Record investment for Great Barrier Reef conservation

The Federal Government will make the largest single investment in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef to ensure the iconic natural wonder can be appreciated for generations to come. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the $500 million investment would protect thousands of jobs, improve water quality, tackle coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish and implement scientific…

Powerful new reforms to ensure safe, quality aged care for older residents of Far North Queensland

Senior residents in Far North Queensland and their families will benefit from significant aged care quality reforms announced today by the Federal Government.  At the heart of these reforms, aged care regulation, compliance and complaints handing will be brought together in a new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.  Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

Historic jobs milestone great news for FNQ

More than one million jobs have been created under the Coalition Government jobactive employment program including 9800 in Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who visited a local business today that had hired two previously unemployed apprentices, said the job creation milestone had seen the Cairns unemployment rate drop by a staggering 1.3…

Beauty of Leichhardt to be showcased again

From fields of sunflowers in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between, the electorate of Leichhardt boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are…

ICE tearing apart FNQ families and communities

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said all levels of government must take a bipartisan approach and work together to rid Far North Queensland communities from the scourge of ICE. Mr Entsch, who today attended the Kuranda march against ICE, said this insidious drug needed to be stamped out at all costs. “ICE doesn’t discriminate –…

FNQ to get major mobile coverage boost

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said mobile phone coverage at locations across Far North Queensland will be a thing of the past with construction of four new mobile phone towers set to be completed by the end of the year. Mr Entsch said he had secured funding under the latest round of the Mobile Black…

City set to shine during Commonwealth Games

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is urging all Far North Queenslanders to get behind Commonwealth Games events and festivities over the next fortnight. Mr Entsch said this was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get behind one of the biggest sporting events in the world. “The city is going to be buzzing for the next two weeks,”…

Cairns multiculturalism a national success story

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said other cities and towns across the nation should look no further than Far North Queensland if they wanted to see how well multiculturalism can benefit local communities. Mr Entsch, who welcomed Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge to Cairns today, said the region had rich and vibrant multicultural…