Celebration of community on March 30th

FEDERAL member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging people to pop their head over the fence and say ‘hi’ to their neighbours on Sunday 30th March, ‘Neighbour Day’. Neighbour Day was established ten years ago by founder Andrew Heslop and this year the campaign has been taken on by Relationships Australia, which has a long-standing…

Government set to obliterate red tape

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the introduction in Parliament today of the Government’s ‘Red Tape Repeal Day’ bills, saying there would be “an audible sigh of relief from long-suffering local businesses”. Next Wednesday’s Repeal Day (26 MAR) will scrap more than 9,500 unnecessary or counter-productive regulations and 1,000 redundant acts of Parliament, saving individuals…

Queensland honours former Senator

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has added his own tribute to those flowing for former Liberal Senator for Queensland, Warwick Parer, who died suddenly on Friday aged 77. “Warwick was a good friend of mine and an absolute gentleman,” Mr Entsch said. “He was a Senator when I first entered Parliament in 1996 and became quite…

Private Member’s Motion – Bruce Highway

I rise with a great deal of pleasure to support my colleague the member for Herbert’s motion today. I choked a little when I listened to the contribution from the member for Blair, who was trying to suggest that all of these problems go back to the Howard era. Back in that time the funding…

Community farewells ‘Papa Zaro’

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has today paid tribute in the National Parliament to a “remarkable elder of the Torres Strait”, Mr Enemarki Matthew Zaro, who passed away on 7 February of this year, aged 96. Known as ‘Papa Zaro’, Mr Entsch said the proud Dauareb and Meriam elder was one of the few remaining members…

Qantas must reassess Cairns base decision: Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is demanding a review of Qantas’ decision to close its Cairns crew base, saying that the rationale behind scrapping the well-performing base “doesn’t stack up” and it will have a massive impact on local families. Mr Entsch said he had been in communication with Qantas families and had been able to…