Thousands of Queensland school students will get the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef, thanks to a new state government initiative.
The $1 million program will provide around $150 for eligible students to travel north in term 3 this year.
It’s all part of a bid to boost tourism in north Queensland, which is still struggling without international tourists.
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Premier Annastacia Palasczuk announced the new initiative on social media this morning.
“More than 6,500 Queensland students will get to explore the Great Barrier Reef thanks to an exciting new initiative launched by the Palaszczuk Government,” the post reads.
“Each year, thousands of Queensland kids travel interstate for school excursions but many haven’t had the chance to experience the beauties of their own backyard.
“We want as many students as possible to experience the Reef and understand its importance – and we also want to support tourism operators who have been doing it tough.
“That’s why we’re providing up to $150 for eligible students to get to Cairns and explore the Reef starting in Term 3 this year.”
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