Nominate now to find our next Australians of the Year

RESIDENTS of Leichhardt have just two more weeks to nominate inspirational locals for the Australian of the Year Awards 2013. Federal MP Warren Entsch has today urged community members to have their say about who should be named the next Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and…

Entsch welcomes moves towards better management of Cape York

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the renewed discussions on Wild Rivers, saying he was pleased to see that the Newman government has moved quickly to fulfil their commitment to revoke the legislation.  “I also welcome their recognition that residents and landholders are key to discussions on this matter, and would reassure Wild…

Cairns assists Coalition inquiry into childcare affordability

LOCAL childcare workers and training providers had a first-hand opportunity to discuss their concerns with Shadow Minister for Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Sussan Ley yesterday. Fifteen childcare providers and training organisation representatives attended a roundtable forum at the Cairns TAFE, hosted by Ms Ley and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. “There were a…

Renewed focus on local rehab services

MORE than a year after the closure of Lyons House, the three levels of government in Cairns will today show they are committed to re-establishing vital infrastructure that will help people with addictions to get off the streets. Standing in front of the now-defunct residential rehabilitation centre, Federal MP Warren Entsch, Member for Cairns Gavin…

Little Dixie wins Jonno’s heart

CAIRNS youngster Jonno Cattell is well-known for his tough battle with illness but today the 10-year-old’s face was all smiles as he was presented with ‘Dixie’, a one-year-old poodle cross. The Cattell family has had a tough time in the last couple of years, with Jonno being diagnosed with a brain stem glioma in 2011. …

Cape to Kakadu concept takes hold in the North

AN inventive concept to establish a ‘Cape to Kakadu’ vehicle ferry between Weipa, Gove and Darwin is riding a wave of momentum, gaining support from all corners of Northern Australia. The idea came to light as an “aspirational” element in the Weipa Town Authority’s recent Community Plan, with Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch a…

Cairns crime to come under the spotlight

CRIME in the community will be a hot topic at a forum to be held in Cairns on Monday, hosted by Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Shadow Minister for Justice and Customs Michael Keenan. “The Coalition recognises that crime is a major issue in Cairns, and in putting together our policy platform for…