Entsch supports Allegiance to Australia Bill

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has backed legislation that would see dual-nationality citizens who support or engage in terrorist activities against Australia stripped of their Australian citizenship. The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015, before Parliament this week, recognises that ‘Australian citizenship is a common bond and that citizens may, through certain conduct incompatible…

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Local leaders put politics aside for Patrol Boat bid

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch have united in a bipartisan fight to see the ‘Cairns Solution’ secure the lucrative Australian Defence Department’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement tender. The Labor and Liberal MPs said opportunities for Queensland would always come ahead of party politics. “Warren and I have both been pushing hard…

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Empowering YOUth Initiatives to help young people into jobs

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is inviting organisations in Far North Queensland to put forward fresh and innovative ideas that will help vulnerable young Australians find and keep a job. It comes after Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash released the grant guidelines for the new Empowering YOUth Initiatives, inviting organisations to apply for…

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Cape York unites under Cape York alliance

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Cape York residents for having the courage to stand up and call for transparency and accountability around community representation and government funding. Yesterday, Mr Entsch attended the final sessions of a two-day Summit at the Laura Rodeo Grounds where around 160 people gathered under the auspices of the Cape…

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Government forges ahead with agenda for developing the North

MOMENTUM on Northern Australia has ramped up this week with three key programmes or initiatives in the White Paper now actively seeking participation from interested local stakeholders. Firstly, the private sector is being invited to put forward ideas on public-private partnerships that could maximise the benefits of the $600 million Northern Australia Roads Programme. “Within…

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White water rafting girls praised in Parliament

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has promoted the “incredible” efforts of Cairns’ Under 19 White Water Rafting girls team in Parliament in the lead-up to the World Championships in Indonesia. “One year ago, five schoolgirls from Cairns beat teams from Brazil and Russia to win the World Championship in Under 19 White Water Rafting,”…

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Whyanbeel to get NBN by the end of this year

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Whyanbeel residents and businesses are expected to be connected to the NBN by the end of the year, after today asking Parliament for an update on the installation of the fixed wireless broadband network. In Question Time, Mr Entsch acknowledged that the Whyanbeel Community Group has been in regular…

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