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

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

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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


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
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