Government invests $2.7 million towards supporting indigenous entrepreneurs in Cape York

The Federal Government has invested $2.7 million towards boosting indigenous entrepreneurs in Cape York as part of its $115 million Indigenous Entrepreneurs Package. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the $2.7 million investment in Wik Timber Holdings would allow them to purchase a shovel logger, log skidder and wood chipper. He said the investment would…

New indigenous VET journeys begin at picturesque Mossman Gorge

Queensland’s Mossman Gorge provided a stunning backdrop today as six young Indigenous people commenced their apprenticeship journeys in the hospitality industry. Federal Vocational Education and Skills Assistant Minister Karen Andrews and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch visited Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia to meet the new apprentices and trainees. Minister Andrews said the four hospitality trainees…

Indigenous theatre program changing young lives

The inspirational new indigenous theatrical work, Bukal, has started it long-awaited tour of Far North Queensland to help transform young lives thanks to a $117, 389 federal government grant. Bukal highlights through theatre social justice warrior, traditional owner, elder, mother and internationally recognised academic Henrietta Marrie’s extraordinary life on stage. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch,…

Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger local communities

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged local sporting groups across Cairns and Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a federal government program aimed at upgrading local community sport infrastructure. The $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program, which was launched today, enables sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to…

FNQ continues to be jewel in state’s tourism crown

More international visitors are exploring Tropical North Queensland and spending more at local businesses. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today’s International Visitor Survey revealed 880,000 overseas visitors had been enticed to tourism attractions across Tropical North Queensland over the past year. He said those overseas visitors were spending on $1190 per person and staying…