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…

Royal Commission into Veteran’s Suicide

Mr ENTSCH: I certainly rise this afternoon to support this motion seeking to establish a royal commission into veteran suicide. I absolutely support this motion. The sacrifice that these men and women make for our country is truly remarkable and in fact in many cases is the ultimate sacrifice. I proudly served in the Defence…

TGA approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available. “The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of Cairns, Cape York…

Grant funding available for local organisations to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation

The Australian Government is providing up to $450,000 in Community Awareness Grants for community-based initiatives that encourage more Australians to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority Mark Coulton said Community Awareness Grants offer unique opportunities for local groups to help improve the chances of Australians receiving…