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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,...