Funding estimator for Leichhardt schools launches

A NEW schools funding estimator is set to help Far Northern parents, teachers, principals and school communities see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Coalition Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based schools funding plan that was detailed in last night’s Federal Budget. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new online estimator showed that schools…

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15 hours of preschool a week for all Leichhardt kids

The Coalition Government will make sure that all Far Northern children can access 15 hours of preschool a week under a new agreement for early childhood education. The move has been welcomed by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who said more than 2800 four- and five-year-olds in Leichhardt were set to reap the benefits of the…

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Entsch gives thumbs up to a range of Budget measures

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed a range of budget measures which he says add up to a “very positive outcome” for Far Northern families, businesses, regional communities and industry. “I have to say that to see the projection of a $7.4 billion surplus in 2020-21 is just magic and something that was totally unexpected…

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Help for young people in FNQ to get job-ready

YOUNG jobseekers in the Far North are now able to access Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The Government has committed $188.3 million over four years to the Employability Skills Training program, which is the ‘Prepare’ element of the new Youth Jobs…

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$12 million to establish AFL Cape York House for Girls

The Coalition Government is investing $12 million in the future of Indigenous girls from Far North Queensland through the creation of a new AFL Cape York House for Girls. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government was committed to supporting young Indigenous women to reach their full potential.“That’s why we are investing $10…

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Entsch welcomes news of aviation school proposal

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Australian Education Overseas on its vision to develop a flying school for Chinese pilots in the Cairns region, saying it would complement and strengthen numerous local industry sectors. “This is an exciting proposal for the Far North and I have to commend Australian Education Overseas and its directors Carl…

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Botanic Gardens to flourish with Graeme Haussmann Bridge opening

Major road safety and productivity gains are expected to flow with the official opening today of a new two-lane concrete bridge on Collins Avenue in Cairns. The scope of works on the Graeme Haussmann Bridge included construction of a new two-lane concrete bridge deck with dedicated cycle lanes, wider traffic lanes, landscaping and new lighting…

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