Ivy finally receives recognition for war effort

A 97-YEAR-OLD Port Douglas great-great-grandmother will today receive long-overdue recognition for her work as a volunteer in the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) during WWII. As the region’s Australian Government representative, Federal MP Warren Entsch will officially present Mrs Ivy Margaret Booth with a Civilian Service Medal 1939-45. The Civilian Service Medal recognises the service…

ATE 2014 a tourism triumph

HOSTING the Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 is an opportunity for the region to put on a program that will excite and inspire travel industry representatives from around the world, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “We cannot stress how important this announcement is,” Mr Entsch said today.  “We all know how tough things have been in…

Search on again for best images of Leichhardt

IT’S time again to launch the Leichhardt Community Calendar photography competition so whether you’re a legend behind the lens or have fluked an incredible shot, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to hear from you. Entries are now being accepted for the annual competition, from which Mr Entsch will choose the top 14 shots…

Calling all poets for historical challenge

LEICHHARDT residents with a flair for poetry are being urged to express their views on ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and other military commemorations, with Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch encouraging people to enter the 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project. The project aims to combine 200 poems from Australia and New Zealand into a…

T?QUAL grants open to boost local tourism projects

ARE you in a tourism?related business or organisation? Do you have a project or product that needs ‘freshening up’? If so, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is urging you to apply for a Tourism Quality Projects grant (T?QUAL Grant), with the 2013 round now open. T?QUAL Grants are an integral part of the Australian Government’s Tourism 2020 strategy…

No winners in cabinet reshuffle

THE Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle has resulted in a front bench that is distinctly lacking in experience and ability and it’s the Australian public who will pay, says Federal MP Warren Entsch. “I think it’s an absolute shame that people with talent like Martin Ferguson, Kim Carr and Chris Bowen have had to step down,”…