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THE Coalition Government has signed off on the first tranche of funding to help Cairns Regional Council update its outdated CCTV system, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today.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

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,”…

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,”…

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…