Grant changes to allow more commemorative projects to be funded in Far North Queensland

Commemorative projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland may benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding increase meant extra opportunities for local projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland to commemorate their local military heroes. He said the…

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New benefits for FNQ veteran card holders

Thousands of offers are now available to Far North Queensland Veteran Card holders from businesses across Australia as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations across the country to show their support and recognition of veterans and say,…

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Attracting more students to Cairns and Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 43 scholarships would be available to international and domestic students to study in Cairns and Far North Queensland next year. Mr Entsch said tertiary education providers in Cairns and Far North Queensland had been provided $1.056 million to offer the scholarships through the Morrison Government’s $93.7 million Destination…

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Morrison Government increases regional migration target

Cairns and Far North Queensland will benefit from changes to Australia’s regional migration settings after the Morrison Government increased the number of dedicated regional visas to 25,000. Following unprecedented growth (124 per cent) in the number of regional visas granted in the first quarter of this programme year, the government is increasing the total number…

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New detector dog for Cairns Airport

JD the biosecurity detector dog has been welcomed to Cairns International Airport to help keep Australia safe from African swine fever (ASF). Queensland Senator Susan McDonald said the new detector dog comes at a time of heightened risk of ASF for Australia. “In Senate Estimates last week I asked why an international airport like Cairns,…

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