Leichhardt Locals Milestones

56th Wedding Anniversary Brian and Rowena Cornell will celebrate their 56th Wedding Anniversary on the 20th December 2016 60th Wedding Anniversary Phillip and Maureen Howser celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on the 1st September 2016 Graeme and Prudence Haussmann celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on the 13th October 2016 John and Andree Foley celebrating their…

A Word from Warren

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s a good opportunity to wish all my constituents in Leichhardt a very merry Christmas and to update you on recent developments. The last few months have been busy with Parliamentary sittings in Canberra, where as a government we delivered over $20 billion in budget repair – a major…

The Junction Clubhouse – changing lives

The Junction Clubhouse is doing amazing work helping people transition from mental health care back into the community, jobs and housing.  This year The Junction set up a Bike Bank and members have started cycling, finding it beneficial for their physical and mental health. So they’ve decided to take on a ‘little’ challenge – the…

Building Better Regions in Leichhardt

I’M excited about the opportunities for the Far North that will come from the recently-announced Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), through creating jobs, driving economic growth and building stronger regional communities into the future. The good news is that BBRF, worth $297 million over four years, is a regional fund and projects from the major…

Update on Election Commitments

SINCE Government was formed at the end of August, there’s been steady work on the delivery of election commitments. I receive regular updates from relevant Ministers, and am working with project proponents to help where I can. At the Wet Tropics Management Authority Ministerial Forum on 25th November, the Queensland and Federal Governments agreed that…

New mobile coverage for regional areas

I’m very pleased that five areas in the Far North – Cape Tribulation, Whyanbeel, Ayton, Keatings Lagoon and Injinoo – will receive new mobile base stations under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. Improved mobile coverage for Cape Tribulation will be fantastic for tourism given that visitors to the region expect…

Out and About

Helped Santa at the Star of the Sea Elder’s Village Christmas Lunch, Thursday Island Took part in discussions during Pormpuraaw Youth Week, Pormpuraaw Attended tourism icon Doug Gamble’s 75th birthday, Fitzroy Island Hosted defence officials for updates on the Upgrade of the Cairns Marine Precinct, Cairns Helped launch the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival, Port…