Backflip By State Government Disgraceful

The Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has come out swinging at the State Government’s outrageous backflip on moving sections of the public sector to Cairns as promised.   “For the State Government to come out and back peddle on their commitment to relocate public servants and Government Departments to this city is yet another…

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Member For Leichhardt Welcomes Posture Review

I welcome the Defence Minister’s announcement to conduct a Force Posture Review of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Coalition supports the proposed Review, although it is very late in being developed and should have been front and centre in the 2009 Defence White Paper. The review will assess whether the ADF is best?positioned geographically…

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After Waiting 4 Years For Aaction, Another 10 Months Is Too Long

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has slammed the State and Federal Government for what he calls “hollow promises” which are a “sick joke” giving the people of the Far North false hope.    Mr Entsch’s criticism of State and Federal Government comes after Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace and Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced…

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Entsch Launches Aniba Petru Appeal

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has launched an appeal to raise $15,000 to get Aniba Petru and his deceased daughter Martha home to PNG. Mr Entsch said The Cairns Post and his office have been overwhelmed with calls from people wanting to donate to Aniba and assist him with his plight. “It is at…

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CARBON TAX TO EXPORT LOCAL TOURISM JOBS: REPORT

  The Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Tourism, Bob Baldwin and Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, have challenged Julia Gillard to call an election to let local tourism workers in Cairns say no to losing their jobs. “Labor’s carbon tax won’t clean up the environment, but it will clear out airport arrival halls,” Mr…

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Far Northern Roads Need Urgent Attention

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the 2011 RACQ’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey just reinforces the urgent need for a significant funding injection into the Bruce Highway upgrade, especially in the Far North. “The Bruce Highway is one of the most unroadworthy roads in Australia and this report like many others previous to it states…

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Entsch Backs Ban On ‘Rogue’ Indonesian Abattoirs

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has labelled the mistreatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia “shocking and unacceptable to all Australians, especially our farmers.” “Like everyone who saw the Four Corners program on 30th May 2011, I was sick to the stomach to see the cattle being treated in such an inhumane way. As someone…

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Labor Fails Australian Families

The Far North has been dealt another blow by the Federal Government with the handing down of the 2011 Federal Budget this evening.  “This Budget confirms how out of touch Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan are with Australian families. It fails the essential test: to ease the cost of living on Australians who face higher…

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NDRRA For Small Business A Farce

  Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has labelled the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for Cyclone Yasi a farce. The Category D extension for Cairns under the NDRRA scheme which was hailed by the Government in a recent media announcement as a “commitment” to “respond to the challenges facing communities impacted” is…

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Environmental Hub Welcomed

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement that a dedicated regionally-focused environmental research hub will be funded by the Federal Government at long last.   Mr Entsch says he advocated hard for the re-establishment of the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility (MTSRF) during the 2010 federal election and while he is…

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