Bitter disappointment at PPBR bid loss

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says he is “gutted” at the Federal Government’s announcement today that the $2B Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement contract will not go to the Cairns consortium. Mr Entsch has spoken to prime contractor Teekay and consortium member BSE, and expressed his very strong disappointment to the Prime Minster, Defence Minister Marise Payne…

Coalition Government will abolish Road Safety Remuneration System if re-elected

THE Coalition has today committed to abolishing the Road Safety Remuneration System (RSRS) if it is returned to Government at the next election, says Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. “We will take action to support truck owner-drivers across Australia who are being unfairly disadvantaged by the destructive Road Safety Remuneration System Payment Order which…

Entsch backs Royal Commission into Big Banks

A ROYAL Commission into the immoral conduct of the Big Banks and the introduction of compulsory financial retribution for victims – including those in the Far North – is critical, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Speaking in support of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s comments yesterday at Westpac’s 199th birthday event, Mr Entsch said he agreed…

Inquiry into the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee will hold a public hearing in Canberra on Friday 8 April 2016 as part of its Inquiry into the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016. The Bill proposes to establish the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility which would provide up to $5 billion in concessional financial assistance to infrastructure projects…

Supporting NAIDOC Week in Leichhardt

THE Turnbull Government will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of First Australians by supporting events to be held as part of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations in July. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, said the 2016 NAIDOC grant funding round…

Tropical North Queensland benefiting from Australia’s record tourism growth

NEW figures released by Tourism Research Australia show that Tropical North Queensland was the seventh-highest region in the country for tourist spending. In 2015, Australia’s tourism industry grew to a record $94.5-billion on the back of strong growth in both international and domestic visitor numbers, who are staying longer and spending more. Across Queensland, international…