Cairns Hospital slashes surgical long wait list to zero patients

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The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has achieved its goal of having no patients on the surgical long wait list by the end of the financial year. In September 2013, 769 surgical patients had not been treated within

Posted in Health and Hospital

Taking action to tackle social issues in West Cairns

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Initiatives, policies and projects Gavin has been involved in and/or launched since being elected include:1) Cairns Safer Streets Taskforce – a first of its kind whole-of-government approach to addressing social issues with a particular focus on West Cairns. 2) Boot Camp –

Posted in Cairns News, Law and Order, Schools and Community

Huge funding boost for Far North tourism industry

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The Cairns and Tropical North Queensland region will receive $623,500 in grants as part of the Queensland Government’s Regional Tourism Organisation Contestable Grants Funding Scheme continuing to deliver on the Government’s election promise to revitalise tourism in Queensland. Minister for Tourism,

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Have your say on proposed Aquis Resort in Cairns

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The public has been invited to comment on an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed $8 billion Aquis Resort at Yorkey’s Knob near Cairns. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Coordinator General’s

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Giving local projects the best chance of attracting investment

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Cairns tourism businesses will have better success in attracting investment for infrastructure projects and growing the industry, following a master class held in the city on Friday. Minister for Tourism and Small Business Jann Stuckey said the Queensland Government recognised

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Gavin thanks local volunteers

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Gavin recently met with local volunteers as part of National Volunteers Week to celebrate their achievements and contributions to the local community.

Posted in Cairns News, Schools and Community

Budget 2014-15: A strong plan for a brighter future

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The 2014-15 Queensland Budget continues to deliver a Strong Plan for a Brighter Future. The 2014-15 Budget carefully balances increases in education, health and community services spending, while not introducing or raising any new taxes or reducing services. Strong Choices

Posted in Cairns News

Aquis and ASF short-listed to develop integrated resorts

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Queenslanders are a step closer to enjoying new six star regional integrated resorts, with the proposed $8.15 billion Aquis project in Cairns and the proposed $7.5 billion Broadwater Marine Project on the Gold Coast selected as the two projects able

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Hundreds of homes in Cairns to benefit from flood mitigation project

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Up to 450 homes will be spared the potentially disastrous impact of flooding due to joint state-council flood mitigation works along Moody Creek. Member for Cairns Gavin King joined Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli and Cairns Mayor Bob

Posted in Cairns News, Infrastructure

ATE14 Cairns: Photo gallery

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The tourism industry’s biggest and most important event ATE is being held in Cairns – the first time it has been held in a regional city in the event’s 35-year history. Gavin is incredibly proud to be part of hosting

Posted in Jobs and the Economy
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