JUST SEVEN DAYS LEFT TO CREATE SANTA ON THE REEF

THERE is just one week left for primary school children across Far North Queensland to enter this year’s Leichhardt Christmas Card competition run by Federal MP Warren Entsch. The theme for 2017 is ‘Santa On The Reef’. Mr Entsch said the Great Barrier Reef is one of our regions greatest natural gifts and it’s only…

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NEW OPPORTUNTIES FOR LEICHHARDT WITH AMENDED SINGAPORE-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

THE Federal Government has created significant new opportunities for businesses in Far North Queensland through updates to the Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA). Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the amended SAFTA delivers big wins for local services industries, with greater access for education, legal, financial and other professional service providers. “Opening up…

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300,000 SMALL BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including 3,105 in Leichhardt. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the instant asset write-off is directly helping small businesses to increase their bottom line and improve cash flow, which means more investment…

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Grants to Farm Smarter in Leichhardt, Not Harder

MULTI-YEAR grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to establish innovative sustainable land management practices are now available in Leichhardt under Landcare’s new Smart Farming Partnerships. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said innovative groups, organisations and individuals in the agriculture, fishing, aqua-culture and farm forestry industries should put their heads together and apply for…

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SANTA ON THE REEF FOR CHRISTMAS

PRIMARY school children across Far North Queensland are being encouraged to join in the fun and participate in this year’s Leichhardt Christmas Card competition run by Federal MP Warren Entsch. The theme for 2017 is ‘Santa On The Reef’. Mr Entsch said the Great Barrier Reef is one of our regions greatest natural gifts and…

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Expressions of Interest Now Open CRCNA Research Funding

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has urged residents of Leichhardt to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) for funding through the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA). The CRCNA has today called for funding applications to research projects that address industry problems in northern Australia in the following areas: • Agriculture and Food – Removing…

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NEW MEASURES TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION IN THE

The Federal Government today announced a number of new measures to further support employers and seasonal workers to access the Seasonal Worker Programme. The new measures will be phased in from 1 July 2018 and include introducing a multi-entry visa for seasonal workers, thereby offering greater flexibility in the granting of visas, and piloting new…

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