Round Two of Building Better Regions Fund Now Open

• Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two • Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments • Applications close on 19 December 2017 FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has urged organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications…

Export Awards Showcase Cairns Business

A Cairns business is a finalist in the 55th Australian Export Awards which recognizes success in putting Australian innovation and expertise on a global stage. Cairns College of English & Business is in the running to win education and training award, to be announced at the ceremony in Canberra on 5 December. One of the…

75th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has called on Far North Queenslanders to pause and reflect on Australia’s service and sacrifice on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein today. Mr Entsch said the Battle of El Alamein was the turning point in the North African Campaign during the Second World War. “While…

NEW OPPORTUNTIES FOR LEICHHARDT WITH AMENDED SINGAPORE-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

THE Federal Government has created significant new opportunities for businesses in Far North Queensland through updates to the Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA). Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the amended SAFTA delivers big wins for local services industries, with greater access for education, legal, financial and other professional service providers. “Opening up…

300,000 SMALL BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including 3,105 in Leichhardt. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the instant asset write-off is directly helping small businesses to increase their bottom line and improve cash flow, which means more investment…

Grants to Farm Smarter in Leichhardt, Not Harder

MULTI-YEAR grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to establish innovative sustainable land management practices are now available in Leichhardt under Landcare’s new Smart Farming Partnerships. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said innovative groups, organisations and individuals in the agriculture, fishing, aqua-culture and farm forestry industries should put their heads together and apply for…