Tropical Arts Association

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to rise this evening to talk about one of Cairns’s best kept secrets: the Tropical Arts Association. Tropical Arts is a not-for-profit community theatre group based in Cairns. It prides itself on community engagement. Tropical Arts tirelessly finds ways to include people, and the benefits to individuals and…

Federal government funds essential Rondo Theatre upgrades

The federal government will fully-fund important upgrades to the Rondo Theatre in time for the upcoming season to ensure theatre-goers continue to access to first-class local facilities. Federal Leichhardt Warren MP Entsch, who announced the additional $200,000 in funding today, said the upgrades were essential for the future of the Rondo Theatre. “This federal government…

Report into powering the Daintree released

Options for supplying power to the Daintree community have been investigated in a report released today by energy market experts Sunverge. The analysis, supported by $180,000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, examined five options to power the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest. These included single and multiple electrical micro-grids with high renewables uptake and a…

Tuberculosis Motion

MR ENTSCH: TB is a disease that most people thought was in the past or was isolated to small pockets of some impoverished countries. TB is one of the oldest human diseases and has been identified in Egyptian mummies. I, for one, also assumed that the disease was no longer an issue, after my mum actually…