Kids to illustrate ‘the spirit of Christmas’

THE FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, is asking Far North Queensland kids to illustrate what ‘the spirit of Christmas’ means to them as part of his 2014 Christmas Card competition. The competition, which is now in its fifth year, is open to all children aged from 5 years to 12 inclusive ? with the…

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Research funding to help develop environmental solutions

THE FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, is today calling on local research organisations to bid for a share of more than $25 million in annual funding as part of a new National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The Programme, managed by the Federal Government’s Department of Environment, builds on the world-class research carried out by…

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Entsch commends national security efforts

AUSTRALIA is part of an international community and has an obligation to make a stand against genocide, sexual slavery and torture in Iraq and Syria, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Speaking in Parliament today on the National Security Statement, Mr Entsch expressed his strong support for Australia’s action to help combat the “desperate circumstances” in…

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International exposure for Cooktown student

COOKTOWN State School student Dylan Mitchell has been recognised on the world stage with his artwork being viewed and enjoyed by international figures at the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Cairns this weekend (19-21 SEP). Dylan was among just 14 students from across Far North Queensland awarded for their entries in the G20 Cairns School…

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Funding delivered for CCTV in the Cairns CBD

THE Coalition Government has signed off on the first tranche of funding to help Cairns Regional Council update its outdated CCTV system, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today. The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects.…

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Cairns credited with G20 success in parliament

FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey has told Parliament that the people of Cairns were “outstanding hosts” of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting last week. The Treasurer’s comments, at Question Time yesterday (MON), were in response to a question from Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who asked Mr Hockey to update MPs on the…

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Cairns to benefit from investment in Northern Australia

CAIRNS Regional Council’s planned $21m redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool into an international-standard aquatic centre will be boosted by a $4.8 million commitment from the Federal Government, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Ciobo announced today. “We are a nation of high-achievers in sport, so it’s vital that our…

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Entsch welcomes PM’s support on medicinal cannabis

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated Prime Minister Tony Abbott for his public comments in support of the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. “I was very pleased to hear his stance – it really will assist in our campaign to make products that contain cannabinoids more widely available for people in need,”…

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School kids’ art welcomes G20 delegates to Cairns

Treasurer Joe Hockey and Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today congratulated 14 Queensland school students for winning a prize in the G20 Cairns School Art Competition. The students, from years prep to eight, were awarded at a ceremony at the Cairns Convention Centre today, where preparations are well underway for the weekend’s G20 Finance Ministers…

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