Entsch Backs Ban On ‘Rogue’ Indonesian Abattoirs

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has labelled the mistreatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia “shocking and unacceptable to all Australians, especially our farmers.” “Like everyone who saw the Four Corners program on 30th May 2011, I was sick to the stomach to see the cattle being treated in such an inhumane way. As someone…

Condolence Motion – National Sorry Day

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt-Chief Opposition Whip) (18:00): I rise today to lend my support to this motion and to express my sorrow for what has happened to our Indigenous population in the past. I think it is very befitting that we have the opportunity to continue to reflect on things that occurred in the past, but…

Labor Fails Australian Families

The Far North has been dealt another blow by the Federal Government with the handing down of the 2011 Federal Budget this evening.  “This Budget confirms how out of touch Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan are with Australian families. It fails the essential test: to ease the cost of living on Australians who face higher…

NDRRA For Small Business A Farce

  Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has labelled the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for Cyclone Yasi a farce. The Category D extension for Cairns under the NDRRA scheme which was hailed by the Government in a recent media announcement as a “commitment” to “respond to the challenges facing communities impacted” is…

Environmental Hub Welcomed

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement that a dedicated regionally-focused environmental research hub will be funded by the Federal Government at long last.   Mr Entsch says he advocated hard for the re-establishment of the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility (MTSRF) during the 2010 federal election and while he is…

Fundraiser To Support Kim Jenkins

  Cancer sufferer Saffron Bryant who recently underwent life saving surgery to remove a tumour from behind her eye has joined forces with her mother Kathy Kinneally to now help save someone else in a similar circumstance. Saffron Bryant managed to undergo lifesaving surgery under Dr Charlie Teo thanks to the $65,000 that was raised…

My First Speech Competition For Young Australians

High school students in years 10, 11 and 12 are being invited to take part in a new national competition called “My First Speech”. Organised by the House of Representatives, students are required to write and video a 3 minute speech as if it was their first speech to parliament. “This is a great opportunity…

My First Speech Competition For Young Australians

High school students in years 10, 11 and 12 are being invited to take part in a new national competition called “My First Speech”. Organised by the House of Representatives, students are required to write and video a 3 minute speech as if it was their first speech to parliament. “This is a great opportunity…