Funding to strengthen indigenous reef heritage

INDIGENOUS heritage in the Great Barrier Reef will be strengthened thanks to $70,000 in funding to develop a cultural heritage strategy and database. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said the announcement was part of the Australian Government investment of $1.6 million this financial year in 18 projects across…

Archway to again grace Anzac Park

COOKTOWN’S Anzac Park will once again feature a WWI memorial to be proud of with a project to replace the old archway receiving more than $34,000 funding through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch congratulated the Cooktown RSL Sub-Branch for initiating the project, which came about after the previous…

Time to showcase Leichhardt

IT’S time again to launch the Leichhardt Community Calendar photography competition so whether you’ve captured a stunning landscape, a striking portrait, some iconic wildlife or fierce weather, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to hear from you. Entries are now being accepted for the annual competition from which Mr Entsch will choose the top…

Leichhardt youth set to take on Canberra

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated four young locals on their selection for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2014. Mikaela French, 17 (Cairns), Myiesha Yoelu, 16 (Umagico, NPA), Adimin Mooka, 16 (Dauan Island) and Tanisha Pabai, 17 (Boigu Island) will travel to Canberra in May for the week-long program. “These young women…

Anzac Day for the troops 2014

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch is urging people to donate to ex-service organisations rather than sending a traditional Anzac Day care package this month, as the number of Australian Defence Force personnel who are deployed overseas lessens. Since East Timor in 1999 there have been almost 72,000 ADF members who have served on overseas operations. By…