New Year brings a new focus on TB

THE New Year will see a new level of engagement with Torres Strait communities on Tuberculosis thanks to the combined efforts of the Far North’s Federal and State MPs. Warren Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt, and David Kempton, State Member for Cook, have lobbied Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg with a comprehensive proposal to increase…

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Statement – Multiple deaths in Cairns

FEDERAL MP for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has described the Cairns community as “absolutely gutted” over today’s incident which saw the deaths of eight children in a Manoora home. “It’s almost incomprehensible that so many young lives have been stolen,” Mr Entsch said today. “People are shaking their heads and saying, how could you believe something…

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All systems go with Aquis EIS approval

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says the approval of the Aquis EIS this morning will be the “adrenalin shot” that Cairns has been seeking for many years. “I welcome this decision, it is fantastic news and is certainly an early Christmas present for Cairns,” Mr Entsch said today. “I congratulate the Co-ordinator General on the thoroughness…

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Come enjoy a BBQ to celebrate Cairns’ G20 success

CAIRNS locals will be treated to a free sausage sizzle on the Esplanade this Friday as a ‘thank you’ for getting behind the hugely successful meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steve Ciobo, will host the event…

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Entsch welcomes action on petrol pricing

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that the cost of fuel in regional areas will come under the spotlight of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Small Business Minister Bruce Billson MP announced today that the ACCC has been issued with new instructions to monitor the prices, costs and profits relating to the…

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Local support for Sikh Genocide March

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has described himself as “honoured and privileged” to lead a Remembrance March for the 1984 Sikh genocide in Melbourne last Saturday. More than 1000 people marched from the State Library of Victoria to Federation Square, led by Mr Entsch and Sikh community leaders from the USA, Canada, NZ and Australia. Addressing…

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Funding boost for surf clubs in Leichhardt

THE Cairns, Ellis Beach and Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Clubs will soon receive a funding boost to help prevent drownings at local beaches. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, said the Australian Government was fulfilling an election promise by providing each surf club with $25,000 over the next five years. “Australia’s dedicated life savers…

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Inspection of local defence capabilities

LOCAL defence operations came under the spotlight today when Darren Chester, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch toured facilities in Cairns. During their visit Mr Chester and Mr Entsch met with the patrol boat crew Ardent Five and toured HMAS Childers. “HMAS Cairns remains an important strategic base in…

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