$5,800 government funding for Port Douglas Reef Raiders electronic scoreboard

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Port Douglas Reef Raiders will be kicking goals after receiving $5,800, through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, for an electronic scoreboard. The Federal funding injection will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Club to purchase the new $11,600 scoreboard – constructed to withstand the climatic conditions of the…

$95,000 to help Nightwings project plant 70,000 trees

**PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE PINSON PHOTOGRAPHY** THE NightWings Rainforest Centre in Wonga Beach will benefit from $95,302 in funding through the latest round of the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees programme – helping them to achieve their dream of planting 70,000 trees over six years. Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt said NightWings was one of a…

Entsch bitterly disappointed with delays in PNG aid funding

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has expressed ‘bitter disappointment’ over the failure of the Papua New Guinean Government’s much-needed disaster relief funds to reach the drought-stricken coastal communities of PNG’s South Fly District. The borderlands between Australia and PNG have been battling drought conditions for almost a year, further devastating an area already affected…

Community plea for DNA test support

A TORRES Strait Islander family shattered by Tuberculosis hopes that a public appeal to raise money for DNA testing will enable a father and his three children to be permanently reunited in Australia. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has met with the family and pledged his support for what he described as an extremely sad and…

Local seniors urged to become ‘Tech-Savvy’

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has is encouraging local seniors to sign up to the new Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program. The initiative, funded through a partnership between Telstra and the Queensland Government, aims to help those over 60 years of age to develop their confidence and skills with technology. It will be delivered…