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THE Coalition Government has signed off on the first tranche of funding to help Cairns Regional Council update its outdated CCTV system, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today.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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beyondblue bus to visit Cairns and Port Douglas

THE Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, will this week welcome the beyondblue bus to Cairns and Port Douglas as part of a National Roadshow raising awareness of mental illness. “beyondblue is working hard to encourage all Australians to put the spotlight on mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and encourage those suffering to seek help,”…

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Tjapukai Indigenous dance group to perform for G20 delegates

Treasurer Joe Hockey and Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today welcomed news that the Cairns-based Tjapukai Indigenous dance group will perform for visiting G20 delegates. The group is based at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park which has been operating for 25 years, allowing visitors an opportunity to experience the culture and way of life of the…

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Local students give G20 delegates a taste of Cairns

Treasurer Joe Hockey and Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today announced that local students will play an important part in welcoming G20 delegates to Cairns next week. Twenty-three Cairns TAFE students will be there when some of the world’s most influential political and economic leaders come to town for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central…

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A Word from Warren – NBN Update

Last year, the Government identified around 1.6 million premises in Australia which had either very poor or no broadband connectivity. These premises have been – and will continue to be – prioritised in the NBN rollout. In the Far North, many regional users will get broadband via a new satellite that will offer services from…

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