Media Statement: 2022 Federal Election

In 2019, on election night, I announced that I would not recontest the next federal election, as I felt the time was right to pursue other interests outside politics. However, that decision was made well before the global COVID-19 pandemic was even thought of, or before it reached our shores. Our region was one of…

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Funding to support Surf Life Saving across Far North Queensland

Surf Life Saving Clubs across Far North Queensland will benefit from upgraded equipment and bolstered training programs to keep beachgoers safe. The Morrison Government is providing $9.7 million in additional funding to Surf Life Saving Australia as it continues to protect beachgoers and improve volunteer lifesaving skills. The government will invest $3.1 million through the…

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Cairns Hospital to go live as Pfizer vaccination hub

Residents in Cairns and Far North Queensland will be amongst the first in Australia to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. As part of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program, people in priority groups who are most at risk and who need protection the most – will receive a vaccine first. Cairns Hospital will go live next…

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TGA approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available. “The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of Cairns, Cape York…

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