$8.8m to tackle Yellow Crazy Ants in the Wet Tropics

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver an $8.8 million funding package to help eradicate Yellow Crazy Ants and tackle tramp ants in Far North Queensland. Yellow Crazy Ants, a species of invasive tramp ant, are a serious environmental threat, an agricultural pest and a risk to community safety, local economies and residents’ quality of life.…

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$24 million to upgrade the Cairns Marine Precinct

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $24 million to upgrade the Cairns Marine Precinct as part of the Coalition’s program to ensure Australia’s national security and economic security. The Cairns Marine Precinct provides vital facilities and support services to our Defence Force whilst providing a critical contribution to the local economy and local jobs. The…

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Entsch backs deferral of ‘Backpacker Tax’

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the introduction of the planned ‘backpacker tax’ will be deferred for six months to allow for a comprehensive review to take place under a re-elected Coalition Government. “This is a great outcome and one that will be welcomed by tourism and hospitality operators and the agricultural sector…

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Empowering Leichhardt businesses to grow

LEICHHARDT businesses looking to export are the big winners from a new Coalition Government initiative to provide quick and easy access to trade information.  Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP said the new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Portal will help local businesses take full advantage of Australia’s free trade agreements with the three north Asian…

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Tobruk Memorial Pool reopens with a splash!

Today’s grand opening of the redeveloped Tobruk Memorial Pool means Far Northerners can now benefit from an affordable, high-standard and accessible aquatic facility that meets the needs of a growing regional city. The project was driven by Cairns Regional Council which invested $18.9 million, supported by the Coalition Government which provided an additional $4.8 million.…

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Cooktown Robo-kids aiming for USA Robogames

EIGHT clever kids from Cooktown State School Robotics Club are aiming to compete in next year’s Robogames in the United States ? and they’re calling on the local community to help them get there. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch praised the dedication of the six boys and two girls, and their IT teacher Herman…

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Boost for mental health services in Cairns

THE Junction Clubhouse can continue delivering much-needed support for Far Northerners facing mental health challenges, thanks to funding being provided by the Federal Government as a result of advocacy by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The 12-months funding, a total of $468,142, will enable The Junction to transition to new sources of funding as the Australian…

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Applications for Indigenous Languages and Arts program now open

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is encouraging local groups to apply for funding under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Funding of up to $100,000 each year for two years is available for arts and language projects through an annual, competitive open grant round for projects that assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples…

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Funding approved to finish Cape York infrastructure upgrades

THE Australian Government has approved $100.6 million for further upgrades to roads and other critical infrastructure on the Cape York Peninsula. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the funding approval means that the remaining projects under the Cape York Region Package, including Community Infrastructure projects in eight Indigenous regions, can get underway. “These…

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Satellite broadband launches for Cape York and Torres Strait

RESIDENTS living across Cape York and the Torres Strait can begin connecting to affordable, high-speed broadband with the launch of services on NBN’s Sky Muster satellite network. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch welcomed the news ? describing it as a “momentous occasion” in the delivery of high-speed internet to regional and remote parts of…

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