Roads and rail top of the agenda

INFRASTRUCTURE funding has been a hot topic in Parliament this week, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch taking two opportunities to highlight the Coalition’s commitments to ‘Fixing the Bruce’ and the Peninsula Development Road. On Monday, Mr Entsch spoke on a Private Member’s Motion put up by the Member for Herbert, Ewen Jones, which reinforced how…

New direction for Advance Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated local businessman Trent Twomey, who starts his role as the new Chair of Advance Cairns today. “Trent has an incredible level of enthusiasm and an absolute commitment to our region,” Mr Entsch said.  “He is very well connected and highly respected. “He will bring new energy to Advance Cairns…

Aurukun celebrates funding for new Men’s Shed

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities, today announcing funding of $138,000 for a Men’s Shed in Aurukun. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said a key priority for the Government was to ensure that as many Indigenous people as…

Government set to obliterate red tape

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the introduction in Parliament today of the Government’s ‘Red Tape Repeal Day’ bills, saying there would be “an audible sigh of relief from long-suffering local businesses”. Next Wednesday’s Repeal Day (26 MAR) will scrap more than 9,500 unnecessary or counter-productive regulations and 1,000 redundant acts of Parliament, saving individuals…

Celebration of community on March 30th

FEDERAL member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging people to pop their head over the fence and say ‘hi’ to their neighbours on Sunday 30th March, ‘Neighbour Day’. Neighbour Day was established ten years ago by founder Andrew Heslop and this year the campaign has been taken on by Relationships Australia, which has a long-standing…

Queensland honours former Senator

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has added his own tribute to those flowing for former Liberal Senator for Queensland, Warwick Parer, who died suddenly on Friday aged 77. “Warwick was a good friend of mine and an absolute gentleman,” Mr Entsch said. “He was a Senator when I first entered Parliament in 1996 and became quite…

Community farewells ‘Papa Zaro’

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has today paid tribute in the National Parliament to a “remarkable elder of the Torres Strait”, Mr Enemarki Matthew Zaro, who passed away on 7 February of this year, aged 96. Known as ‘Papa Zaro’, Mr Entsch said the proud Dauareb and Meriam elder was one of the few remaining members…

Qantas must reassess Cairns base decision: Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is demanding a review of Qantas’ decision to close its Cairns crew base, saying that the rationale behind scrapping the well-performing base “doesn’t stack up” and it will have a massive impact on local families. Mr Entsch said he had been in communication with Qantas families and had been able to…