MSF Sugar fails Aussie farmers

Queensland Senator Susan McDonald and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch say Thai-owned MSF Sugar has failed farmers in the North, after the company confirmed it will send most of the molasses it produces this year to Thailand. The owner of South Johnstone Mill, which also makes molasses from cane supplied to Mulgrave (Gordonvale) and Arriga…

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,…

FNQ show societies urged to apply for funding grants of up to $500,000

Show societies across Far North Queensland are encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions under the Australian Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said eligible local show societies and state and territory agricultural show peak bodies could receive grants of…

New Designated Area Migration Agreement to benefit Far North Queensland businesses

Far North Queensland’s economy will be significantly boosted with the signing of a new skilled migration agreement between the Commonwealth Government and Cairns Chamber of Commerce. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) was a fantastic outcome for our region. He said the five-year DAMA agreement…