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…

Business and Sporting Group Announced

A line up of high profile business and sporting leaders were announced today as the members of the region’s sporting and business group. They have been charged with the task of developing a new industry for Cairns and fast tracking sporting infrastructure projects. The formation of the group has been spearheaded by Federal Member for…

Malu Sara Justice

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says he welcomes a decision by the Federal Court to fine the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) the maximum civil penalty of $242,000 for negligence relating to the Malu Sara tragedy and claims this is a step in the right direction towards closure for the victims’ families.“While I…

Building Summit Needs to Deliver for Locals

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has demanded preference be given to local Far North Queensland companies for all future Government infrastructure projects. The call comes after the State Government announced a Building Summit will be hosted in the New Year. Mr Entsch said he expects locals to be the ‘primary’ contractors for government infrastructure…

Wild Rivers Committee Labelled a Stall

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused the Gillard-Labor Government of stalling tactics by referring the Wild Rivers Bill to another committee. Warren Entsch said he was looking forward to standing up in Parliament this week to put his case forward alongside Tony Abbott to abolish the legislation which restricts the rights of the…