New benefits for FNQ veteran card holders

Thousands of offers are now available to Far North Queensland Veteran Card holders from businesses across Australia as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations across the country to show their support and recognition of veterans and say,…

Federal government to fund new marine vessel for Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers

The Cairns-based Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers will receive funding to purchase a boat so they can continue to monitor, preserve and improve sea country through marine surveillance and restoration. Funding of $270,000 for the purchase of a marine vessel will be delivered through the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s Capacity Building for Indigenous Rangers Strategy.…

Morrison Government increases regional migration target

Cairns and Far North Queensland will benefit from changes to Australia’s regional migration settings after the Morrison Government increased the number of dedicated regional visas to 25,000. Following unprecedented growth (124 per cent) in the number of regional visas granted in the first quarter of this programme year, the government is increasing the total number…

New detector dog for Cairns Airport

JD the biosecurity detector dog has been welcomed to Cairns International Airport to help keep Australia safe from African swine fever (ASF). Queensland Senator Susan McDonald said the new detector dog comes at a time of heightened risk of ASF for Australia. “In Senate Estimates last week I asked why an international airport like Cairns,…

Sikh Community

MR ENTSCH: This week I had the absolute honour of being invited to celebrate the 550th birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of 10 Sikh gurus. It was the first time this special event has been celebrated in Parliament House. Guru Nanak preached the message…