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…

Revitalising education in Far North Queensland

The Coalition Government has launched a comprehensive review to boost outcomes for regional, rural and remote students not just at school, but also as they go on to further study, training and employment. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the review would hear stories and feedback about regional and rural education from across the…

New link opens as Bruce Highway works progress

– Initial section of a service road linking Progress Road to Hargreaves Street now open– An estimated 147 jobs to be created over the life of the project Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt today officially opened the service road linking Progress Road to Hargreaves Street, as part of the…

International Women’s Day 2017 – Helping local women get into work

WITH today marking International Women’s Day, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the expansion of a successful employment partnership between the Government and UnitingCare Australia. “The Government is proud to have developed an effective partnership with UnitingCare to deliver meaningful pre-employment training to women looking to engage in the workforce,” Mr Entsch said. Over the…

TACKLING MENTAL ILLNESS ONE PEDAL STROKE AT A TIME

A GROUP of inspirational amateur bike riders are taking on a massive challenge – the 780km Cairns to Karumba (C2K) Ultra-Marathon – determined to reduce stigma around mental illness and raise much-needed funds for Bush Kids. Now they are calling for support from the Far Northern community and businesses to help them fulfil their dream,…