90 Second Statemetn – Whitewater Rafting World Champs

One year ago, five schoolgirls from Cairns beat teams from Brazil and Russia to win the under-19 world championship in whitewater rafting. On 27 November they leave for Indonesia to defend this title. Lucy Edington-Chapman, Carina Nixon, Gabriella Brinks, Layla Bitolkoski, Maddi Brittain and the team captain, Stephanie Seed, are training eight times a week…

New facilities for St Monica’s College

Warren Entsch MP has today officially opened the second stage of the Sr Agnes Building at St Monica’s College in Cairns. Secondary students and staff at St Monica’s College now have full use of five general learning areas, an art room, a maintenance store room, associated walkways and a carpark. The Australian Government provided $1,713,678 in funding from…

Up to $5-million to improve reef water quality

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is inviting local groups to apply for up to $5-million in funding to reduce and manage the impact of soil erosion in gullies surrounding the Great Barrier Reef catchments. The funding, provided under the $140 million Reef Trust, is one of a number of practical projects the Government is…

Entsch on the ground in Douglas

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch visited Douglas Shire earlier this week where he volunteered with Meals on Wheels, spoke to local students and met with constituents on a range of issues. Mr Entsch first headed to Mossman Meals on Wheels, where he helped wash dishes and prepare meals for local residents who benefit from this invaluable…

Speaking up for local journos

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says he’ll await further information about changes to ABC regional programming but hopes that the decision will not result in major cuts to local content in the Far North. “I was very disappointed when I heard that the ABC was cutting the Morning show and re-jigging local news bulletins because local…

Nth QLD consortium wins e-health trial

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the North Queensland Primary Health Network for being selected as one of only two sites in Australia for the trial of opt-out E-health services. The trials are part of a $485 million package to re-boot the personalised My Health Record system for patients and doctors, to deliver Australians a…