Asian Honey Bees Private Members Bill

The Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is developing a Private Members Bill to be put to the Federal Parliament in a bid to re-instate the Asian Honey Bee Program. Mr Entsch says the cessation of the program by the Gillard Government is premature and should never have taken place as there is still time…

Overseas Trained Doctors Inquiry Commences

The first hearing for the Overseas Trained Doctors Inquiry is to be held in Canberra tomorrow 25th February 2011. Hearings in Brisbane and Cairns will follow in coming months. The hearing will be webcast live on: http://webcast.aph.gov.au/livebroadcasting/. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing will hold the public hearing to discuss the…

Tourism Needs Subsidy Saviour

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is calling on the Gillard Government to empower the tourism industry of the North and subsidise tourism operators’ product marketing efforts. The call comes as industry heavyweights claim they need assistance to get back on their feet as a matter of urgency in the wake of Cyclone Yasi and…

Dugong & Turtle Protection

A National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan is essential to manage the decline in dugong and turtle numbers. This is an initiative the Coalition has been advocating for some time. Bipartisan support for a pro-active and realistic plan is necessary to save these majestic creatures from extinction. I have worked very closely with traditional owners…

Tourism Funding Cuts Appalling

A line up of Coalition politicians have banned together to launch a scathing attack on the Labor Government after the announcement of funding cuts to the region’s tourism industry. Shadow Minister for Tourism, Bob Baldwin, said this was the latest in a string of tourism research cuts by the Gillard Government. “Labor also stopped funding…