A big win for Far North Queensland sugar exporters

Far North Queensland sugar growers are set to be the big winners after the signing today of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the PAFTA would create new markets for Far North Queensland sugar growers who have previously been locked out. He said the agreement opened the door to one…

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Scholarships open to Far North Queensland volunteers

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called for Far North Queensland volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Mr Entsch said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders in to travel to Sydney for the national conference. “The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in our…

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SOD TURNING SIGNALS CAIRNS BASKETBALL EXPANSION

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has joined Cairns Basketball officials, Taipans players and CQ University representatives for a formal sod turning to herald the commencement of construction to expand Cairns Basketball. As part of the Federal Government’s election commitments Cairns Basketball has received $1.5 million in Commonwealth funding to put towards its $3 million…

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Celebrating Local Veterans in the Workplace

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch is calling on local businesses to celebrate their success and the contribution of veterans in the workplace by nominating for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. Nominations for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards close on December 22.  Mr Entsch said the awards had been established to celebrate…

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Smart Farming Partnership Grants Closing Soon in Leichhardt

AGRICULTURAL groups in Leichhardt planning to apply for a multi-year Smart Farming Partnership grant under the Federal Government’s $1 billion National Landcare Program, need to be quick, as applications close at 2pm AEDT on 21 December 2017. Federal Member for Leichhardt has urged organisations with innovative and sustainable ideas on how to better manage land…

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DROVES OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS FLOCK TO LEICHHARDT

International tourists are continuing to flock to Far North Queensland in droves, spending more than $1,200 per person during an average seven night stay while they’re in town. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said figures from today’s International Visitor Survey showed 890,000 international travellers experienced tourism sites and activities in Far North Queensland, spending…

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