Time to act on CBD violence and intimidation

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is pushing for immediate action on improving law and order in Cairns, saying the safety of residents and visitors, and the city’s image, were being threatened.Speaking on John McKenzie’s talkback show on 4CA Radio on Monday morning, Mr Entsch commented that the situation “seemed to be getting worse in…

World Heritage delay a blessing in disguise

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the proposed blanket World Heritage listing for large areas of Cape York is in doubt after the Federal Government missed an international deadline.According to The Australian newspaper, UNESCO has confirmed that a tentative listing for the peninsula should have been submitted by Australia by February…

Wanted: images that showcase the spirit of Leichhardt

WHETHER you’re a professional photographer or an enthusiastic amateur, a legend behind the lens or have fluked an incredible shot, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to hear from you.Mr Entsch has announced that entries are now open for his annual photography competition, from which he will choose the top 12 shots to feature…

Future looks bright for Weipa Medical Centre

WEIPA residents can breathe a little easier after learning that their local medical centre will remain open for the next six months, with plans underway to lock in a new private service provider after that date. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch raised concerns last month that the private Weipa Medical Clinic may be closed down…

Coalition’s online safety working group survey

COALITION Members and Senators will be surveying parents across the country about the internet experiences of their family and their children, as part of the work of the Coalition’s Online Safety Working Group, said Warren Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt. “The survey covers such matters as ownership and use of computers, phones and other devices;…

Nth Qld Rubies set to sparkle on world stage

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has extended his congratulations to the RIHP North Queensland Rubies hockey team, which has been selected as a finalist in the Beyond Sports Awards. Mr Entsch is the patron for the Rubies and said it was an incredible achievement for the team, which was named as one of five…

Entsch backs Premier over ‘green tape’ comments

QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman has every right to be concerned about unnecessary layers of regulation duplicating environmental and wildlife protections, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says. Mr Entsch has slammed Green groups and Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke for their unjustified criticism of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman in relation to koala conservation. “Campbell Newman…

Mill sale a boost for the region

THE sale of Mossman Central Mill to Mackay Sugar this week will create certainty for local growers and present broader opportunities for the region’s sugar industry, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. Mackay Sugar has entered a binding agreement to acquire the milling and related assets of the mill for $25 million, aiming to…

Statesman of the Torres Strait will be remembered

THE Far North is reeling from the loss of another great leader with the highly-respected Torres Strait elder George Mye passing away early Thursday morning. Uncle George, as he was widely known, was a passionate advocate of the rights of Torres Strait Islanders and strongly supported the campaign for autonomy in the Torres Strait.Federal Member…

Cape loses a committed leader

AURUKUN Mayor Neville Pootchemunka was a dedicated leader who will be sorely missed, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today. Mr Entsch first met Mr Pootchemunka in 2004 and said he always found him to be very, very committed to his community. “He was never afraid to embrace controversial initiatives that he believed were in the…