ChAFTA to bring ‘huge opportunities’ to Nortern Australia

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is set to bring ‘huge opportunities’ to Northern Australia. Mr Entsch made the announcement following Question Time in Parliament yesterday when he asked the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, about ChAFTA and how it would benefit the north.…

WTMA takes crazy ant proposal to Canberra

FEDERAL ministers will get a first-hand understanding of the threat that yellow crazy ants pose to agriculture, wildlife, pets and the tropical way of life when a delegation from the Far North heads to Canberra this week.Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) executive director Scott Buchanan and the coordinator of the Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program,…

NBN update from Malcolm Turnbull MP

Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications and Federal Member for Wentworth will be in Cairns on Thursday 3 September to deliver an exclusive business briefing that will provide a status update on the rollout of Australia’s Broadband Network (NBN) in the Cairns and the greater region.  As part of a national upgrade to Australia’s fixed…

School competition to honour Vietnam Veterans

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today encouraged local secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition. The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and to reflect on the importance of remembering their involvement in the conflict. “More than…

Government delivers on election commitment for easier, simpler advice for small business in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says a newly-launched, mobile-friendly Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) will help small businesses in Leichhardt better understand their workplace obligations. The PACT was launched by Employment Minister Eric Abetz and the Fair Work Ombudsman, and is available at calculate.fairwork.gov.au.  Mr Entsch said: “Most employers want to do the right…

Ikin to again contest Kennedy

NOELINE Ikin is a tireless advocate with a genuine understanding of Kennedy and the will and proven ability to effect change, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Ms Ikin – a small business owner, long-time Far Northern resident and mother of three – has today been confirmed as the LNP’s candidate for Kennedy in the 2016…