Coalition Government invests $26.5 million for Indigenous health initiatives in Torres Strait

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has drawn attention to a Coalition Government commitment of $26.5 million towards a number of health initiatives in the Torres Strait – targeting mosquito-borne diseases, sexually transmissible infections, and health facility support. “Our most recent Federal Budget was quite significant for the people of the Torres Strait,” said Mr…

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Turnbull-Joyce Government delivers vital cancer centre funds

Far Northerners will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull-Joyce Government with the announcement today of a $1.5 million commitment to the COUCH Cancer Help & Wellness Centre. Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash today joined Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, to announce the commitment, which will be life-changing for cancer patients across the Far North. “Statistics…

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New mobile base stations in Leichhardt under coalition’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Programme

Areas in Leichhardt will receive funding for improved mobile phone coverage if the Coalition is re-elected as part of an additional $60 million commitment to extend the successful Mobile Black Spot Programme, Warren Entsch Member for Leichhardt announced today. Following lengthy consultation, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch identified four new mobile base stations at…

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COALITION DELIVERS $42 MILLION FOR HANN HIGHWAY UPGRADES

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that a re-elected Coalition Government will spend $42.6 million improving the reliability, efficiency and safety of the Hann Highway (Kennedy Developmental Road). Under the plan, two sections of the Hann Highway will be upgraded with a focus on widening, strengthening and sealing works, which will make the road…

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$150,000 TO HELP LOCAL CASSOWARY RECOVERY EFFORTS

Today on World Environment Day, the Coalition is delighted to announce that a re-elected Turnbull Government will commit $150,000 to local efforts to protect the endangered Southern Cassowary. The funding will allow the Cassowary Recovery Team to work with Indigenous communities on feral pig control and fire management in Cape York with the aim of…

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Let’s get cookin’ at The Junction Clubhouse

FAR Northerners facing mental health challenges will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement today of a $60,000 commitment to The Junction Clubhouse.  Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding would enable The Junction to upgrade the kitchen facilities at its new premises to a commercial standard, providing a range of benefits…

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New grants to fight tropical diseases

The Turnbull Government is working to cement Australia’s position as a global leader in tropical health. Today in Cairns we announced a series of grants to commercialise medical research in the fight against tropical diseases. Eleven organisations have been offered close to $7 million under the Coalition’s Tropical Medicine Commercialisation programme (ATMC).  The funding will…

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Water security for jobs and growth in the Lakeland Basin

The Coalition Government is getting on with the job of delivering our water infrastructure needs, today announcing $825,000 to fast-track a feasibility assessment of the Lakeland irrigation area. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce made the announcement today as part of a $150 million funding commitment to fast-track the…

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