$7.5M BOOST FOR YELLOW CRAZY ANT CONTROL EFFORTS

Efforts to tackle the threat of yellow crazy ants in the Wet Tropics are intensifying with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, today confirming that he has signed off on a funding agreement for the Coalition Government’s $7.5 million election commitment. Yellow crazy ants are an invasive pest threatening endangered species and…

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Local photographers urged to get snap happy

One of the stunning winning entries from last year's competition, Stone Sentinels near Ellis Beach, by Larry Russell. PHOTOGRAPHERS from Cairns to the Torres Strait are encouraged to get snap-happy to showcase our unique part of Australia in the annual Leichhardt Community Calendar. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said he was seeking images that…

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Free moves for young women at YMCA Marlin Coast

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed moves by the Coalition Government to improve the health and wellbeing of young women in the Northern Beaches. The new Girls Make Your Move campaign, in partnership with the Marlin Coast Recreational Centre YMCA, is giving girls and young women aged 12 to 19 free entry to…

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New overtaking lane a $2.5 million investment in FNQ road safety

• $2.5 million overtaking lane project at Aloomba, south of Cairns, now complete • Australian Government’s record $50 billion infrastructure fund delivering for Far North Queensland A $2.5 million driver safety project on the Bruce Highway south of Cairns is now open, thanks to the Australian Government’s investment in roads throughout the nation. Works have…

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Lower taxes delivered for Leichhardt small business

AUSTRALIA’S 3.1 million small and medium sized businesses ? including the 19,670 located in the Leichhardt electorate ? will pay less tax under the Coalition Government’s Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan passed in Parliament last week. “Reducing the tax burden on small business gives the Far North’s small business owners the chance to grow, to…

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$1 million investment from Coalition in Mossman Gorge

The Coalition Government will invest $1 million to fund land tenure reform and infrastructure upgrades in the Far North Queensland community of Mossman Gorge. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, jointly announced the funding to support the pilot project, which will be delivered in partnership with the…

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New support for youth jobs

NEW incentives are now available to help local businesses hire extra staff under the Federal Government’s jobactive PaTH Program (Prepare – Trial – Hire), Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has announced today. The news comes as jobseekers and employers from around the region are invited to a Youth Jobs Boot Camp, where they can find out…

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Tenders opened for Peninsula Developmental Road projects

• Tenders now open for construction of Peninsula Developmental Road sealing projects, part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package • An estimated 72 jobs will be created during the construction phase of these projects Further works to improve and seal the Peninsula Developmental Roads (PDR) under the Cape York Region Package are set…

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Applications Open for Community Heritage Grants

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Warren Entsch, Member for Leichhardt are encouraging not-for-profit community organisations to apply for funding through the Community Heritage Grants Program. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for community organisations such as public libraries, museums, historical societies, Indigenous and multicultural groups to help preserve and…

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