$940,000 in capital grants funding for Cooktown school

ENDEAVOUR Christian College in Cooktown will soon benefit from several major infrastructure improvements after being named a recipient of a $940,000 Australian Government grant. The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards a number of projects including a new design and technology workshop, machinery room, and science laboratory. It…

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$325 in capital grants funding for Kamerunga school

PEACE Lutheran College in Kamerunga will soon see major infrastructure improvements after being named a recipient of a $325,000 Australian Government grant. The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards construction of four classrooms and three staff offices, as well as furniture, equipment and site works. Federal Member for…

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Time to discuss organ donation

A LOCAL media organisation will play a key role in reaching out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to encourage them to become organ donors, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media (QRAM), based in Cairns, will receive a $36,160 grant under the Organ and Tissue Authority’s 2014-15 Community Awareness Grants. The…

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Govt to consult further on Medicare changes

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s move by new Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley to scrap controversial proposed changes to the Medicare rebate. “I congratulate the minister for having the courage to stand up against something that wasn’t going to work,” Mr Entsch said. “The feedback I’ve received from medical practitioners and constituents is…

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Follow Townsville’s lead says Entsch

THE LNP’S $150M election commitment towards Townsville’s super-stadium highlights the need for council to confirm a site for Cairns’ own new stadium, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I congratulate Townsville for the work they’ve done, they’ve really got their act together,” Mr Entsch said today.  “They have a comprehensive proposal and a CBD site locked…

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Mossman RSL Anzac Memorial moves forward

THE Mossman RSL Sub Branch will finally be able to host a war memorial within its grounds, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announcing that the project will be funded through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. The Federal Government will provide the Mossman RSL Sub Branch with $8682 to build a memorial that will…

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New opportunities sought after Skytrans closure

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has expressed his disappointment over the demise of Skytrans, describing the local airline as a “fabulous corporate citizen” in the Far North. He has also distanced himself from criticism of the State Government, saying that the decision to award the Gulf route contract to Rex “didn’t help” but if Skytrans had…

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