Cairns MP fights for netball funding

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In his speech on the final day of parliament for 2014, Member for Cairns Gavin King spoke about the need for the State Government to fund a long overdue upgrade of the Martin St sporting facility, where Cairns Netball has

Posted in Cairns News

Funding boost to support domestic violence victims in Cairns


Women and families affected by domestic violence in Cairns will receive more support thanks to a funding boost from the State Government. Member for Cairns Gavin King on White Ribbon Day announced an additional $10,000 in funding to Cairns Regional

Posted in Cairns News

Cairns residents to receive Australia’s first statewide surgery guarantee


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


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


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


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


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


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
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