Out and about

Helped launch the YWAM Medical Ships 2016 Cairns Corporate Challenge, Cairns Hosted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for a community meet and greet, Cairns Addressed insurance industry CEOs on the insurance crisis, Sydney Enjoyed Phantom of the Opera at the Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns Played ‘Santa Claus’ at the Grand Hotel’s Christmas Lunch for residents of…

Milestones

50th Wedding Anniversary Clyde and Janice Graham (2nd October 2015) Michael and Glenys Schramm (16th October 2015) Ronald and Dianne Clark (23rd October 2015) William and Janine Paterson (4th December 2015) John and Jennifer Knight (8th January 2016) Santo and Adelina D’Addona (8th January 2016) Keith and Beverly Drewitt (29th January 2016) 55th Wedding Anniversary…

Funding to help build Torres Strait disaster resilience

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed a Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of more than $3 million in projects to assist communities across Queensland build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth Government funding matched by the Queensland State Government and funding recipients. This funding encourages a partnership approach to disaster resilience, with funding…

Douglas children lagging in immunisation rates

PARENTS in Douglas whose children are not immunised are running out of time to avoid losing child care payments under the Federal Government’s ‘No Jab, No Pay’ requirement. While Australia has childhood immunisation rates of about 92 per cent, coverage of up to 95 per cent is needed to stop the spread of some diseases,…

United front on Crazy Ant efforts

POLITICAL differences need to be put aside in recognition of the fact that support for the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Yellow Crazy Ant eradication plan must come from all levels of government, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “It’s good to see Senators Lazarus and McLucas speaking out on Yellow Crazy Ants this week, we need…

opening of the new IJC Community Hub

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, the multicultural and wider community celebrated the opening of the new IJC Community Hub on Anderson Street at Manunda on Monday. The Community Hub is a one-stop shop for service providers and community to work together in one community-run space. “Having the Hub there means any member of the community feeling…