Building Better Regions in Leichhardt

I’M excited about the opportunities for the Far North that will come from the recently-announced Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), through creating jobs, driving economic growth and building stronger regional communities into the future. The good news is that BBRF, worth $297 million over four years, is a regional fund and projects from the major…

The Junction Clubhouse – changing lives

The Junction Clubhouse is doing amazing work helping people transition from mental health care back into the community, jobs and housing.  This year The Junction set up a Bike Bank and members have started cycling, finding it beneficial for their physical and mental health. So they’ve decided to take on a ‘little’ challenge – the…

A Word from Warren

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s a good opportunity to wish all my constituents in Leichhardt a very merry Christmas and to update you on recent developments. The last few months have been busy with Parliamentary sittings in Canberra, where as a government we delivered over $20 billion in budget repair – a major…

Free Wi-Fi trial for Hope Vale residents

HOPE Vale residents are reminded that they can connect to free Wi-Fi at their local Department of Human Services Agent as part of a trial that ends on January 31st. Hope Vale is one of five sites in Queensland currently offering free Wi-Fi access to connect to Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services, and nearly…

$4 million boost for Australia’s growing citizen science movement

FROM classifying galaxies to counting koalas across the country, recording rainfall or sleeping habits, citizen science projects give Australians the chance to contribute to scientific research. The Turnbull Government will provide $4 million in Citizen Science Grants, over four years, to support more opportunities for the public to collaborate with researchers on high-quality, nationally important…

Funding to improve natural disaster resilience in the Western Cape

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of almost $790,000 towards projects that will help Western Cape communities build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Queensland State Government funding as part of the $52.2 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience. Mr Entsch said…

No more VET rorts for FNQ students

THE Turnbull Government’s legislation to rebuild vocational education and training has passed the Parliament, delivering a system that Far Northern students and taxpayers can trust and ending the rip-offs and rorts that plagued Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP scheme. Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the Turnbull Government’s new VET Student Loans program will replace Labor’s…

Funding to improve natural disaster resilience in Douglas Shire

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of more than $168,000 towards projects that will help Douglas Shire build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Queensland State Government funding as part of the $52.2 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience. Mr Entsch said…