BSE Cairns Slipways

MR ENTSCH: Recently I attended a launch of the world’s largest ship hoist, located in my home city of Cairns. To say that a seven-storey piece of machinery is impressive is an absolute understatement. The gala launch event was impressive as well, complete with a spectacular light show and fireworks display choreographed to music of…

Laws pass to protect Aussie farmers from activists

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill showed our farmer that Aussies were on their side. “Militant animal activists have invaded farms across the country trespassing, threatening and…

NDIS community workshop comes to Cairns

People with disability in Cairns and Far North Queensland are invited to share their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. An accessible community workshop will be held in Cairns on October 8 to discuss ways to improve participants’ experiences with the NDIS. National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Stuart Robert recently announced the public consultation…

Cairns Amateurs

MR ENTSCH:This weekend Cannon Park Racecourse will host what is arguably our city’s biggest social event of the year, the Cairns Amateurs Carnival. Through the vision of its founder, Sir Sydney Williams, what began in 1959 as a small amateur meeting designed to bring city and country together has expanded over the years to become…

Ocean Pollution

MR ENTSCH: Plastic waste littering our oceans is a national shame; there’s no doubt about that. And although they work hand in hand, my role as a special envoy for the Great Barrier Reef and my plan to develop a national policy on plastics are two separate issues. Let me briefly touch on the Great…

World Ranger Day

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure today to rise and speak about World Ranger Day. World Ranger Day was held on Wednesday, 31 July and is an initiative of the Thin Green Line Foundation. The Thin Green Line Foundation supports park rangers within Australia and overseas, including in conflict zones. World Ranger Day is…

FNQ business receives funding boost to develop innovative technologies for our Defence Force

The Morrison Government has awarded a $257,000 contract to a Far North Queensland business to develop cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today congratulated J3 Seven Pty Ltd on receiving a contract under the government’s Defence Innovation Hub, and thanked them for their…

Spotlight on STEM for National Science Week

Far North Queenslanders will get the chance to celebrate all things science and technology with a series of local events as part of National Science Week. National Science Week will be held between August 10 and 18. National Science Week was first held in 1997 and has become one of Australia’s largest festivals – last…