Time to retune as digital TV rollout completes

LOCALS are urged to familiarise themselves with retuning their TVs as the final step in Australia’s move to digital television takes place in Leichhardt from the middle of August. “The relocation of digital television services across Australia is well underway and involves moving some or all digital television services at over 400 transmission sites nationally…

Funding to train Cape York stockmen

Thirty Indigenous people are being provided with training and employment opportunities through a new cattle industry employment project in Cape York. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said $300,000 has been provided under the Community Development Fund (CDF) to APN Cape York to establish a six month…

Review of Trade Training Centres necessary to meet students’ needs

THE quality of Labor’s Trade Training Centres (TTC) in schools programme will be independently reviewed, amid feedback students are not graduating with the skills employers need. “Industry has raised numerous concerns about inconsistencies in the quality of training, qualifications and equipment offered from one Centre to the next,” explained Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch.…

G20 mural calls for local flavour

LOCAL school students have less than a week to get their entries into the G20 Cairns School Art Competition, in the hope of their works being selected to feature in a massive mural at the Cairns Convention Centre in September. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch launched the competition in early June with Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls,…

LGBTI issues hit the spotlight in Canberra

POLICY-MAKERS from across the political spectrum will reaffirm their commitment to reducing legal, social and financial discrimination for Australia’s LGBTI communities at Parliament House tomorrow (WED). The Parliamentary Friendship Group for LGBTI Australians will be re-launched for the 44th Parliament, with a focus on helping to address the divide that exists between policy makers and…