SECOND BOAT TO TACKLE CROWN-OF-THORNS STARFISH

Col McKenzie (AMPTO), Russell Beer (Ports North) and Warren Entsch (MP for Leichhardt) welcome the increased capability that will come with the Venus II. (Image courtesy RRRC) THE Coalition Government is stepping up efforts to cull more coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish with a second boat. The Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC) in partnership with the…

GIRLS TO FLY HIGH WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

DRONES are increasingly becoming a part of daily life, with companies and organisations across the globe already investing heavily in drone technology. Now, thanks to an innovative James Cook University program supported by the Australian Government, local high-school girls will have the opportunity to learn more about this rapidly-growing field. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has…

RRRC TO EXPAND SUCCESSFUL PNG PROGRAM

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the Australian Government has increased its support for a program run by Cairns-based Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), which is changing lives in the poverty-stricken Western Province region of Papua New Guinea. The Building Resilience in Treaty Villages (BRTV) pilot project is an innovative community development…

Leichhardt delivers on community safety

CAIRNS and Aurukun will benefit from new community safety initiatives thanks to the Coalition Government providing financial support for two key Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare (PCYC) programs. Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP have announced that Queensland PCYC will receive $2,702,566 under Safer Streets Round Two. The funding…

Inquiry Announcement – boosting Tourism in Northern Australia

Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has commenced an Inquiry into Opportunities and Methods for Stimulating the Tourism Industry in Northern Australia. The Government’s White Paper on developing Northern Australia, released in June 2015 recognised tourism as an industry with ‘bright prospects in the North’ and that Northern Australia could ‘capitalise on its iconic locations, open spaces…

headspace CAIRNS A LIFESAVER IN OUR COMMUNITY

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has hit back at an ABC article which questions the effectiveness of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation’s headspace programme. Mr Entsch, a long-time advocate for mental health issues, is also the only MP in Australia who is the Independent Chair of a headspace. He regularly attends the headspace Cairns Consortium…

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…