Cape York leaders demand inclusive consultation

MOVES by the Federal Government to fund a ‘closed door’ World Heritage consultation will only result in further alienation of Cape York communities, Federal MP Warren Entsch warned today. Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF), the peak body that represents Cape York residents, business owners, traditional owners, leaseholders and pastoralists, came out swinging last week in…

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Torres Strait Islanders miss out yet again

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has labelled MP Bob Katter “a disgrace” after he failed to support a sea walls motion in parliament this week, despite Mr Katter knowing full well that the government had blatantly back-tracked on its earlier funding commitment. “Katter puts his hand on his heart and says he supports Indigenous issues but,…

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Struggles worsen for Leichhardt single parents: Entsch

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has thrown his support behind single parents in the region, saying that cuts to parenting payments will put families under further unnecessary pressure. The Leichhardt electorate rates fourth-highest in the country in the number of people accessing the payment, with 4227 recipients.  Julia Gillard’s own electorate of Lalor leads…

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Fundraising drive now on to help Les get his wheels

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch is appealing to the generosity of the electorate to help a Weipa man who has undergone a traumatic series of medical mishaps over the last 22 months. Les Borthwick, 76, went into Cairns Base Hospital for a knee replacement but complications have forced him to undergo seven operations.  During the most…

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Labor’s border protection failures put pressure on settlement services

Joint Release – Warren Entsch MP and Teresa Gambaro MP LABOR’S $4.9 billion budget blow-out on border protection failures since 2009/10, as well as gross inefficiencies in the management of the migrant and refugee settlement program, has placed unbearable pressure on settlement service providers throughout Australia, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Settlement Teresa Gambaro MP…

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TB message hits home in Canberra

THE human face of the Tuberculosis health crisis occurring on Far North Queensland’s doorstep was brought home to federal politicians in Canberra this week. Around 30 Coalition MPs, including senior members of the Shadow Ministry, attended a briefing at Parliament House on Tuesday hosted by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.…

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Support critical work in suicide prevention, government told

THE vital work of the Dr Edward Koch Foundation has been highlighted in Parliament during National Suicide Prevention Week with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch calling for an urgent increase in government funding. Since 2007, 40 people on average per year have taken their own lives in Far North Queensland and during Adjournment Debate yesterday, Mr…

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Government’s response to fishing science ‘total hypocrisy” says Entsch

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has condemned the Government for its knee-jerk reaction and total mishandling of the Abel Tasman super-trawler debacle. Mr Entsch addressed parliament on Wednesday morning after the government attempted to fast-track controversial changes to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.   The amendments would create a new Chapter 5B…

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