Time to prepare for wireless switch

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch is urging wireless microphone users in communities around Leichhardt to prepare for changes that will affect how they can use the devices. The changes are part of the Federal Government’s work to clear specific radiofrequency spectrum (known as the ‘digital dividend’) so that it can be used to provide 4G mobile…

Bright future for young indigenous leaders

YEAR 12 students from all around Leichhardt converged on Canberra today to celebrate their graduation through the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said a total of 16 students from the electorate graduated the programme, from communities as diverse as Badu, Bamaga, Coen, Cairns, Mossman and Pormpuraaw. Fourteen students were able…

Leichhardt poised to honour Anzac Centenary

THE Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is well underway in Leichhardt with three Round 1 applications submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said he was very impressed with the range and standard of applications received from organisations around the electorate. “From a new Anzac Archway at Cooktown, to…

Qld Govt decision Wild Rivers on Steroids

THE State Government’s move to enhance protection for the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve – jeopardising the $1.2 billion Pisolite Hills bauxite mine at the same time – has been described as “an appalling decision” by Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch. “This is an absolute disgrace and sends a very bad message regarding development in…

Time to thank Renovation Rescue supporters

FEDERAL member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has spoken of local mum Kim Jenkins’ “determination and spirit” in the Parliament today, as the Renovation Rescue prepares to wind up with a final ‘Thank You’ event for supporters. Mr Entsch highlighted Kim’s journey since he first met her in 2011, when she was diagnosed with a rare…

Leichhardt identity takes campaign to Canberra

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has met with local artist, pastor and indigenous rights advocate Norman Miller in Canberra this week to show his support for the petition calling for constitutional change. Mr Miller, who is the Chairman of the Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace, met with Mr Entsch and Ken Wyatt, the…

FNQ aviation industry urged to speak up

THE Australian Government’s Aviation Safety Regulation Review will give local aviation businesses the opportunity to expose CASA’s regulatory and procedural failures, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The Hon Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, has recently released the review’s Terms of Reference. “I welcome the minister’s Review,” Mr…

Anniversary heralds new era for Mapoon

FIFTY years to the day since Mapoon residents were forcibly relocated, the Queensland Government’s gesture of reconciliation will go a long way says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “When you hear the stories of how families departing by boat looked back across the bay and watched as their homes were burnt, it is particularly appropriate that…

Edmonton gains activities centre and cyclone shelter

THE official opening of the Edmonton Leisure Centre today gives the southern Cairns suburb a multi-purpose sports centre that doubles as a cyclone shelter. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the centre had created a community hub where residents of the fast-growing suburb could gather for sports,…