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…

Entsch Backs Ban On ‘Rogue’ Indonesian Abattoirs

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has labelled the mistreatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia “shocking and unacceptable to all Australians, especially our farmers.” “Like everyone who saw the Four Corners program on 30th May 2011, I was sick to the stomach to see the cattle being treated in such an inhumane way. As someone…

Labor Fails Australian Families

The Far North has been dealt another blow by the Federal Government with the handing down of the 2011 Federal Budget this evening.  “This Budget confirms how out of touch Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan are with Australian families. It fails the essential test: to ease the cost of living on Australians who face higher…

NDRRA For Small Business A Farce

  Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has labelled the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for Cyclone Yasi a farce. The Category D extension for Cairns under the NDRRA scheme which was hailed by the Government in a recent media announcement as a “commitment” to “respond to the challenges facing communities impacted” is…

Environmental Hub Welcomed

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement that a dedicated regionally-focused environmental research hub will be funded by the Federal Government at long last.   Mr Entsch says he advocated hard for the re-establishment of the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility (MTSRF) during the 2010 federal election and while he is…

Fundraiser To Support Kim Jenkins

  Cancer sufferer Saffron Bryant who recently underwent life saving surgery to remove a tumour from behind her eye has joined forces with her mother Kathy Kinneally to now help save someone else in a similar circumstance. Saffron Bryant managed to undergo lifesaving surgery under Dr Charlie Teo thanks to the $65,000 that was raised…