UN envoy highlights multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in PNG

The world’s top tuberculosis (TB) official, UN Special Envoy Dr Eric Goosby, arrives in Australia today to highlight the urgent threat posed by multi-drug resistant tuberculosis on Australia’s doorstep, in southern Papua New Guinea. Dr Goosby will meet a host of Australian decision-makers, academics and clinicians while in Australia before travelling to the Torres Strait.…

RJIP INFORMATION SESSIONS TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK

WITH the funding round for the Tropical North Queensland Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP) opening today, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is urging any interested parties to attend one of three information sessions that will be held early next week. “This is a great opportunity for project proponents to find out more about the program,…

FINGER POINTED AT FUEL RETAILERS AFTER ACCC STUDY

The ACCC’s findings that motorists in Cairns are paying almost 40 per cent more for fuel than in other Australian cities is “not surprising in the slightest”, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “This confirms what we’ve known for a long time – that local drivers are paying far too much for fuel. What’s really disappointing…

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…