Tropical Christmas on the cards for 2016

Warren with last year's winner, 10-year-old Sarah Kim from St Gerard Majella school in Cairns. LOCAL MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate how they celebrate ‘Christmas in the Tropics’ for his 2016 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its seventh year, the competition is open to all children in…

Op Ed – Marriage equality’s time is now

YESTERDAY’S Newspoll results aren’t surprising given the effectiveness of Labor’s fear campaign about the plebiscite, but don’t change anything in the bigger picture. We exist in a political environment characterised by divisiveness, hard-line policy positions and a media totally unforgiving of compromise. Regardless of what Newspoll says the majority of Australian people want, the fact…

PREMIER PRIORITISING SHARKS OVER CROCS: ENTSCH

PREMIER Palaszczuk’s concern for human lives in northern New South Wales doesn’t seem to extend to Far North Queensland where crocodiles and flying foxes are threatening people’s safety every day, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “In light of the increased shark attacks I’m pleased that the Premier recognises that human lives are paramount but I…

AACAP 2016 concludes in Laura

For the 20th consecutive year, the Australian Government has delivered infrastructure, vocational skills training and health care to a remote Indigenous community through the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP). This year AACAP has delivered works to improve environmental, health and living conditions in Laura in Far North Queensland. The AACAP has provided almost $6…

Tax proposal a winner: Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the compromise on the ‘backpacker tax’ outlined today by Treasurer Scott Morrison MP, saying it is a “brilliant” outcome. “I’m glad the government has acted promptly on this to reduce uncertainty in the agriculture and hospitality sectors, as well as reassuring young people who want to come here for…

Building better incubators to support local start-ups

EXISTING and new business incubators in Leichhardt can now apply for grants from the Turnbull Government to help local start-ups access advice, capital and gain valuable connections. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the $23 million Incubator Support initiative would provide matching grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 for the creation of new incubators…

Govt supports new infrastructure at Cook Shire Council

COOK Shire Council will benefit from new state-of-the-art communications thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today. As part of an overall technology upgrade to Cook Shire council’s Administration Building, Council will receive a $20,000 grant to supply a direct cable link to the Council building. “My congratulations to…

NPA region secures sporting equipment grants

SPORTING participants and spectators in the Northern Peninsula Area are set to benefit from a range of new infrastructure thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today. The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) will receive up to $15,800 towards the upgrade of the Bamaga Stadium kitchen (pictured), and…