Sugar code of conduct to support local industry

The Sugar Code of Conduct will be extended a further four years to provide certainty for the Australian sugar industry. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the continuation of the code would be welcomed by cane growers around the Cairns and Tableland region. “The Sugar Code of Conduct will stay in place to provide certainty…

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Cairns Port designated as critical infrastructure asset and security regulated port under federal legislation

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the federal government had listened to the concerns of Far North Queenslanders and had changed Cairns Port’s designation. The designation is even more important in light of the federal government’s policy emphasis on the south-west Pacific and the establishment of a joint Australia/PNG naval base on Manus Island. Federal…

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Federal government chips in $700,000 to help improve facilities for Freshwater Christian College students

Students at Freshwater Christian College in Brinsmead will benefit from new classrooms, staff facilities and a covered outdoor learning area thanks to a federal government grant. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the federal government would provide $700,000 towards two projects at Freshwater Christian College via the government’s highly-successful Capital Grants Program. “Students and…

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Cairns Regional Council secures $250,000 in federal funds for its Smart Urban Irrigation Project

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced Cairns Regional Council had been successful in securing federal government funding under Round Two of its Smart Cities and Suburbs program. The $250,000 would go towards council’s Smart Urban Irrigation Project. Mr Entsch said the Smart Urban Irrigation Project saves water by integrating the latest soil monitoring technology…

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Watershed moment: More than $500m to boost water infrastructure

A more than half a billion dollar increase to the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund will bolster the delivery of transformational water projects for Far North Queensland communities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the federal government would work with the Queensland Government to identify and co-fund the construction of new water infrastructure projects including…

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