Fuel prices again under the spotlight

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has highlighted Cairns’ fuel woes in Parliament, saying the high prices at the bowser are a “disgrace” with the region suffering from a lack of competition. Mr Entsch said he had recently heard about Brisbane's call for the ACCC to do a deep-dive investigation into a perceived petrol ‘cartel’ in the…

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Arts community celebrates Catalyst support for JUTE

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is “over the moon” that Cairns’ renowned JUTE Theatre Company has been awarded funding through the Australian Government’s Catalyst fund. “I am very, very pleased to announce today that JUTE will receive $420,000 to support its project titled ‘Telling Diverse Stories from the Deep North’ through the Catalyst-Australian Arts and Culture…

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CALL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP FACILITATORS

The Australian Government is calling for organisations and individuals to apply to be one of three new Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Employment Facilitators. From December, the Facilitators will operate in three priority regions experiencing high levels of youth unemployment— Launceston, the Hunter region (including Newcastle) and Cairns — to help young Australians start their own small…

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Medicinal cannabis a step closer for Queenslanders

MEDICINAL cannabis advocate Warren Entsch MP has congratulated the State Government for passing legislation last night which will enable Queensland residents with a range of conditions to be able to access medicinal cannabis products more easily. “I applaud the Queensland Government for seeing the value in this and expediting the process,” he said. “This is…

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PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY FOR THE NORTH

KEY milestones are being reached in the implementation of the Northern Australia White Paper, proving the Government’s commitment to nation-building in the North says Liberal MP Warren Entsch. Last night, Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan presented the Northern Australia Annual Statement to Parliament, outlining progress on the 102 White Paper commitments. Mr Entsch, a…

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TSI WOMEN WALK THE HALLS OF POWER

IT was ‘Question Time’ in Warren Entsch’s Canberra office today when the MP met with a group of inspiring local women taking part in the 2016 Torres Strait Women’s Leadership program. The ten (Louisa Taylor Ahmat, Rita Bonner, Harriet Dorante, Jennifer Enosa, Gene Holland, Lillian Shibasaki, Vera Ses, Flora Warria, Carolyn Williams and Annie Zaro)…

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Cairns residents given chance to name pedestrian overpass

Cairns residents have the opportunity to name a pedestrian overpass on the Bruce Highway at White Rock as part of Anzac centenary celebrations. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch called for members of the public to nominate potential names that were meaningful to the area and recognised the efforts of a significant community figure. “We…

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Entsch slams Labor hypocrisy on SSM

LIBERAL MP Warren Entsch has described himself as “profoundly disappointed and frustrated” by the hypocrisy of Labor in its decision today not to support the same-sex marriage plebiscite legislation. “The plebiscite certainly wasn’t my preferred way of doing things, but I came to the view that it would be the most practical way of getting…

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Govt supporting Indigenous arts and languages in FNQ

RENOWNED actor Jimi Bani, a regular on the stage and Australia’s TV screens, will soon be showcasing Torres Strait culture with the help of a grant through the Federal Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today. Funding of $137,858 will be provided over two years to develop and present the…

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