Cairns crime to come under the spotlight

CRIME in the community will be a hot topic at a forum to be held in Cairns on Monday, hosted by Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Shadow Minister for Justice and Customs Michael Keenan. “The Coalition recognises that crime is a major issue in Cairns, and in putting together our policy platform for…

Last chance to ‘Say No’ to Coral Sea lock-outs

To view and print a copy of the petition, click here FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is rallying North Queenslanders to ‘Say No’ to the proposed closure of the Coral Sea, today launching a petition against the government and green groups’ “campaign of misinformation”. With this petition, titled ‘Don’t Lock Us Out’, Mr Entsch joins a number…

No mental health nurse for new headspace in Cairns?

Joint media release with the Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-WellsMORE than two months since the Gillard Labor Government announced that the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program would be capped at last year’s level, nurses still have not been advised by the Department of Health and Ageing of what that level is. “Labor…

Abstudy support safe for North Queensland

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has moved to reassure North Queenslanders that an attempt to abolish Abstudy support payments will not make it past scrutiny at a federal level. Mr Entsch said the narrow passing of the motion to scrap the financial assistance scheme, which took place at the LNP’s state convention in Brisbane…

Fishing industry unites to battle Coral Sea closure

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has commended recreational and commercial fishers for putting aside their differences and uniting to fight the government’s planned closure of the Coral Sea. Mr Entsch met with members of the Australian Marine Alliance (AMA) in Canberra on Wednesday where they launched a full-blown campaign against the Marine Park network that will…

Labor fails North Queenslanders facing insurance woes

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has described himself as “bitterly disappointed” at the government’s failure to address virtually any of the issues surrounding strata title insurance. The government today (Thursday) tabled in parliament its response to the nine recommendations from the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. Despite hearing…

Skyrocketing insurance costs hit local businesses hard

THE plight of local businesses that are facing huge operational challenges as a result of the impending carbon tax has been highlighted in parliament by local MP Warren Entsch. Mr Entsch used the Adjournment Debate on Tuesday night to argue that the tax will “penalise families, penalise businesses, penalise tourism-which is the lifeblood of my area-and do…

Entsch stands up for abandoned cattle producers

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has publicly condemned Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig’s handling of the live export ban debacle, saying it has had a “profound negative impact” on producers. Mr Entsch addressed parliament last night (Monday) on his Private Members’ Motion, saying that while it gave him “no great pleasure at all” to raise…