Private Members Business – White Ribbon Day

As a White Ribbon ambassador, I am very pleased to speak on this motion today ahead of White Ribbon Day, this Friday, 25 November. This year's theme is 'Stand up, speak out and act'. It is incredibly sad to think that one in three women has experienced physical and/or sexual abuse perpetrated by someone known…

Launch of the PM’s Veterans’ Employment Program

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed a new veterans’ employment program that will see veterans and current Australian Defence Force personnel in Far North Queensland benefit from a range of employment initiatives. Mr Entsch called on local businesses to recognise the unique skills that Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel bring to business. “Making sure that…

HELPING HAND NEEDED FOR CAIRNS MEN’S SHED

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is rallying the local community to help the Cairns Men’s Shed complete its new woodworking shed project. The Shed is building the new workspace to isolate the dusty and noisy wood-working and wood-turning sections, which are housed under the same roof as the social and recreational areas. The Shed has secured…

MEN’S SHEDS SUPPORT MEN’S HEALTH

Visiting the Marlin Coast Men's Shed earlier this year. TWO local Men’s Sheds will receive funding from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in the Far North. The Club Shed Cooktown will receive $3022 for a new drop saw, while the Mossman Community Men’s Shed will benefit from $7500 towards…

Indigenous rangers graduate with new enforcement powers

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has congratulated 22 Indigenous rangers and four Indigenous Compliance Officers on completing their Certificate IV in Statutory Compliance at a graduation ceremony in Cairns today. The graduates completed the course as part of the Coalition Government’s Specialised Indigenous Ranger Programme (SIRP). “This programme is the first of its kind,…

Adjournment – Junior See Poy

I rise today to acknowledge the life of a local legend, Herbert 'Junior' See Poy, who passed away on 21 October at the age of 85. Junior was born on 2 May 1931 to a well-known Innisfail family who were direct descendants of Tom See Poy, a Chinese migrant who came to Queensland to work…

Mobile phone tower switched on in Speewah

SPEEWAH residents are celebrating after their new mobile phone tower was turned on earlier this week, drastically improving reception in the regional community near Kuranda. The new tower was funded under Round 1 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme in conjunction with Telstra, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch crediting the very high level…