Budget boosts FNQ infrastructure and regional development

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the record investment in infrastructure in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, saying it will help to improve connectivity, productivity, and liveability in our region. “We’re making leaps and bounds in infrastructure investment, which will create jobs, drive economic growth and will naturally encourage further investment in our communities,” Mr Entsch…

Funding estimator for Leichhardt schools launches

A NEW schools funding estimator is set to help Far Northern parents, teachers, principals and school communities see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Coalition Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based schools funding plan that was detailed in last night’s Federal Budget. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new online estimator showed that schools…

Help for young people in FNQ to get job-ready

YOUNG jobseekers in the Far North are now able to access Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The Government has committed $188.3 million over four years to the Employability Skills Training program, which is the ‘Prepare’ element of the new Youth Jobs…

$12 million to establish AFL Cape York House for Girls

The Coalition Government is investing $12 million in the future of Indigenous girls from Far North Queensland through the creation of a new AFL Cape York House for Girls. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government was committed to supporting young Indigenous women to reach their full potential.“That’s why we are investing $10…

Entsch welcomes news of aviation school proposal

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Australian Education Overseas on its vision to develop a flying school for Chinese pilots in the Cairns region, saying it would complement and strengthen numerous local industry sectors. “This is an exciting proposal for the Far North and I have to commend Australian Education Overseas and its directors Carl…