Leichhardt youth urged to get creative

THE Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch is reminding young Far North Queenslanders they have one week left to “tell their story” as part of the ABC’s Heywire competition. “This is a huge opportunity for young people aged 16-22 who live in the Far North to put together a story in text, audio, photo, or…

New partnership to support communities in PNG

The Australian Government will provide $1.85 million to a two-year pilot program promoting economic and community development and disease prevention in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province. The program is the product of a new partnership between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Cairns-based Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC). Minister for Foreign…

Final report for Northern Australia released

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the high level of community and industry interest resulting from today’s release of the final report on developing Northern Australia, titled Pivot North. “There has been talk and focus on Northern Australia since 1937, numerous reports and comments that have been made, but most of those reports…

Government delivers for local roads

THE Australian Government has delivered on its $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme, a key funding stream that benefits road users all around Leichhardt, says Federal MP Warren Entsch. “The Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 passed the Senate last week and as a result, councils across Leichhardt will get their first payments this month…

Protecting Green Island’s dugongs and turtles

The Australian Government will invest in a new Indigenous ranger team and the development of a cultural heritage management strategy to better protect dugongs and turtles around Green Island, off Queensland’s Far North Coast. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said today the investment would protect turtles and…

90 Second Statement – Jones Park

Last Saturday, 30 August, I had the honour and the privilege of opening the redeveloped Jones Park. The redevelopment was achieved through a $3.5 million federal government grant and that was out of a total of $3.95 million for the total project. The funding enabled the construction of new fields, lighting, spectators’ stands, a new…