Further financial support for Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses

The Commonwealth Government has reached an agreement to further boost support for Cairns and Far North Queensland’s tourism and hospitality businesses who continue to face significant hardship due to state government-imposed lockdowns and border closures. The new package will further support Cairns and Far North Queensland businesses and ensure our major tourism businesses can maintain…

Applications open for businesses in Cairns and Far North Queensland to help strengthen Australia’s supply chains

Businesses in Cairns and Far North Queensland are encouraged to apply for a grant to help strengthen Australia’s supply chain capabilities and access to critical products in times of crisis. Applications have now been opened for manufacturers under the Morrison Government’s $107.2m Supply Chain Resilience Initiative. This initiative is a key part of the Morrison…

New mobile towers for Far North Queensland

Digital connectivity in Leichhardt is being boosted with new Telstra mobile towers to be built at Cow Bay and Archer River to boost safety and help locals stay in touch. The new macrocell base station at Cow Bay, which is being funded under the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program, will deliver dedicated coverage and capacity…

Morrison Government’s plan secures the recovery for Leichhardt households, businesses and industry

The Morrison Government’s plan to secure Australia’s recovery will rebuild the economy and create more local jobs to ensure we come back stronger from the COVID-19 induced recession. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Australia entered the crisis from a position of economic strength having brought the budget back to balance for the first time…

General Motors Holden

Mr ENTSCH: The name Holden conjures up many memories for millions of Australians. It is a part of life for so many of us. It is a brand that has firmly entrenched itself in Australian culture, and has been a way of life for almost a century. Holden dominated the Australian car market for many…

FNQ Spirits

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to highlight one of the many fantastic businesses in my electorate who stepped up to the plate during the recent health crisis. FNQ Spirits is a small craft distillery located in Cairns and is more used to quenching people’s thirst through its signature rum product, Croc Piss. When the…

Tourism and Border Closures

Mr ENTSCH: Tourism is the single-most important economic driver in my electorate, and to say that we’ve been doing it tough is an absolute understatement. We were the first region to be hit and we’ll be one of the last to recover. Our multi-billion-dollar local tourism industry literally fell off the cliff overnight. The impact…