Local ABC to be streamed online and on mobile

MEMBER for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP has welcomed news that ABC Far North will be streamed online and on mobile from 1 July this year. “ABC local radio plays a vital informative role in the case of emergency situations, warning people of floods, bushfires, cyclones and the like,” said Mr Entsch, “so being able to…

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State government’s dredging decision “bitterly disappointing” for Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says the Queensland government’s decision not to dredge Trinity Inlet in Cairns is “bitterly disappointing, but totally expected”. “It’s essentially Groundhog Day,” said Mr Entsch, “because once again we have a Labor government dancing to the tune of their puppet masters – the Greens. “I’m disappointed that the previous state government…

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Mt Sheridan resident takes out national youth award

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated local resident Meridah Hunter who last night (SUBS: WED 16th) won the Youth Culture and Diversity category at this year’s 2015 National Youth Awards in Brisbane. Mr Entsch said Meridah has a passion for bringing people together through co-operation and inclusion. “Meridah created the Biddigal Performing…

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Calendar to again showcase Leichhardt

IT’S time again to launch the Leichhardt Community Calendar photography competition so whether you’ve captured a stunning landscape, a striking portrait, our iconic wildlife or fierce weather, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to check out your skills. Entries are now being accepted for the annual competition from which Mr Entsch will choose the…

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Medical Ship docks in Cairns

YWAM Medical Ships ? Australia’s (YWAM MSA) new Training and Medical Ship, the MVYWAM PNG is docked at Trinity Wharf for three days of tours and events. The vessel is en-route to Papua New Guinea (PNG) where it will deliver primary health care, dentistry, optometry and training services in the Southern Region. The MV YWAM…

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Submissions to Sugar Industry Taskforce extended

THOSE wanting to make submissions to the Sugar Industry Code of Conduct Taskforce established by the Coalition Government now have more time to do so. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, who is participating in the taskforce, said it had been set up to investigate the need for a potential code of conduct for the…

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Heritage Week event for Douglas

MEMBER for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, is encouraging families, parents, teachers, and community groups in the Douglas Shire to get involved with Australian Heritage Week. “Australian Heritage Week starts this Saturday and runs until 19 April 2015,” Mr Entsch said. “Australian Heritage Week is an important and lively celebration that encourages us to reflect on…

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Anzac Day for the troops 2015

ON 25 April Australians will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War and honour the sacrifices of those service personnel who helped forge our national identity. This Anzac Day, Australians are also being asked to spare a thought for our current serving personnel and recently returned veterans who have…

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Exploring growth opportunities for FNQ tourism

TRADE and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will meet with tourism stakeholders in Cairns today to discuss the role international investment can play in developing associated infrastructure opportunities in the region. Hosted by Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, Mr Robb will take part in a tourism, trade and investment roundtable, involving representatives from Cairns Regional Council…

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Torres Strait Islander woman graduates with Masters from ACU

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the first Torres Strait Islander woman to graduate with a Masters from the Australian Catholic University in Canberra. Ms Lydia George graduated from the University last week with a Masters in Social Work, specialising in Kupai Omasker ? the Torres Strait customary adoption of children. Mr Entsch…

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