Labor to cut school sport for Far North Queensland kids

LABOR will cut school sport programs for primary students in Leichhardt, with only a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government committed to protecting them. Labor's election costings provide no funding for the Coalition's highly-successful Sporting Schools program beyond 1 July 2017. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said students at 34 local schools would have their access to government-funded…

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VETERANS DESERVE THE NATION’S SUPPORT

My experience as a member of the RAAF some years ago was a turning point in my life. It highlighted to me that the continued support of the public for the members of the Australian Defence Force should never be taken for granted. Our service personnel are on constant deployments, training and continually on call…

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DON’T BELIEVE LABOR’S HYPE ON APPRENTICESHIPS

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has hit back at Labor’s rhetoric on ‘supporting apprentices’, saying people should look at their record in government and make up their own mind. “When they were last in power, Labor cut employer incentives to hire apprentices on nine separate occasions. It was this $1.2 billion cut which triggered the 25…

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HELPING CAIRNS STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST

A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver an additional $48 million to help an extra 24,000 of Australia’s highly disadvantaged children with their education through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life programme. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Learning for Life programme is proven to work and already supports more than 200 children in Cairns and…

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Let’s keep FNQ fishing this election

A VOTE for Labor, the Greens, independents or minor parties this election is a vote to introduce extensive fishing closures off the North Queensland coast, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today. Mr Entsch visited Yorkeys Knob Boat Club with Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources with responsibility for Fisheries, to discuss…

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Coalition jobs package for Cairns

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will invest in the future of Far North Queensland, delivering jobs and growth. The Coalition will deliver a $30 million Jobs and Investment Package that will open opportunities for local enterprise and employment pathways for local workers. The Coalition’s Jobs and Investment Package will provide $10 million towards a new…

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NORTH QLD INDIGENOUS STUDENTS GET A KICK START FOR EDUCATION

Up to 45 young Indigenous men from across Queensland's north will be supported through school and into further study or employment, thanks to a $450,000 grant from the Coalition Government to AFL Cape York House. Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, who recently approved the funding, said…

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Coalition Government shows support for a new industry in FNQ

Far North Queensland's growing reputation as a sports tourism destination will be supported by a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team, with the announcement of a $4.25 million commitment for the Cairns Hockey and Cairns Basketball redevelopments and the Wangetti Trail Concept Plan. Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP today joined with stakeholders to make the announcements,…

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Labor hypocrisy on Green preference swap exposed

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Labor’s decision to swap preferences with the Greens in more than 90 per cent of electorates – including all marginal seats and in the senate – is a “disgusting display of hypocrisy”. Mr Entsch said the Labor/Greens preference deal highlights that people can’t trust either party. “This back-door…

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