Federal government to fund new Community Health and Hospitals Programs across Far North Queensland

The federal government will improve the health and care of patients in Far North Queensland with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services. Under the program the government will partner with local community providers, health and hospital services and research institutions, such as James Cook University and CQUniversity, to provide additional funding in four…

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

MR ENTSCH: Last week the Parliamentary Friends of Prostate Cancer Awareness held its annual luncheon here at Parliament House. It was fantastic to see so many people attend and the bipartisan support for this important cause. Prostate cancer doesn’t discriminate. It is the most common cancer amongst Australian men, with 20,000 cases diagnosed each year. More…

Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger local communities

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged local sporting groups across Cairns and Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a federal government program aimed at upgrading local community sport infrastructure. The $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program, which was launched today, enables sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to…