Renal Unit finally to open

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the Bamaga Renal Unit will open its doors on the 18th of October. Mr Entsch met with Simone Kolaric, the chief executive of the Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service, last week during a trip to Thursday Island. “I told Simone that we needed…

Application deadline approaches for Anzac Centenary grants

ORGANISATIONS in Leichhardt that plan to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac are urged to submit their applications before the October 31 Round 1 deadline. In April this year Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch launched the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, which provides $100,000 in funding for local projects. The Leichhardt ACLG Committee has decided…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…