Building Better Regions Fund recipients announced

Communities across the Far North will receive a significant boost following the announcement of four successful projects* under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the region’s future. “I am a big supporter of the arts and we are very fortunate…

FNQ community organisations to receive NAIDOC week funding

The Federal Government’s support for the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture has continued through funding for NAIDOC Week celebrations across Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 23 organisations* across Cairns, Cape York and Torres Strait would benefit from the Federal Government’s 2018 NAIDOC Week grants round. He said…

Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia ‘Northern Horizons’ Report – 28 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: On behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia, I present the committee’s report entitled Northern horizons—unleashing our tourism potential: report on the inquiry into opportunities and methods for stimulating the tourism industry in northern Australia. Northern Australia has many natural advantages that make it a unique and unforgettable tourism destination. Northern Australia’s varied and pristine natural landscapes and wilderness…

Erub Island All Saints Anglican Church – 27 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:37): Next week I’ll be travelling up again to one of the most beautiful islands in the Torres Strait, Erub Island. It will be a very important visit for me. Last year, when I visited the island to catch up with local leaders, I was struck by the worn beauty of one particular…

Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire – 25 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (16:17): I rise today to pay tribute to one of Australia’s smallest shires, which just happens to be located in my electorate. To say that the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council is punching above its weight is an understatement. Wujal Wujal is about 20 square kilometres in size and is home to about…

Daintree Power – 21 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:23): I have been working with the community north of the Daintree River since I was elected in 1996 in an effort to bring them into the 20th and now 21st century. This is a very vibrant community of around 500 to 600 people. Interestingly, some years ago the state government legislated to…

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility – 20 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (11:34): The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is a game changer for northern Australia. The NAIF is partnering with the private sector and governments of northern jurisdictions to provide concessional loans to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits northern Australia. I have to concede there have been some…