Labor candidate needs to tell truth on health funding

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called on the local Labor candidate to come clean and start telling the truth about Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service funding. Commonwealth funding* for the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has increased from $127 million when Labor left office to more than $242 million last financial…

New dawn for Cairns Marine Precinct operators

Local jobs across the Cairns commercial shipping and maritime industries will be further supported by recently completed upgrades to the Cairns Marine Precinct. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who officially opened stage one of the precinct today, said the federal government’s $24 million investment had boosted economic growth in the region and supported the expansion…

Facility upgrade puts Cairns Hockey ahead of the field

Far North Queensland now boasts an international-quality sporting facility following the official opening today of the $3 million redevelopment of the Cairns Hockey Association facilities. This project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $2.7 million and the Cairns Hockey Association $300,000. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the improved facility, now raised to international…

Government invests $1.3 million to deliver real health outcomes for the community

The federal government will invest $1.3 million to facilitate the second stage development of the COUCH Health Services Precinct in Manunda. Federal government funding will purchase land next to the COUCH Wellness Centre to support the future construction of much-needed short term accommodation facilities for Far North Queensland patients visiting Cairns for treatment for cancer…

Federal government to fund bridge upgrades in Cook and Douglas Shires

Better and safer bridges are on the way to Cook and Douglas Shire Councils thanks to an investment from the federal government under its highly-successful Bridges Renewal Program. The federal government will invest $662,750 towards upgrading the Jensen’s Crossing Bridge (Cook Shire) and $550,000 towards upgrading Poletti Bridge (Douglas Shire) The federal government investment represents…

Statement: 2019 Federal Election

This election will be one of the most important in a generation – it will define our region for the next decade. There is a lot at stake I have plan for our region and I will deliver it . . . you can trust my plan. This plan includes busting congestion along the Captain…

Neville Jamil Newman

Mr ENTSCH: I rise tonight to pay my respects to a dear friend who sadly passed away recently. Neville Newman was born on 18 May 1945 at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Prior to Neville’s birth, his parents were part of the compulsory evacuation south to Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane during World War II on the…

Federal programs continue to deliver for Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today welcomed additional funding packages announced in the federal budget for programs* that Far North Queensland always fared extremely well under. Mr Entsch said the funding packages covered a range of areas including local road infrastructure, community groups, sporting groups, social programs and telecommunication infrastructure. He said he expected significant…