Uncle Henry Gibson

Mr ENTSCH:  I rise today to pay tribute to a marvellous, talented and much-loved Far North Queenslander. Former pearl diver, Uncle Henry Gibson, better known as Seaman Dan, passed away peacefully late last year at the age of 92. Seaman Dan rose to national and international prominence at the age of 70, when he first…

School Leaders

Mr ENTSCH: I recently had the pleasure of attending two award ceremonies at schools in my electorate. The two awards ceremonies proved to me beyond doubt that our future is in capable hands. At the Cairns State High School senior induction ceremony, I had the honour of presenting the JA Barnes Memorial Prize to Rubin…

Douglas Shire Council Australia Day Awards

Mr ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon to acknowledge those in my community who were recently recognised at the Douglas Shire Council Australia Day awards. It’s always a special day where we acknowledge the work of those who strive to make our community a better place for everybody. This year the Douglas Shire Council Citizen of…

TGA approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available. “The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of Cairns, Cape York…