Follow Townsville’s lead says Entsch

THE LNP’S $150M election commitment towards Townsville’s super-stadium highlights the need for council to confirm a site for Cairns’ own new stadium, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I congratulate Townsville for the work they’ve done, they’ve really got their act together,” Mr Entsch said today.  “They have a comprehensive proposal and a CBD site locked…

Mossman RSL Anzac Memorial moves forward

THE Mossman RSL Sub Branch will finally be able to host a war memorial within its grounds, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announcing that the project will be funded through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. The Federal Government will provide the Mossman RSL Sub Branch with $8682 to build a memorial that will…

New opportunities sought after Skytrans closure

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has expressed his disappointment over the demise of Skytrans, describing the local airline as a “fabulous corporate citizen” in the Far North. He has also distanced himself from criticism of the State Government, saying that the decision to award the Gulf route contract to Rex “didn’t help” but if Skytrans had…

New Year brings a new focus on TB

THE New Year will see a new level of engagement with Torres Strait communities on Tuberculosis thanks to the combined efforts of the Far North’s Federal and State MPs. Warren Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt, and David Kempton, State Member for Cook, have lobbied Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg with a comprehensive proposal to increase…

Statement – Multiple deaths in Cairns

FEDERAL MP for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has described the Cairns community as “absolutely gutted” over today’s incident which saw the deaths of eight children in a Manoora home. “It’s almost incomprehensible that so many young lives have been stolen,” Mr Entsch said today. “People are shaking their heads and saying, how could you believe something…

All systems go with Aquis EIS approval

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says the approval of the Aquis EIS this morning will be the “adrenalin shot” that Cairns has been seeking for many years. “I welcome this decision, it is fantastic news and is certainly an early Christmas present for Cairns,” Mr Entsch said today. “I congratulate the Co-ordinator General on the thoroughness…

Entsch welcomes action on petrol pricing

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the cost of fuel in regional areas will come under the spotlight of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Small Business Minister Bruce Billson MP announced today that the ACCC has been issued with new instructions to monitor the prices, costs and profits relating to the…

Local support for Sikh Genocide March

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has described himself as “honoured and privileged” to lead a Remembrance March for the 1984 Sikh genocide in Melbourne last Saturday. More than 1000 people marched from the State Library of Victoria to Federation Square, led by Mr Entsch and Sikh community leaders from the USA, Canada, NZ and Australia. Addressing…