nbn? lands in Port Douglas

PORT Douglas residents and businesses are being urged to start looking at options for their new broadband service with nbn™ being switched on to more than 2000 premises this week. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging people to jump onto the nbn™ website at www.nbn.com.au/check where they can type in their home or business address…

Local Men’s Sheds Welcome Grants for New Equipment

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is pleased to announce new Commonwealth funding grants totalling more than $12,000 to boost facilities at the Marlin Coast and Cairns Men’s Sheds. “This is fantastic news for these two very active local sheds, I congratulate them on their success and at the same time acknowledge the considerable benefits that Men’s…

Saibai Island Seawalls ready to hold back the tide

Saibai Island residents in the Torres Strait will be better protected from storm surges and high tides after the completion of the Saibai Island Seawalls, part of the Torres Strait Seawalls project. The Torres Strait community today celebrated the official opening of the $24.5 million Saibai project, which will help protect homes and critical infrastructure…

Sealing the deal on Cape York Regional package

– Sealing works have begun on Laura Racecourse to Little Laura project on the PDR– Project will improve the road surface and provide additional overtaking opportunities as part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package Sealing works have started on the Laura Racecourse to Little Laura project on the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) as…

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…