Cairns reinforced as a maritime maintenance hub

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has officially opened Austal’s new office in Portsmith today, congratulating the company on the move which he says reinforces its commitment to our region. Austal has been awarded the $24 million contract by the Commonwealth Department of Defence to provide support services for the existing Pacific-class and new Pacific Patrol Boats…

Let’s unite in support of United

MP Warren Entsch has congratulated United Petroleum for “bringing the fuel price fight to Cairns”, where motorists have had a gutful of consistently high prices at the bowser. “I think it’s fantastic that United is offering cut-price fuel at its new station at Woree, they’re bringing competition to Cairns city which is sorely needed,” he…

The Australian TB Caucus welcomes the G20’s renewed commitment to combat tuberculosis and drug resistance

The Australian TB Caucus welcomes the call from G20 leaders on the weekend for a new platform to incentivise research and development to tackle drug-resistant infections ? specifically in relation to the threat of tuberculosis (TB), which accounts for a third of deaths globally from drug resistance. As the world’s leading infectious disease killer and…

Funding for Four Far North Queensland Indigenous Arts Groups

SENATOR the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Leichhardt MP, Warren Entsch have congratulated four Far North Queensland Indigenous arts groups on receiving grants under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program. “I am extremely pleased to announce that the Hopevale Aboriginal Corporation for Arts and Culture, the Pormpuraaw Arts and Cultural…

$2 Million for Better Health Services in Mareeba

The Mareeba community will have continued access to essential GP services with the Coalition Government providing $2 million to help reduce pressure on the Mareeba Hospital’s emergency department. The funding will support both GP services and local residents with complex or chronic conditions, to help keep them well and out of hospital. “This is a…

Expressions of Interest Called for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme

Community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations are encouraged to submit an expression of interest for funding as part of Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, with grants ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 that deliver social benefits to Far North Queensland.…