FNQ Vaccine Rollout

Mr ENTSCH: Far North Queenslanders have answered the call and rolled up their sleeves in record numbers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They know the vaccine is the best defence to protect themselves, their families, their loved ones and their communities from COVID-19. They also know that the 70 per cent to 80 per cent…

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to pay tribute to the amazing health professionals who are getting on with the job of ensuring that those living in Cape York communities are receiving their COVID-19 vaccines. So far, residents living in Bamaga, Coen, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Aurukun, Pormpuraaw and Weipa have had access to their first…

Helping young people Far North Queensland experiencing mental illness into work

The dedicated headspace program assisting locals in Cairns and Far North Queensland experiencing mental illness into work will be extended to help more young people secure employment opportunities. The program, operated in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section), will receive $ 1,054,560.00 in funding over the next four years. Federal…

Funding boost for Cairns organisations to further support veterans’ quality of life

Three Cairns organisations have been successful under the Morrison Government’s Veteran and Community Grants program. Veteran and Community Grants are for activities and services that improve the health and wellbeing of members of the veteran community. They can also fund programs that reduce social isolation, support carers and improve access to community services. Federal Leichhardt…

Men’s Sheds Grants now open

As part of Men’s Health Week, the Australian Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across Cairns and Far North Queensland to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said funding under Round 22 of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme was now…