New Political Force in Action to Help Fix Bruce Highway

A new political force has been formed to fight for more funding to upgrade the Bruce Highway. Queensland’s east coast Federal LNP Members have joined forces to lobby for a significant boost in funding for the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Cairns. The Bruce Highway group consists of Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, Member for…

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Building Summit Needs to Deliver for Locals

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has demanded preference be given to local Far North Queensland companies for all future Government infrastructure projects. The call comes after the State Government announced a Building Summit will be hosted in the New Year. Mr Entsch said he expects locals to be the ‘primary’ contractors for government infrastructure…

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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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