Applications open for businesses in Cairns and Far North Queensland to help strengthen Australia’s supply chains

Businesses in Cairns and Far North Queensland are encouraged to apply for a grant to help strengthen Australia’s supply chain capabilities and access to critical products in times of crisis. Applications have now been opened for manufacturers under the Morrison Government’s $107.2m Supply Chain Resilience Initiative. This initiative is a key part of the Morrison…

Safer Communities Fund Round Six now open

The Morrison Government is providing up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure through round six of the Safer Communities Fund. The early intervention grant opportunity opens 28 May 2021 and the security infrastructure grant opportunity opens on 15 June 2021. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

More support for Tropical North Queensland tourism

The Morrison Government is providing an additional $7.7 million in targeted support for Tropical North Queensland to promote the region as a year-round tourism destination. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the additional investment in marketing would complement the 800,000 half-price airfares funded by the Morrison Government to get people back into tourist areas and…

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…