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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,...