New Hospital Must Be Fast Tracked

The Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has hit out at the State Government for trying to once again stall plans to build a new Category 5 Cyclone Rated Hospital as promised after Cyclone Yasi hit in February this year.   Mr Entsch said it was ridiculous that hundreds of patients were forced to be…

LIVE CATTLE EXPORT DAMAGE TO TAKE ITS TOLL

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the live cattle export suspension being lifted after what he says has been a tense month of waiting for one of Northern Australia’s largest industries.    Mr Entsch said the Government’s knee-jerk reaction to ban live cattle exports to Indonesia before listening to the industry about how…

Backflip By State Government Disgraceful

The Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has come out swinging at the State Government’s outrageous backflip on moving sections of the public sector to Cairns as promised.   “For the State Government to come out and back peddle on their commitment to relocate public servants and Government Departments to this city is yet another…

Member For Leichhardt Welcomes Posture Review

I welcome the Defence Minister’s announcement to conduct a Force Posture Review of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Coalition supports the proposed Review, although it is very late in being developed and should have been front and centre in the 2009 Defence White Paper. The review will assess whether the ADF is best?positioned geographically…

Entsch Launches Aniba Petru Appeal

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has launched an appeal to raise $15,000 to get Aniba Petru and his deceased daughter Martha home to PNG. Mr Entsch said The Cairns Post and his office have been overwhelmed with calls from people wanting to donate to Aniba and assist him with his plight. “It is at…

CARBON TAX TO EXPORT LOCAL TOURISM JOBS: REPORT

  The Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Tourism, Bob Baldwin and Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, have challenged Julia Gillard to call an election to let local tourism workers in Cairns say no to losing their jobs. “Labor’s carbon tax won’t clean up the environment, but it will clear out airport arrival halls,” Mr…

Far Northern Roads Need Urgent Attention

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the 2011 RACQ’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey just reinforces the urgent need for a significant funding injection into the Bruce Highway upgrade, especially in the Far North. “The Bruce Highway is one of the most unroadworthy roads in Australia and this report like many others previous to it states…