Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program now open

Applications for the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program are now open with Cairns and Far North Queensland organisations encouraged to apply for funding to support their commemorative projects and activities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the program was now entering its 25th year and had already supported thousands of projects nationally including in…

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Technology to lead the way in tackling invasive ant detection and recognition

A project team led by Murdoch University along with project partners James Cook University, Queensland Museum and CSIRO has been awarded $791,882 Australian Government funding to develop a machine-based learning platform for fast invasive ant detection and recognition. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said Murdoch University-led project was one of 19 successful projects of the…

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Grant funding available for local organisations to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation

The Australian Government is providing up to $450,000 in Community Awareness Grants for community-based initiatives that encourage more Australians to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority Mark Coulton said Community Awareness Grants offer unique opportunities for local groups to help improve the chances of Australians receiving…

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Supporting the Cairns and Port Douglas tourism industry

The Morrison Government is consulting with Cairns and Port Douglas tourism operators to help ensure the long-term viability of the Far North Queensland tourism industry. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan is in Far North Queensland to meet with tourism operators, small businesses and representatives of the local industry. Mr Tehan and Federal…

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Therapeutic Goods Administration approves Pfizer vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia. A priority group of Australians are expected to now receive their first dose of the vaccine as soon as it can be received from Pfizer and the necessary checks are undertaken by the TGA, prior to its distribution. The…

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