John Norman – 5 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (10:33): You don’t meet many people in your life who are gifted enough to inspire change in business in a community and who leave a long-lasting impression on all of those that they meet. Robert John Norman, commonly known as ‘Bob’ is one of those men. On 18 January 2018, a great life…

Daintree River Ferry – 5 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (16:33): For five days, at the end of this month, the Daintree River Ferry will be dry-docked to allow for an inspection to take place. While not forgoing the safety importance of any inspection on the vessel, it is the residents, small businesses, farmers, workers and schoolchildren whose only access is the…

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…