Govt seeks input on educational opportunities for ATSI students

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is calling on the community to provide input on how the Government can better help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students to aim high in life after school. Mr Entsch, a member of the Federal Government’s Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, said feedback would contribute to the Committee’s…

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Leichhardt reaps rewards from aerodrome upgrade programme

AUSTRALIANS living in remote communities in Leichhardt are set to benefit from improved access to basic services and essential deliveries such as food, medicine and mail, as a result of projects announced today under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the funding was…

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New era for JCU leadership

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement that His Excellency the Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell will be appointed the new Chancellor of James Cook University in 2016. “Bill is an outstanding JCU alumnus and a highly appropriate person to take over the reins from retiring Chancellor Lt Gen John Grey AC,” Mr…

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Action to combat ‘Ice’ in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Far North Queensland will benefit from extra efforts to tackle the drug ‘ice’. The Government will invest almost $300 million over four years to improve treatment, after-care, education, prevention, support and community engagement to tackle ice. It comes after the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce was…

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Entsch welcomes boost to Reef protection

A commitment of $58 million from the Reef Trust spearheads a suite of measures by the Australian Government to continue to build the health and resilience of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. “This new commitment of $58 million between 2015 and 2019 brings the Australian Government’s total investment through the Reef Trust to $91.3 million,”…

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Torres Strait Leadership Program visit to Canberra

A GROUP of future leaders of the Torres Strait took inspiration from a visit to Parliament House in Canberra recently, meeting with their local MP Warren Entsch among other representatives. Hailing from Thursday, Mabuiag, Mer and Yorke islands, the seven women were participating in a four-day Torres Strait Women's Leadership Program to expand their skills…

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Mt Emerald Wind Farm receives tick of approval

FAR Northern MP Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s news that the Mt Emerald Wind Farm has been approved by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. “This is fabulous news and I congratulate the project proponents, John Morris from Port Bajool and RATCH-Australia Corporation, for their perseverance during the lengthy assessment phase,” Mr Entsch said. “The approval…

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Time to reaffirm support for Transgender community

LIBERAL MP Warren Entsch has taken time in Parliament this week to recognise the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which was commemorated around the world on 20th November. “In more than 20 countries, people remembered those who have died as a result of anti-transgender hatred and prejudice,” Mr Entsch said. “In Sydney people gathered…

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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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