Time to face facts on Bruce funding, says Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has called on the Gillard Government to “be honest and upfront” about its Bruce Highway funding promises. Responding to Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese’s announcement in Cairns today, Mr Entsch labelled the $4 billion in funding as nothing more than “election year rhetoric”. “It’s more of the same for the Bruce,” he…

Tjapukai bids for Australian indigenous museum

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today received a proposal that – if successful – would see Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park become the site of Australia’s first national Indigenous museum. At a media event this morning, Tjapukai Board Chairman Bruce Glanville formally announced the concept, which was initially suggested by Mr Entsch during the…

Lalor cashes in while FNQ misses out

THE government has turned its back on North Queensland barramundi farmers by funding barramundi research in the Prime Minister’s own electorate, in a move that Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has described as “disgraceful”. Mr Entsch was recently approached by the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA), which is seeking $5 million over five years from the…

Families bear the brunt of Labor’s mismanagement

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has described the Gillard Government’s plan to scrap upcoming family tax benefits to thousands of local families as “another broken promise to the people of Leichhardt”. “This family benefit would have provided $300 to eligible families with one child and $600 to families with two children or more,” Mr Entsch said…

Ivy finally receives recognition for war effort

A 97-YEAR-OLD Port Douglas great-great-grandmother will today receive long-overdue recognition for her work as a volunteer in the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) during WWII. As the region’s Australian Government representative, Federal MP Warren Entsch will officially present Mrs Ivy Margaret Booth with a Civilian Service Medal 1939-45. The Civilian Service Medal recognises the service…

ATE 2014 a tourism triumph

HOSTING the Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 is an opportunity for the region to put on a program that will excite and inspire travel industry representatives from around the world, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “We cannot stress how important this announcement is,” Mr Entsch said today.  “We all know how tough things have been in…

Search on again for best images of Leichhardt

IT’S time again to launch the Leichhardt Community Calendar photography competition so whether you’re a legend behind the lens or have fluked an incredible shot, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to hear from you. Entries are now being accepted for the annual competition, from which Mr Entsch will choose the top 14 shots…