Government pledges $36 million for more apprenticeships

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

Home For Good

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

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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

More language lessons for students in Cairns

All year five students in Queensland state schools will now learn a language in a move that is expected to boost education outcomes and give our children a better start in life. Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said that up until

Posted in Schools and Community

Star-Studded line up for G20 Tropical Jam Celebration in Cairns

G20 Tropical Jam

Cairns families will be able to celebrate the G20 with a star-studded Tropical Jam Concert on 16 September ahead of the meeting with Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. Member for Cairns and Assistant Minister for Tourism Gavin King said

Posted in Cairns News

Plan to bring uni campus to Cairns CBD heats up

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In his ongoing work to make Cairns the world’s most liveable city, Gavin has long pushed for a university campus to be built in the Cairns CBD. Following extensive discussions between Gavin and Singaporean company Aspial, the university sector is now

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

More good news on jobs in Cairns

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What a week it has been for Cairns with the latest statistics on our hospital, local crime rates and now jobs all showing remarkable recoveries since the dark days of the recent past. While the month to month unemployment rate

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Crime drops in key categories across Cairns

Police stats

Police statistics released today show dramatic reductions in key crime categories across the Cairns region, with hundreds of local families now safer and securer than any point in the past 5 years. The 2013/14 police statistics show strong reductions in

Posted in Law and Order

Cairns Hospital performing better than ever before

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Member for Cairns Gavin King has today released new figures showing significant improvements across a range of categories at Cairns Hospital, including cardiology, neurology and the emergency department.  Figures for the recent financial year (2013-14) show capacity in key surgical

Posted in Health and Hospital

Cairns and the Far North can’t afford to go back to a Labor Government

Achievements for Cairns

As a party taking the reins of government after nearly 20 years of Labor chaos, waste and mismanagement, the repair job was never going to be easy. In order to get Queensland back on track and make it the engine

Posted in Cairns News
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