New Green Army projects for Leichhardt

MORE than 350 Green Army projects are set to be rolled out across Australia following the announcement of successful projects for Round 2 of this important environmental programme. “I’m very pleased that Far North Queensland will be hosting a number of Green Army projects,” Mr Entsch said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our local…

First parts of Cairns about to switch on NBN

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the count-down is on to March 20 when the first parts of Cairns switch over to the National Broadband Network. “There’s now less than one month until sections of Cairns CBD are switched over from their current broadband service to the NBN,” said Mr Entsch. “But the switch…

New laws to help stamp out cyberbullying

**Watch Warren's address in Parliament** LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has spoken in Parliament in support of legislation to target insidious cyberbullying that is damaging the mental health of local young people. The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 will establish a Children's E-Safety Commissioner, an authority to take the lead across government in implementing…

Family Day Care voices to be heard

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has urged further consultation with the Family Day Care sector in a move to ensure that proposed changes do not have unintended consequences for educators and families. Mr Entsch spoke in Parliament this week on a Private Members Motion put forward by the Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP,…

Interest sought in Cape York infrastructure

INDIGENOUS businesses and employment training organisations have today been called on to get involved with priority infrastructure projects in Cape York.  Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the Australian and Queensland governments were looking for local companies to get involved in the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package.   “This is an extraordinary investment into…

Private Members Motion – Family Day Care

I agree with the member for Bendigo that family day care forms a vital part of Australia's diverse childcare mix. Over the past year, I have visited several family day care services in my electorate. Without fail, the educators are dedicated and enthusiastic, their premises are well-set up and professional and the children benefit from…