Cooktown Discovery Festival – 27 March 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (19:55): I rise today to bring to the attention of the House a very special anniversary happening in a town in my electorate, Cooktown, in 2020. On 17 June 1770, His Majesty’s bark the Endeavour, captained by Lieutenant James Cook, found refuge at the mouth of the Waalumbaal Birri, now known as the Endeavour…

Queensland Indigenous Housing – 26 March 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (10:45): The right to housing is an absolutely fundamental right of all Australian citizens. Sadly, the Queensland Labor government, in a campaign led by Jackie Trad, is more interested in playing politics than putting roofs over people’s heads. This year marks the end of the 10-year Remote Housing Strategy. The Commonwealth provided $5.4…

World Tuberculosis Day – 26 March 2018

MR ENTSCH: TB is a disease that most people thought was in the past or isolated to small pockets of some impoverished countries. It is one of the oldest human diseases and has been identified in Egyptian mummies. My mother was inflicted with TB in the early 1960s and spent a year in the Cairns Base…

Betty Hinton – 26 March 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (16:23): I rise today to pay tribute to a much-loved and respected member of the North Daintree community, Betty Hinton. I’m proud to call Betty my friend. Betty is the owner of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Art Gallery at Cow Bay, a business she has operated for more than 35 years.…

Funding flows for Cape York aerodrome upgrades

More than $2 million from the Australian Government will be invested in in upgrading five aerodromes in Cape York under round five of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would improve access to basic services and essential deliveries such as food, medicine and mail. He said the much-needed…

Indigenous troops honoured on 75th anniversary

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said he was honoured to be part of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion remembrance held at the weekend. Mr Entsch, along with Federal Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester, attended the remembrance ceremony held at Green Hill Fort on Thursday Island. He said…

Far North Queensland encouraged to ‘Think Big’

The Federal Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is open for applications. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling for big ideas from the community that could help shape the future of the region. Mr Entsch said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that delivered…