Local kids reaching new heights in health and sport

A NEW pilot school sports programme will help to increase the number of students following in the footsteps of Australia’s greatest athletes, says the Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. Mr Entsch today joined Athletics Australia and the Australian Sports Commission to launch Athletics Australia’s Sporting Schools pilot programme, IAAF Nestlé Healthy Active Kids’ Athletics,…

Spotlight on ‘black spots’ in Western Cape

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch is strongly backing the Western Cape community in its campaign to improve mobile phone and internet services in the region.Mr Entsch spoke with residents and businesses during a visit to Weipa last week, including Chamber of Commerce members who said they were struggling with slow and unreliable communications.The Leichhardt MP said…

Aquis gains federal approval

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to approve the Aquis Resort and Casino at Yorkeys Knob, describing it as “fantastic news”.“To me it was always a no?brainer,” Mr Entsch said today. “The net benefits are clear, not only from an environmental perspective but also from an economic perspective.“The decision by the…

Landcare grants open in Cape York

Land managers and community groups across Cape York are now able to apply for Australian Government grants for projects to help care for the region’s nationally significant wetlands and waterways. Traditional Owners, landholders and Landcare groups are invited to register an expression of interest in grants of up to $25,000 for projects that care for…

Green Army on the ground in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today met with the first two Green Army teams to get up and running in Cairns, speaking to trainees and inspecting their Greenhouse and Bush Tucker projects. The teams are being coordinated through Mooroobool-based organisation Choice Australia, in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers Australia. A ten-person Greenhouse team will…