Toyah Cordingley

Mr ENTSCH:  Next week marks the first anniversary of the brutal and horrific murder of 24-year-old Cairns woman Toyah Cordingley. Sadly, her killer or killers have not been caught, despite the biggest murder investigation Far North Queensland has seen. In fact, it’s one of the largest police investigations since the kidnap and murder of Daniel…

Applications open for Festival Australia funding

Local organisations are invited to apply for funding for arts projects at festivals or a significant community celebration in Cairns and Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling for applications to the next round of Festivals Australia funding. He said festivals and celebrations were an important part of the unique identity of…

BSE Cairns Slipways

MR ENTSCH: Recently I attended a launch of the world’s largest ship hoist, located in my home city of Cairns. To say that a seven-storey piece of machinery is impressive is an absolute understatement. The gala launch event was impressive as well, complete with a spectacular light show and fireworks display choreographed to music of…

NDIS community workshop comes to Cairns

People with disability in Cairns and Far North Queensland are invited to share their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. An accessible community workshop will be held in Cairns on October 8 to discuss ways to improve participants’ experiences with the NDIS. National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert recently announced the public consultation…

Cairns Amateurs

MR ENTSCH:This weekend Cannon Park Racecourse will host what is arguably our city’s biggest social event of the year, the Cairns Amateurs Carnival. Through the vision of its founder, Sir Sydney Williams, what began in 1959 as a small amateur meeting designed to bring city and country together has expanded over the years to become…