Indigenous rangers graduate with new enforcement powers

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has congratulated 22 Indigenous rangers and four Indigenous Compliance Officers on completing their Certificate IV in Statutory Compliance at a graduation ceremony in Cairns today. The graduates completed the course as part of the Coalition Government’s Specialised Indigenous Ranger Programme (SIRP). “This programme is the first of its kind,…

Adjournment – Junior See Poy

I rise today to acknowledge the life of a local legend, Herbert 'Junior' See Poy, who passed away on 21 October at the age of 85. Junior was born on 2 May 1931 to a well-known Innisfail family who were direct descendants of Tom See Poy, a Chinese migrant who came to Queensland to work…

Mobile phone tower switched on in Speewah

SPEEWAH residents are celebrating after their new mobile phone tower was turned on earlier this week, drastically improving reception in the regional community near Kuranda. The new tower was funded under Round 1 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme in conjunction with Telstra, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch crediting the very high level…

90 Second Statement – Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Yesterday in Port Douglas more than 1,900 people took part in the Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival. This wonderful event is getting more popular every year, with registrations in 2016 up 40 per cent. Congratulations to all of the winners, from the 74-kilometre ultramarathon down to the 2.3-kilometre junior challenge. They included Christopher…

Give our youth a go

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Turnbull Government is getting young Australians ready and able to join the workforce through the innovative Youth Jobs PaTH programme. With the tender process to deliver the stage 1 of the programme (the delivery of pre-employment training for young unemployed Australians) launched late last week, local employers and…

New Flexible Learning Areas at Peace Lutheran College

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch today officially opened the new learning areas at Peace Lutheran College in Kamerunga, describing himself as “incredibly impressed” by the new infrastructure. Students and staff at Peace Lutheran College now have full use of four new classrooms, withdrawal rooms, three staff offices and storage areas. The Turnbull Government provided $325,000 in…