Insurance industry not serious about property insurance affordability

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has slammed the insurance industry in Parliament today for not being serious about improving the affordability and availability of property insurance in Northern Australia. “Submissions to the Northern Australia Insurance Taskforce from the insurers and the Insurance Council of Australia are overwhelmingly against government action,” he said. “The ICA’s…

Watch the launch of the first NBN satellite

5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF! THE countdown is on for high-speed broadband in regional areas of Leichhardt with the launch tomorrow (THUR) of the first of two new multi-million dollar NBN satellites. The satellite, named ‘Sky Muster’ is scheduled to be launched from the French Guiana city of Kourou, in South America, sometime between 0630 and 0746 Eastern…

Help for small exporters in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed news that local producers will be among those who benefit from $5.3 million worth of projects to assist small exporters with market access. The grants, announced by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, under the Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters Programme, delivers on an…

Women’s Safety Package to stop the violence

THE Australian Government is taking immediate action to reduce violence against women and their children, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Today, the Prime Minister announced a $100 million Women’s Safety Package to deliver immediate and practical measures to keep women and their children safe. Mr Entsch said the Australian Government was taking a strong stand…

Entsch welcomes inquiry into educational opportunities for ATSI students

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into the educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The inquiry, by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, aims to identify the best opportunities and pathways for Indigenous students to help them succeed in school. “Living in…