Toyah Cordingley

Mr ENTSCH:  Next week marks the first anniversary of the brutal and horrific murder of 24-year-old Cairns woman Toyah Cordingley. Sadly, her killer or killers have not been caught, despite the biggest murder investigation Far North Queensland has seen. In fact, it’s one of the largest police investigations since the kidnap and murder of Daniel…

FNQ kids urged to showcase their artistic abilities as part of the annual Leichhardt Christmas card competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate different ways of “Showcasing our Reef” for his 2019 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its tenth year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive. The winning illustrations will feature on Mr…

Regional airports program takes off

Far North Queensland airport owners and operators will soon be able to apply for a share of $100 million in funding for safety upgrades as part of the federal government’s new Regional Airports Program. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the program guidelines are now available, giving airport owners and operators more information on their…

FNQ show societies urged to apply for funding grants of up to $500,000

Show societies across Far North Queensland are encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions under the Australian Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said eligible local show societies and state and territory agricultural show peak bodies could receive grants of…

New grants available for swimming programs in Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging local community groups to apply for new swimming grants to enable or improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie past-time. Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program* allows organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of…