Constituency Statement – Tibet Petition

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt-Chief Opposition Whip) (10:30):  I rise today to add my voice in support of those who seek a peaceful resolution in the crisis in Tibet. It is very distressing to hear the human rights situation is driving a number of Tibetans to self-immolate. On 25 February, Tsesung Kyab, a farmer, and Sangdag, a…

Kim’s ‘Renovation Rescue’ takes off

IT’S full steam ahead for the Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue in Trinity Beach, thanks to a quantity surveyor, architect, project manager and builder all being appointed this week. “This is fantastic news,” said Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who launched the campaign last Thursday, 7 March.  “It’s been wonderful to see all the businesses, organisations and…

Wujal Wujal township ‘streets ahead’

LOCAL MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council for the positive changes he has seen around the community in recent times. Mr Entsch stopped off at Wujal Wujal last Tuesday on his way through from Daintree to Cooktown to catch up with the local council and discuss any issues they might…

Stand up for your members, Entsch tells unions

FAR Northerners must unite in demanding that the Federal Government reverse health funding cuts in Queensland as they have just been forced to do in Victoria, says Federal MP Warren Entsch. “If it’s good enough for Victoria, it’s good enough for Queensland,” Mr Entsch said today. “The $8.3 million that is being clawed back from…

Scrap the RDA, says Entsch

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has called for the immediate closure of Regional Development Australia, describing it as a “farce” that has provided no benefits whatsoever for the electorate of Leichhardt. “The only funding that Regional Development Australia is generating for Far North Queensland is in the salaries of the bureaucracy,” Mr Entsch said today.  “In…

Focus back on TB after motion passes Parliament

THE campaign for action to deal with endemic tuberculosis in PNG’s Western Province has had a major win today, with a Private Member’s Motion put up by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch passing unopposed through the Parliament. “This is an absolutely incredible result,” Mr Entsch said today.  “After two years of fighting to get this government…

MP takes local disability stories to Canberra

HEART-RENDING cases of Far Northerners affected by disability were heard in Parliament today when Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch spoke on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012. “The current system of support for people with a disability is definitely broken,” Mr Entsch told the House. “We need a new system of support, a system that…

Petition: Stand up for Tibet

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has long counted himself a ‘friend of Tibet’ and was thrilled to meet the Dalai Lama in Canada last year during a parliamentary delegation. Mr Entsch is urging Far North Queenslanders who are concerned about deteriorating human rights conditions in Tibet to sign a petition urging the Australian Government to; ·…