Aged care cannot be compromised, says Entsch

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has again highlighted the plight of the aged and elderly in Leichhardt, addressing Parliament this week on the shortcomings of our aged care system. Speaking on the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) package of bills, Mr Entsch questioned why it has taken the government more than a year to bring…

Appropriations Bills No 1 and 2 2013-14

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt-Chief Opposition Whip) (11:59): We have heard a lot over the last couple of weeks about the budget-and there is certainly no hiding the fact that Labor’s financial and budgetary management is in total chaos. We have heard all the figures: total gross debt to breach the $300 billion ceiling, record net debt…

Aged Care Living Longer Living Better Bill 2013

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt-Chief Opposition Whip) (17:59): I certainly welcome the opportunity to speak on the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013 and related bills today. However, I have to express my concern that it has taken over a year for the government to bring this legislation to the parliament, and now it wants…

Final push for Avenue of Honour

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has today kick-started a major fundraising campaign to enable the Avenue of Honour memorial at Yungaburra to be completed before its official opening on June 22nd. “This project has received an incredible amount of support from individuals and organisations, both local and from all around Australia,” Mr Entsch said. “I have…

‘Great Escape’ highlights immigration failures

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch says the escape of seven detainees from Scherger Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) illustrates the “absolute failure” of the Gillard Government’s immigration policy. “It just shows you that the whole system is broken in relation to the way in which the government is dealing with this very, very serious issue,” Mr Entsch…

Time to face facts on Bruce funding, says Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has called on the Gillard Government to “be honest and upfront” about its Bruce Highway funding promises. Responding to Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese’s announcement in Cairns today, Mr Entsch labelled the $4 billion in funding as nothing more than “election year rhetoric”. “It’s more of the same for the Bruce,” he…

Tjapukai bids for Australian indigenous museum

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has today received a proposal that – if successful – would see Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park become the site of Australia’s first national Indigenous museum. At a media event this morning, Tjapukai Board Chairman Bruce Glanville formally announced the concept, which was initially suggested by Mr Entsch during the…

Motion – National Apology on Forced Adoptions

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt-Chief Opposition Whip) (17:00): I was certainly privileged to attend the national apology for forced adoptions in the Great Hall on 21 March in the company of many of those who had undergone a forced adoption experience. It was certainly a very humbling and touching event. I am glad that we, as a…

Lalor cashes in while FNQ misses out

THE government has turned its back on North Queensland barramundi farmers by funding barramundi research in the Prime Minister’s own electorate, in a move that Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has described as “disgraceful”. Mr Entsch was recently approached by the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA), which is seeking $5 million over five years from the…