Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week in Far North Queensland

Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week with a $1.4 million grants round. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today encouraged FNQ communities to apply for a grant to host a local celebration. “NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

Mainie Designer Fashions – 28 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:31): I rise today to speak about a Far North Queensland company that is kicking some major goals both domestically and overseas. Mainie Designer Fashion is an Australian owned company with a vision to be recognised internationally as a distinctively Australian fashion and gift brand. Mainie’s founders and owners are Cairns based husband-and-wife…

Chinese Lunar New Year – 13 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:53): I rise today to speak about one of the most important cultural festivals in the Cairns and Far North Queensland calendar. Now in its 15th year, thousands of locals, domestic visitors and international tourists from mainland China and Hong Kong will descend on our beautiful city to celebrate Chinese lunar new year.…

Far North Queensland Power Prices – 13 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (19:19): Far North Queensland is sick and tired of being treated as a cash cow when it comes to paying for electricity. The Queensland Competition Authority has warned the state-owned regional electricity retailer, Ergon Energy, that it must be forced to compete against new retailers. There is no competition out there. The…

A big win for Far North Queensland sugar exporters

Far North Queensland sugar growers are set to be the big winners after the signing today of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the PAFTA would create new markets for Far North Queensland sugar growers who have previously been locked out. He said the agreement opened the door to one…

Scholarships open to Far North Queensland volunteers

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called for Far North Queensland volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Mr Entsch said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders in to travel to Sydney for the national conference. “The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in our…

John Morris – 6 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:43): I take this opportunity to recognise a great community leader, developer and dear friend of mine, John Morris. I also wish John a very happy 90th birthday for this Thursday. John is known as ‘Mister Port Douglas’ and is a living icon in the Far North. His vision and determination has helped…