Leichhardt resident a finalist in National Youth Awards

MT SHERIDAN resident, Meridah Hunter, has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Youth Awards. Meridah is a finalist in the Youth Culture and Diversity category of the 2015 National Youth Awards, which will be announced on April 16 in Brisbane. Meridah was nominated for her commitment to Indigenous awareness. She established her school’s…

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Far Northern schools recognised for work to protect the Reef

THE Australian Government is recognising Reef Guardian Schools across Queensland for positive, on-ground environmental actions in their schools and communities to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. Each year five schools receive $1000 from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, rewarding their environmental projects over the past year. “In the Far North, Gordonvale State…

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Cairns Airport a massive asset to the Far North

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has spoken in Parliament to commend Cairns Airport for “punching well above its weight” and breaking records in passenger numbers. “Some 4.3 million passengers passed through the airport in the last financial year, and we are on target to exceed 4.55 million passengers this financial year,” Mr Entsch said.…

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Leichhardt women among highest scammed in 2014

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is cautioning women in his electorate to be more aware of threat and extortion scams after a new report found they are among the most likely in the country to be rorted of their money. The University of Canberra’s Scams in Australia – 2014 report showed Queensland women aged…

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Time to shift focus from PPL to childcare

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to scrap the Paid Parental Leave scheme, saying he hopes it will free up much-needed support for families struggling to access appropriate childcare services. “I’m a very strong advocate for parental leave, but it has to be affordable,” Mr Entsch said. “Unfortunately, with the financial…

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Entsch welcomes bid to ban lords and ladies

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated his colleague Andrew Laming, the Member for Bowman, for his move to abolish Knights and Dames from the Australian Honours System. Once Parliamentary sittings resume this month, Dr Laming will introduce a Private Member’s Bill calling for the termination of any future Australian knighthoods and dames, while…

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New vessels herald a new era

FOUR robust and agile vessels will depart for the Torres Strait today, a key element of a new pilot program that will radically reshape the way services are provided to poverty-ridden PNG villages just 4 km from Australia’s border. The 6.8m motorboats will be used to transport medical supplies, staff and patients between PNG Treaty…

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Get involved in the Green Army

THE Australian Government’s major new environmental programme – the Green Army – is getting underway around Australia and Federal MP Warren Entsch is urging any interested Leichhardt locals to attend a community information session. The Green Army supports practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation projects across urban, regional and remote Australia.   It provides young Australians…

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