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    Attract bright minds and Millennials Pursue the next waves of economic growth Adopt a greater sense of positivity and civic pride Rethink the conventional approach to economic development Keep pursuing current strengths and projects Boost residential living in

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Aquis Resort approved by Coordinator General

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The $8.15 billion Aquis Resort near Cairns has today cleared another hurdle with Queensland’s independent Coordinator General approving the project’s Environmental Impact Statement. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney welcomed the approval and said

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Gavin fights for funding to build High Performance Sports Centre

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Cairns MP Gavin King and Cairns State High Principal Angela Toppin have today unveiled a multi-million dollar plan to build a High Performance Sports Centre at Cairns State High. The new Centre would be built in four stages and include

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Electricity bills in Cairns to fall with the LNP

Families in Cairns will see their bills fall by an average of $49 in 2015 under the Newman LNP Government’s strong plan to tackle cost of living pressures. The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has today confirmed that a decade of large

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Cairns Hockey all set to score goals

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The $1.2 million first stage of a hockey stadium will be built if Member for Cairns Gavin King is re-elected in 2015, it was announced today. The funding commitment, set to be included in the 2015 Queensland Budget pending the election

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Editorial: Credit must go to Nicholls for solid economic management

From The Courier Mail, Saturday November 29, 2014 QUEENSLAND Treasurer Tim Nicholls has given other governments in Australia an object lesson in how to stem the flow from a haemorrhaging Budget. It is no mean feat – even in a

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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

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Funding boost to support domestic violence victims in Cairns

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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

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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

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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

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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

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