Cash injection for tourism operators

TOURISM in Leichhardt will receive a major boost with the announcement that the Federal Government will invest $670,450 into the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Programme. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch welcomed the announcement and said the investment in tourism infrastructure would help attract more visitors to Tropical Queensland and provide an even better traveller experience. “The funding…

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Milestone on medicinal cannabis reached

THE introduction of legislation that will allow the cultivation in Australia of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes is a massive win that will change the lives of Far Northerners, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. This morning, Minister for Health Sussan Ley MP presented the Narcotic Drug Amendment Bill 2016 into the House of Representatives.…

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Students on Thursday Island to get the literacy help they need

STUDENTS on Thursday Island will get extra help in developing their literacy skills thanks to teachers at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School undertaking specialist training, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Mr Entsch said the $22 million Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Programme will help students at six remote schools in the Northern…

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Safer Internet Day 2016

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging local schools to take part in this year’s Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 9 February, using ‘Virtual Classrooms’ run by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. “More than 20,000 students across Australia are expected to participate in Safer Internet Day and I’d really encourage teachers and…

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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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