Indigenous troops honoured on 75th anniversary

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said he was honoured to be part of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion remembrance held at the weekend. Mr Entsch, along with Federal Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester, attended the remembrance ceremony held at Green Hill Fort on Thursday Island. He said…

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…

Far North Queensland encouraged to ‘Think Big’

The Federal Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is open for applications. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling for big ideas from the community that could help shape the future of the region. Mr Entsch said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that delivered…

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.…