Cairns residents to receive Australia’s first statewide surgery guarantee

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The Newman LNP Government today announced that local patients in the Cairns Hospital and Health Service will soon receive a guarantee to have their elective (non-emergency) surgery on time, in a national first. Member for Cairns Gavin King said from

Posted in Health and Hospital

Let’s get our city moving with the Cairns Interurban Trail Network

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Local state MPs, councillors, police and personal trainers have joined forces with runners and walkers to launch the Cairns Interurban Trail Network (ITN) aimed at promoting active lifestyles and encouraging residents to explore their own backyards. The Cairns ITN is

Posted in Cairns News

Kickstart for Cairns’ startup community

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More jobs will be created in Cairns and more startup businesses will be able to grow and thrive, with a new Queensland Government funding pledge to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Member for Cairns Gavin King said the new $300,000 Startup

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Independence Day for Cairns State High

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More Queensland students will be given greater opportunities to reach their full potential and increase their job prospects with more state schools, including Cairns State High, to be given a greater say in how they are run. Premier Campbell Newman

Posted in Cairns News, Schools and Community

Singapore-Cairns flights to take-off in 2015

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More jobs and a stronger tourism industry will flow from Silk Air’s announcement of its first regular Queensland service, with flights between Singapore and Cairns bringing around 20,000 extra passengers into the tropical north each year. The leading South-East Asian

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Douglas House to shelter city’s homeless

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People sleeping rough in Cairns will benefit from a new supported accommodation facility which is ready to open its doors at Douglas House delivering on a Queensland Government commitment. Member for Cairns Gavin King said the refurbishment project was part

Posted in Cairns News

Cairns Hospital gets full time cardiac service

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Member for Cairns Gavin King and Member for Barron River Michael Trout have today announced the Cardiac Catheter Lab at Cairns Hospital will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year following the recruitment of

Posted in Cairns News, Health and Hospital

Cairns Aquarium receives final building permits for crucial construction stage

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The exciting Cairns Aquarium has received final building permits for the piling and slab construction stage, with a start date set down for November 2014. The project, due to open in July 2016, will provide a world class venue for seeing and

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Hundreds of jobs and new homes a step closer for Cairns

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The people and businesses of Cairns will benefit from Queensland Government funding that will pave the way for the construction of 18,500 new homes at Mount Peter, south of Cairns. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Local patients benefit from remarkable performance results at Cairns Hospital

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Fewer local patients are waiting for important elective surgery with new figures showing a massive 92% reduction in waiting list figures across the State. Queensland is poised to become the only state in Australia to reduce the number of long-wait

Posted in Health and Hospital
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