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…

New Designated Area Migration Agreement to benefit Far North Queensland businesses

Far North Queensland’s economy will be significantly boosted with the signing of a new skilled migration agreement between the Commonwealth Government and Cairns Chamber of Commerce. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) was a fantastic outcome for our region. He said the five-year DAMA agreement…

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…

Coalition to deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly power for the Daintree

The Morrison Government will help the Daintree community establish Australia’s first solar to hydrogen-based microgrid. Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor today announced a grant of $990,150 for the Daintree Renewable Energy Pty Ltd to take the 100 per cent renewable project to ‘shovel ready’ within 12 months. He said the money has been allocated in…

FNQ indigenous rangers to protect our natural assets

Twenty-one Indigenous rangers will today graduate having completed new compliance training under the federal government’s $30 million Capacity Building for Indigenous Rangers Strategy. The newest cohort of Indigenous rangers celebrated their successful completion of compliance training today, in a specialist program delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Federal Leichardt MP Warren Entsch…