Media Releases

08 August, 2017
The Turnbull Government is accelerating efforts to improve the Great Barrier Reef’s water quality by providing further funding of up to $7.1 million to Queensland sugarcane farmers to reduce nitrogen runoff flowing from the Reef catchments. Runoff from agricultural land in the Reef catchments... Read more
04 August, 2017
Three More Major Boosts for Far North Queensland
FOLLOWING on from the announcement that Cairns Aquarium will receive Federal Government funding for its new Reef and Rainforest research education centre, the Coalition Government has announced three more major grants for Far North Queensland under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federa... Read more
04 August, 2017
$601,000 investment for Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Far North Queensland
A Coalition Government funding boost of $601,000 for Indigenous entrepreneurs in Far North Queensland, is set to create business opportunities and jobs and provide much needed machinery. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, said today... Read more
03 August, 2017
Applications Extended for Regional Jobs and Investment Packages
TROPICAL North Queensland applicants still keen to take advantage of the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages have been given extra time to submit their applications for the $220 million initiative. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the extension, to 15 August 2017, would ensure th... Read more
03 August, 2017
Building Better Regions Fund delivers Cairns Reef and Rainforest education centre
• A reef and rainforest research education centre to be built at the Cairns Aquarium under Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) • Coalition Government is investing almost $1 million under the BBRF • Research centre will boost visitor numbers to Cairns and surrounding... Read more
02 August, 2017
New Centre to Skill Students for Success
The opening today of the new Western Cape Trades Skills Centre in Weipa will give local students pathways into the workforce and on to valued careers, Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said. The Western Cape Trades Skills Centre is about giving local students real skills they will need... Read more
01 August, 2017
$2.4m to reduce family violence in Cairns and Cape York
THE Coalition Government will provide up to $2.4 million for a tailored project to address family violence experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in Cairns and the Cape York region. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warr... Read more
01 August, 2017
Grants Boost General Practice in Cooktown
Patients in Cooktown are set to benefit from improved facilities at the Cooktown Medical Centre after it was selected for a Federal Government grant. Member for Leichhardt, Mr Warren Entsch today welcomed the announcement that the practice would receive a $300,000 grant. The practice is one of... Read more
31 July, 2017
Know Your Aged Care Options Before You Need Them
A variety of aged care services and support options are available to help older people in Far North Queensland stay independent and enjoy life. Speaking at the Opening of the Association of Private Nursing Services Conference in Cairns today, Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said the ... Read more
27 July, 2017
Salvation in the Torres Strait: upcoming anniversary drives remote community’s efforts to rebuild historic church
THE island of Erub (Darnley), in the easternmost island group of the Torres Strait, has a population today of around 300. It is a lush, hilly outpost that is quite beautiful.Fish traps made of stone form striking patterns on the surrounding reefs where the waters are every shade of turquoise. Coconu... Read more
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Federal Member for Leichhardt
Cairns Electorate Office
200 Mulgrave Road
Cairns QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4051 2220
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