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…

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…

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,”…

FNQ remains the jewel in the state’s tourism crown

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said more domestic and international tourists are choosing to holiday in Far North Queensland than ever before. Mr Entsch said the latest National Visitor Survey released today showed Far North Queensland continued to be the jewel in the state’s tourism crown. He said domestic and international visitors spent on average…

Funding flows for Cape York aerodrome upgrades

More than $2 million from the Australian Government will be invested in in upgrading five aerodromes in Cape York under round five of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would improve access to basic services and essential deliveries such as food, medicine and mail. He said the much-needed…

Rio Tinto leads the charge in indigenous employment

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said it was wonderful to see Rio Tinto setting the benchmark in relation to employing indigenous people at their bauxite sites across Far North Queensland. Mr Entsch, who toured Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project near Weipa last week, said it was amazing to see the multi-national engage with…

Indigenous troops honoured on 75th anniversary

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said he was honoured to be part of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion remembrance held at the weekend. Mr Entsch, along with Federal Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester, attended the remembrance ceremony held at Green Hill Fort on Thursday Island. He said…