Backing small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by coronavirus with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Rural Financial Counselling Service could support hundreds of regional small businesses including those in Cairns and Far North Queensland. “This announcement is another…

$4.6 million boost for local councils across Leichhardt

Councils across the Leichhardt electorate will be supported as part of the Morrison Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The new program is based on the successful Roads to Recovery program and will enable local councils to deliver priority projects with a focus on upgrades and maintenance…

Local Government Elections

MR ENTSCH: The recent Queensland local government elections saw sweeping changes to those who will lead their local communities across my electorate for the next four years. The local government elections saw eight new mayors elected in our various Indigenous communities located across my electorate. They include Wujal Wujal Mayor Bradley Creek, Hope Vale Mayor…

Mossman show grounds given funding boost for new facilities

The Mossman and District Show Association will receive $478,700 to renew and reinvigorate their show grounds under the Morrison Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant would help make the Mossman show bigger and better than ever. “The annual agricultural show is always a big event, and…

First GP-led respiratory clinic opens in Cairns to boost COVID-19 response

The first Australian Government-funded GP-led respiratory clinic in Cairns has opened to support local GPs with patients who require further assessment and testing for coronavirus. The Cairns (Woree) Respiratory Clinic will assess, test, and diagnose community members experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms – a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or unusual…

FNQ Exports

MR ENTSCH: All of us in this chamber have seen the effects of the coronavirus on our respective communities. Our live seafood sector was one of the first hit, and it was hit hard, with the majority of orders cancelled overnight. The Australian government acknowledged this and immediately put into place measures to support our…