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…

$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…