Disaster assistance now available for flood-impacted communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait

Disaster assistance is now available for nine local government areas in Cape York and the Torres Strait impacted by flooding brought on by a Tropical Low in late January. Aurukun, Cook, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area and Pormpuraaw Councils along with Torres Shire and Torres Strait Island Regional Council are eligible for financial…

Cairns and Far North Queensland Tourism

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this evening to pay tribute to the businesses across my electorate. Like many others across the nation, they face challenges like never before. Far North Queensland, especially Cairns and Port Douglas, were the first regions in the nation to be severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sadly, we’ll also be among…

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…

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…

Ross Moller

Mr ENTSCH: I rise today to pay tribute to and remember a good friend and giant in the Cairns business community who recently passed away. Real estate veteran and community leader Ross Moller passed away suddenly last month at the age of 66. Ross started his career as a real estate agent in 1989 and…

Cairns Regional Council Australia Day Awards

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to place on the record those in my community that were recently recognised at the Cairns Regional Council Australia Day Awards. These awards are always one of the highlights of the year, as they acknowledge those who have worked tirelessly to ensure our community is a great place to…