Time to remember David Scott Thomson (1924-2013)

THE State Funeral to be held today for the former Member for Leichhardt, the Hon. David Thomson MC, MP, will celebrate his life and remarkable achievements, says current Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “David Thomson was well known as the National Party MP who – in 1975 – reclaimed the seat of Leichhardt after Labor had held…

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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…

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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…

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Final call for help with Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue

IT has been a big job – one that has again proven the generosity of the Cairns community – but the Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue project is now in its final stages. The project committee – made up of project manager Kath Kinneally, architect Rob Arthur, builder Ron Easterbrook and Kim’s long-time supporter, Leichhardt MP…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Application deadline approaches for Anzac Centenary grants

ORGANISATIONS in Leichhardt that plan to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac are urged to submit their applications before the October 31 Round 1 deadline. In April this year Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch launched the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, which provides $100,000 in funding for local projects. The Leichhardt ACLG Committee has decided…

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Entsch to help shape future of the North

PRIME Minister-elect Tony Abbott has announced that Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will play a pivotal role in determining the future direction of the Far North. Mr Entsch will Chair the committee which will formulate the White Paper that will drive the implementation of the Coalition’s Policy for Northern Australia. “Northern Australia has faced…

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Coalition supports critical mental health services in FNQ

IF elected, a Coalition Government will invest $350,000 in the Mental Illness Fellowship NQ Inc for the establishment of a Clubhouse in what is a major boost for mental health services in the region. A Clubhouse is a place where people with mental illness can meet with their peers in a supportive environment that provides…

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