Peninsula Developmental Road sealing rolls on

Work on sealing Cape York Peninsula’s only major access road – the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) – has reached another milestone with the completion of the Mein Deviation project. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said works on sealing the remaining 10.1 kilometres of the 29 kilometre stretch of the PDR between Wolverton and…

ACCC fuel price submissions closing at end of July

CAIRNS residents and businesses have until the end of the month to make a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into local petrol prices, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “Cairns is the fourth Australian city where the ACCC is undertaking a regional petrol market study as part of the Government watchdog’s…

Douglas to benefit from sporting grants

THERE’S good news for two not-for-profit community organisations in Port Douglas who will receive funding for important infrastructure projects under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated the proponents of the two successful projects, announcing: Up to $6500 for the Douglas Integrated Riders and Trail-builders (DIRT) Club…

Local race and rodeo events benefit from federal funds

THREE popular country race and rodeo events will be able to carry out key infrastructure upgrades to help increase crowd and volunteer safety, improve animal comfort and boost attendance, thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated the proponents of the three successful projects, announcing: up…

Building stronger communities in Cairns

THERE’S good news for three not-for-profit community organisations who will receive funding for important infrastructure projects under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated the proponents of the three successful projects, announcing: – up to $15,345 to the Marlin Coast Men's Shed for their Enhancement and Fit…

Building stronger communities in Cape and Torres Strait

THERE’S good news for four not-for-profit community groups who will receive funding for important infrastructure projects under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated the proponents of the four successful projects, announcing: – up to $5,000 to the Naygayiw Gigi Indigenous Corporation for a Community Bus and…

ENTSCH WELCOMES 1 JULY KICK-OFF FOR THE NAIF

THE Coalition Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is open for business as of today, 1st July, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch describing it as a “major milestone”. “The Turnbull Government is absolutely committed to developing northern Australia. The establishment of the NAIF, which will be headquartered in Cairns, is a cornerstone of our…

Labor to cut school sport for Far North Queensland kids

LABOR will cut school sport programs for primary students in Leichhardt, with only a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government committed to protecting them. Labor's election costings provide no funding for the Coalition's highly-successful Sporting Schools program beyond 1 July 2017. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said students at 34 local schools would have their access to government-funded…

DON’T BELIEVE LABOR’S HYPE ON APPRENTICESHIPS

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has hit back at Labor’s rhetoric on ‘supporting apprentices’, saying people should look at their record in government and make up their own mind. “When they were last in power, Labor cut employer incentives to hire apprentices on nine separate occasions. It was this $1.2 billion cut which triggered the 25…