Additional funding to attract international visitors

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $60 million to bring back international visitors to the regions hardest hit by international border closures. Australia’s tourism recovery is bouncing back strongly, with high domestic vaccination rates, our international and state borders open, international arrival numbers growing, cruise ships returning to Australian waters, and confidence to travel…

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Securing essential supplies for Cape York communities

Remote community stores across Cape York are sharing in $8 million to strengthen the supply of essential goods, groceries and other critical supplies. Federal Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt said the funding will provide stores with the resources they need to improve their supply chains, storage and delivery of products in their communities. “In the 2021-22…

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Far North Queensland indigenous organisations get infrastructure boost

The Morrison Government has today announced the successful recipients of the Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund grants. Five organisations* in Far North Queensland will receive funding totalling $1.155 million. Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt AM said new and improved infrastructure will create jobs and deliver lasting improvements to 19 remote communities. “The Indigenous Land Enterprise…

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Relief from fees extended for Reef communities

Great Barrier Reef tourism operators, businesses and individuals with a permit to operate in the marine park will continue to receive relief from Commonwealth Government fees under this year’s federal budget. The Morrison Government is delivering more than $12 million of fee relief to Reef communities, helping to deliver a stronger economy and future for…

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More money in Pensioners pockets

More than 15,450 Age Pension and 12,380 JobSeeker recipients living in Leichhardt will benefit from a boost to their social security payments from March 20 to help them keep up with the changes in the cost of living. Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment rates will increase by $20.10 a fortnight for singles…

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Grants available to mark the Queen’s Jubilee

Eligible groups and organisations in Cairns and Far North Queensland are invited to apply for an Australian Government grant to plant trees in honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her seven decades of service to Australia and the Commonwealth. The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national…

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Wet Tropics Management Authority to receive funding boost to establish Cultural Landscape Hub

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has been awarded $395,000 in funding towards its ‘The Wet Tropics Cultural Landscape Hub’ under the Morrison Government’s Australian Heritage Grants program. Federal Environment Sussan Ley said the fourth round of the Australian Heritage Grants has a particular focus on supporting communities recover from the pandemic. “This year’s funding round…

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