School competition to honour Vietnam Veterans

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today encouraged local secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition. The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and to reflect on the importance of remembering their involvement in the conflict. “More than…

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Government delivers on election commitment for easier, simpler advice for small business in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says a newly-launched, mobile-friendly Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) will help small businesses in Leichhardt better understand their workplace obligations. The PACT was launched by Employment Minister Eric Abetz and the Fair Work Ombudsman, and is available at calculate.fairwork.gov.au.  Mr Entsch said: “Most employers want to do the right…

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Construction to start on major Cape York road upgrade

WORK will start this week on upgrading a 29 kilometre section of the Peninsula Developmental Road north of Coen on Cape York Peninsula. The announcement was made today by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety…

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Ikin to again contest Kennedy

NOELINE Ikin is a tireless advocate with a genuine understanding of Kennedy and the will and proven ability to effect change, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Ms Ikin – a small business owner, long-time Far Northern resident and mother of three – has today been confirmed as the LNP’s candidate for Kennedy in the 2016…

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Cairns fashion label promoted in Parliament

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has promoted a new Cairns-made fashion label in Parliament ? even handing over one of the label’s silk scarves as a present to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop MP. “On 7th August I had the privilege of helping to launch a new fashion label called Mainie, which…

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ADF members to get greater support

AUSTRALIAN Defence Force members from the Far North will be among those who benefit from new reforms to military superannuation, which will improve conditions of service for serving members and those who leave the ADF. Parliament this week debated the Australian Defence Force Superannuation Bill 2015, which will introduce a new military superannuation scheme for…

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Qantas ‘Up, up and away’ with China Eastern linkage

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Qantas on the news that the ACCC has authorised its joint business with China Eastern. “This is fantastic news and will really boost the reach, flexibility and capacity for passengers and freight throughout Australia and China,” Mr Entsch said today. “When I heard about the proposal at the end…

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