Tanks event boosts involvement in 2017 National Science Week

JAMES Cook University will bring the fun and discovery of National Science Week to Cairns after receiving $9114 from the Australian Government to deliver ‘National Science Week at the Tanks: Science in the Tropics Rocks!’ Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has congratulated JCU for its efforts to inspire people about science, technology and innovation during 2017’s…

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Talking Tourism in Northern Australia

Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee will hold the first public hearing for its inquiry into Opportunities and Methods for Stimulating the Tourism Industry in Northern Australia on Friday, 17 February 2017 in Parliament House, Canberra. Following the Australian Government’s 2015 White Paper on developing Northern Australia, the Government announced in February 2016 the Northern Australia Tourism…

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Almost $1 million to upgrade Northern Peninsula airstrip

– Almost $1 million allocated to upgrade the Northern Peninsula airstrip under Round 4 of the Australian Government’s $33.7 million Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme A vital aerodrome servicing remote communities in far north Queensland will receive almost $1 million in Federal funding for important upgrade works. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said…

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Entsch welcomes Carnell Report into banking practices

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the much-anticipated report into lending practices by the major banks which was released today by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell AO. The report makes 15 recommendations, four of which are for Government and the remaining 11 directed at the banking industry itself. “Call it…

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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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