Labor candidate needs to tell truth on health funding

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called on the local Labor candidate to come clean and start telling the truth about Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service funding. Commonwealth funding* for the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has increased from $127 million when Labor left office to more than $242 million last financial…

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New dawn for Cairns Marine Precinct operators

Local jobs across the Cairns commercial shipping and maritime industries will be further supported by recently completed upgrades to the Cairns Marine Precinct. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who officially opened stage one of the precinct today, said the federal government’s $24 million investment had boosted economic growth in the region and supported the expansion…

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Coalition Government continues to back FNQ small business owners

More than 19,534 businesses across Cairns and Far North Queensland have already taken advantage of the Morrison Government’s hugely popular instant asset write-off initiative. It is through a strong economy the federal government can continue to back small businesses across the region. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today visited Edge Hill Butchery where owners Rod…

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Facility upgrade puts Cairns Hockey ahead of the field

Far North Queensland now boasts an international-quality sporting facility following the official opening today of the $3 million redevelopment of the Cairns Hockey Association facilities. This project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $2.7 million and the Cairns Hockey Association $300,000. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the improved facility, now raised to international…

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Federal government to fund bridge upgrades in Cook and Douglas Shires

Better and safer bridges are on the way to Cook and Douglas Shire Councils thanks to an investment from the federal government under its highly-successful Bridges Renewal Program. The federal government will invest $662,750 towards upgrading the Jensen’s Crossing Bridge (Cook Shire) and $550,000 towards upgrading Poletti Bridge (Douglas Shire) The federal government investment represents…

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Statement: 2019 Federal Election

This election will be one of the most important in a generation – it will define our region for the next decade. There is a lot at stake I have plan for our region and I will deliver it . . . you can trust my plan. This plan includes busting congestion along the Captain…

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More scholarships for students living in Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged students living in Far North Queensland to apply for a federal government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education. Applications are now open for scholarships under the expanded $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program. Mr Entsch said eligible students could benefit from up…

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Federal programs continue to deliver for Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today welcomed additional funding packages announced in the federal budget for programs* that Far North Queensland always fared extremely well under. Mr Entsch said the funding packages covered a range of areas including local road infrastructure, community groups, sporting groups, social programs and telecommunication infrastructure. He said he expected significant…

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Budget bonanza for Far North Queensland

The Morrison Government has delivered a funding bonanza for Far North Queensland with families and workers among the biggest winners. The federal government last night announced the first budget surplus in more than a decade. The last time Labor delivered an actual budget surplus was in 1989 – three decades ago. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

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