Private health reforms to sting public health system

THE Far North’s over-stretched public health system would be one of the nation’s biggest casualties under the Gillard Government’s plans to wind back private health insurance rebates, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says. Mr Entsch argued against the Government’s legislation in Federal Parliament, saying the changes would push more patients into the public health…

Petition to gain better healthcare for the intersex, transsexual, transgender and gender diverse community

Currently there is no funding or support for the intersex transsexual, transgender, sister-girl, brother-boy and gender-diverse community in Queensland for healthcare. As a result there is a growing concern and fear in the community that gender centres and some sexual health services are at risk of shutting their doors to the community because of the…

Proposed law threatens vital airline services

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will meet with Senator Nick Xenophon in Canberra this week to express his concerns at proposed law changes that threaten the future of vital airline services in Cairns. Mr Entsch said Senator Xenophon’s proposed amendment to restrict the use of foreign cabin crews in Australia would have a devastating…

Cairns Hockey scores a goal for sports tourism

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the team at Cairns Hockey Association for their outstanding work in securing the host city title for a test match series between Australia and New Zealand in June. Cairns Hockey was successful in being named as the host of the test series following a hotly contested bidding process…