Green Army on the ground in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today met with the first two Green Army teams to get up and running in Cairns, speaking to trainees and inspecting their Greenhouse and Bush Tucker projects. The teams are being coordinated through Mooroobool-based organisation Choice Australia, in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers Australia. A ten-person Greenhouse team will…

Landcare grants open in Cape York

Land managers and community groups across Cape York are now able to apply for Australian Government grants for projects to help care for the region’s nationally significant wetlands and waterways. Traditional Owners, landholders and Landcare groups are invited to register an expression of interest in grants of up to $25,000 for projects that care for…

Portraits capture local WWII veterans

A PORTRAIT of one of the last remaining veterans of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion will feature in a national project to recognise WWII servicemen, thanks to the efforts of local MP Warren Entsch. The Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) is embarking on an ambitious project titled Reflections, which aims to take a…

WWII veteran reunited with his medals

ONE of the last surviving members of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion has been honoured with a formal presentation of his medals and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Australian Government. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch was visiting Saibai Island last year when he heard about Mr Mebai Warusam, aged 91, whose children…