Media Releases

24 March, 2017
Child care cost relief for Far Northern families
THOUSANDS of families across Leichhardt are set for child care cost relief and the 14,080 children using approved child care will benefit from more early learning opportunities as part of the Turnbull Government’s reforms to the system that passed Parliament last night (THUR). Member for Le... Read more
24 March, 2017
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Warren Entsch, Member for Leichhardt are encouraging not-for-profit community organisations to apply for funding through the Community Heritage Grants Program. Grants of up to $15,000 are avail... Read more
22 March, 2017
Revitalising education in Far North Queensland
The Coalition Government has launched a comprehensive review to boost outcomes for regional, rural and remote students not just at school, but also as they go on to further study, training and employment. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the review would hear stories and feedback ... Read more
21 March, 2017
Leichhardt student named runner-up in prestigious national history prize
A St Monica’s College student has been awarded one of the nation’s top history honours, being named a runner-up in the 2017 Simpson Prize.Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch congratulated Rachael Leeson on the award, which was presented by the Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Dan Tehan at Parliament H... Read more
17 March, 2017
New link opens as Bruce Highway works progress
• Initial section of a service road linking Progress Road to Hargreaves Street now open• An estimated 147 jobs to be created over the life of the projectFederal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt today officially opened the service road linking Progress Road to ... Read more
10 March, 2017
BUDDING entrepreneurs in the Far North will get a significant boost from Monday with the launch of Cairns’ very own Entrepreneurship Facilitator. Member for Leichhardt, the Hon Warren Entsch MP, has welcomed the appointment of Cairns resident Ms Tara Diversi to the role and is encouraging i... Read more
08 March, 2017
International Women's Day 2017 - Helping local women get into work
WITH today marking International Women’s Day, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the expansion of a successful employment partnership between the Government and UnitingCare Australia.“The Government is proud to have developed an effective partnership with UnitingCare to deliver meaningful pre-... Read more
07 March, 2017
A GROUP of inspirational amateur bike riders are taking on a massive challenge – the 780km Cairns to Karumba (C2K) Ultra-Marathon – determined to reduce stigma around mental illness and raise much-needed funds for Bush Kids. Now they are calling for support from the Far Northern communi... Read more
28 February, 2017
Helping locals and visitors experience our national heritage
COMMUNITY groups across the Far North are invited to apply for more than $330,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants program. Grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available to support community engagement and awareness raising activities th... Read more
24 February, 2017
RESIDENTS in the Far North will benefit from an innovative new approach in flexible aged care that will help older residents remain in their own homes for longer. The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has today joined with Member for Leich... Read more
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Federal Member for Leichhardt
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200 Mulgrave Road
Cairns QLD 4870
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