Investing in cleaner and greener Far North Queensland communities

The federal government will invest more than $22 million to deliver practical environmental projects, giving communities new opportunities to protect and care for their local environment. The Communities Environment Program will provide up to $150,000 to each Federal electorate in 2019-20 for community-led projects that deliver real environmental benefits. The program builds on the government’s…

More uni scholarships for students across Far North Queensland

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged students in Far North Queensland to apply for a federal government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course. Mr Entsch said the federal government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program and applications were now open.…

Cairns Men’s Shed

Mr ENTSCH:  It gives me great pleasure to rise this afternoon to talk about the Cairns Men’s Shed and the fantastic work they’re doing in my community. The Cairns Men’s Shed has come along in leaps and bounds over the past few years and is widely regarded as one of the best sheds around. During…

Watershed moment: More than $500m to boost water infrastructure

A more than half a billion dollar increase to the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund will bolster the delivery of transformational water projects for Far North Queensland communities. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the federal government would work with the Queensland Government to identify and co-fund the construction of new water infrastructure projects including…

FNQ kids urged to showcase their artistic abilities as part of the annual Leichhardt Christmas card competition

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate how they can ‘Get Active this Christmas’ for his 2018 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition. Now in its ninth year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive – with the winning illustrations to…