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…

Federal government to fund new marine vessel for Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers

The Cairns-based Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers will receive funding to purchase a boat so they can continue to monitor, preserve and improve sea country through marine surveillance and restoration. Funding of $270,000 for the purchase of a marine vessel will be delivered through the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s Capacity Building for Indigenous Rangers Strategy.…

Cairns indigenous rangers get funding boost

The Morrison Government is investing $244,974 to ensure the Yirrganydji Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers can continue the fantastic work they do protecting our environment. Indigenous rangers care for land and sea country, preserve sites of cultural significance, conserve threatened species, marine systems and cultural places and address environmental threats caused by feral animals, invasive…

Entsch delivers crucial $5 million for Torres Strait sea walls

The Coalition Government is backing traditional owners and investing $5 million to construct sea walls in the Torres Strait to support local employment, businesses and training opportunities for local families. The funding for this project has been allocated out of existing resources within the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. The investment will be delivered via a partnership between…