More live music coming to Cairns

The Morrison Government is reactivating live music with Cairns’ Elixir Music Bar securing funding under round two of the Live Music Australia Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding will provide critical support for local live music venue and support local communities and economies to re-emerge from the pandemic. “I am pleased to…

Consultation open for Royal Commission

Veterans and their families, ex-service organisations, states and territories, peak bodies and other interested stakeholders are being encouraged to provide their input for the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide announced this week. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said it was vital Cairns and Far North Queensland residents involved…

Cairns Gallery Precinct set to become world-class tourist attraction

The Australian Government will invest $10 million towards the Cairns Gallery Precinct project to ensure the world-class attraction becomes a reality. The project will include the design of a new world-class Indigenous Art Gallery as well as transforming and connecting three heritage-listed buildings in the precinct. The three heritage-listed buildings include the Cairns Art Gallery,…

Government backs traditional owners on reef protection

The Australian Government is placing Indigenous knowledge at the centre of efforts to boost water quality, tackle crown-of-thorns starfish and care for wetland habitats. Twenty-five new projects totalling $4.9 million support management of Country and protect culturally significant areas across the Great Barrier Reef and provide employment and training for Traditional Owners, Federal Environment Minister…