International exposure for Cooktown student

COOKTOWN State School student Dylan Mitchell has been recognised on the world stage with his artwork being viewed and enjoyed by international figures at the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Cairns this weekend (19-21 SEP). Dylan was among just 14 students from across Far North Queensland awarded for their entries in the G20 Cairns School…

Funding delivered for CCTV in the Cairns CBD

THE Coalition Government has signed off on the first tranche of funding to help Cairns Regional Council update its outdated CCTV system, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today. The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects.…

Cairns credited with G20 success in parliament

FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey has told Parliament that the people of Cairns were “outstanding hosts” of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting last week. The Treasurer’s comments, at Question Time yesterday (MON), were in response to a question from Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who asked Mr Hockey to update MPs on the…

Cairns to benefit from investment in Northern Australia

CAIRNS Regional Council’s planned $21m redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool into an international-standard aquatic centre will be boosted by a $4.8 million commitment from the Federal Government, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Ciobo announced today. “We are a nation of high-achievers in sport, so it’s vital that our…

beyondblue bus to visit Cairns and Port Douglas

THE Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, will this week welcome the beyondblue bus to Cairns and Port Douglas as part of a National Roadshow raising awareness of mental illness. “beyondblue is working hard to encourage all Australians to put the spotlight on mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and encourage those suffering to seek help,”…