Disaster assistance now available for flood-impacted communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait

Disaster assistance is now available for nine local government areas in Cape York and the Torres Strait impacted by flooding brought on by a Tropical Low in late January. Aurukun, Cook, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area and Pormpuraaw Councils along with Torres Shire and Torres Strait Island Regional Council are eligible for financial…

D’Arcy Byrnes

Mr ENTSCH: I rise today to pay tribute to one of my constituents and a great Far North Queenslander who recently passed away. D’arcy Byrnes of Byrnes Quality Meats will be fondly remembered by all of those who were fortunate enough to know him as a giant in the Australian meat industry. Originally a carpenter,…

Queensland Election

Mr ENTSCH:  I rise this afternoon to pay tribute to the local LNP candidates Sam Marino, Linda Cooper, Gerry Vallianos and Edward ‘Nipper’ Brown who contested the recent Queensland state elections in various seats across my electorate. Obviously the result wasn’t one that they desired but it’s not to say that they didn’t give their…

New grants open to preserve Australia’s heritage

Applications are now open under the third round of the federal government’s Australian Heritage Grants program. Grants of between $25,000 and $400,000 are available for projects that strengthen our national heritage. Regional communities will be among the key beneficiaries under this funding round designed to protect and preserve Australia’s national and world heritage sites, promote…

Regional airports program now open

A Morrison Government program to ensure regional communities remain safely connected to people, goods and new opportunities via the skies is open for another round of applications. Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program is part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to enhancing the accessibility and safety of regional and remote airports and aerodromes across…