2020 Sporting Schools grants now open

The Morrison Government’s Sporting Schools program is helping more schools than ever before provide opportunities for children to get active and experience the joy of sport. Grants for Term 1, 2020 are now open and next year there will be 35 different sports for children to choose from, with the inclusion of judo and paddle…

FNQ apprentices join national wage subsidy trial

The Morrison Government is offering regional and rural businesses a wage subsidy to take on new apprentices in Cairns and Far North Queensland with new apprentices signing up at 21 local businesses. Business that have signed up to the initiative include construction, hairdressers, butchers, electricians, painters and automotive. The $60 million Australian Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy…

Funding boost for Men’s Sheds in Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government continues to support the health and wellbeing of men in Far North Queensland with the Kuranda and Holloways Beach Men’s Shed receiving funding through the National Shed Development Programme. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed today’s announcement saying the funding would greatly assist an integral part of the Far North Queensland community.…

Grant changes to allow more commemorative projects to be funded in Far North Queensland

Commemorative projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland may benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding increase meant extra opportunities for local projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland to commemorate their local military heroes. He said the…

Federal government to fund new marine vessel for Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers

The Cairns-based Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers will receive funding to purchase a boat so they can continue to monitor, preserve and improve sea country through marine surveillance and restoration. Funding of $270,000 for the purchase of a marine vessel will be delivered through the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s Capacity Building for Indigenous Rangers Strategy.…

Morrison Government increases regional migration target

Cairns and Far North Queensland will benefit from changes to Australia’s regional migration settings after the Morrison Government increased the number of dedicated regional visas to 25,000. Following unprecedented growth (124 per cent) in the number of regional visas granted in the first quarter of this programme year, the government is increasing the total number…

Sikh Community

MR ENTSCH: This week I had the absolute honour of being invited to celebrate the 550th birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of 10 Sikh gurus. It was the first time this special event has been celebrated in Parliament House. Guru Nanak preached the message…