Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility – 20 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (11:34): The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is a game changer for northern Australia. The NAIF is partnering with the private sector and governments of northern jurisdictions to provide concessional loans to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits northern Australia. I have to concede there have been some…

YWAM Medical Ships Australia – 20 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:31): YWAM Medical Ships Australia do an incredible job providing medical services in highly challenging, remote areas of Papua New Guinea. My beautiful wife, Yolonde, is the first Cairns community ambassador for YWAM. Her role is to raise awareness, recruit volunteers and help strengthen sister-city relationships. Last year Yolonde volunteered on board the…

Great Barrier Reef – 18 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (11:32): There’s no doubt about it; the Great Barrier Reef is the greatest living natural wonder on our planet, and I’m fortunate enough to represent a very large portion of that natural wonder, a very significant amount of which the previous speaker was talking about in relation to the impacts of bleaching. Rather…

Sweeping Family Court reforms to benefit FNQ families

Cairns and Far North Queensland families will benefit from the federal government’s reforms to the handling of family law matters in the federal court system. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said a new Family Court of Australia would be established from 1 January, 2019 through the amalgamation of the existing Federal Circuit Court of Australia…

Machans Beach Second World War RAAF Memorial – 29 May 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:59): At the weekend I attended a memorial service and the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the tragic death of 11 servicemen during the Second World War. The loved ones of those 11 travelled from California, New Zealand, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to be at the unveiling. They were joined by more…

Cairns Businesswomen’s Club – 21 May 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:50): It gives me great pleasure to rise today to pay tribute to the fantastic businesswomen in my community. On Friday I attended the Cairns Business Women’s Club business woman of the year awards. These awards are now in their 31st year and truly showcase the amazing and inspirational women we have in…