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…

Morrison Government’s plan secures the recovery for Leichhardt households, businesses and industry

The Morrison Government’s plan to secure Australia’s recovery will rebuild the economy and create more local jobs to ensure we come back stronger from the COVID-19 induced recession. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Australia entered the crisis from a position of economic strength having brought the budget back to balance for the first time…

Morrison Government invests $240m to deliver Cairns Western Arterial Road duplication

The Morrison Government will invest $240 million to bust congestion and improve road safety along the state-owned Cairns Western Arterial Road. The investment is part of a wider $1.4 billion infrastructure investment for new projects across the state that will be announced in this year’s federal budget. The Morrison Government’s $240m investment represents the full…

Cairns businesses to build new army watercraft

Two Far North Queensland businesses will build seven new watercrafts as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to strengthening the Australian Army’s amphibious capability. The vessels, which will be built in Cairns, will assist Army amphibious operations and support systems. Tropical Reef Shipyards and BME NQ will manufacture the 7.5 metre vessels, and provide spares…

Morrison Government to support thousands of new FNQ apprentice and trainee jobs

Thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Cairns and Far North Queensland with the expansion of the targeted wage subsidy program as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than…

Morrison Government continues to provide support for Cairns and FNQ tourism and aviation industries

Cairns and Far North Queensland hotels, caravan parks, restaurants, bars, retail stores and tourism operators will benefit from a domestic tourism boom under the Morrison Government’s $1.2 billion tourism and aviation recovery package. The comprehensive package includes a mix of half-price airline tickets, cheap loans for businesses and direct support to keep planes in the…

Boosting maritime capacity in the Pacific

The Morrison Government has awarded TAFE Queensland a $36 million contract to provide mariner training and support to the Navy crews of the Guardian-class Patrol Boats. The funding is being delivered as part of the Morrison Government’s $2 billion Pacific Maritime Security Program to strengthen maritime capability in the Pacific. Acting Minister for Defence Marise…