Entsch to help shape future of the North

PRIME Minister-elect Tony Abbott has announced that Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will play a pivotal role in determining the future direction of the Far North. Mr Entsch will Chair the committee which will formulate the White Paper that will drive the implementation of the Coalition’s Policy for Northern Australia. “Northern Australia has faced…

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Coalition supports critical mental health services in FNQ

IF elected, a Coalition Government will invest $350,000 in the Mental Illness Fellowship NQ Inc for the establishment of a Clubhouse in what is a major boost for mental health services in the region. A Clubhouse is a place where people with mental illness can meet with their peers in a supportive environment that provides…

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Reef 2050 Plan recognises our role as guardians of the Reef

THE long-term environmental protection of the Great Barrier Reef – the Far North’s greatest asset – will be assured under the Coalition’s Reef 2050 Plan, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “This is an excellent policy we’ve released today,” Mr Entsch said. “I welcome the $40 million for the creation of a Reef Trust and it…

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Coalition delivers school funding certainty

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the release of the Coalition’s Education policy, which proves that Labor has been guilty of a blatant fear campaign over student education. “In recent months we’ve had the Labor candidate for Leichhardt, Billy Gordon, repeatedly claim that the Coalition will cut education funding,” Mr Entsch said. “He has clearly…

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Leichhardt to kick goals under new regional fund

THE Coalition’s plan for a National Stronger Regions Fund will be a massive boost for FNQ, which has been sorely neglected under Labor’s Regional Development Australia Fund, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “Time and time again I’ve spoken out about the disproportionate amounts of funds that have gone to Labor or key independent seats,” said…

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Play your part in child protection: Entsch

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch is urging Leichhardt residents to “play their part” when it comes to child safety. With Child Protection Week kicking off this Sunday, September 1, Mr Entsch has thrown his support behind the annual campaign, which aims to raise community awareness and provoke collective action on the issue. “As a father, and…

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State move demonstrates need for insurance round table

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the Newman Government for its forward-thinking strategy in proposing a flood levee in Cairns to mitigate flood vulnerability. “This is a very significant positive move in the right direction,” Mr Entsch said today. “It also reinforces exactly why I have committed to organising a round table with the State…

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Coalition invests in Mossman Botanic Gardens

AN elected Coalition Government will invest $1.4 million to develop the Mossman Botanic Garden and showcase the ‘treasure chest’ of the Daintree Rainforest. Making the announcement with Scott Morrison MP, Liberal National Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP said this landmark local investment will help bring about the rejuvenation of Mossman. “This is incredible news…

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Entsch secures funding for more CCTV in Cairns

AN elected Coalition Government will invest $400,000 to expand the fixed CCTV network across Cairns CBD today.  Making the announcement with Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection, Mr Michael Keenan MP today, Mr Entsch said he was thrilled to secure Federal funds.   “Crime prevention and improving community safety is a significant priority…

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Coalition makes rural and regional health a priority

THE Coalition’s newly-announced health policy will help get more – and better-trained – medical experts into rural and regional areas, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today. “We need more frontline services in Leichhardt, from highly skilled doctors, to nurses and allied health professionals,” said Mr Entsch. “This is a significant issue, and one that…

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