Local transport company supports earthquake appeal

THE Nepalese Community in Cairns has wrapped up its appeal for donations to help victims of the Nepalese Earthquake, thanks to a local company confirming that it will transport the goods to Sydney. Earlier this week, appeal coordinator Avishek Singh advised Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch that the group had secured transport of the goods from…

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Budget key step in long-term economic plan

MEASURES outlined in last night’s Budget will be the kick-start that the Far North, and Northern Australian, economies need to develop, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I’m very pleased with a whole range of elements in the Budget,” Mr Entsch said today. “It bodes extremely well for us when we’re looking at how to bolster…

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Reef comments ‘opportunistic’: Entsch

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Sir Richard Branson’s ill-informed comments on the reef being ‘in danger’ are disappointing ? but even more disappointing is Terrain Chair Mike Berwick’s support of the comments. “I’m highly critical of Sir Richard Branson’s involvement in this debate on the health and integrity of our Great Barrier Reef,”…

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Budget commitments build on Northern Australia focus

A FOCUS on ground-breaking tropical health research in this week’s Budget will provide “fabulous opportunities” for James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Andrew Robb MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, has confirmed that the 2015-2016 Federal Budget will help to cement Australia’s position as…

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Entsch welcomes Northern Australia rep on insurance Taskforce

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the appointment of NQ consumer advocate Margaret Shaw to the Reference Panel which will advise the Government’s Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce. The makeup of the Reference Panel was announced on Friday by the Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg MP, and endorsed by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, during his…

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OPINION: Trinity Inlet needs to be dredged for Cairns to grow

**Published in the Weekend Post on Saturday 9 May** I’m bitterly disappointed that the Queensland Government has decided not to proceed with the dredging of Trinity Inlet. It’s also a disappointment for the broader Cairns community as they lament the loss of another opportunity that has been blocked by ideology. However, it really comes as…

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Hann commitment welcomed in Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the Prime Minister’s confirmation that the upcoming White Paper on Northern Australia will include a commitment to seal the Hann Highway. “This is extremely positive news and I’m sure that the northern development agencies that have been pushing for this commitment will be extremely happy,” Mr Entsch said. “The…

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