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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Leichhardt Community Calendar Competition 2023-24 Now Open

The Leichhardt electorate is home to some of Australia’s most breathtaking landscapes, ranging from the vibrant sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everything in between. With such a diverse and beautiful backdrop, local photographers have endless opportunities to capture the essence of our communities, people, events, flora,…

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Warren Entsch MP Supports Decision from Party Room Meeting

Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, today expressed his support for the decision made in the opposition party room. He stressed the importance of actual change rather than tokenism and adopting new approaches to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. “I’ve always argued that recognition is absolutely overdue and should be in the constitution,…

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FNQ kids urged to showcase their artistic abilities as part of the annual Leichhardt Christmas card competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate different ways of showcasing an “Australian Bush Animals Christmas” for his 2022 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its twelfth year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive. The winning illustrations will…

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Volunteer Community Grants Expressions 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 2022 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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Cairns and Far North Queensland beauty, its people and locations to be showcased in the annual Leichhardt Community Calendar Competition

The Leichhardt electorate boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. From sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are spoiled for…

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