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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YWAM commended in Parliament for PNG outreach work

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has supported a Private Members Motion in Parliament that recognises the “tireless efforts” of Youth with a Mission Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA). The motion was put up by the Federal Member for Ryan, Jane Prentice, who was acknowledging the vital role the medical ship plays in the delivery…

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More than $1-million in funding for Bumma Bippera

TWO Cairns-based Indigenous organisations will receive a total of $1.01 million under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver projects that will improve the lives of First Australians in the region. Bumma Bippera Media will receive around $845,000 over two years, while Indigenous Job Connections will receive around $171,000 over one…

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Cape York Indigenous organisations benefit from

Four Indigenous organisations across Cape York will receive a total of $1.59 million under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to improve outcomes for First Australians. The successful organisations are: Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council – $803,167 over three years to support the Kowanyama Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service; for the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire…

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Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today introduced the Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 into the Australian Parliament. The bill was co-sponsored by: Member for Griffith, Terri Butler, who seconded the bill; Member for Brisbane, Teresa Gambaro; Member for Werriwa, Laurie Ferguson; Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt; Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan; and Member for…

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Key step reached on medicinal cannabis

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news this week that the Senate Inquiry into the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 has returned with very positive results. Mr Entsch attended a briefing with fellow members of the Cross Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy and Law Reform to receive an update on the Bill’s progress and…

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