Grant to preserve Cairns’ Chinese heritage

HISTORIC artefacts from Cairns’ original Chinese temple will get a new lease on life thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Community Heritage Grants Program, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today. “The Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc (CADCAI) will receive $13,630 to carry out conservation treatment on the Lit Sung Goong (Temple) furniture,” Mr…

BRING ON THE BACKPACKER BOOM

THE Far North could see an increase in working holiday makers after the Turnbull Government launched a global $10 million campaign to attract more of the young travellers to Australia. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the campaign builds on the Coalition’s recent reform package, which will make Australia a world-leading destination for young people wanting…

NEW FUNDING FOR NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCE PROJECTS

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today welcomed $210,000 in disaster resilience funding to better prepare the Leichhardt community from the threat of natural disasters. Mr Entsch said the funding will be provided to local councils and organisations under the Federal Government’s $21 million Natural Disaster Resilience Program. Under the Program, the Australian Government’s contribution…

Fuel prices again under the spotlight

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has highlighted Cairns’ fuel woes in Parliament, saying the high prices at the bowser are a “disgrace” with the region suffering from a lack of competition. Mr Entsch said he had recently heard about Brisbane's call for the ACCC to do a deep-dive investigation into a perceived petrol ‘cartel’ in the…

CALL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP FACILITATORS

The Australian Government is calling for organisations and individuals to apply to be one of three new Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Employment Facilitators. From December, the Facilitators will operate in three priority regions experiencing high levels of youth unemployment— Launceston, the Hunter region (including Newcastle) and Cairns — to help young Australians start their own small…