Land secured for Cairns University Hospital project

The Cairns University Hospital and health innovation precinct is one step closer following an agreement between James Cook University and landowners to purchase land required for the project. The financial aspects of the sale are subject to confidentiality agreements. The Morrison Government announced $60 million towards establishing the Cairns University Hospital in 2019 in partnership…

Government backs traditional owners on reef protection

The Australian Government is placing Indigenous knowledge at the centre of efforts to boost water quality, tackle crown-of-thorns starfish and care for wetland habitats. Twenty-five new projects totalling $4.9 million support management of Country and protect culturally significant areas across the Great Barrier Reef and provide employment and training for Traditional Owners, Federal Environment Minister…

Volunteer Grants available for Cairns and Far North Queensland community organisations

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s volunteers, with up to $20 million in grants now available to support them in local communities across the nation. Volunteer Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 will help volunteers and volunteer groups to buy small equipment for volunteers, by reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities.…

Morrison Government to support thousands of new FNQ apprentice and trainee jobs

Thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Cairns and Far North Queensland with the expansion of the targeted wage subsidy program as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than…

Funding boost for shows across Far North Queensland

Shows across Far North Queensland cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to help ensure they can bounce back next year. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the first payments under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program…

Traceability grants to boost our premium exports from Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies in Far North Queensland to apply for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said $3 million in funding under Round Two of the Traceability Grants Program was an…