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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Export Awards Showcase Cairns Business

A Cairns business is a finalist in the 55th Australian Export Awards which recognizes success in putting Australian innovation and expertise on a global stage. Cairns College of English & Business is in the running to win education and training award, to be announced at the ceremony in Canberra on 5 December. One of the…

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has called on Far North Queenslanders to pause and reflect on Australia’s service and sacrifice on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein today. Mr Entsch said the Battle of El Alamein was the turning point in the North African Campaign during the Second World War. “While…

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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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