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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Celebration of community on March 30th

FEDERAL member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging people to pop their head over the fence and say ‘hi’ to their neighbours on Sunday 30th March, ‘Neighbour Day’. Neighbour Day was established ten years ago by founder Andrew Heslop and this year the campaign has been taken on by Relationships Australia, which has a long-standing…

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Queensland honours former Senator

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has added his own tribute to those flowing for former Liberal Senator for Queensland, Warwick Parer, who died suddenly on Friday aged 77. “Warwick was a good friend of mine and an absolute gentleman,” Mr Entsch said. “He was a Senator when I first entered Parliament in 1996 and became quite…

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Funding still available to honour Anzac Centenary

LOCAL organisations that want to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac are urged to submit their applications for Federal Government funding before the Round 2 deadline on April 30. “We had a good response in Round 1, and I’m pleased to say that one of the applications has already been processed and approved,” Mr Entsch said.…

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Pensioners and retirees targeted in bank scam

LOCAL MP Warren Entsch is warning older residents in Leichhardt to be on the alert for a scam that purports to tell people they are owed money by the Federal Government. “I’ve had a number of people contact my office in the last week, all pensioners and retirees, who have been phoned and told they…

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