“I would very much like to acknowledge Warren for his long-time support for Cairns Hockey Indigenous Programs, in particular for indigenous young women and girls.

“His support and commitment has seen hockey take a lead in providing pathways and opportunities for at least a decade in the Far North and his confidence, patience and the remarkable trust he has shown in me in particular provides me with a strong belief that together, everyone achieves more.

“Warren’s capacity to understand our needs is the difference and I thank him for his outstanding contribution, for taking an interest and caring, and for understanding what small steps can achieve when we truly believe.”


Julie McNeil – Operations Manager, Cairns Hockey


“As a busy regional legal practitioner, on a number of occasions I have found it necessary to contact Warren on behalf of my clients, sometimes for migration matters and sometimes for administrative issues involving Commonwealth decision making.

“I have always found him forthright, open, honest and committed to doing the best he can for his constituents in a non-partisan way.

“I have been particularly impressed with his support for sensible change – such as medicinal marijuana and gay marriage. His greatest long-term achievement for the community has been his support for Northern Australia white paper initiatives.

“He is what a parliamentarian should be.”


John Bottoms – Principal/Registered Migration Agent, BE Law


“I have had the privilege of dealing with Warren for 13 years both on a personal level, and in his capacity as our Federal Representative. 

“We have been involved in many community projects together, including the Anglican Parish Hall Restoration Project and Coming of The Light Celebrations. 

“Warren has genuine compassion, and many of his deeds are undertaken knowing that they are not always politically savvy or publically acknowledged. 

“He has a unique ability to make everyone he deals with feel valued, from people of the treaty villages of P.N.G. to those down in Cairns, and encourages colleagues to travel to the Torres Strait to better understand our unique communities and challenges.

“I have questioned why he supports those sections of the community that do not support him, and his answer has always been that he is elected to represent all constituents equally; a noble position which sums up his personality.

“I have great pleasure in supporting Warren and look forward to many more robust discussions.”


Chris Lemke – Torres Strait