FNQ called on to support Nepal victims

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch is urging Far Northerners to do what they can to help victims of the Nepal earthquake by donating spare blankets, clothing (including children’s and babies clothing), tents and umbrellas to a local community group. Mr Entsch met with members of the FNQ Nepali Community earlier this week, some of whom have…

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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY BAND VISITS T.I. FOR ANZAC DAY

ANZAC Day commemorations in the Torres Strait had a unique flavour this year thanks to the Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. Mr Entsch said the band travelled to Thursday Island to provide musical support at Anzac Day services, schools and aged care facilities – supported by an Australian…

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Green Army on the ground in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today met with the first two Green Army teams to get up and running in Cairns, speaking to trainees and inspecting their Greenhouse and Bush Tucker projects. The teams are being coordinated through Mooroobool-based organisation Choice Australia, in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers Australia. A ten-person Greenhouse team will…

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Landcare grants open in Cape York

Land managers and community groups across Cape York are now able to apply for Australian Government grants for projects to help care for the region’s nationally significant wetlands and waterways. Traditional Owners, landholders and Landcare groups are invited to register an expression of interest in grants of up to $25,000 for projects that care for…

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Portraits capture local WWII veterans

A PORTRAIT of one of the last remaining veterans of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion will feature in a national project to recognise WWII servicemen, thanks to the efforts of local MP Warren Entsch. The Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) is embarking on an ambitious project titled Reflections, which aims to take a…

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WWII veteran reunited with his medals

ONE of the last surviving members of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion has been honoured with a formal presentation of his medals and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Australian Government. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch was visiting Saibai Island last year when he heard about Mr Mebai Warusam, aged 91, whose children…

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Funding boost supports older residents in the NPA

LOCAL elders will benefit from a funding boost from the Abbott Government, which will enable the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council to buy equipment to help people be more mobile around the home. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has announced today that the Council will receive a $10,000 grant for its Mobilizing Northern Peninsula…

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Awards champion business women across all sectors

MEMBER for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP has called on the Far North Queensland community to help recognise local business women who are challenging the status quo and breaking new ground, by nominating them for the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Entsch said the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, now in its 21st year, provides a…

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Tower of London Poppy finds new home in Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has today handed over a beautiful ceramic poppy to Cairns RSL, one of more than 888,000 poppies that formed a sea of red at the Tower of London last year. Thanks to the generosity of Leslene Woodward, a former Cairns resident now living in London, the Cairns community will be able…

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