Opportunity for New Regional University Study Hub in Leichhardt

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is pleased to announce a transformative opportunity for the community with the expansion of the Regional University Study Hubs program. Following a comprehensive Interim Report in July 2023 by the Australian Universities Accord Panel, the number of Regional University Study Hubs across the country is doubling. “This is fantastic news…

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Far North Queensland Kids Invited to Share “Your Christmas Traditions” in the Annual Leichhardt Christmas Card Competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is inviting all young artists in Far North Queensland to participate in this year’s Christmas Card competition, themed “Your Christmas Traditions.” Now in its thirteenth year, the competition is open to all children in the Leichhardt electorate aged between 5 and 12 years. Winning artworks will grace the cover of…

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2023-24 Volunteer Grants Expression of Interest Now Open!

Volunteers and their organisations across Leichhardt will receive part of the Australian Government’s $10 million Volunteer Grants to support the crucial role that they play within our community. The 2023-24 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of between $1000 to $5000 to help organisations buy small equipment for volunteers or reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or…

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School Student Broadband Initiative and Full-Fibre upgrade program

The Australian Government is providing up to 30,000 unconnected families with school aged children across all states and territories with a free National Broadband Network (NBN) connection for 12 months. The initiative will provide 50 megabits per second (Mbps) fixedline services, Fixed-Wireless Plus and Sky Muster Plus services, depending on where the family lives, with…

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LABOR FAILS TO MEET DEADLINE FOR PROMISED URGENT CARE CLINICS

The Urgent Care Clinic promised for Cairns remains undelivered as the Labor Government fails to meet the delivery deadline. Labor promised all 50 Urgent Care Clinics announced during the election would be up and running by 1 July 2023, but only a handful have actually been established by the Albanese Labor Government to date. The…

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Growing Regions Program Expressions of Interest Opening Soon

Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of expressions of interest for the Growing Regions Program, commencing from the 5th of July 2023. The Growing Regions Program is a significant initiative aimed at supporting the development of regional Australia. The program is open to incorporated not-for-profit organisations and…

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Labor’s attack on backpackers will hurt Leichhardt

Federal Leichhardt MP, Warren Entsch has declared the Albanese Labor Government’s two-pronged attack on backpackers a devastating blow to the Leichhardt community and local economy. Starting 1 July, Labor will increase the cost of the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa by $130 to $640, making it the highest fee visa of its kind in the…

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Federal Budget falls short for Leichhardt in 2023-24

Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP has expressed his disappointment with the Labor Government’s 2023-24 Budget, highlighting a lack of support for key infrastructure projects and increased costs that will impact residents and businesses in Leichhardt. Mr Entsch expressed concerns from the added pressures from Tuesday night’s budget that will only worsen the cost-of-living…

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