A fair GST playing field for Aussie small business

ONLINE small businesses in the Far North have been given a boost with the Turnbull-Joyce Government delivering on a 2016-17 Budget measure to collect the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on items purchased online from overseas, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. “During the recent Parliamentary sittings, the Government introduced legislation to level the playing field…

Better Indigenous health outcomes for Douglas Shire

NEW funding for primary health care services in Mossman will help keep Indigenous children healthy and ready to learn when they start school, and ensure they are properly immunised. Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced that Queensland Health Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (Community Health Mossman) will receive $74,328 as part of new…

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA CRC OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Australian Government has announced the establishment Board of the $75 million CRC for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north. The CRC, which will have its headquarters in Townsville as part of the Townsville City Deal, will be chaired by Cairns business woman Sheriden Morris.…

Adjournment – Tuberculosis a growing threat

I stand here today as the co-chair of the Australian Tuberculosis Caucus, and I wish to acknowledge my other co-chair, the Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite. We are very capably, between the two of us, representing this issue here in this country. I also acknowledge my colleague and very good friend the Rt Hon. Nick Herbert, the…

Vale Noeline Ikin

On Tuesday next week, in the small community of Mareeba, west of Cairns, there will be a huge outpouring of community loss and grief at the funeral of Noeline Ikin, a very special woman who has fought for regional Australia to the very end. Noeline typified the values that regional communities hold dear: honesty, integrity,…

Talking Tourism in Northern Australia

Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee will hold the first public hearing for its inquiry into Opportunities and Methods for Stimulating the Tourism Industry in Northern Australia on Friday, 17 February 2017 in Parliament House, Canberra. Following the Australian Government’s 2015 White Paper on developing Northern Australia, the Government announced in February 2016 the Northern Australia Tourism…

Almost $1 million to upgrade Northern Peninsula airstrip

– Almost $1 million allocated to upgrade the Northern Peninsula airstrip under Round 4 of the Australian Government’s $33.7 million Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme A vital aerodrome servicing remote communities in far north Queensland will receive almost $1 million in Federal funding for important upgrade works. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said…