Entsch highlights Tibetan prisoners plight in Parliament

**Watch Warren's speech on YouTube** FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has spoken in Parliament to highlight political prisoners and the human rights situation in Tibet, following Tibet Advocacy Day on Monday. Mr Entsch is Co-chair of the bipartisan Australian All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (AAPGT), which aims to amplify Tibet’s voice in parliament. He…

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TB again makes headlines in Australia

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Cairns State High School for its measured handling of the TB case within the school community over the last fortnight. It comes as World TB Day events this week have highlighted the need for an urgent global focus on the disease in developing countries, which affects 9 million people…

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Interactive exhibit to bring WWI experience to life

THE Far North community will have the opportunity to become immersed in Australia’s First World War Story with Warren Entsch MP today announcing that a special travelling exhibition will visit Cairns in August 2016. Mr Entsch said the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Exhibition was an exciting and unique way to bring the Centenary of Anzac…

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New support for UMI Arts

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed news of Australian Government support for an innovative indigenous arts project being run by UMI Arts in Cairns. The Minister for the Arts, Senator George Brandis QC, has today announced funding for initiatives that will benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists throughout Australia. Funding of $242,000…

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Fishing for answers: Opportunities for Expanding the Aquaculture Industry in Northern Australia

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has commenced an inquiry into opportunities for expanding the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia—parts of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland which lie above the Tropic of Capricorn. The potential for aquaculture was raised in the Government’s pre-policy planning document, the Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia, which…

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NBN rolling out in Cairns suburbs

AROUND 2800 premises in Manoora, Whitfield and Edge Hill are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fibre-to-the-premises network now underway. Telstra has finalised remediation of infrastructure in the area, meaning that in coming weeks, NBN Co subcontractors will be in the streets, laying out fibre to…

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Land-based dredge disposal critical for growth

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has applauded the Government’s move to ban the dumping of any capital dredge spoil in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters, but says it shouldn’t be news to Ports North in regards to their Port of Cairns dredge proposal. “I congratulate Environment Minister Greg Hunt for this decision, it’s something that…

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Data retention needed to fight cyber terrorism

**Watch Warren's speech on YouTube** FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has spoken in Parliament to support the Government’s data retention bill. Mr Entsch says the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 is a vital measure to help Australia stop online criminals such as paedophiles, major crime groups and terrorists. “We are…

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Coalition decisions to cut red tape now total $2.45 Billion

THE Coalition Government has today announced a further $305 million in red tape reduction decisions to ease the burden on Australian businesses, community organisations, families and individuals. Warren Entsch MP, the Federal Member for Leichhardt, said the measures in the Coalition's third Repeal Day built on the $2.1 billion in red tape reduction decisions announced…

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