Women’s Safety Package to stop the violence

THE Australian Government is taking immediate action to reduce violence against women and their children, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Today, the Prime Minister announced a $100 million Women’s Safety Package to deliver immediate and practical measures to keep women and their children safe. Mr Entsch said the Australian Government was taking a strong stand…

Entsch welcomes inquiry into educational opportunities for ATSI students

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into the educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The inquiry, by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, aims to identify the best opportunities and pathways for Indigenous students to help them succeed in school. “Living in…

Improving water quality in the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s iconic and precious Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding tropical waters will benefit from 24 innovative research projects conducted by this Government’s Tropical Water Quality Hub. This scientific investment being launched today supports practical policy and programmes to improve the Great Barrier Reef under the Government’s $140 million Reef Trust. Hub scientists will develop…

Bupa Cairns to boost region’s aged care capacity

THE opening of Bupa Cairns has highlighted the fact that Cairns’ ageing population requires more high-quality and flexible aged-care services, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. On 21 September Australia's largest private aged-care provider, Bupa Aged Care, will welcome its first residents into its newest home, Bupa Cairns. “With room to care for 144 residents, including…

Momentum builds on NA White Paper

THE Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, has this week given Parliament a progress report on key Northern Australia White Paper initiatives. Mr Entsch was supporting a Private Member’s Motion put up by the Darwin-based Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs, which noted that the north will account for…

NBN preparation gets started in Cooktown

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the ‘build preparation’ stage has begun for the Australian Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) to be rolled out in Cooktown. “The NBN is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia’s history, and is certainly the most complex,” said Mr Entsch. “Today’s announcement means that here in Cooktown…

More than $1-million in funding for Puuya Foundation

THE Puuya Foundation in Lockhart River will receive around $1-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. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government’s investment through the IAS grant round had increased from $860 million…