Celebrate National Agriculture Day in Leichhardt

Today marks the inaugural National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, a day to celebrate our agricultural industries across Far North Queensland and acknowledge the significant contribution they make. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today thanked local farmers for their efforts feeding and clothing Australians and people the world over, and encouraged locals to get…

Details

Using Technology To Drive Better Outcomes For Cairns

CAIRNS Regional Council has been awarded an $827,894 technology grant by the Federal Government to help deliver better outcomes for our city. The Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef project has been announced as one of 52 successful initiatives under Round One of the Australian Government’s inaugural Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. The…

Details

How Cairns-Region Businesses Can Benefit From Asian FTAs

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will host a free seminar in Cairns on Tuesday, 21 November, to help local businesses access the benefits of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with North Asia. “A whole range of Australian products now receive preferential access to more than a billion potential customers in China,…

Details

Trade Boost for Horticulture in Leichhardt

AUSTRALIA and China have agreed to new market access protocols for peaches, plums and apricots and improved access for Australian cherries, table grapes and citrus. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today welcomed the announcement and said it would provide significant benefits for horticulture producers and growers in the region. “Horticulture is important for our…

Details

Child Care Relief In Sight For Leichhardt Families

NEARLY 7,500 families in Leichhardt will be better off as a result of the Federal Government’s child care overhaul. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said the new child care package will provide the greatest hours of support to the families who work the longest hours, and the greatest subsidy and financial support to the…

Details

ASSISTANCE FOR RETRENCHED WORKERS IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

WORKERS facing retrenchment in Far North Queensland will receive assistance to find new employment and train for jobs of the future under the Federal Government’s Stronger Transitions Package. Minister for Employment and acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Michaelia Cash said the Stronger Transitions package will provide assistance for workers to find new jobs…

Details

Remembrance Day 2017

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has encouraged Far North Queenslanders to pause at 11am tomorrow to reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. Mr Entsch said the 11th of November is Remembrance Day and marks the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War…

Details

Round Two of Building Better Regions Fund Now Open

• Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two • Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments • Applications close on 19 December 2017 FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has urged organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications…

Details

Cairns Construction Company Awarded Half a Million Dollar Grant

A local construction company has been awarded $500,000 in funding under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said HC Building and Construction PTY LTD in Bentley Park will receive the grant to expand their business and provide employment to Indigenous people in Leichhardt. “I’d like to congratulate HCCM PTY…

Details