Sweeping Family Court reforms to benefit FNQ families

Cairns and Far North Queensland families will benefit from the federal government’s reforms to the handling of family law matters in the federal court system. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said a new Family Court of Australia would be established from 1 January, 2019 through the amalgamation of the existing Federal Circuit Court of Australia…

Wujal Wujal takes home major gong at national awards

A project to provide the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Community with access to reliable telecommunications links during major weather events has won the Achieving Big Things in Small Communities category in the 2018 National Awards for Local Government. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council’s Emergency Management Network project was providing…

Record investment for FNQ women’s safety and welfare

The Federal Government has strengthened its commitment to keep Cairns and Far North Queensland women safe at every stage of life, whether at home, work or online. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said $54.4 million would be invested to further boost services for women affected by violence. “Sadly, domestic and family violence is not confined…

Focus on FNQ women’s health and wellbeing

The Federal Government is committed to providing world-class health care that supports Cairns and Far North Queensland women at every stage of life. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said every Cairns and Far North Queensland mother wanted to give their children the best start to life. He said the women’s health and wellbeing announcements made…

Building a more active Far North Queensland

Cairns and Far North Queensland sporting clubs are being urged to make an application for a slice of the $29.7 million announced in this week’s federal budget for local sporting infrastructure upgrades. Mr Entsch said the Sports Infrastructure Grants program formed part of the government’s $230 million investment in initiatives to enable more Cairns and…

FNQ telecommunication issues to be put under the spotlight

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement of the Regional Telecommunications Review tasked with examining communication issues in regional, rural and remote areas including those across Far North Queensland and Cape York. Mr Entsch said the review was a great opportunity for Far North Queenslanders to have their say on communication issues that…