Christmas Card Competition 2011

CALLING ALL BUDDING ARTISTS! Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch has announced his Christmas Card Competition for 2011. “This competition is to encourage all children under the age of 12 to design my Christmas card for 2011. This has been a very successful project in the past with an overwhelming response from our schools.” “I…

A Win For Torres Strait Sea Walls

Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch is pleased that his Private Members Motion “Torres Strait Sea Walls” was passed by the house earlier today. The Torres Strait Island Sea Walls Motion was passed in the house with the full support of the Government and the Independents. “This motion called on the Government to commit to…

Coalition Calls For Cairns Veterans To Have Their Say

  Veterans living in the Cairns region have an opportunity to shape future policy directions during a veterans’ forum being held next week. Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, will join Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch in Cairns as part of a series of nation?wide veterans’ forums. “I am looking forward to…

Premium Pain

  Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has lashed out at Premier Anna Bligh after she announced in The Sunday Mail (31st July 2011) that every Queensland household could be forced to pay higher premiums or taxes to help subsidise insurance cover for people in flood?prone areas. The infuriated Federal Member said it was high…

Entsch Welcomes Maximum Fine for Malu Sara Manufacturer

   Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s announcement that the boat manufacturer of the Malu Sara will be fined the maximum penalty. Subsee Explorer Pty Ltd has been fined the maximum amount under federal work health and safety laws of $242,000 for supplying an unseaworthy vessel which sank in the Torres Strait…

LNP Commits To Stimulate FNQ Economy

  Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has applauded the LNP State Candidates for achieving a raft of Far Northern commitments that have now become LNP policy after the recent State Council hosted in Brisbane. “It is great to see so many Far Northern specific initiatives were carried at the State Council meeting. This shows…

Editorial: Flying Foxes

Any incidents of outbreaks of the Hendra Virus are a tragedy for our region.  It’s always sad to see healthy horses stricken with this virus and die as a consequence.  I can only imagine how terrifying it is for those individuals caring for these animals that are exposed to the risk of cross-infection and the…

New Hospital Must Be Fast Tracked

  The Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has hit out at the State Government for trying to once again stall plans to build a new Category 5 Cyclone Rated Hospital as promised after Cyclone Yasi hit in February this year. Mr Entsch said it was ridiculous that hundreds of patients were forced to be…