Recent News & Updates
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.
COMMEMORATIVE projects in Herbert may benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program. Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester and Member for Herbert, Phillip Thompson said the expansion to the STS Grants Program is part of the Government’s election commitments, and will see an extra $10 million allocated over the next four years to continue to honour the service and sacrifice of those who have served their country.
Herbert residents are among those of more than 60 regions who will enjoy greater access to cultural experiences such as dance, drama and First Nations art, thanks to the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said 30 scholarships would be available to international and domestic students to study in Townsville next year. Mr Thompson said tertiary education providers in Herbert had been provided $660,000 to offer the scholarships through the Coalition Government’s $93.7 million Destination Australia program.
ENSURING veterans and their families are receiving all the support they need will be on top of the agenda when Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester is hosted by the Member for Herbert, Phillip Thompson OAM, in Townsville today.