Leichhardt youth set to take on Canberra

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today congratulated four young locals on their selection for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2014. Mikaela French, 17 (Cairns), Myiesha Yoelu, 16 (Umagico, NPA), Adimin Mooka, 16 (Dauan Island) and Tanisha Pabai, 17 (Boigu Island) will travel to Canberra in May for the week-long program. “These young women…

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Anzac Day for the troops 2014

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch is urging people to donate to ex-service organisations rather than sending a traditional Anzac Day care package this month, as the number of Australian Defence Force personnel who are deployed overseas lessens. Since East Timor in 1999 there have been almost 72,000 ADF members who have served on overseas operations. By…

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$2.2m funding boost for the Great Barrier Reef

THE quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef catchment in Cape York is set to improve with a $2.2 million funding boost from the Government under the Reef Rescue – Water Quality Grants programme. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will today announce that the funding will be provided to the Cape York region…

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Qantas Cairns plight highlighted in Parliament

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has again advocated on behalf of staff at Qantas’ Cairns crew base, making a statement in Parliament yesterday on the impending job losses. On 4 March, Mr Entsch wrote to the CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce, and asked him to reconsider his decision, either allowing the base to remain, with a…

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Entsch backs veterans in long campaign

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has strongly supported the Fair Indexation of military pensions in Parliament, saying that Australia’s veterans have waited a long time for reform. “This government was elected with a four-pillar policy for veterans and their families, which included recognising the unique nature of military service, maintaining a stand-alone Department of Veterans’ Affairs,…

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Cairns going for growth in line with G20 aims

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has highlighted in Parliament the opportunities that will come out of Cairns hosting the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in September. Mr Entsch was speaking on a Private Member’s Motion put up by Teresa Gambaro MP, the Member for Brisbane and the city hosting the G20 leaders meeting…

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Roads and rail top of the agenda

INFRASTRUCTURE funding has been a hot topic in Parliament this week, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch taking two opportunities to highlight the Coalition’s commitments to ‘Fixing the Bruce’ and the Peninsula Development Road. On Monday, Mr Entsch spoke on a Private Member’s Motion put up by the Member for Herbert, Ewen Jones, which reinforced how…

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New direction for Advance Cairns

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated local businessman Trent Twomey, who starts his role as the new Chair of Advance Cairns today. “Trent has an incredible level of enthusiasm and an absolute commitment to our region,” Mr Entsch said.  “He is very well connected and highly respected. “He will bring new energy to Advance Cairns…

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Aurukun celebrates funding for new Men’s Shed

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities, today announcing funding of $138,000 for a Men’s Shed in Aurukun. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, said a key priority for the Government was to ensure that as many Indigenous people as…

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Government set to obliterate red tape

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed the introduction in Parliament today of the Government’s ‘Red Tape Repeal Day’ bills, saying there would be “an audible sigh of relief from long-suffering local businesses”. Next Wednesday’s Repeal Day (26 MAR) will scrap more than 9,500 unnecessary or counter-productive regulations and 1,000 redundant acts of Parliament, saving individuals…

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