90 Second Statement – 50th Anniversary WEIPA

I’d like to congratulate the organisers of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the town of Weipa in Far North Queensland in July. Weipa is situated at Albatross Bay on the western Cape York Peninsula, between the Mission and Embley Rivers. In 1967, the Queensland Government named the area Weipa North, which was the site of the newly established Comalco mining town.…

Three More Major Boosts for Far North Queensland

FOLLOWING on from the announcement that Cairns Aquarium will receive Federal Government funding for its new Reef and Rainforest research education centre, the Coalition Government has announced three more major grants for Far North Queensland under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the successful applicants in securing…

New Centre to Skill Students for Success

The opening today of the new Western Cape Trades Skills Centre in Weipa will give local students pathways into the workforce and on to valued careers, Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said. The Western Cape Trades Skills Centre is about giving local students real skills they will need to get jobs in the future,…

Grants Boost General Practice in Cooktown

Patients in Cooktown are set to benefit from improved facilities at the Cooktown Medical Centre after it was selected for a Federal Government grant. Member for Leichhardt, Mr Warren Entsch today welcomed the announcement that the practice would receive a $300,000 grant. The practice is one of 67 that were offered grants across the nation,…

Know Your Aged Care Options Before You Need Them

A variety of aged care services and support options are available to help older people in Far North Queensland stay independent and enjoy life. Speaking at the Opening of the Association of Private Nursing Services Conference in Cairns today, Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said the Federal Government’s My Aged Care campaign aims to…