New Green Army projects for Hope Vale

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Green Army will be working hard in Hope Vale over the next year following the announcement of two successful projects.Both projects are sponsored by the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation, with one focusing on cleaning up marine debris, and the other focusing on rehabilitating Everlina and Carroll…

Mobile black spots targeted in Leichhardt

THREE new or upgraded mobile base stations will be built in Leichhardt under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme, Warren Entsch MP announced today.  “This is a great outcome for the Far North, with a total of $2.19 million to be invested on new or improved mobile coverage in the area,” said Mr Entsch.  “Today’s announcement will…

Taskforce recommends sugar code of conduct

THE ABBOTT Government’s Sugar Marketing Code of Conduct Taskforce will today recommend to Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson that a mandatory Code of Conduct be adopted for the sugar industry. The Taskforce, which was established at the behest of the Agriculture Minister and Prime Minister Tony Abbott in December last…

Parliament reflects on Ravenshoe victims

THE House of Representatives has acknowledged the courage, pain and loss of those who have been affected by the Ravenshoe café explosion, which rocked the small Tableland town two weeks ago today. At the end of Question Time today, voices from across the political spectrum united to express support for the victims of the tragedy,…

Breakfast by the Sea Invitation

Less than 5km from Australia’s northernmost border, in the remote and isolated regions of PNG, families struggle to get access to the most basic of medical needs. The YWAM Medical Ship is doing incredible work in these communities, and here’s your opportunity to support their work. Come to a Breakfast by the Sea on Wed…

Celebration of culture at Laura dance festival

THE Australian Government is providing $100,000 to support this year’s Laura Dance Festival, Australia’s oldest Indigenous dance festival and a significant event highlighting the culture, language, song, dance, art and stories of the people of Cape York. Federal MP Warren Entsch said the event, which takes place from today until Sunday, is a celebration of…

Win for local councils rebuilding after disasters

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the Queensland Government’s acceptance of the Australian Government’s interim solution to the ‘day labour’ issue. “This has been an ongoing issue which has disadvantaged communities in Leichhardt for all too long,” Mr Entsch said. “It’s great news that the Queensland Government has agreed to our interim solution,…

A bright future looking North

**Read the full report here: Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia** NOW that the vision for developing the north has been cemented in the Government’s White Paper on Northern Australia, it’s time for every stakeholder to roll up their sleeves and help make it happen, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Mr Entsch…

Faster NBN rollout kicks off in Leichhardt

WORK has started to deliver the NBN to around 40,000 premises in Leichhardt, under a revised rollout approach that will save months in construction time and nationally, will see the project completed years sooner and at less cost. Across Australia 436,000 premises are due to start NBN construction in coming months. The NBN will use…

Federal funding gives Coen its first war memorial

FEDERAL Government funding has enabled the Cook Shire Council to install Coen’s first community war memorial. Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said around $4,300 in funding was provided through the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme to install the memorial and purchase a portable flagpole. “I congratulate the Cook Shire Council on their…