Government invests $1.5 million towards local indigenous languages and arts projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today nearly $1.5 million for local projects as part of the federal government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Mr Entsch said the highly-successful program supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art. “Arts and language play an essential role…

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Cairns NDIS Forum one of the largest in the nation

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the rollout of the NDIS across Cairns and Far North Queensland would see up to 2,000 jobs created to meet local demand for disability services and supports. Mr Entsch, who held and hosted an NDIS Forum today at the Hilton Cairns, said more than 4,700 local people with disability…

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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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