Cairns and Far North Queensland Tourism

MR ENTSCH: To say that the Cairns and Far North Queensland tourism industry has been doing it tough lately is certainly an understatement. Given all the challenges that the industry has faced over the last 12 months or more, it was very pleasing to see Far North Queensland businesses recognised at the recent Queensland Tourism…

Be a marine biologist for a day

From classrooms to coral — school students and teachers can now experience what it is like to be a marine biologist on one of the most amazing natural places on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said new Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority education resources will support teachers in planning…

Leichhardt School Graduations

MR ENTSCH: Presenting certificates at end-of-year school award ceremonies is something I look forward to each year. It’s a time when school communities come together to recognise the achievements of students throughout the year. This year I presented awards at Kuranda District State College; Redlynch State College; Cooktown State School; and Cape York House—for the…

Suicide prevention grants to double, focus on at-risk groups

The Morrison Government is increasing suicide prevention grants to organisations across the country to help reduce Australia’s suicide rate. Organisations in Cairns and Far North Queensland can now apply for funding through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program Grant Opportunity. There is $114 million available under the program for national projects that will…

Mr Alan Wilson

Mr ENTSCH: I recently travelled to Lakeland, located a few hundred kilometres north-west of Cairns, for the official opening of a new sporting oval and facilities. This wasn’t just another sporting field or simply another opening. The sporting field was named in honour of Cape York legend Alan Wilson. The Alan Wilson Oval is a fitting…

Organisations to receive funding to improve disability support for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations in Far North Queensland have received a $22,000 grant from the Australian Government to improve delivery of National Disability Insurance Scheme support services in the region. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the local recipients of the grant were Bandaar Walaaybaa Community Hub at Earlville, NPA Family and Community…

Funding to help the Torres Strait community remember those who served

The Australian Government will provide the Torres Shire Council $139,487 under the Saluting their Service Commemorative Grants program to help preserve our wartime heritage. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding for the Torres Shire Council’s project ensures the ongoing recognition of our Australian servicemen and women, particularly those in the Torres Strait. He…