Funding estimator for Leichhardt schools launches

A NEW schools funding estimator is set to help Far Northern parents, teachers, principals and school communities see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Coalition Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based schools funding plan that was detailed in last night’s Federal Budget. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new online estimator showed that schools…

Help for young people in FNQ to get job-ready

YOUNG jobseekers in the Far North are now able to access Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The Government has committed $188.3 million over four years to the Employability Skills Training program, which is the ‘Prepare’ element of the new Youth Jobs…

$12 million to establish AFL Cape York House for Girls

The Coalition Government is investing $12 million in the future of Indigenous girls from Far North Queensland through the creation of a new AFL Cape York House for Girls. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government was committed to supporting young Indigenous women to reach their full potential.“That’s why we are investing $10…

Entsch welcomes news of aviation school proposal

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Australian Education Overseas on its vision to develop a flying school for Chinese pilots in the Cairns region, saying it would complement and strengthen numerous local industry sectors. “This is an exciting proposal for the Far North and I have to commend Australian Education Overseas and its directors Carl…

Funding to showcase FNQ art in Singapore

THE Coalition Government is pleased to announce support for a unique Far Northern art exhibition which will be the centrepiece of a program of international arts activities aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Australia and Singapore. In Cairns today, Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield said that the exhibition, Au Karem ira…