Cairns Show

Mr ENTSCH: Fortunately, this year’s Cairns Show went ahead as planned, following last year’s cancellation, in what was a major boost to our city and wider region. It’s one event I certainly look forward to every year. The Cairns Show is the biggest regional show in Australia and Cairns’s largest event. But the Cairns Show…

Kuranda Bridge and Kuranda Range

Mr ENTSCH: I don’t often find myself agreeing with the Member for Kennedy on much of anything, but recently something strange has occurred. I’ve found myself agreeing with him on an issue that he has recently shone light on. Since November last year, the Barron River Bridge at Kuranda has been reduced to one lane…

Coming of the Light

Mr ENTSCH: During the recent winter break, I had the absolute pleasure to attend the 150th anniversary of the Coming of the Light celebrations on Erub Island. Coming of the Light recognises the adaptation of Christianity throughout the Torres Strait during the late 19th century. The day of celebration and joy means so much to…

Morrison Government supporting indigenous tourism across Far North Queensland

The first round of the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Tourism Fund has been announced with five organisations across Far North Queensland successfully receiving funding under the program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grants are designed to help indigenous-owned tourism businesses and community organisations increase the number of indigenous tourism products available and support the…

Morrison Government invests an extra $1.1m to provide critical childcare services in Cairns and Cooktown

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today welcomed the allocation of an additional $1.1 million to support vital child care services in the region and help meet the needs of local families. Four services will receive funding under the Morrison Government’s Community Child Care Fund which helps improve access to childcare and increase workforce participation in…

Helping young people Far North Queensland experiencing mental illness into work

The dedicated headspace program assisting locals in Cairns and Far North Queensland experiencing mental illness into work will be extended to help more young people secure employment opportunities. The program, operated in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section), will receive $ 1,054,560.00 in funding over the next four years. Federal…

Special Envoy showcases the Great Barrier Reef

Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch will host a delegation of ambassadors and ambassadorial representatives today on a site visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Entsch will highlight Australia’s commitment to protecting the Reef and the science that underpins Australia’s $3 billion commitment to managing the Reef. The…