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

Hundreds of jobs and new homes a step closer for Cairns


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

Cost of living relief for Cairns families


The LNP Government has taken action on the cost of living and launched a range of measures to ease financial pressures for Cairns families. The Strong Choices Electricity Price Relief initiative will put around $150 million back in to the

Posted in Cairns News

Asset leasing plan will reduce debt and create jobs


The Queensland Government’s $80 billion debt would be reduced and funds would be freed up for job creating infrastructure under the final Strong Choices plan to lease some government-owned assets. Premier Campbell Newman said the Government had listened to Queenslanders

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Safe Night Out starts tonight across Queensland

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From tonight thousands of Queenslanders will experience a safe and great night out as the LNP Government’s $44.5 million Safe Night Out Strategy officially begins. Member for Brisbane Central Robert Cavallucci, who chairs the Safe Night Out Implementation Panel, said

Posted in Law and Order

Government pledges $36 million for more apprenticeships


School leavers and people looking for new skills or a career change will have more opportunities under a new innovative scheme paying employers up to $6,000 for each additional apprentice taken on this financial year. Minister for Education, Training and

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

‘Home for Good’ to help Cairns homeless

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An army of volunteers will hit the streets across the Cairns region next month to obtain a comprehensive insight into the region’s homeless population. Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander said that the Home for Good campaign would

Posted in Cairns News, Schools and Community

Greater China push for Queensland tourism


Families in Shanghai, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be targeted in a major new marketing initiative that will promote the Sunshine State across Greater China.  Premier Campbell Newman and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said the campaign would follow the 2014 DestinationQ Forum,

Posted in Jobs and the Economy
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