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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Port Douglas Crocs snap up a new scoreboard

GAME days in Port Douglas will be greatly improved with the Crocs AFL Club receiving an $11,484 grant through the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme to erect a new electronic scoreboard, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. It comes just weeks after the Port Douglas Reef Raiders secured a $5800 grant for their much-needed new scoreboard,…

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Expanding the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee today tabled its report on expanding aquaculture in the Top End, titled Scaling Up. The Inquiry examined the current state of aquaculture in Northern Australia, the regulatory framework, and opportunities for further developing the industry in the region. On release of the report, Mr Warren Entsch MP, Committee Chair…

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Cairns “Kids Alive – Do The Five” with Laurie Lawrence

FORMER Olympic swimming coach and water safety ambassador Laurie Lawrence today visited Childs World at Bentley Park to launch a new water safety resource pack and teach local children about “Living With Water”. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says: “We’re incredibly fortunate to have someone as passionate as Laurie launching the Australian Government’s new…

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