Focus on FNQ women’s health and wellbeing

The Federal Government is committed to providing world-class health care that supports Cairns and Far North Queensland women at every stage of life. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said every Cairns and Far North Queensland mother wanted to give their children the best start to life. He said the women’s health and wellbeing announcements made…

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Building a more active Far North Queensland

Cairns and Far North Queensland sporting clubs are being urged to make an application for a slice of the $29.7 million announced in this week’s federal budget for local sporting infrastructure upgrades. Mr Entsch said the Sports Infrastructure Grants program formed part of the government’s $230 million investment in initiatives to enable more Cairns and…

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Cairns and Far North Queensland big winners in federal budget

Cairns and Far North Queensland workers, families and infrastructure projects were the big winners in the Federal Budget handed down tonight. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the government was sticking to its plan to build a stronger economy to benefit all Far North Queenslanders. He said 75,862 people across Cairns and Far North Queensland…

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FNQ telecommunication issues to be put under the spotlight

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement of the Regional Telecommunications Review tasked with examining communication issues in regional, rural and remote areas including those across Far North Queensland and Cape York. Mr Entsch said the review was a great opportunity for Far North Queenslanders to have their say on communication issues that…

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Record investment for Great Barrier Reef conservation

The Federal Government will make the largest single investment in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef to ensure the iconic natural wonder can be appreciated for generations to come. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the $500 million investment would protect thousands of jobs, improve water quality, tackle coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish and implement scientific…

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Powerful new reforms to ensure safe, quality aged care for older residents of Far North Queensland

Senior residents in Far North Queensland and their families will benefit from significant aged care quality reforms announced today by the Federal Government.  At the heart of these reforms, aged care regulation, compliance and complaints handing will be brought together in a new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.  Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

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Historic jobs milestone great news for FNQ

More than one million jobs have been created under the Coalition Government jobactive employment program including 9800 in Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who visited a local business today that had hired two previously unemployed apprentices, said the job creation milestone had seen the Cairns unemployment rate drop by a staggering 1.3…

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Government investing in healthy choices for Cape York communities

Australians’ love of sport will be used throughout Queensland’s Cape York region to encourage Indigenous children to embrace healthy eating habits and the benefits of regular physical activity. Rural Health and Sport Minister Bridget McKenzie joined Federal Leichardt MP Warren Entsch at the weekend to announce $105,000 in Commonwealth funding for a new health program…

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