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…

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…

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…