3 Minute Constituency Statement – Sea Swift 30th Anniversary

This Friday night I am really looking forward to attending the celebrations of Sea Swift's 30th anniversary. Sea Swift transports the bulk of the freight goods from Cairns to Cape York and the furthest reaches of the Torres Strait Islands, and recently expanded into the Northern Territory. It offers mothershipping, project and charter services and…

Help for young people in FNQ to get job-ready

YOUNG jobseekers in the Far North are now able to access Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The Government has committed $188.3 million over four years to the Employability Skills Training program, which is the ‘Prepare’ element of the new Youth Jobs…

$12 million to establish AFL Cape York House for Girls

The Coalition Government is investing $12 million in the future of Indigenous girls from Far North Queensland through the creation of a new AFL Cape York House for Girls. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government was committed to supporting young Indigenous women to reach their full potential.“That’s why we are investing $10…

Entsch welcomes news of aviation school proposal

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Australian Education Overseas on its vision to develop a flying school for Chinese pilots in the Cairns region, saying it would complement and strengthen numerous local industry sectors. “This is an exciting proposal for the Far North and I have to commend Australian Education Overseas and its directors Carl…

Funding to showcase FNQ art in Singapore

THE Coalition Government is pleased to announce support for a unique Far Northern art exhibition which will be the centrepiece of a program of international arts activities aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Australia and Singapore. In Cairns today, Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield said that the exhibition, Au Karem ira…

Funding ticked off for much-needed Cairns Basketball expansion

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the signing-off of the funding agreement for the Coalition Government’s $1.5 million election commitment for Cairns Basketball. The completed funding agreement means that Cairns Basketball will receive the first tranche of funding and works on its $3 million expansion project will start in the coming months. The project will…