Regional airports program takes off

Far North Queensland airport owners and operators will soon be able to apply for a share of $100 million in funding for safety upgrades as part of the federal government’s new Regional Airports Program. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the program guidelines are now available, giving airport owners and operators more information on their…

Tuberculosis Motion

MR ENTSCH: I move: (1) notes that: (a) 24 March is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, a day to commemorate the precious lives lost due to TB, a disease that is preventable and curable; (b) TB is contagious and airborne—it is the world’s leading infectious disease killer and kills more people than HIV/AIDS; (c) in 2017…

World Ranger Day

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure today to rise and speak about World Ranger Day. World Ranger Day was held on Wednesday, 31 July and is an initiative of the Thin Green Line Foundation. The Thin Green Line Foundation supports park rangers within Australia and overseas, including in conflict zones. World Ranger Day is…

Coalition Government to directly fund councils in historic $105 million remote indigenous housing initiative

The Morrison Government will deliver a historic $105 million investment directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils to fund remote Indigenous housing. This funding represents 50 per cent of the amount needed to addresses current overcrowding issues in remote indigenous communities. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said the Queensland Labor Government’s petulance and…

Federal government to invest $50 million towards sealing the Gulf Savannah Way

The federal government is investing a further $50 million to improve an iconic tourist route between Tropical North Queensland and the Northern Territory. The funding will go towards sealing the unsealed sections of the Gulf Savannah Way, which has been identified through the federal government’s $3.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance initiative. This announcement is…

Federal government to deliver six new small cell mobile base towers across Far North Queensland

People living in Far North Queensland and travelling through Cape York can now look forward to improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the federal government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced Far North Queensland will receive six new small cell mobile base stations* under the fourth round of…