Funding flows for Cape York aerodrome upgrades

More than $2 million from the Australian Government will be invested in in upgrading five aerodromes in Cape York under round five of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would improve access to basic services and essential deliveries such as food, medicine and mail. He said the much-needed…

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Rio Tinto leads the charge in indigenous employment

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said it was wonderful to see Rio Tinto setting the benchmark in relation to employing indigenous people at their bauxite sites across Far North Queensland. Mr Entsch, who toured Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project near Weipa last week, said it was amazing to see the multi-national engage with…

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Time to take action to stamp out schoolyard bullying

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said bullying and violence had absolutely no place in our schools and the onus was on communities to stand up and say it is not acceptable.  Mr Entsch, who visited Bamaga Senior School, Bamaga Junior School and Injinoo Junior Campus last week, said it was time that parents, kids and…

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Indigenous troops honoured on 75th anniversary

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said he was honoured to be part of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion remembrance held at the weekend. Mr Entsch, along with Federal Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester, attended the remembrance ceremony held at Green Hill Fort on Thursday Island. He said…

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Far North Queensland encouraged to ‘Think Big’

The Federal Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is open for applications. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling for big ideas from the community that could help shape the future of the region. Mr Entsch said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that delivered…

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Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week in Far North Queensland

Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week with a $1.4 million grants round. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today encouraged FNQ communities to apply for a grant to host a local celebration. “NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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NDRAA funding extended to a further six Cape York communities

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the extension of NDRAA assistance to several local government areas in Cape York following recent severe weather. Mr Entsch said six additional local government areas, Cook, Hope Vale, Lockhart River, Napranum, Torres and Wujal Wujal, had been granted NDRAA assistance to help those communities recover. He said a…

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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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