My Health Record for North Queenslanders

UP to 700,000 residents of Northern Queensland will soon have a My Health Record automatically created for them as a part of a large-scale trial of new participation arrangements. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP today welcomed the North Queensland trial, which was launched at Plaza Family Health in Mount Sheridan Shopping Centre. “My…

51st Battalion, we salute you!

THE illustrious history and ongoing activities of 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, have been highlighted in Parliament this week by Federal MP Warren Entsch. “In this Centenary of Anzac, one battalion that deserves recognition is the 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, which celebrated 100 years of service at the weekend with a parade…

Have your say on fishing & aquaculture inquiry in Cairns

Hooking an albino barramundi at the opening of Hook A Barra near Wonga Beach, with manager Mark Hober. Check out Mark's award-winning Daintree Saltwater Barramundi! LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is urging anyone who wants a viable and sustainable commercial, recreational and sports fishing industry in the Far North to contribute to a Productivity Commission inquiry…

Investment to boost Leichhardt’s defence capability

WARREN Entsch MP, Federal Member for Leichhardt, today welcomed the release of the 2016 Defence White Paper, which sets out the Coalition Government’s comprehensive and responsible long-term plan to ensure Australia’s national security. It is the culmination of detailed analysis of our strategic environment, Defence’s priorities and objectives, and the capabilities required to achieve these…

Medicinal Cannabis passes Lower House

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the passing of the Bill in the House of Representatives last night that will allow the growing of cannabis in Australia for medicinal and research purposes. The Bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to pass with cross-party support by the end of this autumn…

Revised ‘backpacker tax’ option on table

Photo courtesy Tolga Backpackers Hostel FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has responded to concerns raised with him about the ‘backpacker tax’ by proposing a compromise with his colleagues in Canberra. Mr Entsch said that in Tuesday’s Party Room meeting, he was one of a number of MPs who expressed concerns that the tax would…

Port Douglas Crocs snap up a new scoreboard

GAME days in Port Douglas will be greatly improved with the Crocs AFL Club receiving an $11,484 grant through the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme to erect a new electronic scoreboard, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. It comes just weeks after the Port Douglas Reef Raiders secured a $5800 grant for their much-needed new scoreboard,…

Expanding the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee today tabled its report on expanding aquaculture in the Top End, titled Scaling Up. The Inquiry examined the current state of aquaculture in Northern Australia, the regulatory framework, and opportunities for further developing the industry in the region. On release of the report, Mr Warren Entsch MP, Committee Chair…