$1.5M for Cape York airstrip upgrades

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today welcomed the Coalition Government’s $1.5 million investment to upgrade airstrip facilities on Cape York as part of the Regional Aviation Access Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that 39 remote communities, including Aurukun, Kowanyama and Lockhart River, will…

Funding flows to Cape York

COMMUNITIES in Cape York will benefit from new improved infrastructure, with a $210 million Commonwealth package set to enhance the region’s economy. Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss joined Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch on the Cairns Esplanade today to present the Cape York Region Package to the community.…

Scherger closure a double-edged sword

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Weipa community must be supported when the Scherger Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) closes its doors at the end of February. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison MP, announced today that the government will close four immigration detention facilities – including Scherger IDC – resulting…

MP shares memories of Paul Kamsler Sr

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has paid tribute to the “colourful life and outstanding achievements” of Paul Kamsler Sr, who passed away at the weekend aged 90. Mr Entsch offered Mr Kamsler’s family members and friends his deepest condolences, saying that his friendship with the tourism stalwart had “most definitely enriched my life”. “Paul…

Projects approved with safeguards to protect the reef

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the Government’s approval of dredging activities at Abbot Point will be subject to the highest environmental standards to protect the Great Barrier Reef. After rigorous assessment, the Government has completed the approvals process for four Queensland projects under National Environmental Law, approving: ·         The capital…