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…

Entsch encourages Cairns businesses to take advantage of export “golden opportunity”

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging Cairns businesses to take advantage of a “golden opportunity” to expand into overseas markets, thanks to the Coalition Government’s landmark export trade agreements with other countries. “These trade deals are part of our National Economic Plan to create more local jobs and attract new investment,” said Mr…

Run For The Reef secures vital support

Far North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement of $150,000 over three years to the Run for the Reef initiative.  Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch joined with Run for the Reef Director Sam Cullen to announce the commitment, which will help inspire participants to…

Entsch backs Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement today of $1.3 million commitment for the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef (COGBR) initiative. Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today joined with Alex de Waal, CEO of Tourism Tropical North Queensland, and other stakeholders to announce the…

Open for business! Creating local jobs in Cooktown

Cooktown will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement today of a $40,000 commitment to Cooktown District Community Centre’s Social Enterprise Training Café. Warren Entsch, Member for Leichhardt, announced the commitment with Kaz Price, the CEO of Cooktown District Community Centre (CDCC). “This project aims to improve local community cohesion and participation…