FNQ business receives funding boost to develop innovative technologies for our Defence Force

The Morrison Government has awarded a $257,000 contract to a Far North Queensland business to develop cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today congratulated J3 Seven Pty Ltd on receiving a contract under the government’s Defence Innovation Hub, and thanked them for their…

Spotlight on STEM for National Science Week

Far North Queenslanders will get the chance to celebrate all things science and technology with a series of local events as part of National Science Week. National Science Week will be held between August 10 and 18. National Science Week was first held in 1997 and has become one of Australia’s largest festivals – last…

More support for child services in the Douglas Shire

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced $91,030 to improve access to child care for children and families living in Cooya Beach. Mr Entsch said the Port Explorers Cooya Campus would receive Morrison Government support through the Community Child Care Fund. “This funding will help the centre to cover their day-to-day costs, offer transport assistance…

FNQ community organisations urged to apply for funding under the Stronger Communities Programme

Stronger Communities Programme funding is now open to local community groups who are being urged to submit a funding application to help them undertake small infrastructure projects or purchase much-needed equipment. The Morrison Government has committed $150,000 to fund local community infrastructure projects across the Leichhardt electorate under the highly-successful programme. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

Tropical North Queensland Tourism

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to talk about an industry that forms part of the lifeblood of my electorate. Tourism is certainly a big deal in my neck of the woods. We have the best natural offerings in the nation, such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and our wet tropics. There’s…

Sarz Sanctuary

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to rise this afternoon to speak about an amazing charity that was borne out of the most unspeakable horror. Sarz Sanctuary was set up in memory of 21-year-old Queenslander Sara Zelenak, who was murdered in the 2017 London Bridge and Borough Street Market terror attack. Sarz Sanctuary aims…