Dredge decision process to be commended: Entsch

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s decision to approve the disposal of Abbot Point dredge spoils at a deep-water location, subject to strict environmental conditions. “GBRMPA has approved a site where the seafloor is made up of sand, silt and clay – it doesn’t contain coral…

$1.5M for Cape York airstrip upgrades

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today welcomed the Coalition Government’s $1.5 million investment to upgrade airstrip facilities on Cape York as part of the Regional Aviation Access Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that 39 remote communities, including Aurukun, Kowanyama and Lockhart River, will…

Local parents urged to have a say on childcare

THERE are just a few days left for busy mums and dads to have their say on the nation’s first major review of childcare since the 1990s, without having to make a full-length submission. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to let local parents know that the Federal Government’s Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare…

Funding flows to Cape York

COMMUNITIES in Cape York will benefit from new improved infrastructure, with a $210 million Commonwealth package set to enhance the region’s economy. Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss joined Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch on the Cairns Esplanade today to present the Cape York Region Package to the community.…

$4.4M to help older residents live at home longer

OLDER people in Leichhardt will get extra support and care services-such as cleaning, meals, nursing care and transport-to remain living independently at home, thanks to a $4,416,309 investment by the Australian Government. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the funding was part of a $240 million investment under the Commonwealth Home and Community Care…

Scherger closure a double-edged sword

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Weipa community must be supported when the Scherger Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) closes its doors at the end of February. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison MP, announced today that the government will close four immigration detention facilities – including Scherger IDC – resulting…

MP shares memories of Paul Kamsler Sr

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has paid tribute to the “colourful life and outstanding achievements” of Paul Kamsler Sr, who passed away at the weekend aged 90. Mr Entsch offered Mr Kamsler’s family members and friends his deepest condolences, saying that his friendship with the tourism stalwart had “most definitely enriched my life”. “Paul…