State Funding Withdrawal Threat ‘Not On’ Says Entsch

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has come out swinging in response to threats by Member for Cairns Desley Boyle that State Government will pull its funding on the Cultural Precinct if it doesn’t happen her way. Mr Entsch says it’s not about Desley Boyle or Val Schier’s wants and needs, it’s about the communities’…

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Wild Rivers Committee Labelled a Stall

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused the Gillard-Labor Government of stalling tactics by referring the Wild Rivers Bill to another committee. Warren Entsch said he was looking forward to standing up in Parliament this week to put his case forward alongside Tony Abbott to abolish the legislation which restricts the rights of the…

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Qld Labor MPs Playing Catch-Up on Dugong and Turtle Protection

Queensland Labor MPs are now playing catch-up behind the Coalition’s plans for a national dugong and turtle protection plan. The Coalition went to the election with a $2.6 million plan that would enable Indigenous Rangers and additional officers to step up practical and effective efforts to protect the key species. Shadow Minister for Climate Action,…

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Push for National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan Begins

A National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan is on the agenda in Parliament this week.Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Greg Hunt launched a push to establish a National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan in Parliament last night. The duo called for bipartisan support to save…

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No Consultation Becomes The Gillard Government Agenda

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused the Gillard Government of a “no consultation” agenda in relation to detention centres to house the increasing number of asylum seekers. Mr Entsch says the dumping of detention centres in communities throughout Australia, such as Weipa in Far North Queensland and most recently Inverbrackie in Adelaide Hills…

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Give With One Hand, Take With The Other

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused Queensland Premier Anna Bligh of giving with one hand and taking with the other. The claim comes after Anna Bligh today announced that she will be giving back 75,000 hectares of park known as Archer Bend to the Wik Mungkan people on Cape York. “This is so…

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