OAM Recipients

Mr ENTSCH: It’s a great pleasure to acknowledge six outstanding members of the Cairns and Far North Queensland community recently awarded Order of Australia medals in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. All six recipients are outstanding people, and their dedication and passion for their respective communities is without question. The recipients include Cairns Hospital senior…

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…

Backing small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by coronavirus with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Rural Financial Counselling Service could support hundreds of regional small businesses including those in Cairns and Far North Queensland. “This announcement is another…

Far North Queensland shares in $16 million for resilient infrastructure

Far North Queensland will benefit from federal and state government investment to rebuild infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. This latest tranche of funding will support five resilience projects across the Leichhardt electorate. This is in addition to the more than $93 million already approved through a Commonwealth and Queensland Government partnership to build…

Local Government Elections

MR ENTSCH: The recent Queensland local government elections saw sweeping changes to those who will lead their local communities across my electorate for the next four years. The local government elections saw eight new mayors elected in our various Indigenous communities located across my electorate. They include Wujal Wujal Mayor Bradley Creek, Hope Vale Mayor…

First GP-led respiratory clinic opens in Cairns to boost COVID-19 response

The first Australian Government-funded GP-led respiratory clinic in Cairns has opened to support local GPs with patients who require further assessment and testing for coronavirus. The Cairns (Woree) Respiratory Clinic will assess, test, and diagnose community members experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms – a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or unusual…

FNQ beauty, its people, locations and COVID-19 images to be showcased in the tenth annual Community Calendar Competition

The Leichhardt electorate boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. From sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are spoiled for…