Fast broadband in sight for Leichhardt

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that superfast broadband is coming to 53,930 homes and businesses in Leichhardt under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn.  “Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release today of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide,” Mr Entsch explained.  “This release of…

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#CairnsForTheWin – support local Patrol Boat bid

THE campaign to promote Cairns’ $2B bid to build 21 replacement Pacific Patrol Boats has ramped up, with the consortium members meeting with senior Ministers in Canberra today. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch helped host the group, which included representatives from the prime contractor TeeKay Shipping (Australia), vessel designer and builder Damen Shipyards Group,…

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A Word from Warren – October 2015

**Read the current edition of my eNewsletter** Thanks for taking the time to read my Spring 2015 Newsletter. There’s always so much going on that doesn’t necessarily get covered in the media, so this newsletter is the best way for me to communicate with you, my constituents.  I’m pleased to report that the Northern Australia…

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Milkfish on Menu in Meeting with Mars

Mars Petcare will give evidence about the opportunities for milkfish aquaculture to supply product to the pet food industry when it appears before the Northern Australia Committee in Canberra on Tuesday, 13 October.  The public hearing is part of the committee’s inquiry into opportunities to expand the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia. Committee Chair, the…

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Insurance industry not serious about property insurance affordability

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has slammed the insurance industry in Parliament today for not being serious about improving the affordability and availability of property insurance in Northern Australia. “Submissions to the Northern Australia Insurance Taskforce from the insurers and the Insurance Council of Australia are overwhelmingly against government action,” he said. “The ICA’s…

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More Works commence under the Cape York Region Package

ROADTEK will deliver works on three projects on Cape York to extend the seal on the Peninsula Developmental Road. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the three projects are part of the Cape York Region Package and have a combined value of $19.2 million. “By funding the upgrade…

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Watch the launch of the first NBN satellite

5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF! THE countdown is on for high-speed broadband in regional areas of Leichhardt with the launch tomorrow (THUR) of the first of two new multi-million dollar NBN satellites. The satellite, named ‘Sky Muster’ is scheduled to be launched from the French Guiana city of Kourou, in South America, sometime between 0630 and 0746 Eastern…

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