New vessels herald a new era

FOUR robust and agile vessels will depart for the Torres Strait today, a key element of a new pilot program that will radically reshape the way services are provided to poverty-ridden PNG villages just 4 km from Australia’s border. The 6.8m motorboats will be used to transport medical supplies, staff and patients between PNG Treaty…

Get involved in the Green Army

THE Australian Government’s major new environmental programme – the Green Army – is getting underway around Australia and Federal MP Warren Entsch is urging any interested Leichhardt locals to attend a community information session. The Green Army supports practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation projects across urban, regional and remote Australia.   It provides young Australians…

New hope for aged care in Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s news that the Blue Care Redlynch Glenmead Village Aged Care Facility has been bought by an experienced national service provider, Regis Aged Care. “This is a good news story for Cairns and is going to have a very significant impact on the availability of aged care places in…

$940,000 in capital grants funding for Cooktown school

ENDEAVOUR Christian College in Cooktown will soon benefit from several major infrastructure improvements after being named a recipient of a $940,000 Australian Government grant. The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards a number of projects including a new design and technology workshop, machinery room, and science laboratory. It…

$325 in capital grants funding for Kamerunga school

PEACE Lutheran College in Kamerunga will soon see major infrastructure improvements after being named a recipient of a $325,000 Australian Government grant. The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards construction of four classrooms and three staff offices, as well as furniture, equipment and site works. Federal Member for…