Innovative microgrids to boost economic growth in Cape York and Torres Strait communities

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the supply of secure, reliable and affordable power for regional and remote communities to drive economic growth and help them get ahead. The Morrison Government is committing $25.6 million to back 20 microgrid feasibility studies under Round Two of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund. This includes…

Indigenous Tourism

MR ENTSCH: I rise to support this motion but more importantly in support of a critical role that Indigenous people and culture play in our nation’s tourism offerings. It’s no more evident than in my vast electorate of Leichhardt that includes the Torres Strait, Cape York, Cooktown, Mossman, the Daintree, Kuranda and Cairns. All of…

Changes to the Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement

The Australian Government is continuing to show its support for regional Australia after agreeing to significant changes to the Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). The Far North Queensland DAMA enables employers in a designated regional area, who are unable to recruit appropriately qualified Australians, to supplement their workforce with skilled overseas workers.…

FNQ beauty, its people and locations to be showcased in the eleventh annual Community Calendar Competition

The Leichhardt electorate boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. From sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are spoiled for…

Morrison Government to boost connectivity in regional, rural and remote communities

The Morrison Government will invest $130.4 million to improve connectivity in regional, rural, and remote communities. The investment in the Regional Connectivity Program, announced in the federal budget, brings the Morrison Government’s commitments to improve digital connectivity infrastructure in regional, rural, and remote areas to more than $600 million. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said…

Uncle Henry Gibson

Mr ENTSCH:  I rise today to pay tribute to a marvellous, talented and much-loved Far North Queenslander. Former pearl diver, Uncle Henry Gibson, better known as Seaman Dan, passed away peacefully late last year at the age of 92. Seaman Dan rose to national and international prominence at the age of 70, when he first…

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…