Let’s talk about tax

They say two things in life are certain: death and taxes. So let’s talk about tax. We need a better tax system in Australia if we are going to grow our economy, create jobs and maintain our strong welfare safety net for those who are most vulnerable. Many features of our current tax system –…

UMI Arts secures four year government support

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to the arts, with the announcement of nearly $600,000 over four years for Umi Arts. “This funding grant of $594,180 will help Umi Arts continue to deliver quality services and programs to Indigenous arts organisations all across Far North Queensland,” said Mr Entsch.…

$95,000 to help Nightwings project plant 70,000 trees

**PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE PINSON PHOTOGRAPHY** THE NightWings Rainforest Centre in Wonga Beach will benefit from $95,302 in funding through the latest round of the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees programme – helping them to achieve their dream of planting 70,000 trees over six years. Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt said NightWings was one of a…

$5,800 government funding for Port Douglas Reef Raiders electronic scoreboard

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Port Douglas Reef Raiders will be kicking goals after receiving $5,800, through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, for an electronic scoreboard. The Federal funding injection will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Club to purchase the new $11,600 scoreboard – constructed to withstand the climatic conditions of the…

Entsch bitterly disappointed with delays in PNG aid funding

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has expressed ‘bitter disappointment’ over the failure of the Papua New Guinean Government’s much-needed disaster relief funds to reach the drought-stricken coastal communities of PNG’s South Fly District. The borderlands between Australia and PNG have been battling drought conditions for almost a year, further devastating an area already affected…