Volunteers urged to apply for funding grants

VOLUNTEERS play a vital role in our communities yet their work is often under-resourced. So, to assist local organisations, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is pleased to announce that the Volunteer Grants program for 2013 is now open. “I am totally committed to supporting and encouraging volunteering in Leichhardt,” Mr Entsch said today. “These…

Labor disintegrates as Coalition waits

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has described himself as “bitterly disappointed” that the historic apology to families affected by forced adoption was overshadowed by Labor’s leadership dysfunction. “Yesterday I attended an event in the Great Hall at Parliament House to mark a very significant occasion, when the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition made…

CASA must answer to their actions, says Entsch

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has slammed CASA for the permanent grounding of Barrier Aviation, identifying “vested interests” as playing a key role in the airline’s crisis. “It’s a bloody disgrace – there are people in CASA who should be sacked over this,” he said. “By the time the true facts behind all this…

Myna bird traps relaunched for 2013

THE highly-successful Indian myna bird eradication program is being rebooted for 2013 with the Cairns Men’s Shed and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announcing that orders for traps are again being taken. “The Men’s Shed stopped taking new orders for traps late last year to deal with a back-log of requests – they were just so…

Tibet governance issues taken to Parliament

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has played a key role on Tibet Advocacy Day, 18 March, tabling a petition with more than 2500 signatures in the Australian Parliament. The move follows news that as of 25th February, 107 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in protest against China’s occupation of Tibet. “I rise today to add…

Kim’s ‘Renovation Rescue’ takes off

IT’S full steam ahead for the Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue in Trinity Beach, thanks to a quantity surveyor, architect, project manager and builder all being appointed this week. “This is fantastic news,” said Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who launched the campaign last Thursday, 7 March.  “It’s been wonderful to see all the businesses, organisations and…

Wujal Wujal township ‘streets ahead’

LOCAL MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council for the positive changes he has seen around the community in recent times. Mr Entsch stopped off at Wujal Wujal last Tuesday on his way through from Daintree to Cooktown to catch up with the local council and discuss any issues they might…

Stand up for your members, Entsch tells unions

FAR Northerners must unite in demanding that the Federal Government reverse health funding cuts in Queensland as they have just been forced to do in Victoria, says Federal MP Warren Entsch. “If it’s good enough for Victoria, it’s good enough for Queensland,” Mr Entsch said today. “The $8.3 million that is being clawed back from…