Tax proposal a winner: Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the compromise on the ‘backpacker tax’ outlined today by Treasurer Scott Morrison MP, saying it is a “brilliant” outcome. “I’m glad the government has acted promptly on this to reduce uncertainty in the agriculture and hospitality sectors, as well as reassuring young people who want to come here for…

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Building better incubators to support local start-ups

EXISTING and new business incubators in Leichhardt can now apply for grants from the Turnbull Government to help local start-ups access advice, capital and gain valuable connections. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the $23 million Incubator Support initiative would provide matching grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 for the creation of new incubators…

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Govt supports new infrastructure at Cook Shire Council

COOK Shire Council will benefit from new state-of-the-art communications thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today. As part of an overall technology upgrade to Cook Shire council’s Administration Building, Council will receive a $20,000 grant to supply a direct cable link to the Council building. “My congratulations to…

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Local sports clubs awarded Stronger Communities Grants

TWO local sporting clubs are thrilled to get funding for new infrastructure thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today. The West Cairns Bowls Club will soon be generating their own electricity, after receiving a grant of $18,180 to install solar panels on the roof of the club house.…

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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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