Mobile phone black spots come under the spotlight

‘BLACK spots’ in mobile phone coverage can be a daily battle for Far North Queenslanders but there’s now an opportunity for local residents and businesses to highlight problem areas. During the election campaign, the Coalition announced its policy to invest $100 million to ensure that regional, remote and outer-metropolitan communities have access to more reliable…

Pressure eases for local professionals

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the Government’s move to abandon two tax measures that would have imposed a severe financial toll on Far Northern professionals. Announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey earlier this week, the Government will not proceed with seven measures in all, including Labor’s $2000 cap on self-education expenses and the $1.7 billion…

Leichhardt students shine

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has warmly congratulated five local students who are recipients of a prestigious Australian Student Prize. “This is a fantastic achievement,” Mr Entsch said.  “As someone who left school at a young age, I have a real appreciation for the opportunities that education presents to young people.  “I hope that…

Create your own Christmas Dream

AS excited children start counting down the weeks until Christmas, it’s time once again for kids to put their creativity to paper to help design Federal MP Warren Entsch’s annual Christmas Card. “This year, the theme is A Christmas Dream,” Mr Entsch explained.  “It’s very broad and can mean different things to different children. “It…

Parish Hall milestone reached

AFTER a year of intensive fundraising, the Parish Hall Restoration Committee has today announced that the fundraising target for Stage 1 works on the historic Quetta Parish Hall has been reached. The news is a major milestone, and means that Stage 1 construction – comprising the removal of the asbestos roof and replacement with colour…

No excuse for unnecessary flood cover says Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that insurance companies will now have access to the most up-to-date flood risk data when calculating property insurance premiums. “I congratulate the Queensland Government for choosing to work proactively with the Insurance Council of Australia to address common insurance issues,” he said.  “This is a very important move.…

Renal Unit finally to open

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the Bamaga Renal Unit will open its doors on the 18th of October. Mr Entsch met with Simone Kolaric, the chief executive of the Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service, last week during a trip to Thursday Island. “I told Simone that we needed…