturing

Local manufacturers in Cairns and Far North Queensland with shovel-ready projects to increase their productivity and grow jobs are being encouraged to apply for a Manufacturing Modernisation Fund) grant. Businesses will be able to apply for between $100,000 and $1 million to invest in new technology, as the Morrison Government continues to support the post-COVID-19…

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Funding boost for shows across Far North Queensland

Shows across Far North Queensland cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to help ensure they can bounce back next year. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the first payments under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program…

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HomeBuilder success sees scheme extended

The Morrison Government is extending the highly effective HomeBuilder scheme which is driving demand in our local construction sector and protecting jobs by supporting the construction on new homes and home renovations. HomeBuilder will now be extended to 31 March 2021. For all new build contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021,…

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PBS support for Far North Queenslanders living with leukaemia

Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. From 1 December, access to Venclexta® will be extended in combination with obinutuzumab for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who have co-existing conditions and…

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