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…

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Cairns’ own ‘renovation rescue’ launched

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has issued a call to arms to help a terminally ill local mum with a ‘Renovation Rescue’ so she can focus on enjoying time with her family. Trinity Beach resident Kim Jenkins became known to the wider community in 2011 when an appeal was launched to raise money for treatment for…

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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…

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Family seeks answers to Alegria’s mystery condition

THE Cairns community is known for rallying together in times of need and Federal MP Warren Entsch is hopeful that an appeal to help diagnose a toddler’s mysterious illness will be no different. Alegria Havini was born two and a half years ago with no complications, but medical staff immediately knew something wasn’t right.  Alegria…

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Scrap the RDA, says Entsch

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has called for the immediate closure of Regional Development Australia, describing it as a “farce” that has provided no benefits whatsoever for the electorate of Leichhardt. “The only funding that Regional Development Australia is generating for Far North Queensland is in the salaries of the bureaucracy,” Mr Entsch said today.  “In…

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Focus back on TB after motion passes Parliament

THE campaign for action to deal with endemic tuberculosis in PNG’s Western Province has had a major win today, with a Private Member’s Motion put up by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch passing unopposed through the Parliament. “This is an absolutely incredible result,” Mr Entsch said today.  “After two years of fighting to get this government…

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Petition: Stand up for Tibet

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has long counted himself a ‘friend of Tibet’ and was thrilled to meet the Dalai Lama in Canada last year during a parliamentary delegation. Mr Entsch is urging Far North Queenslanders who are concerned about deteriorating human rights conditions in Tibet to sign a petition urging the Australian Government to; ·…

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MP takes local disability stories to Canberra

HEART-RENDING cases of Far Northerners affected by disability were heard in Parliament today when Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch spoke on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012. “The current system of support for people with a disability is definitely broken,” Mr Entsch told the House. “We need a new system of support, a system that…

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Burke still not listening on World Heritage: Entsch

FEDERAL Environment Minister Tony Burke is a “dreamer” if he believes a World Heritage proposal for Cape York can proceed before this year’s election, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch.  Mr Entsch has backed his state government counterpart, Cook MP David Kempton, who today slammed Mr Burke’s assertion that the World Heritage consultation process was “progressing…

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PM’s rhetoric no solution to alcohol challenges: Entsch

LIBERAL MP and Chief Opposition Whip Warren Entsch has labelled the Prime Minister a “hypocrite” for criticising the State Government’s decision to review Alcohol Management Plans on Cape York. Speaking during today’s Closing the Gap Statement in Parliament, Ms Gillard said the winding back of AMPs would result in “rivers of grog starting to flow…

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