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…

Funding boost for surf clubs in Leichhardt

THE Cairns, Ellis Beach and Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Clubs will soon receive a funding boost to help prevent drownings at local beaches. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, said the Australian Government was fulfilling an election promise by providing each surf club with $25,000 over the next five years. “Australia’s dedicated life savers…

Inspection of local defence capabilities

LOCAL defence operations came under the spotlight today when Darren Chester, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch toured facilities in Cairns. During their visit Mr Chester and Mr Entsch met with the patrol boat crew Ardent Five and toured HMAS Childers. “HMAS Cairns remains an important strategic base in…

Government invests $31 million in Reef research

THE Australian Government is investing more than $31 million over six years for research into tropical water quality through the National Environmental Science Programme. The research will assist in the management of coastal and marine water quality in Australia’s tropical regions, including the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. “This boost to science funding will…