Recent News & Updates
I sat down with Sky News’s Paul Murray, after Labor’s attempt to gag me when I was about to talk about veteran suicide in the House of Representatives.
Townsville small businesses hit by the monsoon and floods earlier this year now have more time to apply for assistance. Small business owners now have until 28 February 2020 to apply for Category C grants under the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
A two-year education program to be run by James Cook University will create incentives for allied health professionals to work in regional areas and better equip them with the skills needed for rural practice.
Townsville is set to benefit from important energy and storage that will maximise energy and productivity for Australian primary industries. The Liberal National Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $2 million in funding to Glaciem Cooling Technologies Pty Ltd (Glaciem) to develop a new thermal energy storage solution for refrigeration and air conditioning.
Media Release: Illich Park flood mitigation, security and lighting upgrade helps residents play safer and longer
Flood mitigation, new CCTV, lighting, playgrounds and pathways will be installed at Illich Park as part of a $6 million upgrade being jointly funded by the Australian Government and Townsville City Council. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said he had secured $5-million dollars for the upgrade, following an application by the Townsville City Council.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson is urging local community organisations to take full advantage of an Australian Government grant program to reduce crime and increase safety.
World-leading research will take place in Townsville thanks to Morrison Government funding.
The Morrison Government is providing $416,000 to fund a research project at James Cook University, through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
Young people in Queensland’s north will soon have improved opportunities to build their skills and choose occupations in demand in their region, through a new Industry Training Hub in Townsville.
The North Queensland Cowboys’ bid to build a Community, Training and High Performance Centre in Townsville has received approval from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). The NAIF’s investment decision will now be considered by Minister Canavan under the requirements of the NAIF Act.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson is encouraging the Townsville community to participate in their local commemorative services on 11 November and observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the Australian service men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.