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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Media Statement: James Cook University

“It is extremely upsetting to learn today that James Cook University has decided to cut 13 staff from its Cairns campus. “It is also disappointing to learn the university has decided to phase out its psychology, sports science, exercise physiology and Masters of Economics degrees. “I recently spoke with James Cook University vice-chancellor Professor Sandra…

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More mobile base stations set to be switched on this year

Cairns, Daintree, Cape York and Torres Strait residents are set to benefit from improved mobile coverage with nine new mobile base stations currently under construction and set to be switched on before the end of the year. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today also welcomed the switch on of new mobile base stations located at…

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Applications for record share of aged care places now open

Existing and prospective aged care providers across Far North Queensland are being encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,000 new aged care places. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said aged care was an extremely important issue for families in many communities across Far North Queensland. “We know how…

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