Milestones

50th Wedding Anniversary Graham & Janet Goodall, 19th June 2015 Frederick & Valerie Mellick, 3rd July 2015 Edgar & Ute Haring, 11th August 2015 Ian & Lyle Cunningham, 21st August 2015 Rodney & Beverlee Tayler, 11th September 2015   60th Wedding Anniversary Donald & Violet Rutherberg, 2nd July 2015 Leslie & Gloria Pickering, 6th August…

Aged Care in focus

Supporting the mental and physical health and wellbeing of our elderly residents is vital.  In recent months there has been a lot of discussion around the lack of aged care beds in the Cairns region in particular. It is a complex issue and one that is often misrepresented by media headlines unfortunately. Nevertheless, reducing the…

Ice scourge on our streets

Ice poses the highest risk of all illegal drugs to our community because of the violent, menacing and irrational way people behave under its influence.  At a recent community forum with the Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash, we heard that while ice use is not yet widespread in our region, it’s increasing at…

Out and about

Helped open the Cooktown Discovery Festival and launch of ‘48 Days- A Shared History' mural project, ably supported by my beautiful daughter Mackenzie, Cooktown Spoke at the 2015 Suicide & Self Harm Prevention Conference in recognition of the Dr Edward Koch Foundation’s 20 Years of activities, Cairns Launched the ‘Our North, Our Future’ White Paper…

Rangers are new leaders in Treaty Villages

I recently attended the graduation of 52 trainees from the Treaty Village Rangers Program at an event at Mabaduan Village on the South Fly coastline, just a few kilometres from Australia’s northernmost border. The program is a key element of the Building Resilience in Treaty Villages, Western Province PNG initiative driven by the Cairns-based Reef…

NBN update

Last year, the Government identified around 1.6 million premises in Australia which had either very poor or no broadband connectivity. These premises have been – and will continue to be – prioritised in the NBN rollout. In the Far North, many regional users will get broadband via a new satellite that will offer services from…

A Word from Warren

**Read my latest eNewsletter in full** Thanks for taking the time to read my Spring 2015 Newsletter. There’s always so much going on that doesn’t necessarily get covered in the media, so this newsletter is the best way for me to communicate with you, my constituents. I’m pleased to report that the Northern Australia Insurance…

Tangaroa Blue Foundation commended for cleaning up the reef

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has commended a Port Douglas-based organisation in Parliament today for its efforts to remove and catalogue five-million pieces of rubbish from Australian beaches. “In 2004 the Tangaroa Blue Foundation established the Australian Marine Debris Initiative and, since that time, nearly 50,000 volunteers have not just been picking up marine…

90 Second Statement – Tangaroa Blue

Around eight million tonnes of plastic rubbish, the equivalent of 16 full plastic shopping bags per metre on the world's coastline, finds its way into the world's oceans each year. It is an issue that all of us should be alarmed about and desperate to fix. That is why I was recently pleased to meet…