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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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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