International Women’s Day 2017 – Helping local women get into work

WITH today marking International Women’s Day, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the expansion of a successful employment partnership between the Government and UnitingCare Australia. “The Government is proud to have developed an effective partnership with UnitingCare to deliver meaningful pre-employment training to women looking to engage in the workforce,” Mr Entsch said. Over the…

TACKLING MENTAL ILLNESS ONE PEDAL STROKE AT A TIME

A GROUP of inspirational amateur bike riders are taking on a massive challenge – the 780km Cairns to Karumba (C2K) Ultra-Marathon – determined to reduce stigma around mental illness and raise much-needed funds for Bush Kids. Now they are calling for support from the Far Northern community and businesses to help them fulfil their dream,…

3 Minute Constituency Statement – Bombing of Horn Island

Australia has recently commemorated the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin. However, there is another northern outpost that was also very heavily targeted yet barely rates a mention in Australian history books. I am talking about the bombing of Horn Island in the Torres Strait, which was the second hardest hit base in Australia…

90 Second Statement – Cairns Hockey

Last Wednesday I proudly presented uniforms to the Cairns Regional Hockey Academy Singapore Development Tour squad for 2017. These girls have been preparing and training hard for eight weeks, so it was wonderful to recognise their efforts in front of their friends and families. Today they are flying to Singapore where they will play two…

New flexible aged care places in the Far North

RESIDENTS in the Far North will benefit from an innovative new approach in flexible aged care that will help older residents remain in their own homes for longer. The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has today joined with Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch to welcome the 12 Short-Term Restorative Care places allocated…

Shelleys Crossing’ now a permanent memorial

THE bridge over the Laura River, north of Laura township, will again be known as ‘Shelleys Crossing’ thanks to successful community lobbying efforts, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I welcome the decision by Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, to officially name the bridge in memory of Ms Shelley…

A fair GST playing field for Aussie small business

ONLINE small businesses in the Far North have been given a boost with the Turnbull-Joyce Government delivering on a 2016-17 Budget measure to collect the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on items purchased online from overseas, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. “During the recent Parliamentary sittings, the Government introduced legislation to level the playing field…

Better Indigenous health outcomes for Douglas Shire

NEW funding for primary health care services in Mossman will help keep Indigenous children healthy and ready to learn when they start school, and ensure they are properly immunised. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced that Queensland Health Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (Community Health Mossman) will receive $74,328 as part of new…