Parliamentary Friendship Group backs Safe Schools

IN March 2015, the Parliamentary Friendship Group for LGBTIQ Australians invited Safe Schools Coalition Australia to brief them and answer any questions we had. The co-chairs were impressed with the range of resources and supports made available to Australian schools through the program and compelled by the statistics we were presented about the effect of…

Dob in a Dealer to help fight against Ice

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s launch in Cairns of the Dob in a Dealer campaign as part of a new million-dollar partnership between the Coalition Government and Crime Stoppers Australia. The Commonwealth Government is providing $1 million to fund the national Dob in a Dealer campaign to raise awareness of methamphetamine,…

Presenting the Boomerang Petition to Parliament

Today, I present to the House the second installment of the boomerang petition, with some 2,635 signatures supporting the recognition of Indigenous people in the Constitution. Cairns Indigenous leader Norman Miller has collected more than 5,100 signatures in total—a huge effort from a single person committed to a particular cause.  Norman has travelled around Australia…

Power north of the Daintree (Adjournment)

Last Saturday week I went to a celebration of my 20th anniversary of being elected to this parliament. We had a wonderful fundraiser, there, for a cancer charity called COUCH and we raised a very significant amount of money.  But as I reflected on the 20 years since I became a member in 1996, I…