Entsch responds to Taskforce report on insurance

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a catastrophe reinsurance pool or a mutual to address the north’s insurance challenges, despite the final report of the Northern Australian Insurance Premiums Taskforce focusing on mitigation. “I’m glad the report has now been released, we’ve been waiting for it to be made public so…

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My Health Record for North Queenslanders

UP to 700,000 residents of Northern Queensland will soon have a My Health Record automatically created for them as a part of a large-scale trial of new participation arrangements. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP today welcomed the North Queensland trial, which was launched at Plaza Family Health in Mount Sheridan Shopping Centre. “My…

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51st Battalion, we salute you!

THE illustrious history and ongoing activities of 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, have been highlighted in Parliament this week by Federal MP Warren Entsch. “In this Centenary of Anzac, one battalion that deserves recognition is the 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, which celebrated 100 years of service at the weekend with a parade…

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Have your say on fishing & aquaculture inquiry in Cairns

Hooking an albino barramundi at the opening of Hook A Barra near Wonga Beach, with manager Mark Hober. Check out Mark's award-winning Daintree Saltwater Barramundi! LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is urging anyone who wants a viable and sustainable commercial, recreational and sports fishing industry in the Far North to contribute to a Productivity Commission inquiry…

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Investment to boost Leichhardt’s defence capability

WARREN Entsch MP, Federal Member for Leichhardt, today welcomed the release of the 2016 Defence White Paper, which sets out the Coalition Government’s comprehensive and responsible long-term plan to ensure Australia’s national security. It is the culmination of detailed analysis of our strategic environment, Defence’s priorities and objectives, and the capabilities required to achieve these…

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Medicinal Cannabis passes Lower House

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the passing of the Bill in the House of Representatives last night that will allow the growing of cannabis in Australia for medicinal and research purposes. The Bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to pass with cross-party support by the end of this autumn…

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Revised ‘backpacker tax’ option on table

Photo courtesy Tolga Backpackers Hostel FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has responded to concerns raised with him about the ‘backpacker tax’ by proposing a compromise with his colleagues in Canberra. Mr Entsch said that in Tuesday’s Party Room meeting, he was one of a number of MPs who expressed concerns that the tax would…

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