Full steam ahead for NAIF in Cairns

WARREN Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt and Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, says he is thrilled with the passing of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016 through the Senate this week and the allocation of funding in last night’s Budget. “The Bill passed the House of Representatives during the previous…

Quality reforms to get far Northern students ahead

THE Turnbull Government has committed to the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation, to drive excellence in Australia’s school students as part of its $73.6 billion student achievement plan. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said public, Catholic and independent schools in Leichhardt would be among those benefiting from extra funding…

Lotsa leads the way

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the team at Lotsa Print & Signage who have shown how a regional Far Northern business can top their field internationally. Across their printing sites, Lotsa is currently maintaining a ‘Mellow Colour’ ISO 12647 colour Quality Management System (QMS) certification, a demanding regime that requires constant attention, precision and…

Far North to benefit from new business assistance

THE Far North’s small tourism businesses and start-ups will benefit from the appointment of two new local Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS), says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I’m very pleased to announce that Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) and Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF) are two of seven successful applicants for the grants in…

Outback charity appoints Warren as Patron

GULF Horizons Foundation, a charity focused on supporting people in crisis in our rural communities, is pleased to announce today that the Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, has been appointed Patron. Gulf Horizons was established in 2011 to address the challenges of the live export ban, floods, fires, drought, crippling debt and economic…

Statement – Pacific Patrol Boat contract

This morning I received a briefing from the Deputy Secretary of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment within the Department of Defence and the Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, regarding the decision not to award the tender for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Program to the Cairns consortium led by TeeKay Shipping (Australia). I expressed my…