Dairy industry mandatory Code of Conduct on its way

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Australian dairy industry will have a mandatory code of conduct by the start of next year. Mr Entsch said the mandatory code would improve the contractual arrangements between dairy farmers and dairy processors. He said this was the outcome dairy farmers on the Tablelands had been crying out…

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Regional airports program takes off

Far North Queensland airport owners and operators will soon be able to apply for a share of $100 million in funding for safety upgrades as part of the federal government’s new Regional Airports Program. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the program guidelines are now available, giving airport owners and operators more information on their…

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FNQ show societies urged to apply for funding grants of up to $500,000

Show societies across Far North Queensland are encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions under the Australian Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said eligible local show societies and state and territory agricultural show peak bodies could receive grants of…

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New grants available for swimming programs in Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging local community groups to apply for new swimming grants to enable or improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie past-time. Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program* allows organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of…

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Cheaper medicines for more than 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from today with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be available to patients on the PBS from today for just…

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