YWAM commended in Parliament for PNG outreach work

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has supported a Private Members Motion in Parliament that recognises the “tireless efforts” of Youth with a Mission Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA). The motion was put up by the Federal Member for Ryan, Jane Prentice, who was acknowledging the vital role the medical ship plays in the delivery…

More than $1-million in funding for Bumma Bippera

TWO Cairns-based Indigenous organisations will receive a total of $1.01 million under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver projects that will improve the lives of First Australians in the region. Bumma Bippera Media will receive around $845,000 over two years, while Indigenous Job Connections will receive around $171,000 over one…

Cape York Indigenous organisations benefit from

Four Indigenous organisations across Cape York will receive a total of $1.59 million under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to improve outcomes for First Australians. The successful organisations are: Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council – $803,167 over three years to support the Kowanyama Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service; for the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire…

Key step reached on medicinal cannabis

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news this week that the Senate Inquiry into the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 has returned with very positive results. Mr Entsch attended a briefing with fellow members of the Cross Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy and Law Reform to receive an update on the Bill’s progress and…

Nominate now for the National Disability Awards

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging Far North Queenslanders to nominate a person, organisation or initiative for the 2015 National Disability Awards. “The 2015 Awards are now open, and give us a chance to acknowledge those who are making a positive impact on the lives of people living with disability,” said Mr Entsch.…