The fight continues to stop the Coral Sea being locked up

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has again rallied behind the fishing industry in condemning the Labor-Green Government’s continued push to lock up the Coral Sea with the Bligh Government now signalling its support for the bans. The Gillard Government’s recently released its draft marine bioregional plan to create a marine conservation park across more than 1…

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Inquiry into strata insurance welcome news for Far North Queenslanders

Senator for Queensland, the Hon Jan McLucas, and Member for Leichhardt, the HonWarren Entsch MP, today welcomed news that the House of RepresentativesStanding Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs would now consider issuesaround residential strata insurance as part of its inquiry into the operation of theinsurance industry (the Inquiry). Announced by Assistant Treasurer Bill…

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Cairns could miss out yet again

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has expressed serious concerns about the rollout of the NBN, with Cairns in desperate need to secure high-speed broadband in the next round of the rollout. Mr Entsch said he was strongly opposed to the exorbitant cost of the Gillard Government’s $36 billion NBN plan and reaffirmed the Coalition’s commitment under…

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Entsch secures pledge from Labor on Body Corporate Insurance

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch can today announce he has secured a pledge from Labor Senator Jan McLucas to launch a standing committee to investigate the escalating crisis in body corporate and strata insurance in North Queensland. Mr Entsch attended a public forum in Cairns this morning where the serious concerns of property owners, investors…

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Sophie’s Petition

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch earlier today launched ‘Sophie’s Petition’, an incredible effort to get a pedestrian crossing by Ellis Beach by nine-year-old road safety crusader Sophie Alcorn. Sophie Alcorn has been waging a campaign for the pedestrian crossing after her friend Asha was accidentally hit by a car while crossing the road at the…

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New Masterpolan provides blueprint for Sporting success

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is today proud to launch the Cairns Business and Sporting Group Regional Master Plan that provides a clear blueprint for the future of sports infrastructure in the Far Northern region.   Mr Entsch applauded the work of the group, comprising a host of business and sporting leaders and chaired by…

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Fight for fairness on Body Corporate Insurance heats up

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announces his serious concerns about the practises of body corporate insurance companies has been referred to the ACCC in a major step forward for property owners in the Far North. Mr Entsch’s parliamentary colleague, Coalition shadow minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs the Hon. Bruce Billson this…

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Hard yards already done on sports infrastructure

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has urged the State Labor Government to get behind a Cairns Business and Sporting Group which is due to release its comprehensive sports tourism and sports medicine infrastructure plan this week.Mr Entsch said he was honoured that the State Labor Government was plagiarising the group’s work by staging a sports…

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Vale Tom Pyne

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has expressed his condolences to the Pyne family after the passing of larger than life community stalwart Tom Pyne. After being elected to the Federal Parliament in 1996, Mr Entsch worked closely with Mr Pyne until his retirement as mayor in 2000.The pair were in regular contact during this…

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