Improved digital connectivity for Aurukun and Napranum

People living and working in Aurukun and Napranum can now look forward to new and improved telecommunications services thanks to the Morrison Government’s Regional Connectivity Program. The $90 million program is delivering 81 place-based digital connectivity solutions in regional Australia through a range of mobile and broadband services. The $289,638 project in Aurukun will see…

TGA approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available. “The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of Cairns, Cape York…

Disaster assistance now available for flood-impacted communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait

Disaster assistance is now available for nine local government areas in Cape York and the Torres Strait impacted by flooding brought on by a Tropical Low in late January. Aurukun, Cook, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area and Pormpuraaw Councils along with Torres Shire and Torres Strait Island Regional Council are eligible for financial…

D’Arcy Byrnes

Mr ENTSCH: I rise today to pay tribute to one of my constituents and a great Far North Queenslander who recently passed away. D’arcy Byrnes of Byrnes Quality Meats will be fondly remembered by all of those who were fortunate enough to know him as a giant in the Australian meat industry. Originally a carpenter,…

Federal funding flows to Cape York Community Access Roads

The Australian Government has unlocked federal funding to the tune of $38 million toward the $47.5 million Cape York Community Access Roads project, which will improve access to remote Indigenous communities while supporting freight transport, agriculture and tourism. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the funding from the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) program would…

Queensland Election

Mr ENTSCH:  I rise this afternoon to pay tribute to the local LNP candidates Sam Marino, Linda Cooper, Gerry Vallianos and Edward ‘Nipper’ Brown who contested the recent Queensland state elections in various seats across my electorate. Obviously the result wasn’t one that they desired but it’s not to say that they didn’t give their…

New grants open to preserve Australia’s heritage

Applications are now open under the third round of the federal government’s Australian Heritage Grants program. Grants of between $25,000 and $400,000 are available for projects that strengthen our national heritage. Regional communities will be among the key beneficiaries under this funding round designed to protect and preserve Australia’s national and world heritage sites, promote…