Opportunities for local students under New Colombo plan

IN 2017, James Cook University undergraduate students will get an opportunity to study and/or undertake work-based learning in the Indo-Pacific region, thanks to an Australian Government grant. “It’s great to hear that the Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program will help 259 JCU students across the Cairns and Townsville campuses to travel overseas and study,”…

90 Second Statement – Global Fund

Australia has defeated tuberculosis but sadly it is still a reality in our regional neighbours, particularly in Papua New Guinea, which impacts on communities in the Torres Strait in my electorate and in Cairns. But tuberculosis can be managed at home and overseas. The best way for Australia to help achieve this is by investing…

Adjournment – Cairns Hockey & Aspire to be Deadly

I rise tonight to formally put on the record my congratulations to the Cairns Hockey Association and its innovative Aspire to be Deadly program, which has made the shortlist for a prestigious international award. Aspire to be Deadly aims to give women and young girls an opportunity to complete and advance their education, to create…

Far Northern renewables full steam ahead

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news of another renewable energy initiative for the Far North, with the announcement today that MSF Sugar will build a $75 million ‘green’ power station at its Tableland Sugar Mill, near Mareeba (pictured). “This is fantastic news ? I really commend MSF Sugar for looking to diversify its business…

Milestones

50th Wedding Anniversary Barry & Marilyn Clark – 19th March 2016 Jonathan & Janet Percy -26th March 2016 John & Sandra Thomson – 2nd April 2016 Robert & Gwen Elleary – 16th April 2016 Barry & Yvonne Bolton – 23rd April 2016 Robin & Anne McAlloon – 23rd April 2016 James & Helen Kezilas –…

A Word From Warren

We’re now three months into the new term of government and while Parliamentary sittings have only just got underway in the past few weeks, there are plenty of issues that I’m already getting stuck into as well as ‘unfinished business’ from the last term. Over the next three to six months, I’m focused on the delivery of…

Spotlight On FNQ Enterprise

I welcome invitations to visit businesses in Leichhardt – it’s fantastic to see enterprising locals investing in new equipment or construction, employing more staff and showing confidence in our economy. Here are a few highlights… Cairns Aquarium Construction is well underway and I was privileged to tour the site recently with founder and CEO Daniel Leipnik. At the…