Adjournment – Cairns Hockey & Aspire to be Deadly

I rise tonight to formally put on the record my congratulations to the Cairns Hockey Association and its innovative Aspire to be Deadly program, which has made the shortlist for a prestigious international award. Aspire to be Deadly aims to give women and young girls an opportunity to complete and advance their education, to create…

Far Northern renewables full steam ahead

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news of another renewable energy initiative for the Far North, with the announcement today that MSF Sugar will build a $75 million ‘green’ power station at its Tableland Sugar Mill, near Mareeba (pictured). “This is fantastic news ? I really commend MSF Sugar for looking to diversify its business…

Milestones

50th Wedding Anniversary Barry & Marilyn Clark – 19th March 2016 Jonathan & Janet Percy -26th March 2016 John & Sandra Thomson – 2nd April 2016 Robert & Gwen Elleary – 16th April 2016 Barry & Yvonne Bolton – 23rd April 2016 Robin & Anne McAlloon – 23rd April 2016 James & Helen Kezilas –…

A Word From Warren

We’re now three months into the new term of government and while Parliamentary sittings have only just got underway in the past few weeks, there are plenty of issues that I’m already getting stuck into as well as ‘unfinished business’ from the last term. Over the next three to six months, I’m focused on the delivery of…

Spotlight On FNQ Enterprise

I welcome invitations to visit businesses in Leichhardt – it’s fantastic to see enterprising locals investing in new equipment or construction, employing more staff and showing confidence in our economy. Here are a few highlights… Cairns Aquarium Construction is well underway and I was privileged to tour the site recently with founder and CEO Daniel Leipnik. At the…

Regional News And Events Wrap

Over the last few months I’ve taken the opportunity to visit most of the regional communities in Leichhardt. It’s been good to meet all the new mayors and councillors, catch up with community groups and hear about new initiatives. In Douglas, I caught up with the Council to hear about their current progress on the waterfront development and…

Cairns Corporate Challenge Update

In just a few weeks, my wife Yolonde and seven other Cairns Corporate Challenge trekkers will head off on the adventure of a lifetime.  The group are commemorating the heroic feats of our young soldiers by trekking along the Kokoda trail’s 96 kilometres of mud and mountain range.  They’ve been training for months – walking…

Out and about

Hosted World TB Day event, Canberra. Supported Gala Island fundraising event for Cyclone Winston victims, Cairns. Caught up with Green Army team, Pebbly Beach. Visited agricultural and water projects, Lakeland. Met with Community Health and NPA Family & Community Service staff, Bamaga. Judged Port Douglas Carnivale parade floats, Port Douglas. Caught up with AustSwim instructors…