D’Arcy Byrnes

Mr ENTSCH: I rise today to pay tribute to one of my constituents and a great Far North Queenslander who recently passed away. D’arcy Byrnes of Byrnes Quality Meats will be fondly remembered by all of those who were fortunate enough to know him as a giant in the Australian meat industry. Originally a carpenter,…

Funding boost for shows across Far North Queensland

Shows across Far North Queensland cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to help ensure they can bounce back next year. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the first payments under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program…

Cairns Men’s Shed

Mr ENTSCH: I recently had the honour of attending an event that was really a red-letter day for our Cairns Men’s Shed. I can now proudly say the funding has been delivered, the contract is well and truly signed and the shed is now owned by its members. Cairns Men’s Shed has come a long…

HomeBuilder success sees scheme extended

The Morrison Government is extending the highly effective HomeBuilder scheme which is driving demand in our local construction sector and protecting jobs by supporting the construction on new homes and home renovations. HomeBuilder will now be extended to 31 March 2021. For all new build contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021,…

Scholarships to attract more students to Cairns

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today welcomed $330,000 funding to support local scholarship opportunities through the Australian Government’s Destination Australia program. Mr Entsch said the funding would enable eight scholarships to be offered through local tertiary education providers. “This Australian Government funding will enable scholarships worth up to $15,000 to be offered to eight students…

Traceability grants to boost our premium exports from Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies in Far North Queensland to apply for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said $3 million in funding under Round Two of the Traceability Grants Program was an…