Release of Redesigning VET FEE-HELP Discussion Paper

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is calling for local students, parents, teachers and employers to provide feedback on the Redesigning VET FEE-HELP Discussion Paper. The Discussion Paper was developed following consultations around the country – including in Cairns – that were attended by VET FEE-HELP training providers, representatives from peak training bodies and industry…

Regional investment in Leichhardt

REGIONAL Australia is critical to our national economy and this year’s budget delivers significant new investment across all areas of government that will create jobs and promote economic prosperity in the Far North. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said last night’s 2016–17 Federal Budget boosts connectivity, builds critical infrastructure, supports innovation and fosters local…

Full steam ahead for NAIF in Cairns

WARREN Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt and Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, says he is thrilled with the passing of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016 through the Senate this week and the allocation of funding in last night’s Budget. “The Bill passed the House of Representatives during the previous…

Lotsa leads the way

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the team at Lotsa Print & Signage who have shown how a regional Far Northern business can top their field internationally. Across their printing sites, Lotsa is currently maintaining a ‘Mellow Colour’ ISO 12647 colour Quality Management System (QMS) certification, a demanding regime that requires constant attention, precision and…

Quality reforms to get far Northern students ahead

THE Turnbull Government has committed to the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation, to drive excellence in Australia’s school students as part of its $73.6 billion student achievement plan. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said public, Catholic and independent schools in Leichhardt would be among those benefiting from extra funding…

Advisory Report on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

ON behalf of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia I present the committee's advisory report, incorporating a dissenting report, on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016. The Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia was pleased to undertake and report on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016, or the NAIF bill. Throughout this…

Far North to benefit from new business assistance

THE Far North’s small tourism businesses and start-ups will benefit from the appointment of two new local Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS), says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I’m very pleased to announce that Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) and Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF) are two of seven successful applicants for the grants in…