New online nbn tool better helps consumers

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed moves by nbn Co. to provide even more accurate and timely information about the national broadband rollout. nbn Co. has released the first phase of a new ‘check your address’ web function that provides greater clarity about when an nbn service will be available at a consumer’s…

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Step forward on Regional Jobs and Investment Package

• $20m to drive economic growth and create jobs in Cairns & Douglas regions • Funding will be invested across three streams – local infrastructure projects, business innovation grants and skills and training • A Local Planning Committees will lead the program in the region Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash and Federal Member for…

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Spotlight on Small Business Payments

PAYMENT terms and times for Far North Queensland small businesses are currently in the spotlight thanks to an Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Inquiry, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. “When I travel around the electorate and meet with local small businesses, I’m told that cash-flow and payment terms are among the biggest issues…

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Leichhardt councils urged to nominate for National Awards

• National awards recognise innovation in regional community services • Categories range from boosting productivity to inspiration through the arts • Nominations for awards close 3 March 2017. The Government’s annual awards for innovative local government projects is now open for entries. Minister for Local Government and Territories Fiona Nash invites local governments to nominate…

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Local school wins with reef health initiatives

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today announced Trinity Anglican School as a recipient of the Reef Guardian Schools Ripples of Change grant. Trinity Anglican School has been recognised for its focus on protecting the Great Barrier Reef health in 2017. The school receives $500 funding toward their efforts to combat challenges to the marine…

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More aged care places welcomed for Cape York and Torres Strait

OLDER residents in Weipa and Bamaga who need higher levels of care will now be able to stay connected with their communities, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Mr Entsch has announced today that a new aged care service will be established in Bamaga through the Australian Government’s Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Program. “This is fantastic news…

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Australia’s Biggest Survey

Dear Local Resident, It's a pleasure to work with people, groups and local businesses to deliver for our community. And I know that I'm most effective when I have a clear understanding of what's important to you. I'm inviting everyone to complete my 'Biggest Survey' to help me better understand your needs and priorities. It…

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$20M Regional Jobs and Investment Package on Track

THERE’S momentum behind the scenes on the Coalition Government’s $20 million Regional Jobs and Investment Package with an announcement on the membership of the Local Planning Committee expected very soon, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. This RJIP, announced during the 2016 election, aims to diversify regional economies, create jobs and invest in sustainable regional communities…

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