Applications to upskill youth now open

THE Cairns region has been chosen to trial a new pilot programme enabling businesses and community organisations to apply for support to boost the skills of local young people. “Our Government is looking at innovative ways to address youth unemployment by undertaking two youth pilot programs – Training for Employment Scholarships (TES) and the Youth…

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Entsch praises Cairns Street Chaplains

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has spoken in Parliament to commend the invaluable community service provided by the Cairns Street Chaplains. “Since starting in October 2013, the Cairns Street Chaplains have had a profound impact on our city,” said Mr Entsch. “The Chaplains walk the streets of our CBD looking out for those who have partied…

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Entsch reaffirms White Paper process

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has reiterated in Parliament that the Government is committed to delivering the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, saying it will be released “well and truly before the May Budget”. Mr Entsch, supporting a Private Members Motion by the Member for Herbert, Ewen Jones, said there have been many focuses on Northern…

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Entsch sets the record straight with Bates

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has dismissed criticism by Cairns Regional Councillor Richie Bates, saying the comments only illustrate Cr Bates’ lack of knowledge on the insurance issue. “As far as I’m aware, this is the first time that Cr Bates has made a public comment on insurance, but I think he would have…

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$425,000 upgrade to Groves Creek Bridge

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Mr Warren Entsch has welcomed the Australian Government’s funding for a much-needed upgrade to the Groves Creek Bridge. “The Abbott Government is committing over $53 million to 14 projects across Queensland as part of Round One of the Bridges Renewal Programme,” said Mr Entsch. ”I’m pleased that the Mareeba Shire Council…

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Get funding to fix black spots

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging councils and residents to ask for federal funding to fix dangerous intersections or stretches of road. “As well as being devastating for the families involved, road accidents cost our country’s economy around $27 billion each year,” said Mr Entsch. “Thankfully, the number of deaths per year has…

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Science, Art and Comedy in the Tropics

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Cairns will have a great opportunity to celebrate National Science Week later this year, with a James Cook University project receiving a $9,500 grant from the Australian Government. “It’s a great achievement for JCU’s project to be selected among a range of projects that showcase the best in…

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New Green Army projects for Leichhardt

MORE than 350 Green Army projects are set to be rolled out across Australia following the announcement of successful projects for Round 2 of this important environmental programme. “I’m very pleased that Far North Queensland will be hosting a number of Green Army projects,” Mr Entsch said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our local…

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New laws to help stamp out cyberbullying

**Watch Warren's address in Parliament** LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has spoken in Parliament in support of legislation to target insidious cyberbullying that is damaging the mental health of local young people. The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 will establish a Children's E-Safety Commissioner, an authority to take the lead across government in implementing…

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