$1 million government grant to help Mossman manufacturer modernise

The Morrison Government is providing Mossman-based manufacturer CocoNutZ Australia with a grant of $1 million to increase its competitiveness and productivity while also helping support local jobs. CocoNutZ Australia is an agricultural bio-manufacturing platform diversifying Far North Queensland agriculture through producing a range of condiments using local sugar cane. The grant is being delivered under…

Rotary FNQ Field Days

Mr ENTSCH: It’s fantastic to be in a position to see a major event like the Rotary Far North Queensland Field Day going ahead as planned. The past year has been like no other. We have faced many challenges and continue to do so, but together as a community we’ve met those challenges head-on. Agriculture…

Indigenous Tourism

MR ENTSCH: I rise to support this motion but more importantly in support of a critical role that Indigenous people and culture play in our nation’s tourism offerings. It’s no more evident than in my vast electorate of Leichhardt that includes the Torres Strait, Cape York, Cooktown, Mossman, the Daintree, Kuranda and Cairns. All of…

Budget super boost for part-time workers in Cairns and Far North Queensland

Far North Queenslanders working part-time will get access to compulsory super payments. The Morrison government has scrapped the $450 per month threshold under which employees do not have to be paid superannuation. The measure, announced in this week’s federal budget, will improve economic security in retirement for around 200,000 Australian women including those living in…

Morrison Government’s plan secures the recovery for Leichhardt households, businesses and industry

The Morrison Government’s plan to secure Australia’s recovery will rebuild the economy and create more local jobs to ensure we come back stronger from the COVID-19 induced recession. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Australia entered the crisis from a position of economic strength having brought the budget back to balance for the first time…