SANTA ON THE REEF FOR CHRISTMAS

PRIMARY school children across Far North Queensland are being encouraged to join in the fun and participate in this year’s Leichhardt Christmas Card competition run by Federal MP Warren Entsch. The theme for 2017 is ‘Santa On The Reef’. Mr Entsch said the Great Barrier Reef is one of our regions greatest natural gifts and…

Expressions of Interest Now Open CRCNA Research Funding

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has urged residents of Leichhardt to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) for funding through the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA). The CRCNA has today called for funding applications to research projects that address industry problems in northern Australia in the following areas: • Agriculture and Food – Removing…

NEW MEASURES TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION IN THE

The Federal Government today announced a number of new measures to further support employers and seasonal workers to access the Seasonal Worker Programme. The new measures will be phased in from 1 July 2018 and include introducing a multi-entry visa for seasonal workers, thereby offering greater flexibility in the granting of visas, and piloting new…

Safer Communities Fund Open for Applications

MINISTER for Justice, Michael Keenan, and Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch have announced grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme have opened today. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure. Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and…

More Support for First Australians

• More support services for First Australians in Kuranda, Kowrowa, Mantaka and Koah • Coalition Government investing $472,687 in Ngoonbi Cooperative Society • Investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Ngoonbi Cooperative Society will be able to provide additional case management services in Kuranda and the nearby Indigenous communities…

Supporting Rangers in the Torres Strait

Rangers have been given a major boost with additional funding to help them preserve and protect the Torres Strait. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has announced $1.68 million for the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) over three years to create a new compliance management unit and support ongoing ranger compliance activities. It will…