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…

New Political Force in Action to Help Fix Bruce Highway

A new political force has been formed to fight for more funding to upgrade the Bruce Highway. Queensland’s east coast Federal LNP Members have joined forces to lobby for a significant boost in funding for the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Cairns. The Bruce Highway group consists of Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, Member for…

Building Summit Needs to Deliver for Locals

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has demanded preference be given to local Far North Queensland companies for all future Government infrastructure projects. The call comes after the State Government announced a Building Summit will be hosted in the New Year. Mr Entsch said he expects locals to be the ‘primary’ contractors for government infrastructure…

On Indulgence – Dr Mal Washer Thank You

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (3.39 pm)-Mr Speaker, on indulgence, I wish to make a short statement. I spoke earlier in acknowledging the contribution of a whole range of people in this House. There is one that I held off recognising because I thought it would be appropriate, with a number of our colleagues here today, to…

Valedictory Speech

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (1.20 pm)-I rise to say that it is a great pleasure to be back in this place. Three years ago when I rolled my swag and decided that I was going to call it quits, being back here today giving a valedictory a couple of months after re-emerging as the member for…

Wild Rivers – Main Committee

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (11.50 am)-On Saturday I was taking some time to read the national papers, and I almost choked on my Weeties when I saw this full-page ad about wild rivers, taken out by the Queensland government in all of the national papers. It says ‘Traditional Owners support Wild Rivers’ and proudly shows the…