Free Wi-Fi trial for Hope Vale residents

HOPE Vale residents are reminded that they can connect to free Wi-Fi at their local Department of Human Services Agent as part of a trial that ends on January 31st. Hope Vale is one of five sites in Queensland currently offering free Wi-Fi access to connect to Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services, and nearly…

$4 million boost for Australia’s growing citizen science movement

FROM classifying galaxies to counting koalas across the country, recording rainfall or sleeping habits, citizen science projects give Australians the chance to contribute to scientific research. The Turnbull Government will provide $4 million in Citizen Science Grants, over four years, to support more opportunities for the public to collaborate with researchers on high-quality, nationally important…

Funding to improve natural disaster resilience in the Western Cape

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of almost $790,000 towards projects that will help Western Cape communities build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Queensland State Government funding as part of the $52.2 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience. Mr Entsch said…

No more VET rorts for FNQ students

THE Turnbull Government’s legislation to rebuild vocational education and training has passed the Parliament, delivering a system that Far Northern students and taxpayers can trust and ending the rip-offs and rorts that plagued Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP scheme. Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the Turnbull Government’s new VET Student Loans program will replace Labor’s…

Funding to improve natural disaster resilience in Douglas Shire

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of more than $168,000 towards projects that will help Douglas Shire build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Queensland State Government funding as part of the $52.2 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience. Mr Entsch said…

Coalition delivers new mobile coverage to Leichhardt

FIVE areas in Far North Queensland will receive new mobile base stations to boost mobile coverage under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today. “I’m really pleased to announce new or greatly improved coverage for the areas of Cape Tribulation and Whyanbeel, Ayton, Keatings Lagoon and…

WTMA confirmed to drive Yellow Crazy Ant eradication

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) will be the lead agency in delivering the Coalition Government’s $8.8 million election commitment to help eradicate Yellow Crazy Ants. At Friday’s Wet Tropics Management Authority Ministerial Forum, the Federal Minister for the Environment and Energy, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, and…

Let’s build better communities in Leichhardt

THE Coalition Government’s new Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will invest in projects to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger rural, regional and remote communities into the future. This new $297 million fund was launched yesterday (WED) by Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash, who said the BBRF will deliver for infrastructure projects…