Cairns Taipans

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to rise this afternoon to pay tribute to the mighty Cairns Taipans, who are one win away from making the NBL’s grand final. What a difference a year makes, after the Taipans picked up the wooden spoon last year. With 16 regular-season wins and finishing third on the table,…

National plastics summit signals changes for plastic recycling

The federal government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this week’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local and global businesses, state…

Funding to support local organisations to remember our service personnel

Cairns RSL Sub Branch and Pandanus Park War Veterans Retreat have securing funding for important projects that recognise our region’s rich military service history under the federal government’s Saluting Their Service program. Cairns RSL Sub Branch will receive $29,800 towards the production of a documentary commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Second World War that…

Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible Far North Queensland community-based organisations to apply for Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding. The federal government invests around $20 million annually to promote participation in, and maintenance of, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Funding under the program is available for…

FNQ communities encouraged to celebrate indigenous culture during NAIDOC Week

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on communities across Far North Queensland to showcase the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history during this year’s NAIDOC Week. Mr Entsch said NAIDOC Week highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and traditions and has encouraged local organisations to apply for funding under…