Entsc opposes 1am club lockout

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has spoken out against the proposed 1am nightclub lockout in Cairns, saying the move will penalise well-run businesses and threaten jobs. He has also urged Cairns MP Rob Pyne to make time to sit down with business, and to head out with the Cairns Street Chaplains one Saturday night, to see…

New Green Army projects for Cairns

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Green Army will be working hard in Cairns over the next year following the announcement of eleven successful projects. The projects range from helping to preserve the Great Barrier Reef by improving water quality, to weed removal, and surveying and controlling yellow crazy ants. Mr Entsch said:…

New Green Army projects for Hope Vale

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Green Army will be working hard in Hope Vale over the next year following the announcement of two successful projects.Both projects are sponsored by the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation, with one focusing on cleaning up marine debris, and the other focusing on rehabilitating Everlina and Carroll…

Mobile black spots targeted in Leichhardt

THREE new or upgraded mobile base stations will be built in Leichhardt under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme, Warren Entsch MP announced today.  “This is a great outcome for the Far North, with a total of $2.19 million to be invested on new or improved mobile coverage in the area,” said Mr Entsch.  “Today’s announcement will…

Taskforce recommends sugar code of conduct

THE ABBOTT Government’s Sugar Marketing Code of Conduct Taskforce will today recommend to Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson that a mandatory Code of Conduct be adopted for the sugar industry. The Taskforce, which was established at the behest of the Agriculture Minister and Prime Minister Tony Abbott in December last…

90 second statement – Dr Edward Koch Foundation

**Watch this speech on YouTube** I rise to speak on something a little bit more sober in its content and certainly a darn sight more factual.  According to the World Health Organisation, globally, a life is lost to suicide every 40 seconds. What is different about suicide, compared to other public health challenges, is that…

Statement – Ravenshoe Cafe Explosion

**Watch this speech on YouTube** I would like to associate myself with this motion. Those horrendous events now at the Serve You Right cafe happened two weeks ago, when we saw Ravenshoe literally implode. As the Leader of the Opposition rightly said, the graphic images that we saw on the news were really quite horrific.…

Parliament reflects on Ravenshoe victims

THE House of Representatives has acknowledged the courage, pain and loss of those who have been affected by the Ravenshoe café explosion, which rocked the small Tableland town two weeks ago today. At the end of Question Time today, voices from across the political spectrum united to express support for the victims of the tragedy,…

Breakfast by the Sea Invitation

Less than 5km from Australia’s northernmost border, in the remote and isolated regions of PNG, families struggle to get access to the most basic of medical needs. The YWAM Medical Ship is doing incredible work in these communities, and here’s your opportunity to support their work. Come to a Breakfast by the Sea on Wed…