More action for a healthy Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has identified $111 million in spending under the landmark Reef Trust Partnership over the next financial year that will help keep Australia on track to meet its 2025 Reef water quality improvement targets and drive forward the world’s largest scientific collaboration to help coral reefs adapt to changing ocean temperatures.…

$1 million government grant to help Mossman manufacturer modernise

The Morrison Government is providing Mossman-based manufacturer CocoNutZ Australia with a grant of $1 million to increase its competitiveness and productivity while also helping support local jobs. CocoNutZ Australia is an agricultural bio-manufacturing platform diversifying Far North Queensland agriculture through producing a range of condiments using local sugar cane. The grant is being delivered under…

Daintree Microgrid

MR ENTSCH: I’m absolutely rapt to see the $19.3 million allocated in this year’s federal budget to stage 1 construction of the Daintree microgrid project. This is a project that’s very close to my heart and one that I’ve been working on delivering for close to 25 years. In fact, only last week I was…

Rotary FNQ Field Days

Mr ENTSCH: It’s fantastic to be in a position to see a major event like the Rotary Far North Queensland Field Day going ahead as planned. The past year has been like no other. We have faced many challenges and continue to do so, but together as a community we’ve met those challenges head-on. Agriculture…

Indigenous Tourism

MR ENTSCH: I rise to support this motion but more importantly in support of a critical role that Indigenous people and culture play in our nation’s tourism offerings. It’s no more evident than in my vast electorate of Leichhardt that includes the Torres Strait, Cape York, Cooktown, Mossman, the Daintree, Kuranda and Cairns. All of…

More support for Tropical North Queensland tourism

The Morrison Government is providing an additional $7.7 million in targeted support for Tropical North Queensland to promote the region as a year-round tourism destination. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the additional investment in marketing would complement the 800,000 half-price airfares funded by the Morrison Government to get people back into tourist areas and…

Budget super boost for part-time workers in Cairns and Far North Queensland

Far North Queenslanders working part-time will get access to compulsory super payments. The Morrison government has scrapped the $450 per month threshold under which employees do not have to be paid superannuation. The measure, announced in this week’s federal budget, will improve economic security in retirement for around 200,000 Australian women including those living in…