FNQ beauty, its people, locations and COVID-19 images to be showcased in the tenth annual Community Calendar Competition

The Leichhardt electorate boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. From sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are spoiled for…

New flights to get seafood exports moving again

Tropical North Queensland’s seafood industry has been given a major boost with the Morrison Government helping to secure a critical freight route between Cairns and Hong Kong. Under this new agreement, Qantas will commence a weekly flight from Cairns to Hong Kong packed with around 45 tonnes of seafood sourced from local exporters. The new…

FNQ organisations successful under Heritage Grants Program

The Morrison Government is supporting eligible land-owners and managers to improve the conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said three local organisations had been successful under the federal government’s Heritage Grants Program. The successful organisations include: Dabu Jajikal Aboriginal Corporation:       …

Government’s multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package to directly benefit FNQ businesses, households and the local economy

The Morrison Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan* to keep Far North Queenslanders in jobs, keep businesses in business, support households and the local economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the Coronavirus. Under the plan up to 6.5 million individuals and 3.5 million businesses,…

FNQ tourism businesses and operators to directly benefit from government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Environment Management Charge for tourism businesses operating in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will be waived for the reminder of the year. This initiative is part of the Morrison Government’s multi-billion dollar economic response to Coronavirus. As part of the response the federal government has set aside…

National plastics summit signals changes for plastic recycling

The federal government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this week’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local and global businesses, state…

Regional communities invited to lead Reef action plans

Regional communities at the forefront of on-ground and in-water efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef will be able to accelerate local Reef protection actions and strengthen connections with Reef science and managementunder a new $310,000 initiative. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is inviting applications for Community Action Plan leaders to design and lead the…