Final push for Avenue of Honour

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has today kick-started a major fundraising campaign to enable the Avenue of Honour memorial at Yungaburra to be completed before its official opening on June 22nd. “This project has received an incredible amount of support from individuals and organisations, both local and from all around Australia,” Mr Entsch said. “I have…

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‘Great Escape’ highlights immigration failures

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch says the escape of seven detainees from Scherger Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) illustrates the “absolute failure” of the Gillard Government’s immigration policy. “It just shows you that the whole system is broken in relation to the way in which the government is dealing with this very, very serious issue,” Mr Entsch…

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Time to face facts on Bruce funding, says Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has called on the Gillard Government to “be honest and upfront” about its Bruce Highway funding promises. Responding to Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese’s announcement in Cairns today, Mr Entsch labelled the $4 billion in funding as nothing more than “election year rhetoric”. “It’s more of the same for the Bruce,” he…

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Cairns Surf Life Saving Club announces new #1 ticket holder

THE tropical warmth of the Coral Sea may be a long way from the chilly climes of Canberra, but that hasn’t stopped Opposition Leader Tony Abbott from accepting a position as the Cairns Surf Life Saving Club’s number one ticket holder. Today, the club will formally announce the relationship, a major coup that will see…

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Tjapukai bids for Australian indigenous museum

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today received a proposal that – if successful – would see Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park become the site of Australia’s first national Indigenous museum. At a media event this morning, Tjapukai Board Chairman Bruce Glanville formally announced the concept, which was initially suggested by Mr Entsch during the…

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Lalor cashes in while FNQ misses out

THE government has turned its back on North Queensland barramundi farmers by funding barramundi research in the Prime Minister’s own electorate, in a move that Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has described as “disgraceful”. Mr Entsch was recently approached by the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA), which is seeking $5 million over five years from the…

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Families bear the brunt of Labor’s mismanagement

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has described the Gillard Government’s plan to scrap upcoming family tax benefits to thousands of local families as “another broken promise to the people of Leichhardt”. “This family benefit would have provided $300 to eligible families with one child and $600 to families with two children or more,” Mr Entsch said…

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Ivy finally receives recognition for war effort

A 97-YEAR-OLD Port Douglas great-great-grandmother will today receive long-overdue recognition for her work as a volunteer in the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) during WWII. As the region’s Australian Government representative, Federal MP Warren Entsch will officially present Mrs Ivy Margaret Booth with a Civilian Service Medal 1939-45. The Civilian Service Medal recognises the service…

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ATE 2014 a tourism triumph

HOSTING the Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 is an opportunity for the region to put on a program that will excite and inspire travel industry representatives from around the world, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “We cannot stress how important this announcement is,” Mr Entsch said today.  “We all know how tough things have been in…

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Labor plays catch-up on Bruce Highway funding

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the news of $4.1 billion to fix the Bruce Highway but said he hoped it wasn’t “yet another unfunded Labor promise”. “I really hope that this is a legitimate plan, as it is what I’ve been pushing for many years and it’s what the people who are…

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