Entsch highlights extensive impact of FNQ flooding on local businesses and infrastructure

Warren Entsch MP, Federal Member for Leichhardt, is visiting Preston Fresh Seafood, a longstanding local business that reflects both the resilience and challenges faced by our local industries in the wake of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper’s devastating impact. Preston Fresh Seafood has been grappling with power outages, relying on costly generators to keep their doors open…

World Polio Day

Mr ENTSCH: Last month on 24 October was World Polio Day. I’d like to acknowledge the remarkable progress in the fight against polio led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In nearly four decades, we’ve seen a 99.9 per cent reduction in polio, saving millions from paralysis and eradicating two polio virus strains. Yet challenges…

Private Members’ Business – Great Barrier Reef

Mr ENTSCH: I rise today to speak on this motion. While I stand here amidst a chorus of self-congratulations by those opposite, I must lend a voice to reason and reality. The government has presented a litany of supposed achievements concerning the Great Barrier Reef, yet it seems that their memory is conveniently very, very…

Youth Voice in Parliament Week

Mr ENTSCH: I would like to reach a speech written by a 17-year-old, Darcy Oates, a student from St Augustine’s College in Cairns, as part of the Raise Your Voice campaign. Darcy writes: “The vastness of Australia is ingrained within the fabric of our national identity, romanticised in prose and heralded as the true epitome…

Entsch slams Labor Government’s mismanagement of fisheries—dire impacts for consumers and industry set to follow

Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, echoes concerns recently raised by Senators Jonno Duniam and Susan McDonald at a Senate Estimates hearing this week in Canberra. The Albanese Government’s mismanagement of Australia’s commercial fishing industry marks a betrayal of regional Queensland fishers and their communities. “Senator Watt’s lack of accountability for his own portfolio and…

First Nations Australians

Mr ENTSCH: For too long, a select few have laid claim to funding to support Indigenous communities but have not made good on their commitments. The most egregious example is Noel Pearson. He presides over a growing list of dysfunctional entities who have done little but line the pockets of a select few at the…

Cardiac Challenge 2023

Mr ENTSCH: The Cardiac Challenge took place last month, on 16 September. It was a three-day bike ride from Cairns to Cooktown. It’s a mission deeply rooted in personal and community stakes. For Jo Piggott this mission begun at a young age watching her mother battle rheumatic fever, undergo two open-heart surgeries and rely on…