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Advance Cairns welcomes water security boost

Advance Cairns welcomes water security boost

Advance Cairns, the leading independent economic development and advocacy organisation for Far North Queensland, today welcomed the funding announced for the Cairns Water Security Stage 1 project, with an additional $87.5 million allocated in the 2024-25 State Budget....

Advance Cairns reacts to Federal Budget: slim-pickings for region

Advance Cairns reacts to Federal Budget: slim-pickings for region

Failure to fund Cairns Water Security risks deepening cost-of-living pressures for city’s ratepayers. Advance Cairns today said while the 2024-2025 Federal Budget was big on national initiatives, it was short on specific commitments to Cairns and Far North Queensland....


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Queensland Budget Series

with The Honourable Steven Miles MP, Premier and The Honourable Cameron Dick MP, Deputy Premier, Treasurer, and Minister for Trade and Investment.
Wednesday 19, June 2024

Path to Health Equity: Business Brunch

Minister for Health the Hon Shannon Fentiman MP shared insights into the comprehensive Queensland Women and Girls’ Health Strategy 2032.
Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Advance Cairns and James Cook University Business Lunch: Defence Strategic Review with review co-auther Professor Peter Dean. Panellists: Commander Alfonso Santos, Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns and Olav Groot, CEO Norship, & Founding Director of Norsta

2023 Defence Strategic Review: Business Lunch

Defence Strategic Review co-author Professor Peter Dean discussed the implications of the Federal Government’s 2023 Defence Strategic Review for Far North Queensland.
Thursday, 18 April 2024