DON’T BELIEVE LABOR’S HYPE ON APPRENTICESHIPS

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has hit back at Labor’s rhetoric on ‘supporting apprentices’, saying people should look at their record in government and make up their own mind. “When they were last in power, Labor cut employer incentives to hire apprentices on nine separate occasions. It was this $1.2 billion cut which triggered the 25…

HELPING CAIRNS STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST

A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver an additional $48 million to help an extra 24,000 of Australia’s highly disadvantaged children with their education through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life programme. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Learning for Life programme is proven to work and already supports more than 200 children in Cairns and…

Let’s keep FNQ fishing this election

A VOTE for Labor, the Greens, independents or minor parties this election is a vote to introduce extensive fishing closures off the North Queensland coast, Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said today. Mr Entsch visited Yorkeys Knob Boat Club with Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources with responsibility for Fisheries, to discuss…

Coalition jobs package for Cairns

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will invest in the future of Far North Queensland, delivering jobs and growth. The Coalition will deliver a $30 million Jobs and Investment Package that will open opportunities for local enterprise and employment pathways for local workers. The Coalition’s Jobs and Investment Package will provide $10 million towards a new…

Coalition Government shows support for a new industry in FNQ

Far North Queensland's growing reputation as a sports tourism destination will be supported by a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team, with the announcement of a $4.25 million commitment for the Cairns Hockey and Cairns Basketball redevelopments and the Wangetti Trail Concept Plan. Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP today joined with stakeholders to make the announcements,…

Coalition to deliver $25m to target domestic violence in indigenous communities

Today the Turnbull Coalition strengthens its comprehensive commitment to keeping women and children safe from violence with an additional $25 million for specific measures to address violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, announced the package with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch during a visit to AFL Cape York…

Labor hypocrisy on Green preference swap exposed

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Labor’s decision to swap preferences with the Greens in more than 90 per cent of electorates – including all marginal seats and in the senate – is a “disgusting display of hypocrisy”. Mr Entsch said the Labor/Greens preference deal highlights that people can’t trust either party. “This back-door…

New figures reveal Coalition’s jobactive programme is delivering jobs to over 3000 Far North Queenslanders

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says employment figures released yesterday reveal people looking for work under the Coalition’s new jobactive employment services model are achieving better, long-term employment outcomes. “The Turnbull Coalition is committed to implementing policies that actually deliver jobs and growth,” said Mr Entsch. “Our reforms, last year, to the Government’s employment…

$14.6 million step towards recognising ATSI people in Australia’s constitution

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Coalition Government is investing more than $14 million towards recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia’s constitution. “Our nation’s founding document should reflect Australia as it is, not how it was perceived 120 years ago,” said Mr Entsch. “We all know that true reconciliation and…