Cairns Defence Community Support Group receives funding boost

Organisations that support Australian Defence Force families across Australia will share in $1.5 million to deliver programs and services within their local communities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Cairns Defence Community Support Group would receive $14,324 under the Morrison Government’s Family Support Funding Program which enables defence families to connect and interact with…

Kuranda and Cooktown Men’s Sheds receive funding boost

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the health and wellbeing of men in Far North Queensland through the 20th funding round of the National Shed Development Programme. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed the decision by the Australian Government to award the Kuranda and Cooktown Men’s Sheds with funding of $4000 and $4504 respectively.…

JobKeeper Payment and JobSeeker Coronavirus Supplement extended for Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses and households

The JobKeeper program and the JobSeeker Coronavirus Supplement have been extended under the next phase of the Morrison Government’s support for affected businesses and households. This unprecedented economic support for local businesses and their workers is helping the Cairns and Far North Queensland community through the COVID-19 pandemic and bolstering our economic recovery. Under the…

Helping small business lower power bills

The Morrison Government is helping Far North Queensland small businesses to lower their power bills as the economy recovers from COVID19. Small businesses across Australia can now apply for a share in $9 million of grants under the Morrison Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Up to $20,000 will be available to small businesses with an…

Cairns RSL Sub Branch secures funding to continue its work in helping the veterans and their families

Cairns RSL Sub Branch has received $6,707 as part of the Morrison Governments Building Excellence in Support and Training grants program. The BEST grants program funds a range of essential support measures from ex-service organisations, advocates and welfare practitioners who continue to provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence community. This round of…

Driving social inclusion across Leichhardt through sport

Migrant groups, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Leichhardt will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring all Australians can participate in sport and physical activity. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed the allocation of $195,920 in funding for the Cairns Regional Council,…

Show of support for COVID impacted rural, regional communities

The Australian Government is spending $36 million to support agricultural show societies recover from the effects of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue after the pandemic. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt agricultural shows, with most expected to be cancelled for 2020 in…