Media Releases

29 June, 2017
Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch Officially Opens Innovative
FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the Inderbitzin family while officially opening their Next-Gen Compost Facility at Biboohra near Mareeba. The Inderbitzin family are third generation farmers who originated from Switzerland before moving to the Atherton Tablelands in 1... Read more
27 June, 2017
Guidelines released for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme
THERE’S great news for community groups, not‐for‐profits and local government organisations with guidelines for Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme being released this week. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, wit... Read more
22 June, 2017
$20K to $100K grants open for community tree planting projects
The Coalition Government invites community groups, organisations and individuals to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Grant Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program. “The Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program will see 20 million trees pla... Read more
21 June, 2017
The Junction Clubhouse Changing Lives Project
Bright and early on Saturday morning, I will be farewelling a group of local cyclists as they embark on a 780-kilometre Cairns to Karumba bike ride adventure. This is no ordinary bike ride; it is over seven days. The team traverse some incredibly challenging country, riding between 78 and 151 ki... Read more
20 June, 2017
The last surviving member of the original plaintiffs in the historic Mabo court case, Father Dave Passi, passed away last week on Thursday Island. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said it ... Read more
20 June, 2017
Energy and Pension Assistance for Far North Queenslanders
Far North Queensland pensioners are amongst 3.8 million people nationally to benefit from a one-off payment of up to $75 to help with rising energy costs. The Energy Assistance Payment will be provided to people on the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Parenting Payment Single, as well ... Read more
08 June, 2017
Australian Indigenous art at the United Nations on World Oceans Day
The Australian Government is proud to support a major exhibition of Indigenous art from Cape York and the Torres Strait opening today at the United Nations headquarters in New York to mark World Oceans Day.Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts have a powerful and distinctive presenc... Read more
08 June, 2017
Kitchen to serve up benefits to Cairns community
• The Junction Clubhouse Kitchen refurbishment is now complete • New kitchen facilities will provide hospitality training for members and catering services to the community • The Coalition Government invested $60,000 The community of Cairns today celebrated the opening of the ne... Read more
02 June, 2017
$1 million to empower young Indigenous women in Far North Queensland
THE Coalition Government will provide $1 million to establish the Kaziew Rangath Academy for young Indigenous women in Far North Queensland.The investment forms part of the $138 million education package announced by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, last week.Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Ni... Read more
01 June, 2017
THE second round of applications are now open for local organisations to join the Coalition Government’s Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. Community groups across Australia are joining forces to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug ... Read more
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Contact Warren Entsch MP

Federal Member for Leichhardt
Cairns Electorate Office
200 Mulgrave Road
Cairns QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4051 2220
Fax: (07) 4031 1592

Thursday Island Office:
Douglas Street, Thursday Island, QLD 4875
Tel: (07) 4069 1393
Fax: (07) 4069 1822

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