Fishing forum to give anglers a voice

FISHERS wanting a say in the future of their livelihoods are invited to a public meeting hosted by Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, Senator Richard Colbeck and the Far North’s LNP candidates. The Future of Fishing Forum aims to give recreation, sport and commercial fishers the opportunity to share their views on the challenges…

Katter’s insurance policy lacks substance

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is stunned that fellow MP Bob Katter has launched a State election policy to solve Queensland’s insurance woes when he has avoided dealing with the problem for the past year. Mr Katter last week said his party of state election candidates would establish a State Government insurance firm to ensure…

Private health reforms to sting public health system

THE Far North’s over-stretched public health system would be one of the nation’s biggest casualties under the Gillard Government’s plans to wind back private health insurance rebates, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says. Mr Entsch argued against the Government’s legislation in Federal Parliament, saying the changes would push more patients into the public health…

Proposed airline crew restrictions unlikely to be supported

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is confident proposed law changes that would restrict the use of foreign-based cabin crews will be rejected. Major carriers Jetstar and Qantas have already warned the draft legislation would increase their operating costs and reduce their ability to compete with other airlines, forcing them to withdraw connecting services from…

Proposed law threatens vital airline services

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will meet with Senator Nick Xenophon in Canberra this week to express his concerns at proposed law changes that threaten the future of vital airline services in Cairns. Mr Entsch said Senator Xenophon’s proposed amendment to restrict the use of foreign cabin crews in Australia would have a devastating…

Cairns Hockey scores a goal for sports tourism

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the team at Cairns Hockey Association for their outstanding work in securing the host city title for a test match series between Australia and New Zealand in June. Cairns Hockey was successful in being named as the host of the test series following a hotly contested bidding process…