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…

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…

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…

Statement on National Security

I rise here today to express my very strong support for what Australia is doing to help combat the desperate circumstances that we are seeing with ISIL in Iraq and in Syria. This is certainly a humanitarian endeavour. It is certainly not an act of war. When we see scenes of genocide, families fleeing violence,…

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…

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THE Coalition Government has signed off on the first tranche of funding to help Cairns Regional Council update its outdated CCTV system, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today.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

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…