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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New figures reveal Coalition’s jobactive programme is delivering jobs to over 3000 Far North Queenslanders

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says employment figures released yesterday reveal people looking for work under the Coalition’s new jobactive employment services model are achieving better, long-term employment outcomes. “The Turnbull Coalition is committed to implementing policies that actually deliver jobs and growth,” said Mr Entsch. “Our reforms, last year, to the Government’s employment…

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Entsch encourages Cairns businesses to take advantage of export “golden opportunity”

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging Cairns businesses to take advantage of a “golden opportunity” to expand into overseas markets, thanks to the Coalition Government’s landmark export trade agreements with other countries. “These trade deals are part of our National Economic Plan to create more local jobs and attract new investment,” said Mr…

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