Nominate, celebrate and support FNQ small and medium businesses

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today called on the Far North Queensland community to celebrate the success of local businesses by nominating them for the 2016 Telstra Australian Business Awards. For 24 years the national Awards program has recognised the best of Australia’s entrepreneurial spirit and the courage of small and medium businesses, helping…

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Entsch urges QLD to act on Bruce Upgrade

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is urging the Queensland Government to start planning work on a key Bruce Highway upgrade, so an opportunity to get the work completed sooner is not lost. The Coalition Government has embarked on 10 year ‘Fix the Bruce Highway’ programme to improve safety on this important stretch of Australia’s national network.…

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UMI Arts secures four year government support

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to the arts, with the announcement of nearly $600,000 over four years for Umi Arts. “This funding grant of $594,180 will help Umi Arts continue to deliver quality services and programs to Indigenous arts organisations all across Far North Queensland,” said Mr Entsch.…

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Let’s talk about tax

They say two things in life are certain: death and taxes. So let’s talk about tax. We need a better tax system in Australia if we are going to grow our economy, create jobs and maintain our strong welfare safety net for those who are most vulnerable. Many features of our current tax system –…

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$95,000 to help Nightwings project plant 70,000 trees

**PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE PINSON PHOTOGRAPHY** THE NightWings Rainforest Centre in Wonga Beach will benefit from $95,302 in funding through the latest round of the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees programme – helping them to achieve their dream of planting 70,000 trees over six years. Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt said NightWings was one of a…

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$5,800 government funding for Port Douglas Reef Raiders electronic scoreboard

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Port Douglas Reef Raiders will be kicking goals after receiving $5,800, through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, for an electronic scoreboard. The Federal funding injection will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Club to purchase the new $11,600 scoreboard – constructed to withstand the climatic conditions of the…

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