Cairns credited with G20 success in parliament

FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey has told Parliament that the people of Cairns were “outstanding hosts” of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting last week. The Treasurer’s comments, at Question Time yesterday (MON), were in response to a question from Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who asked Mr Hockey to update MPs on the…

Cairns to benefit from investment in Northern Australia

CAIRNS Regional Council’s planned $21m redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool into an international-standard aquatic centre will be boosted by a $4.8 million commitment from the Federal Government, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Ciobo announced today. “We are a nation of high-achievers in sport, so it’s vital that our…

beyondblue bus to visit Cairns and Port Douglas

THE Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, will this week welcome the beyondblue bus to Cairns and Port Douglas as part of a National Roadshow raising awareness of mental illness. “beyondblue is working hard to encourage all Australians to put the spotlight on mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and encourage those suffering to seek help,”…

A Word from Warren – NBN Update

Last year, the Government identified around 1.6 million premises in Australia which had either very poor or no broadband connectivity. These premises have been – and will continue to be – prioritised in the NBN rollout. In the Far North, many regional users will get broadband via a new satellite that will offer services from…