Child care cost relief for Far Northern families

THOUSANDS of families across Leichhardt are set for child care cost relief and the 14,080 children using approved child care will benefit from more early learning opportunities as part of the Turnbull Government’s reforms to the system that passed Parliament last night (THUR). Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the new reforms would offer relief…

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Revitalising education in Far North Queensland

The Coalition Government has launched a comprehensive review to boost outcomes for regional, rural and remote students not just at school, but also as they go on to further study, training and employment. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the review would hear stories and feedback about regional and rural education from across the…

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New link opens as Bruce Highway works progress

– Initial section of a service road linking Progress Road to Hargreaves Street now open– An estimated 147 jobs to be created over the life of the project Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt today officially opened the service road linking Progress Road to Hargreaves Street, as part of the…

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LAUNCH OF NEW ENTREPRENEURSHIP FACILITATOR FOR CAIRNS

BUDDING entrepreneurs in the Far North will get a significant boost from Monday with the launch of Cairns’ very own Entrepreneurship Facilitator. Member for Leichhardt, the Hon Warren Entsch MP, has welcomed the appointment of Cairns resident Ms Tara Diversi to the role and is encouraging interested locals to come along to the launch on…

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International Women’s Day 2017 – Helping local women get into work

WITH today marking International Women’s Day, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the expansion of a successful employment partnership between the Government and UnitingCare Australia. “The Government is proud to have developed an effective partnership with UnitingCare to deliver meaningful pre-employment training to women looking to engage in the workforce,” Mr Entsch said. Over the…

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TACKLING MENTAL ILLNESS ONE PEDAL STROKE AT A TIME

A GROUP of inspirational amateur bike riders are taking on a massive challenge – the 780km Cairns to Karumba (C2K) Ultra-Marathon – determined to reduce stigma around mental illness and raise much-needed funds for Bush Kids. Now they are calling for support from the Far Northern community and businesses to help them fulfil their dream,…

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Helping locals and visitors experience our national heritage

COMMUNITY groups across the Far North are invited to apply for more than $330,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants program. Grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available to support community engagement and awareness raising activities that promote places on Australia’s National Heritage List. “Overall the 107 places on…

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New flexible aged care places in the Far North

RESIDENTS in the Far North will benefit from an innovative new approach in flexible aged care that will help older residents remain in their own homes for longer. The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has today joined with Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch to welcome the 12 Short-Term Restorative Care places allocated…

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