More affordable access to insurance for Northern Australians

Northern Australian residents will be offered more affordable and accessible home and business insurance, thanks to the establishment of a reinsurance pool by the Morrison Government. The reinsurance pool will cover cyclone and related flood damage in northern Australia from 1 July 2022 and is backed by a $10 billion government guarantee. This will reduce…

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Funding takes flight for Cape York airstrip upgrades

Communities in Cape York will benefit from better air services thanks to the Australian Government’s latest round of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades will help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. Aurukun, Coen and Pormpuraaw airports will receive much-needed upgrades under the program. “Cook…

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More live music coming to Cairns

The Morrison Government is reactivating live music with Cairns’ Elixir Music Bar securing funding under round two of the Live Music Australia Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding will provide critical support for local live music venue and support local communities and economies to re-emerge from the pandemic. “I am pleased to…

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Consultation open for Royal Commission

Veterans and their families, ex-service organisations, states and territories, peak bodies and other interested stakeholders are being encouraged to provide their input for the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide announced this week. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said it was vital Cairns and Far North Queensland residents involved…

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Cairns Gallery Precinct set to become world-class tourist attraction

The Australian Government will invest $10 million towards the Cairns Gallery Precinct project to ensure the world-class attraction becomes a reality. The project will include the design of a new world-class Indigenous Art Gallery as well as transforming and connecting three heritage-listed buildings in the precinct. The three heritage-listed buildings include the Cairns Art Gallery,…

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