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…

Fast broadband in sight for Leichhardt

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that superfast broadband is coming to 53,930 homes and businesses in Leichhardt under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn.  “Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release today of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide,” Mr Entsch explained.  “This release of…

#CairnsForTheWin – support local Patrol Boat bid

THE campaign to promote Cairns’ $2B bid to build 21 replacement Pacific Patrol Boats has ramped up, with the consortium members meeting with senior Ministers in Canberra today. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch helped host the group, which included representatives from the prime contractor TeeKay Shipping (Australia), vessel designer and builder Damen Shipyards Group,…

Insurance industry not serious about property insurance affordability

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has slammed the insurance industry in Parliament today for not being serious about improving the affordability and availability of property insurance in Northern Australia. “Submissions to the Northern Australia Insurance Taskforce from the insurers and the Insurance Council of Australia are overwhelmingly against government action,” he said. “The ICA’s…

Milkfish on Menu in Meeting with Mars

Mars Petcare will give evidence about the opportunities for milkfish aquaculture to supply product to the pet food industry when it appears before the Northern Australia Committee in Canberra on Tuesday, 13 October.  The public hearing is part of the committee’s inquiry into opportunities to expand the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia. Committee Chair, the…

A Word from Warren – October 2015

**Read the current edition of my eNewsletter** 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…