Let’s get cookin’ at The Junction Clubhouse

FAR Northerners facing mental health challenges will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement today of a $60,000 commitment to The Junction Clubhouse.  Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding would enable The Junction to upgrade the kitchen facilities at its new premises to a commercial standard, providing a range of benefits…

New grants to fight tropical diseases

The Turnbull Government is working to cement Australia’s position as a global leader in tropical health. Today in Cairns we announced a series of grants to commercialise medical research in the fight against tropical diseases. Eleven organisations have been offered close to $7 million under the Coalition’s Tropical Medicine Commercialisation programme (ATMC).  The funding will…

Water security for jobs and growth in the Lakeland Basin

The Coalition Government is getting on with the job of delivering our water infrastructure needs, today announcing $825,000 to fast-track a feasibility assessment of the Lakeland irrigation area. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce made the announcement today as part of a $150 million funding commitment to fast-track the…

$8.8m to tackle Yellow Crazy Ants in the Wet Tropics

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver an $8.8 million funding package to help eradicate Yellow Crazy Ants and tackle tramp ants in Far North Queensland. Yellow Crazy Ants, a species of invasive tramp ant, are a serious environmental threat, an agricultural pest and a risk to community safety, local economies and residents’ quality of life.…

$24 million to upgrade the Cairns Marine Precinct

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $24 million to upgrade the Cairns Marine Precinct as part of the Coalition’s program to ensure Australia’s national security and economic security. The Cairns Marine Precinct provides vital facilities and support services to our Defence Force whilst providing a critical contribution to the local economy and local jobs. The…

Entsch backs deferral of ‘Backpacker Tax’

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the introduction of the planned ‘backpacker tax’ will be deferred for six months to allow for a comprehensive review to take place under a re-elected Coalition Government. “This is a great outcome and one that will be welcomed by tourism and hospitality operators and the agricultural sector…

Empowering Leichhardt businesses to grow

LEICHHARDT businesses looking to export are the big winners from a new Coalition Government initiative to provide quick and easy access to trade information.  Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP said the new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Portal will help local businesses take full advantage of Australia’s free trade agreements with the three north Asian…

Tobruk Memorial Pool reopens with a splash!

Today’s grand opening of the redeveloped Tobruk Memorial Pool means Far Northerners can now benefit from an affordable, high-standard and accessible aquatic facility that meets the needs of a growing regional city. The project was driven by Cairns Regional Council which invested $18.9 million, supported by the Coalition Government which provided an additional $4.8 million.…

Cooktown Robo-kids aiming for USA Robogames

EIGHT clever kids from Cooktown State School Robotics Club are aiming to compete in next year’s Robogames in the United States ? and they’re calling on the local community to help them get there. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch praised the dedication of the six boys and two girls, and their IT teacher Herman…