Remote airstrip funding landing soon

The Australian Government has released guidelines for round nine of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program which aims to enhances the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia. Eligible owners or operators of existing aerodromes in remote or very remote areas of Australia can apply for a grant of between…

Support for farmers and the Great Barrier Reef

The Morrison Government will invest $10.7 million to support farmers across Tully and Johnstone catchments in a reef water quality program aimed at helping farmers and reducing dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) runoff into the Great Barrier Reef. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the program will help farm productivity, improve nutrient management planning and fertiliser…

Backing local manufactures to lead our economic recovery

The Morrison Government is investing $280 million to support more manufacturers to grow and create new jobs as they help secure our economic recovery. The matched funding is available through Round 2 of the Integration and Translation Streams of the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). The six National Manufacturing Priority Areas include: Space, Medical Products,…

Northern Australia reinsurance pool one step closer

The Morrison Government has released draft legislation on the reinsurance pool for cyclones and related flood damage. This is the next step in delivering the Morrison Government’s commitment to establishing a reinsurance pool that will support and protect hardworking people in Northern Australia. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the government had listened to Far…

Cairns and Far North Queensland Tourism

MR ENTSCH: To say that the Cairns and Far North Queensland tourism industry has been doing it tough lately is certainly an understatement. Given all the challenges that the industry has faced over the last 12 months or more, it was very pleasing to see Far North Queensland businesses recognised at the recent Queensland Tourism…

Be a marine biologist for a day

From classrooms to coral — school students and teachers can now experience what it is like to be a marine biologist on one of the most amazing natural places on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said new Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority education resources will support teachers in planning…

Leichhardt School Graduations

MR ENTSCH: Presenting certificates at end-of-year school award ceremonies is something I look forward to each year. It’s a time when school communities come together to recognise the achievements of students throughout the year. This year I presented awards at Kuranda District State College; Redlynch State College; Cooktown State School; and Cape York House—for the…