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…

Leichhardt youth urged to get creative

THE Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch is reminding young Far North Queenslanders they have one week left to “tell their story” as part of the ABC’s Heywire competition. “This is a huge opportunity for young people aged 16-22 who live in the Far North to put together a story in text, audio, photo, or…

Feedback on Forrest Review sought

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is urging local Indigenous leaders and community members to respond to the Forrest Review into Indigenous jobs and training before the initial consultation period ends on 20th September. “This is a comprehensive report that draws upon Andrew Forrest’s own experience in employment and training of indigenous people, as well as input…

Work for the Dole coordinator announced for Cairns

FEDERAL MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today announced that MAX Solutions has been selected to deliver the new Work for the Dole Coordinator services in Cairns. “From 1 July 2014, the Government has rolled out new Work for the Dole arrangements for job seekers aged 18?30 in the Cairns area,” Mr Entsch said. “I’ve…

New partnership to support communities in PNG

The Australian Government will provide $1.85 million to a two-year pilot program promoting economic and community development and disease prevention in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province. The program is the product of a new partnership between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Cairns-based Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC). Minister for Foreign…