Nominations open for Leichhardt’s top VET students

FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHHARDT Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible students in his electorate to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school. Mr Entsch says: “The Abbott Government this week launched the 2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) as part of our commitment to promoting take…

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Time to ban ‘canned’ lion trophy hunts: Entsch

THE FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, has thrown his support behind a new move to restrict the import of lion products to Australia. Mr Entsch, who recently attended a briefing on ‘canned hunting’ while in Canberra for Parliamentary sittings, said he was disturbed to learn about the extent of the practise in Africa. “I…

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Making support for LGBTI ‘The New Norm’

AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS, teachers, parents and the general public need to help foster a school environment that is more inclusive for LGBTI teenagers, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Speaking in Parliament today, Mr Entsch, who is also the Chair of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for LGBTI Australians, highlighted a campaign called The New Norm and described…

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National portrait exhibition to visit Cairns

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the Australian Government will provide more than $45,000 in funding to the National Portrait Gallery of Australia to bring its National Photographic Portrait Prize to regional cities – including Cairns. The exhibition will tour a number of galleries in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania throughout…

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NBN rolls out across Miallo

THE ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS to speed up the NBN rollout are paying off for residents and businesses in Miallo, north of Port Douglas, as work begins to connect local premises to the National Broadband Network. Fixed wireless construction has just begun to connect 189 residences and businesses in parts of Miallo. It is expected that…

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Improving Great Barrier Reef Water Quality in the Wet Tropics

The Australian Government is working hard to protect the Great Barrier Reef with the opening of the $5 million Reef Trust Tender to improve water quality in the Wet Tropics. “This competitive tender from the Coalition’s $40 million Reef Trust will provide financial incentives to sugar cane farmers in the Wet Tropics to improve their…

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Candlenut Steiner School celebrates new facilities

STUDENTS AND STAFF at Candlenut Steiner School in Kuranda today celebrated the opening of their Science and Manual Arts Buildings, which were built with the help of $528 000 in Australian Government funding. The Hon Warren Entsch MP opened the new facilities on behalf of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator the…

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Pormpuraaw Airport takes off

PORMPURAAW residents again have access to air services, with the community’s airport re-opening to flights. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government contributed $790,000 towards the airport upgrade from the Regional Aviation Access Program. “This important program helps upgrade aerodromes in remote and isolated communities around…

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National Stronger Regions Fund applications open

THE FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Mr Warren Entsch, has today announced the opening of applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small-scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. “This is a huge opportunity…

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