Cairns Mental Health Carers Support Hub

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (7.10 pm)-I rise tonight to express serious concerns about the future of a fabulous support organisation in my electorate and to call on the government and the relevant minister to reconsider a decision to discontinue funding for the Cairns Mental Health Carers Support Hub. This is an organisation I helped to establish…

Tourism Needs Subsidy Saviour

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is calling on the Gillard Government to empower the tourism industry of the North and subsidise tourism operators’ product marketing efforts. The call comes as industry heavyweights claim they need assistance to get back on their feet as a matter of urgency in the wake of Cyclone Yasi and…

Dugong & Turtle Protection

A National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan is essential to manage the decline in dugong and turtle numbers. This is an initiative the Coalition has been advocating for some time. Bipartisan support for a pro-active and realistic plan is necessary to save these majestic creatures from extinction. I have worked very closely with traditional owners…

Flood Ravaged Torres Strait Left Out In The Cold

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused the Gillard Government of playing favourites and ignoring remote areas of Australia who have been flood ravaged year in year out for the past 4 years. “I am appalled that the Gillard regime continues to ignore the need for remote parts of Australia such as the Torres…

Flood Ravaged Torres Strait Left Out In The Cold

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused the Gillard Government of playing favourites and ignoring remote areas of Australia who have been flood ravaged year in year out for the past 4 years. “I am appalled that the Gillard regime continues to ignore the need for remote parts of Australia such as the Torres…

Tourism Funding Cuts Appalling

A line up of Coalition politicians have banned together to launch a scathing attack on the Labor Government after the announcement of funding cuts to the region’s tourism industry. Shadow Minister for Tourism, Bob Baldwin, said this was the latest in a string of tourism research cuts by the Gillard Government. “Labor also stopped funding…

Business and Sporting Group Announced

A line up of high profile business and sporting leaders were announced today as the members of the region’s sporting and business group. They have been charged with the task of developing a new industry for Cairns and fast tracking sporting infrastructure projects. The formation of the group has been spearheaded by Federal Member for…

Malu Sara Justice

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says he welcomes a decision by the Federal Court to fine the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) the maximum civil penalty of $242,000 for negligence relating to the Malu Sara tragedy and claims this is a step in the right direction towards closure for the victims’ families.“While I…