Shelleys Crossing’ now a permanent memorial

THE bridge over the Laura River, north of Laura township, will again be known as ‘Shelleys Crossing’ thanks to successful community lobbying efforts, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I welcome the decision by Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, to officially name the bridge in memory of Ms Shelley…

Better Indigenous health outcomes for Douglas Shire

NEW funding for primary health care services in Mossman will help keep Indigenous children healthy and ready to learn when they start school, and ensure they are properly immunised. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced that Queensland Health Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (Community Health Mossman) will receive $74,328 as part of new…

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA CRC OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Australian Government has announced the establishment Board of the $75 million CRC for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north. The CRC, which will have its headquarters in Townsville as part of the Townsville City Deal, will be chaired by Cairns business woman Sheriden Morris.…

Talking Tourism in Northern Australia

Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee will hold the first public hearing for its inquiry into Opportunities and Methods for Stimulating the Tourism Industry in Northern Australia on Friday, 17 February 2017 in Parliament House, Canberra. Following the Australian Government’s 2015 White Paper on developing Northern Australia, the Government announced in February 2016 the Northern Australia Tourism…

Almost $1 million to upgrade Northern Peninsula airstrip

– Almost $1 million allocated to upgrade the Northern Peninsula airstrip under Round 4 of the Australian Government’s $33.7 million Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme A vital aerodrome servicing remote communities in far north Queensland will receive almost $1 million in Federal funding for important upgrade works. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said…

Entsch welcomes Carnell Report into banking practices

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the much-anticipated report into lending practices by the major banks which was released today by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell AO. The report makes 15 recommendations, four of which are for Government and the remaining 11 directed at the banking industry itself. “Call it…

New online nbn tool better helps consumers

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed moves by nbn Co. to provide even more accurate and timely information about the national broadband rollout. nbn Co. has released the first phase of a new ‘check your address’ web function that provides greater clarity about when an nbn service will be available at a consumer’s…