SOD TURNING SIGNALS CAIRNS BASKETBALL EXPANSION

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has joined Cairns Basketball officials, Taipans players and CQ University representatives for a formal sod turning to herald the commencement of construction to expand Cairns Basketball. As part of the Federal Government’s election commitments Cairns Basketball has received $1.5 million in Commonwealth funding to put towards its $3 million…

Celebrating Local Veterans in the Workplace

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch is calling on local businesses to celebrate their success and the contribution of veterans in the workplace by nominating for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. Nominations for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards close on December 22.  Mr Entsch said the awards had been established to celebrate…

DROVES OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS FLOCK TO LEICHHARDT

International tourists are continuing to flock to Far North Queensland in droves, spending more than $1,200 per person during an average seven night stay while they’re in town. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch said figures from today’s International Visitor Survey showed 890,000 international travellers experienced tourism sites and activities in Far North Queensland, spending…

Christmas Card Competition 2017

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of my 2017 Christmas Card Competition – 8 year old Rory Stewart from Cairns West State School. Rory wins a $150 Cairns Penny account for his drawing of 'Santa on the Reef' which will appear on the front of my annual Christmas card that I send out across Australia.…

Additional projects that have been delivered

On top of my election commitments, there have been many other projects that I have delivered. A $58 million upgrade of the Bruce Highway from four to six lanes between Robert Road and Foster Road. The upgrade also includes wide centrelines, new turning lanes, and better lighting along five kilometres of the highway between Gordonvale…

Milestones – December 2017 Newsletter

50th Wedding Anniversary Ted and Sondra Courtney celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary on the 12th August 2017 William and Maureen Leet celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary on the 16th September 2017 55th Wedding Anniversary David and Maria Hobden celebrating their 55th Wedding anniversary on the 15th September 2017 60th Wedding Anniversary Roy and Phyllis Head…

Amendment – Same Sex Marriage Bill -Consideration in Detail

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (15:45): On this amendment, I just want to indicate I'll certainly be opposing it. This is an amendment that will radically wind back our discrimination protection-an amendment that directly targets LGBTI people. So let be me clear: the majority of Australians voted yes on same-sex couples being treated fairly and equally across…