Lowering energy costs for community groups in Leichhardt

Community groups across Leichhardt will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions. The Powering Communities Program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in each electorate. The Powering Communities Program will help community groups across Leichhardt get control…

Imagine the Possibilities Masquerade Ball

Mr ENTSCH: It gives me absolute pleasure to rise today to highlight a fantastic event that I recently attended in my electorate. Imagine the Possibilities Masquerade Ball was a night of glitz and glamour to commemorate International Womens Day. This amazing event was made possible thanks to the Zonta Club of Cairns in collaboration with…

Volunteer Grants available for Cairns and Far North Queensland community organisations

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s volunteers, with up to $20 million in grants now available to support them in local communities across the nation. Volunteer Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 will help volunteers and volunteer groups to buy small equipment for volunteers, by reimbursing volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities.…

Bob Madden

Mr ENTSCH: I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of my good friend and community champion, Bob Madden. I firstly became aware of Bob shortly after I was elected into the parliament back in 1996. Bob was a fierce advocate for improving communication in the Speewah area of my vast electorate. I…

New Cairns Service Centre opens next month

Cairns residents will soon benefit from improved face-to-face Medicare and Centrelink services with the new purpose-built Services Australia precinct office opening soon. Federal Government Services Minister Stuart Robert, said the upcoming opening of the Cairns precinct demonstrated the Morrison Government’s commitment to ensuring Australians had ready access to government services. “Improving the face-to-face customer experience…

Grant funding available for local organisations to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation

The Australian Government is providing up to $450,000 in Community Awareness Grants for community-based initiatives that encourage more Australians to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority Mark Coulton said Community Awareness Grants offer unique opportunities for local groups to help improve the chances of Australians receiving…

Cairns Regional Council Australia Day Awards

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to place on the record those in my community that were recently recognised at the Cairns Regional Council Australia Day Awards. These awards are always one of the highlights of the year, as they acknowledge those who have worked tirelessly to ensure our community is a great place to…

Grant to support defence community in Cairns

Australian Defence Force families who have provided essential support during the COVID-19 pandemic today received a funding boost under the government’s Family Support Funding Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Little Diggers Community Centre would receive $8500 under the program which enables defence families to connect and interact with each other and the community…