Fishing Industry

ME ENTSCH: Last week over 4,000 coral trout fingerlings made their way to Taiwan from Cairns in my electorate of Leichhardt in a trial shipment, a pilot shipment—a first in our region. It is fantastic to see firsthand how Company One Pty Ltd has diversified and set up a world-class facility to accommodate a billion-dollar industry.…

Cairns to receive Medicare-eligible MRI license

Far North Queenslanders will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with the federal government announcing a new MRI licence for Cairns Radiology. This MRI licence will benefit patients through a Medicare rebate and provide an estimated 3,354 services a year – saving lives and reducing the…

People with disability in Far North Queensland to benefit from government inclusive conferences grants

The federal government has announced up to $315,000 in grant funding to make conferences more accessible for people with disability. The National Disability Conference Initiative grants assist eligible conference organisers to include people with disability at nationally-focussed, disability-related conferences in Australia.  Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant funding will help to assist people…

More uni scholarships for students across Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged students in Far North Queensland to apply for a federal government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course. Mr Entsch said the federal government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program and applications were now open.…

Far North Queenslanders set to benefit from new physical activity grants

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on sport and physical activity providers across Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a $28.9 million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active. The federal government’s Sport Participation Grants program, to be launched today, allows sporting organisations plus non-government and local government organisations to…

Domestic tourists flock to Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland has seen a 15 per cent increase in domestic visitor numbers over the past year as more and more Aussies look to holiday in their own backyard. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the International Visitor and National Visitor Survey results revealed 2.04 million domestic visitors had been enticed to world-class  attractions…

Federal government to fund grassroots projects across Far North Queensland

The federal government has committed $150,000 to fund 10 grassroots community-based projects across Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the successful community-based projects to be funded under the government’s highly-successful Stronger Communities Programme. “This is one of my favourite government programs because it focuses on community-based organisations,” Mr Entsch said. “The…