$20M Regional Jobs and Investment Package on Track

THERE’S momentum behind the scenes on the Coalition Government’s $20 million Regional Jobs and Investment Package with an announcement on the membership of the Local Planning Committee expected very soon, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. This RJIP, announced during the 2016 election, aims to diversify regional economies, create jobs and invest in sustainable regional communities…

Fundraising for the Bush through the gift of laughter

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is urging locals to support ‘battlers in the bush’ by attending an evening of laughs and entertainment organised by the Australian Horizons Foundation. The Foundation, of which Mr Entsch is patron, has been a vocal supporter of regional Queensland where drought-stricken communities and families have been doing it tough for many…

Apply now for Round 1 of the Building Better Regions Fund

– Specific funding for investment ready projects in regional, rural and remote Australia.– Funding will be available across two streams ? infrastructure projects and community investments.– Information session scheduled in Cairns on 7th February 2017 Community groups and local councils are encourage to apply for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund, which is available…

SECOND BOAT TO TACKLE CROWN-OF-THORNS STARFISH

Col McKenzie (AMPTO), Russell Beer (Ports North) and Warren Entsch (MP for Leichhardt) welcome the increased capability that will come with the Venus II. (Image courtesy RRRC) THE Coalition Government is stepping up efforts to cull more coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish with a second boat. The Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC) in partnership with the…

GIRLS TO FLY HIGH WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

DRONES are increasingly becoming a part of daily life, with companies and organisations across the globe already investing heavily in drone technology. Now, thanks to an innovative James Cook University program supported by the Australian Government, local high-school girls will have the opportunity to learn more about this rapidly-growing field. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has…

RRRC TO EXPAND SUCCESSFUL PNG PROGRAM

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the Australian Government has increased its support for a program run by Cairns-based Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), which is changing lives in the poverty-stricken Western Province region of Papua New Guinea. The Building Resilience in Treaty Villages (BRTV) pilot project is an innovative community development…

Leichhardt delivers on community safety

CAIRNS and Aurukun will benefit from new community safety initiatives thanks to the Coalition Government providing financial support for two key Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare (PCYC) programs. Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP have announced that Queensland PCYC will receive $2,702,566 under Safer Streets Round Two. The funding…