Leichhardt delivers on community safety

CAIRNS and Aurukun will benefit from new community safety initiatives thanks to the Coalition Government providing financial support for two key Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare (PCYC) programs. Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP have announced that Queensland PCYC will receive $2,702,566 under Safer Streets Round Two. The funding…

Inquiry Announcement – boosting Tourism in Northern Australia

Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has commenced an Inquiry into Opportunities and Methods for Stimulating the Tourism Industry in Northern Australia. The Government’s White Paper on developing Northern Australia, released in June 2015 recognised tourism as an industry with ‘bright prospects in the North’ and that Northern Australia could ‘capitalise on its iconic locations, open spaces…

headspace CAIRNS A LIFESAVER IN OUR COMMUNITY

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has hit back at an ABC article which questions the effectiveness of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation’s headspace programme. Mr Entsch, a long-time advocate for mental health issues, is also the only MP in Australia who is the Independent Chair of a headspace. He regularly attends the headspace Cairns Consortium…

Building Better Regions in Leichhardt

I’M excited about the opportunities for the Far North that will come from the recently-announced Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), through creating jobs, driving economic growth and building stronger regional communities into the future. The good news is that BBRF, worth $297 million over four years, is a regional fund and projects from the major…

The Junction Clubhouse – changing lives

The Junction Clubhouse is doing amazing work helping people transition from mental health care back into the community, jobs and housing.  This year The Junction set up a Bike Bank and members have started cycling, finding it beneficial for their physical and mental health. So they’ve decided to take on a ‘little’ challenge – the…

A Word from Warren

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s a good opportunity to wish all my constituents in Leichhardt a very merry Christmas and to update you on recent developments. The last few months have been busy with Parliamentary sittings in Canberra, where as a government we delivered over $20 billion in budget repair – a major…

Leichhardt Locals Milestones

56th Wedding Anniversary Brian and Rowena Cornell will celebrate their 56th Wedding Anniversary on the 20th December 2016 60th Wedding Anniversary Phillip and Maureen Howser celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on the 1st September 2016 Graeme and Prudence Haussmann celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on the 13th October 2016 John and Andree Foley celebrating their…

Out and About

Helped Santa at the Star of the Sea Elder’s Village Christmas Lunch, Thursday Island Took part in discussions during Pormpuraaw Youth Week, Pormpuraaw Attended tourism icon Doug Gamble’s 75th birthday, Fitzroy Island Hosted defence officials for updates on the Upgrade of the Cairns Marine Precinct, Cairns Helped launch the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival, Port…