Same Sex Marraige (Bandt Motion) House of Reps Chamber

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (8.56 pm)-I am very well documented as an advocate for gay rights and the right to equality and I continue to support the cause wholeheartedly. I have many gay friends who have been adversely impacted upon by discrimination in our communities, and I believe that equality should not be determined by one’s…

Push for National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan Begins

A National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan is on the agenda in Parliament this week.Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Greg Hunt launched a push to establish a National Dugong & Turtle Protection Plan in Parliament last night. The duo called for bipartisan support to save…

No Consultation Becomes The Gillard Government Agenda

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused the Gillard Government of a “no consultation” agenda in relation to detention centres to house the increasing number of asylum seekers. Mr Entsch says the dumping of detention centres in communities throughout Australia, such as Weipa in Far North Queensland and most recently Inverbrackie in Adelaide Hills…

90 Sec Statement – Mrs Rose Richards

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (1.56 pm)-I rise today to recognise in this place the very special efforts of a very special woman in my electorate of Leichhardt, Mrs Rose Richards, affectionately known as Auntie Rosie. Auntie Rosie has dedicated her life to helping Indigenous pregnant women from remote communities and their children get the best care…

Give With One Hand, Take With The Other

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has accused Queensland Premier Anna Bligh of giving with one hand and taking with the other. The claim comes after Anna Bligh today announced that she will be giving back 75,000 hectares of park known as Archer Bend to the Wik Mungkan people on Cape York. “This is so…