Landcare award nominations now open

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is urging locals to take the time to nominate those people who are working hard for our Far Northern environment for the 2017 State Landcare Awards. Mr Entsch said local Landcare groups and volunteers around Cairns, Douglas Shire, the Tableland and in Cape York in particular deserved to be recognised…

Funding to boost job opportunities for Aurukun locals

Employment opportunities for First Australians have been boosted in Aurukun through the Coalition Government’s Tailored Assistance Employment Grants programme. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, have announced that APN Cape York will receive $259,600 for Woyan Min (The Good Path) Aurukun Youth Project. The project aims to…

New contractor sought for Aus Post delivery

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is reassuring residents and businesses in Bloomfield, Ayton, Rossville, Lions Den and Wujal Wujal that the proposed reduction to Australia Post delivery services will not go ahead. “I was recently contacted by Bloomfield constituents and also Cook Shire Council Mayor Peter Scott, all very disappointed that the mail delivery for these…

90 Second Statement – Cairns Hockey Aspire to be Deadly program

Today I want to congratulate Cairns Hockey Association's Aspire to be Deadly program, which has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards. It is a wonderful recognition of the positive outcomes this program is achieving for Indigenous young women and girls through sport, mentoring and education. Aspire to be Deadly has…

Appropriations Bills 2017-18

I certainly welcome the opportunity to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2017-2018 and the associated bills. In my view, it has been a very responsible budget and it builds on initiatives that the coalition government has built in the past and which it has certainly been very good at. Just from the perspective…

90 Second Statement – Rotary Centenary

On Saturday night I attended a fantastic event hosted by the Rotary Club of Mossman to celebrate the centenary of the Rotary Foundation. At the event, held on the beautiful High Falls Farm, which is about 14 kilometres out of Mossman, six local people were awarded for their outstanding contributions to the Douglas community as…

Vale Charles Woodward

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has spoken of his “profound sadness” at learning of the passing last night of his good friend, tourism identity and business leader Charles Woodward. “It’s an absolute tragedy for our community,” Mr Entsch said today. “Charlie had been battling this disease for a long time but we all hoped that if…

Tropical North Queensland Regional Jobs and Investment Package open for applications 31st May

• Tropical North Queensland Local Investment Plan approved • Grant round opens 31 May • Funding for local infrastructure, business innovation and skills and training THE grants round for the $20 million Tropical North Queensland Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP) will open for applications on 31 May, following the publication of the committee’s Local…