Entsch highlights extensive impact of FNQ flooding on local businesses and infrastructure

Warren Entsch MP, Federal Member for Leichhardt, is visiting Preston Fresh Seafood, a longstanding local business that reflects both the resilience and challenges faced by our local industries in the wake of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper’s devastating impact. Preston Fresh Seafood has been grappling with power outages, relying on costly generators to keep their doors open…

Entsch slams Labor Government’s mismanagement of fisheries—dire impacts for consumers and industry set to follow

Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, echoes concerns recently raised by Senators Jonno Duniam and Susan McDonald at a Senate Estimates hearing this week in Canberra. The Albanese Government’s mismanagement of Australia’s commercial fishing industry marks a betrayal of regional Queensland fishers and their communities. “Senator Watt’s lack of accountability for his own portfolio and…

Opportunity for New Regional University Study Hub in Leichhardt

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is pleased to announce a transformative opportunity for the community with the expansion of the Regional University Study Hubs program. Following a comprehensive Interim Report in July 2023 by the Australian Universities Accord Panel, the number of Regional University Study Hubs across the country is doubling. “This is fantastic news…

Far North Queensland Kids Invited to Share “Your Christmas Traditions” in the Annual Leichhardt Christmas Card Competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is inviting all young artists in Far North Queensland to participate in this year’s Christmas Card competition, themed “Your Christmas Traditions.” Now in its thirteenth year, the competition is open to all children in the Leichhardt electorate aged between 5 and 12 years. Winning artworks will grace the cover of…

2023-24 Volunteer Grants Expression of Interest Now Open!

Volunteers and their organisations across Leichhardt will receive part of the Australian Government’s $10 million Volunteer Grants to support the crucial role that they play within our community. The 2023-24 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of between $1000 to $5000 to help organisations buy small equipment for volunteers or reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or…

School Student Broadband Initiative and Full-Fibre upgrade program

The Australian Government is providing up to 30,000 unconnected families with school aged children across all states and territories with a free National Broadband Network (NBN) connection for 12 months. The initiative will provide 50 megabits per second (Mbps) fixedline services, Fixed-Wireless Plus and Sky Muster Plus services, depending on where the family lives, with…