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Advance Cairns appoints new CEO

Advance Cairns appoints new CEO

CAIRNS, September 1, 2022 - Advance Cairns, the leading independent, non-government advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland, today announced the appointment of Jacinta Reddan to lead the organisation. Ms Reddan will take on the CEO...

Budget needs to turn promises into reality

Budget needs to turn promises into reality

More than half a billion dollars in pre-election promises by the Albanese Government must be reflected in new treasurer Jim Chalmers’ first Federal Budget in October. Following a fruitful election campaign for the Far North that saw several major funding promises,...

Mixed bag in Federal Budget

Mixed bag in Federal Budget

Far North Queensland has missed out on several mega-projects but did secure other important commitments in last night’s Federal Budget.  Extra funding to address doctor shortages, further upgrades to key highways, support to revive international tourism and Defence...

Strength and Diversity in TNQ

Strength and Diversity in TNQ

Critical demand on the region’s health services and an urgent bed shortage at Cairns Hospital headline vital requests in Advance Cairns’ State Budget submission released today. The submission highlights ever-increasing pressure on the local health sector, with Cairns...

Renewal, Resilience and Sustainability

Renewal, Resilience and Sustainability

Advance Cairns today released its Federal Budget submission in pursuit of almost $1.5B in infrastructure investment. The submission is headlined by unprecedented spending on the Cairns seaport (including its Navy base) and a series of the region’s most vital roads,...

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October 2022 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

From the Chair Full six-year medical degrees taught at James Cook University’s Cairns campus are set to become a reality next year in what is another huge step towards realising the region’s ambitions to elevate Cairns Hospital to university status. Almost 1000...

September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

From the Executive Chair Advance Cairns has secured a coup with its new chief executive officer, which is being announced today. Jacinta Reddan has had a long and successful career in communications, marketing, government relations and public affairs, much of it in...

Advance Cairns appoints new CEO

Advance Cairns appoints new CEO

CAIRNS, September 1, 2022 - Advance Cairns, the leading independent, non-government advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland, today announced the appointment of Jacinta Reddan to lead the organisation. Ms Reddan will take on the CEO...

August 2022 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

From the Executive ChairTwo major announcements in recent days have the potential to profoundly reshape the tropical north Queensland region for decades to come. Firstly, the Albanese Government has confirmed the most comprehensive reassessment of Australian Defence...

July 2022 Newsletter

July 2022 Newsletter

From the Executive ChairThe far north has been front and centre this week with State Government activities with a range of senior ministers in the region. Yesterday Advance Cairns staged our annual post State Budget review at the Hilton Hotel with Treasurer and...

Foundation members recognised

Foundation members recognised

More than 100 local business owners and representatives turned out to celebrate a decade of support from Advance Cairns Foundation Members at Crystalbrook's Whiskey and Wine Bar last night. The event recognised 42 businesses and organisations which have been with...

June 2022 Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

From the Executive Chair Strategic growth opportunities across defence, food exports, education and health were front and centre when Advance Cairns last week hosted senior diplomats from seven Asian countries. Senior representatives such as Ambassadors, High...

June 2022 Update

June 2022 Update

From the Executive Chair The past couple of weeks have brought about dramatic changes across the nation's political landscape, with the newly-elected ALP Federal Government now taking shape with its senior leaders and full ministry announced.  Although the ALP and...

May 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO Well, it seems like we have been in election mode forever, but it will soon be time for everyone to have their say. We have been working hard to make sure there are plenty of big campaign promises coming our way from both sides of politics. There has been...

April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO What a month it has been, and with Federal Election campaigns now in full swing it is only going to become busier. The biggest announcement of course was the $107.5M commitment from both the ALP and the LNP for the Cairns Water Security Project – Stage 1....

March 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO Earlier this month I travelled down to Brisbane armed with our newly released State Budget submission to meet with several high-ranking State and Shadow Ministers and advisors.  With the State Budget looming in June it is imperative that we have our needs...

February 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Newsletter

From the CEO The year has continued to run at full speed, and we have now released our Federal Budget Submission 2022-23 which is included in this newsletter. In the three months between now and the federal election, we look forward to gaining bi-partisan support for...

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