Govt issues high-level warning to insurers

THE upper echelon of Australian insurers has been put on notice by the Assistant Treasurer today, with Sen. Arthur Sinodinos telling the industry’s annual conference that increasing insurance affordability in North Queensland was firmly on the Government’s agenda. The move has been strongly endorsed by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who said it was fantastic to…

Closing the Gap

I am certainly pleased to rise today to associate myself with the annual statement on Closing the Gap. Leichhardt is an electorate that has a very large Indigenous constituency, with the homelands of the Torres Strait, many Cape York communities and of course large Indigenous populations in its main towns. I have been the member…

Let’s grasp opportunities, says Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has warned against “allowing the naysayers to squander opportunities” if the Far North is to realise some of the key opportunities on its horizon. Speaking in Parliament yesterday on Address in Reply (an opportunity for members to speak on any issues relevant to their electorate), Mr Entsch said he had been…

Maritime heritage boost for Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news of support for the Cairns Maritime Museum, which will help the organisation put together an innovative ‘virtual treasure hunt’ while increasing awareness about the Far North’s intriguing maritime history. The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme, which can include internships, in-kind support by museum experts, or grants…

Extra boost for key Cape York road

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the Queensland Government for its $10 million investment in Cape York, which will enable further sealing of the Peninsula Development Road. Together with the $210 million pledged – and set aside – by the Federal Government in December, it will help to provide greater economic, social and environmental benefits…

Address in Reply

I rise this afternoon to take the opportunity of speaking on this address-in-reply in the breadth in which I am able to cover issues in my electorate. Over the past seven-odd years, I have been very much saddened by what I have seen as a decline in the Cairns region. This has very much been…

Indigenous youth urged to have their

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging young Indigenous people from Far North Queensland to apply now for this year’s National Indigenous Youth Parliament to be held in Canberra in May. “This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a week-long leadership program and receive expert training in how government works, public speaking and…

TWS needs to get the facts straight

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has thrown his support behind Cook MP David Kempton in slamming The Wilderness Society’s claims of misrepresentation at the Cape York Forum. “I was there and there is no doubt that The Wilderness Society representatives did participate in the forum,” Mr Entsch said today. “TWS may not have liked the fact,…