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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Government invests $31 million in Reef research

THE Australian Government is investing more than $31 million over six years for research into tropical water quality through the National Environmental Science Programme. The research will assist in the management of coastal and marine water quality in Australia’s tropical regions, including the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. “This boost to science funding will…

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Data retention vital to defend against cyber-criminals

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is seeking to reassure Far Northerners that proposed data retention laws do not pose an increased threat to privacy, ahead of a protest in Cairns tomorrow. “Data retention is a vital measure to help us, as a country, stop online criminals,” Mr Entsch said today.  “We need to put processes in…

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Entsch tells ICA “Stop Scaremongering!”

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch says a move by the Insurance Council of Australia to hold town-hall meetings in the Far North next week is nothing but a “rear-guard action” intent on scaring consumers. “These meetings are being held in Edmonton and Innisfail by the ICA, at the request of Kennedy MP Bob Katter, and apparently…

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Major boost for aged care in FNQ

CHRISTMAS has come early for aged care in Leichhardt with Federal MP Warren Entsch successfully securing support for two critical and long-overdue projects. In the 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR), officially announced today, the Star of the Sea Elders Village on Thursday Island will receive a capital grant of $19,093,000 to carry out an…

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Far North the ‘tourism torchbearer’

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says Far North Queensland is being seen as the tourism torchbearer after the region received eight gold, eight silver and five bronze gongs at the Queensland Tourism Awards on Friday. Mr Entsch, who attended the awards in Brisbane, said that twenty-one of the thirty-nine nominations put forward from the region received…

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Leichhardt a winner in NBN rollout update

MORE than 40,000 homes and businesses in the Far North are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network, with construction to be completed or underway in a number of suburbs by June 2016. “It was good to attend a briefing in Canberra today and get the latest information as to when and where…

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