Entsch bitterly disappointed with delays in PNG aid funding

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has expressed ‘bitter disappointment’ over the failure of the Papua New Guinean Government’s much-needed disaster relief funds to reach the drought-stricken coastal communities of PNG’s South Fly District. The borderlands between Australia and PNG have been battling drought conditions for almost a year, further devastating an area already affected…

Community plea for DNA test support

A TORRES Strait Islander family shattered by Tuberculosis hopes that a public appeal to raise money for DNA testing will enable a father and his three children to be permanently reunited in Australia. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has met with the family and pledged his support for what he described as an extremely sad and…

Local seniors urged to become ‘Tech-Savvy’

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has is encouraging local seniors to sign up to the new Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program. The initiative, funded through a partnership between Telstra and the Queensland Government, aims to help those over 60 years of age to develop their confidence and skills with technology. It will be delivered…

Safer Streets coming soon to Leichhardt

MINISTER for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today announced that grant applications for Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme are now open. Round 2 of the Safer Streets Programme will invest up to $29.4 million in individual grants for local government organisations and eligible incorporated not-for-profit organisations,…

NBN rolls out in Manoora, Mooroobool and Kanimbla

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP says that around 2300 premises in Kanimbla, Mooroobool and Manoora are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fixed line network now underway. Mr Entsch said: “This is an important milestone for Cairns, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as…

$10m for Jardine River Bridge

THE Federal Government will invest up to $10 million towards constructing a bridge over the Jardine River on the Cape York Peninsula. The investment honours the Government’s commitment to deliver key infrastructure to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Far North Queensland. “The Jardine bridge project will open up economic…

Entsch welcomes jetty for Prince of Wales Island

THE Federal Government will work with the Torres Strait Regional Authority on a project proposal for the construction of a jetty on Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait. “Infrastructure development is vital to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote parts of Australia,” said Leichhardt MP Warren…