More than 14,450 aged pensioners living in Far North Queensland to get a payment boost

The federal government has delivered another increase to payment rates for pension and allowance recipients in Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said payments including Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment will increase by $9.90 a fortnight to $926.20 for singles and by $14.80 a fortnight to $1,396.20 for couples combined.…

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…