Nth QLD consortium wins e-health trial

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the North Queensland Primary Health Network for being selected as one of only two sites in Australia for the trial of opt-out E-health services. The trials are part of a $485 million package to re-boot the personalised My Health Record system for patients and doctors, to deliver Australians a…

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ChAFTA opens doors for the Far North

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has endorsed the benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement with the landmark legislation passing the House of Representatives today. “I’m pleased that Labor has seen the light and acknowledged the opportunities that this agreement will bring,” Mr Entsch said. “Once it’s in force, 86 per cent of Australia’s goods exports…

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Medicinal Cannabis authority a promising step

LEICHHARDT MP and medicinal cannabis advocate Warren Entsch has welcomed the Government’s plan to allow the growing of cannabis within Australia for medical and scientific use. However he has warned that unless roadblocks with the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s approvals process can be overcome, there is little chance of patients being able to access medicinal cannabis…

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Tangaroa Blue Foundation commended for cleaning up the reef

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has commended a Port Douglas-based organisation in Parliament today for its efforts to remove and catalogue five-million pieces of rubbish from Australian beaches. “In 2004 the Tangaroa Blue Foundation established the Australian Marine Debris Initiative and, since that time, nearly 50,000 volunteers have not just been picking up marine…

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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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