NPA region secures sporting equipment grants

SPORTING participants and spectators in the Northern Peninsula Area are set to benefit from a range of new infrastructure thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today. The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) will receive up to $15,800 towards the upgrade of the Bamaga Stadium kitchen (pictured), and…

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Wins for locals in revised super policy

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s release of the Government’s revised superannuation reform package. Mr Entsch said he was particularly pleased about the scrapping of the $500,000 lifetime non-concessional cap, which will be replaced by a new measure to reduce the existing annual non-concessional contributions cap from $180,000 per year to $100,000 per year.…

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Applications open for remote airstrip upgrade funding

FAR Northern councils and community groups are encouraged to apply for funding under Round Four of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme to improve access to airstrips in remote communities. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said Round Four of the programme will be open for six weeks to give communities the chance to develop strong…

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Tropical North a hit with Aussie travellers

MORE than 2 million domestic tourists came to Tropical North Queensland and spent $2.279 billion in the last 12 months, the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia show. The Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, said the National Visitor Survey is evidence that Tropical North Queensland is proving popular for those holidaying in Australia. “This…

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$70,000 to support Torres Strait cultural festival

The Australian Government has today announced it will provide $70,000 to the Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival in the Torres Strait. The four-day cultural festival will be hosted by the Torres Shire Council on Thursday Island next week (13 to 16 September) and feature more than 400 performers and artists from more than 20 communities.…

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Additional $15m investment in Torres Strait infrastructure

The Coalition Government is investing an additional $15 million to support water security and sustainable infrastructure projects in the Torres Strait. The investment, through the Government’s Major Infrastructure Programme, will be matched by the Queensland Government. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said concerted efforts by both Australian and Queensland governments over the past 18…

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Opportunities for local students under New Colombo plan

IN 2017, James Cook University undergraduate students will get an opportunity to study and/or undertake work-based learning in the Indo-Pacific region, thanks to an Australian Government grant. “It’s great to hear that the Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program will help 259 JCU students across the Cairns and Townsville campuses to travel overseas and study,”…

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