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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Grants to benefit men’s health and wellbeing in Cook

THE Cooktown Men’s Shed will receive $2400 from the Australian Government to continue to promote and support men’s health and well-being in the Cook Shire. The grant is part of $400,000 in national funding provided to more than 100 Men’s Sheds across Australia. Announcing the grant, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the funding…

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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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