Tjapukai bids for Australian indigenous museum

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today received a proposal that – if successful – would see Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park become the site of Australia’s first national Indigenous museum. At a media event this morning, Tjapukai Board Chairman Bruce Glanville formally announced the concept, which was initially suggested by Mr Entsch during the…

Lalor cashes in while FNQ misses out

THE government has turned its back on North Queensland barramundi farmers by funding barramundi research in the Prime Minister’s own electorate, in a move that Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has described as “disgraceful”. Mr Entsch was recently approached by the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA), which is seeking $5 million over five years from the…

Ivy finally receives recognition for war effort

A 97-YEAR-OLD Port Douglas great-great-grandmother will today receive long-overdue recognition for her work as a volunteer in the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) during WWII. As the region’s Australian Government representative, Federal MP Warren Entsch will officially present Mrs Ivy Margaret Booth with a Civilian Service Medal 1939-45. The Civilian Service Medal recognises the service…

ATE 2014 a tourism triumph

HOSTING the Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 is an opportunity for the region to put on a program that will excite and inspire travel industry representatives from around the world, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “We cannot stress how important this announcement is,” Mr Entsch said today.  “We all know how tough things have been in…

Calling all poets for historical challenge

LEICHHARDT residents with a flair for poetry are being urged to express their views on ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and other military commemorations, with Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch encouraging people to enter the 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project. The project aims to combine 200 poems from Australia and New Zealand into a…