Budget delivers an extra $171 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef

THE Turnbull Government is doing more than ever before to protect the Great Barrier Reef and the 2016 Budget strengthens this commitment with a $171.0 million boost. “This investment is a testament to the Government’s ongoing commitment to protecting this natural treasure,” Minister Hunt said. “Included in this is a $70 million additional injection to…

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Lotsa leads the way

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the team at Lotsa Print & Signage who have shown how a regional Far Northern business can top their field internationally. Across their printing sites, Lotsa is currently maintaining a ‘Mellow Colour’ ISO 12647 colour Quality Management System (QMS) certification, a demanding regime that requires constant attention, precision and…

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Quality reforms to get far Northern students ahead

THE Turnbull Government has committed to the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation, to drive excellence in Australia’s school students as part of its $73.6 billion student achievement plan. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said public, Catholic and independent schools in Leichhardt would be among those benefiting from extra funding…

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Far North to benefit from new business assistance

THE Far North’s small tourism businesses and start-ups will benefit from the appointment of two new local Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS), says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I’m very pleased to announce that Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) and Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF) are two of seven successful applicants for the grants in…

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Outback charity appoints Warren as Patron

GULF Horizons Foundation, a charity focused on supporting people in crisis in our rural communities, is pleased to announce today that the Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, has been appointed Patron. Gulf Horizons was established in 2011 to address the challenges of the live export ban, floods, fires, drought, crippling debt and economic…

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COUCH welcomes donation towards Wellness Centre

PROMINENT local charity COUCH has today been handed a cheque for almost $30,000 by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch on behalf of the Far North Queensland community, one of the largest amounts raised for the charity at a single fundraising event. The hand-over took place at the site of the planned Cancer Help & Wellness Centre…

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Woree State School rewarded for environmental focus

FEDERAL Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch MP has congratulated Woree State School students who were yesterday awarded a $500 Ripples of Change grant for protecting their local environment and the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Entsch said the awards encourage students to learn about and care for their local environments and promote real…

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Statement – Pacific Patrol Boat contract

This morning I received a briefing from the Deputy Secretary of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment within the Department of Defence and the Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, regarding the decision not to award the tender for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Program to the Cairns consortium led by TeeKay Shipping (Australia). I expressed my…

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Fuel prices to be put under the spotlight in Cairns

NEWS that petrol prices in Cairns will be investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be warmly welcomed by local motorists and businesses, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The ACCC’s detailed market study – from wholesale supply to the petrol pump ? will allow for a greater understanding of what factors are…

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