COUCH welcomes donation towards Wellness Centre

PROMINENT local charity COUCH has today been handed a cheque for almost $30,000 by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch on behalf of the Far North Queensland community, one of the largest amounts raised for the charity at a single fundraising event. The hand-over took place at the site of the planned Cancer Help & Wellness Centre…

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Woree State School rewarded for environmental focus

FEDERAL Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch MP has congratulated Woree State School students who were yesterday awarded a $500 Ripples of Change grant for protecting their local environment and the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Entsch said the awards encourage students to learn about and care for their local environments and promote real…

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Statement – Pacific Patrol Boat contract

This morning I received a briefing from the Deputy Secretary of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment within the Department of Defence and the Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, regarding the decision not to award the tender for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Program to the Cairns consortium led by TeeKay Shipping (Australia). I expressed my…

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Fuel prices to be put under the spotlight in Cairns

NEWS that petrol prices in Cairns will be investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be warmly welcomed by local motorists and businesses, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The ACCC’s detailed market study – from wholesale supply to the petrol pump ? will allow for a greater understanding of what factors are…

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Bitter disappointment at PPBR bid loss

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says he is “gutted” at the Federal Government’s announcement today that the $2B Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement contract will not go to the Cairns consortium. Mr Entsch has spoken to prime contractor Teekay and consortium member BSE, and expressed his very strong disappointment to the Prime Minster, Defence Minister Marise Payne…

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$450,000 to target road safety black spots in Leichhardt

ROAD safety in Far North Queensland has received a boost with a new round of funding announced under the Black Spot Programme to target known danger spots for cyclists. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today announced $450,000 to fix black spots on roads in the Cairns…

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Calling all photographers! Let’s make a calendar

PROFESSIONAL and budding photographers from Cairns to the Torres Strait are encouraged to get snap-happy to showcase our unique part of Australia in the Leichhardt Community Calendar. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said: “I’m looking for photos that capture the landscape, wildlife, weather and people of Far North Queensland. “This is a fantastic opportunity…

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Entsch backs Royal Commission into Big Banks

A ROYAL Commission into the immoral conduct of the Big Banks and the introduction of compulsory financial retribution for victims – including those in the Far North – is critical, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Speaking in support of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s comments yesterday at Westpac’s 199th birthday event, Mr Entsch said he agreed…

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