E-beef and smart cane the farming future for the north

Far North Queensland beef and sugarcane producers will use new technologies to learn about better grazing, land management and sustainability to improve profitability for their industries. The $4 million E-beef Smart Farm project will include three properties across North Queensland to showcase the latest land management technologies so farmers can see the benefits for themselves.…

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New indigenous VET journeys begin at picturesque Mossman Gorge

Queensland’s Mossman Gorge provided a stunning backdrop today as six young Indigenous people commenced their apprenticeship journeys in the hospitality industry. Federal Vocational Education and Skills Assistant Minister Karen Andrews and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch visited Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia to meet the new apprentices and trainees. Minister Andrews said the four hospitality trainees…

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Local projects deliver stronger communities in Leichhardt

Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Program is now open and local community groups are urged to put in a bid for grants that will help them undertake small infrastructure projects or purchase much-needed equipment for clubs and facilities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the recent Federal Budget allocated an additional $22.5 million toward…

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Indigenous theatre program changing young lives

The inspirational new indigenous theatrical work, Bukal, has started it long-awaited tour of Far North Queensland to help transform young lives thanks to a $117, 389 federal government grant. Bukal highlights through theatre social justice warrior, traditional owner, elder, mother and internationally recognised academic Henrietta Marrie’s extraordinary life on stage. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch,…

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FNQ youth urged to set sail with Young Endeavour

YOUNG Australians in the Far North who are looking for an adventure that’s out of the ordinary are encouraged to apply for a voyage with the renowned Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said a voyage in Young Endeavour gave participants the chance to learn valuable skills for life…

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Metro Mining kicking real goals in Cape York

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the largest independent miner in Western Cape York should be extremely proud of its record of providing employment opportunities to local indigenous people. Mr Entsch, who toured Metro Mining’s Bauxite Hills Mine today, said the company had come a long way since drilling first commenced at the site, 95…

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FNQ continues to be jewel in state’s tourism crown

More international visitors are exploring Tropical North Queensland and spending more at local businesses. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today’s International Visitor Survey revealed 880,000 overseas visitors had been enticed to tourism attractions across Tropical North Queensland over the past year. He said those overseas visitors were spending on $1190 per person and staying…

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Environment and conservation grant recipients announced

Four Cairns and Far North Queensland organisations will receive funding to continue preserving our environment under the federal government’s highly-successful National Landcare Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the successful grant recipients were leaders in environmental management and conservation. He said the successful recipients included Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre, Mossman Botanic Garden,…

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Federal government funds new Cape York tourist destination

Cape York will be home to a new tourist destination following the announcement the Battlecamp Station Connect to Country Camping project will be funded under the federal government’s highly-successful Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today the project was a significant investment in building a stronger economy and driving local jobs…

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