Local photographers urged to get snap happy

One of the stunning winning entries from last year's competition, Stone Sentinels near Ellis Beach, by Larry Russell. PHOTOGRAPHERS from Cairns to the Torres Strait are encouraged to get snap-happy to showcase our unique part of Australia in the annual Leichhardt Community Calendar. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said he was seeking images that…

Free moves for young women at YMCA Marlin Coast

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed moves by the Coalition Government to improve the health and wellbeing of young women in the Northern Beaches. The new Girls Make Your Move campaign, in partnership with the Marlin Coast Recreational Centre YMCA, is giving girls and young women aged 12 to 19 free entry to…

Lower taxes delivered for Leichhardt small business

AUSTRALIA’S 3.1 million small and medium sized businesses ? including the 19,670 located in the Leichhardt electorate ? will pay less tax under the Coalition Government’s Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan passed in Parliament last week. “Reducing the tax burden on small business gives the Far North’s small business owners the chance to grow, to…

$1 million investment from Coalition in Mossman Gorge

The Coalition Government will invest $1 million to fund land tenure reform and infrastructure upgrades in the Far North Queensland community of Mossman Gorge. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, jointly announced the funding to support the pilot project, which will be delivered in partnership with the…

New support for youth jobs

NEW incentives are now available to help local businesses hire extra staff under the Federal Government’s jobactive PaTH Program (Prepare – Trial – Hire), Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has announced today. The news comes as jobseekers and employers from around the region are invited to a Youth Jobs Boot Camp, where they can find out…

Applications Open for Community Heritage Grants

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Warren Entsch, Member for Leichhardt are encouraging not-for-profit community organisations to apply for funding through the Community Heritage Grants Program. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for community organisations such as public libraries, museums, historical societies, Indigenous and multicultural groups to help preserve and…

Child care cost relief for Far Northern families

THOUSANDS of families across Leichhardt are set for child care cost relief and the 14,080 children using approved child care will benefit from more early learning opportunities as part of the Turnbull Government’s reforms to the system that passed Parliament last night (THUR). Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the new reforms would offer relief…