Organisations to receive funding to improve disability support for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations in Far North Queensland have received a $22,000 grant from the Australian Government to improve delivery of National Disability Insurance Scheme support services in the region. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the local recipients of the grant were Bandaar Walaaybaa Community Hub at Earlville, NPA Family and Community…

Biosecurity plan for Torres Strait communities

A $312,475 grant has been awarded to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) to create a plan for waste and material biosecurity management for its local government area. Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the grant would improve biosecurity management in the area and boost Indigenous employment. “The TSIRC represents 15…

Funding support for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair to showcase local talent

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair has been awarded a $48,170 grant under the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Contemporary Music program. The $2 million program is aimed at increasing development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant would allow CIAF to further support local indigenous artists…

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

MR ENTSCH: Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the official launch of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair with my beautiful wife, Yolonde. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, or CIAF, as it’s known, is Australia’s premier Indigenous art fair. It celebrates the vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This year, the theme…

2020 NAIDOC Week grants re-open

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on local communities to showcase the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history during this year’s NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week 2020 will now be held from 8 to 15 November after the initial week-long event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Morrison Government…

FNQ organisations successful under Heritage Grants Program

The Morrison Government is supporting eligible land-owners and managers to improve the conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said three local organisations had been successful under the federal government’s Heritage Grants Program. The successful organisations include: Dabu Jajikal Aboriginal Corporation:       …

Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible Far North Queensland community-based organisations to apply for Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding. The federal government invests around $20 million annually to promote participation in, and maintenance of, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Funding under the program is available for…