Pormpuraaw Airport takes off

PORMPURAAW residents again have access to air services, with the community’s airport re-opening to flights. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government contributed $790,000 towards the airport upgrade from the Regional Aviation Access Program. “This important program helps upgrade aerodromes in remote and isolated communities around…

National Stronger Regions Fund applications open

THE FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Mr Warren Entsch, has today announced the opening of applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small-scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. “This is a huge opportunity…

Entsch commends national security efforts

AUSTRALIA is part of an international community and has an obligation to make a stand against genocide, sexual slavery and torture in Iraq and Syria, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Speaking in Parliament today on the National Security Statement, Mr Entsch expressed his strong support for Australia’s action to help combat the “desperate circumstances” in…

International exposure for Cooktown student

COOKTOWN State School student Dylan Mitchell has been recognised on the world stage with his artwork being viewed and enjoyed by international figures at the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Cairns this weekend (19-21 SEP). Dylan was among just 14 students from across Far North Queensland awarded for their entries in the G20 Cairns School…

Funding delivered for CCTV in the Cairns CBD

THE Coalition Government has signed off on the first tranche of funding to help Cairns Regional Council update its outdated CCTV system, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today. The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects.…