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


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


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


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

Gavin welcomes “game changing” development project for Cairns CBD


Member for Cairns Gavin King has welcomed the announcement of a world class private development for the Cairns CBD featuring stunning architecture and destined to create thousands of jobs in the local economy. The integrated development on a 24,100sq/m site

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Labor-Green alliance ignore and attack Aquis project

If you needed more proof that a vote for Labor and the Greens is a vote against private sector projects such as Aquis, consider this latest info in light of their anti-Aquis comments and attitude ever since it was announced

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Local boost for prep teacher aides

Prep hours

Preppies in 17 state schools in Far North Queensland are set to benefit from an additional 377 Prep teacher aide hours each week in 2015. Member for Cairns Gavin King MP welcomed the announcement of the Newman Government’s $54 million

Posted in Schools and Community
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