Cape to Kakadu concept takes hold in the North

AN inventive concept to establish a ‘Cape to Kakadu’ vehicle ferry between Weipa, Gove and Darwin is riding a wave of momentum, gaining support from all corners of Northern Australia. The idea came to light as an “aspirational” element in the Weipa Town Authority’s recent Community Plan, with Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch a…

Cairns crime to come under the spotlight

CRIME in the community will be a hot topic at a forum to be held in Cairns on Monday, hosted by Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Shadow Minister for Justice and Customs Michael Keenan. “The Coalition recognises that crime is a major issue in Cairns, and in putting together our policy platform for…

Last chance to ‘Say No’ to Coral Sea lock-outs

To view and print a copy of the petition, click here FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is rallying North Queenslanders to ‘Say No’ to the proposed closure of the Coral Sea, today launching a petition against the government and green groups’ “campaign of misinformation”. With this petition, titled ‘Don’t Lock Us Out’, Mr Entsch joins a number…

No mental health nurse for new headspace in Cairns?

Joint media release with the Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-WellsMORE than two months since the Gillard Labor Government announced that the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program would be capped at last year’s level, nurses still have not been advised by the Department of Health and Ageing of what that level is. “Labor…

Abstudy support safe for North Queensland

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has moved to reassure North Queenslanders that an attempt to abolish Abstudy support payments will not make it past scrutiny at a federal level. Mr Entsch said the narrow passing of the motion to scrap the financial assistance scheme, which took place at the LNP’s state convention in Brisbane…