Op Ed – Marriage equality’s time is now

YESTERDAY’S Newspoll results aren’t surprising given the effectiveness of Labor’s fear campaign about the plebiscite, but don’t change anything in the bigger picture. We exist in a political environment characterised by divisiveness, hard-line policy positions and a media totally unforgiving of compromise. Regardless of what Newspoll says the majority of Australian people want, the fact…

Tax proposal a winner: Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the compromise on the ‘backpacker tax’ outlined today by Treasurer Scott Morrison MP, saying it is a “brilliant” outcome. “I’m glad the government has acted promptly on this to reduce uncertainty in the agriculture and hospitality sectors, as well as reassuring young people who want to come here for…

AACAP 2016 concludes in Laura

For the 20th consecutive year, the Australian Government has delivered infrastructure, vocational skills training and health care to a remote Indigenous community through the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP). This year AACAP has delivered works to improve environmental, health and living conditions in Laura in Far North Queensland. The AACAP has provided almost $6…

Govt supports new infrastructure at Cook Shire Council

COOK Shire Council will benefit from new state-of-the-art communications thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today. As part of an overall technology upgrade to Cook Shire council’s Administration Building, Council will receive a $20,000 grant to supply a direct cable link to the Council building. “My congratulations to…