Families bear the brunt of Labor’s mismanagement

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has described the Gillard Government’s plan to scrap upcoming family tax benefits to thousands of local families as “another broken promise to the people of Leichhardt”. “This family benefit would have provided $300 to eligible families with one child and $600 to families with two children or more,” Mr Entsch said…

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Ivy finally receives recognition for war effort

A 97-YEAR-OLD Port Douglas great-great-grandmother will today receive long-overdue recognition for her work as a volunteer in the Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) during WWII. As the region’s Australian Government representative, Federal MP Warren Entsch will officially present Mrs Ivy Margaret Booth with a Civilian Service Medal 1939-45. The Civilian Service Medal recognises the service…

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ATE 2014 a tourism triumph

HOSTING the Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 is an opportunity for the region to put on a program that will excite and inspire travel industry representatives from around the world, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “We cannot stress how important this announcement is,” Mr Entsch said today.  “We all know how tough things have been in…

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Labor plays catch-up on Bruce Highway funding

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the news of $4.1 billion to fix the Bruce Highway but said he hoped it wasn’t “yet another unfunded Labor promise”. “I really hope that this is a legitimate plan, as it is what I’ve been pushing for many years and it’s what the people who are…

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Search on again for best images of Leichhardt

IT’S time again to launch the Leichhardt Community Calendar photography competition so whether you’re a legend behind the lens or have fluked an incredible shot, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to hear from you. Entries are now being accepted for the annual competition, from which Mr Entsch will choose the top 14 shots…

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Building about to start on Kim’s renovation rescue

THE Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue project is moving ahead well, with the family ready to relax at a local resort for a week while building starts on the extension to their home. The building plans have already been completed and approved, thanks to the quick work of local architect Rob Arthur, from Chris Van Dyke…

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Calling all poets for historical challenge

LEICHHARDT residents with a flair for poetry are being urged to express their views on ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and other military commemorations, with Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch encouraging people to enter the 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project. The project aims to combine 200 poems from Australia and New Zealand into a…

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Submission to Coalition Policy Development Committee on Insurance

I recently attended and spoke at Archers Body Corporate Seminar in Cairns, an extremely successful event and I commend Archers for their initiative.A number of people asked me about my submission to the Coalition Policy Development Committee on Insurance, so I have uploaded it here for your information. An additional document, click here, relates to point…

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T?QUAL grants open to boost local tourism projects

ARE you in a tourism?related business or organisation? Do you have a project or product that needs ‘freshening up’? If so, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is urging you to apply for a Tourism Quality Projects grant (T?QUAL Grant), with the 2013 round now open. T?QUAL Grants are an integral part of the Australian Government’s Tourism 2020 strategy…

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