WWII veteran reunited with his medals

ONE of the last surviving members of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion has been honoured with a formal presentation of his medals and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Australian Government. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch was visiting Saibai Island last year when he heard about Mr Mebai Warusam, aged 91, whose children…

Portraits capture local WWII veterans

A PORTRAIT of one of the last remaining veterans of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion will feature in a national project to recognise WWII servicemen, thanks to the efforts of local MP Warren Entsch. The Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) is embarking on an ambitious project titled Reflections, which aims to take a…

Funding boost supports older residents in the NPA

LOCAL elders will benefit from a funding boost from the Abbott Government, which will enable the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council to buy equipment to help people be more mobile around the home. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has announced today that the Council will receive a $10,000 grant for its Mobilizing Northern Peninsula…

Awards champion business women across all sectors

MEMBER for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP has called on the Far North Queensland community to help recognise local business women who are challenging the status quo and breaking new ground, by nominating them for the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Entsch said the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, now in its 21st year, provides a…

State government’s dredging decision “bitterly disappointing” for Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says the Queensland government’s decision not to dredge Trinity Inlet in Cairns is “bitterly disappointing, but totally expected”. “It’s essentially Groundhog Day,” said Mr Entsch, “because once again we have a Labor government dancing to the tune of their puppet masters – the Greens. “I’m disappointed that the previous state government…

Local ABC to be streamed online and on mobile

MEMBER for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP has welcomed news that ABC Far North will be streamed online and on mobile from 1 July this year. “ABC local radio plays a vital informative role in the case of emergency situations, warning people of floods, bushfires, cyclones and the like,” said Mr Entsch, “so being able to…

Mt Sheridan resident takes out national youth award

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated local resident Meridah Hunter who last night (SUBS: WED 16th) won the Youth Culture and Diversity category at this year’s 2015 National Youth Awards in Brisbane. Mr Entsch said Meridah has a passion for bringing people together through co-operation and inclusion. “Meridah created the Biddigal Performing…

Calendar to again showcase Leichhardt

IT’S time again to launch the Leichhardt Community Calendar photography competition so whether you’ve captured a stunning landscape, a striking portrait, our iconic wildlife or fierce weather, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to check out your skills. Entries are now being accepted for the annual competition from which Mr Entsch will choose the…