VMR Weipa Awarded Stronger Communities Grant

LOCAL Federal MP Warren Entsch has congratulated the Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Weipa Inc on receiving a $12,000 grant under round three of the Stronger Communities program. Mr Entsch said it’s programs like this that can make a real difference to local groups in the way they connect and interact with community and build ties…

Torres Island Projects Awarded Stronger

THE Torres Strait Islands are set to become stronger communities with two local groups being awarded a total of $27,000 in Federal Government grants. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch has congratulated the groups who have been awarded grants under round three of the Stronger Communities program. “It’s programs like this that can make a…

90 Second Statement – HMAS Cairns

I’d like to congratulate the Defence Force on its announcement of a $300 million upgrade to the naval base HMAS Cairns and the home basing of four new Offshore Patrol Vessels in Leichhardt. The 2016 Defence White Paper had originally committed $100 million for the OPV wharf and infrastructure upgrade by 2020, so this announcement…

Jonsson Family – Wombinoo Station

There has been much talk about the performance of the major political parties in the Queensland Election. I am now going to shift the spotlight onto the criminal activity carried out by the Wilderness Society. On the 23rd of November, just two days before Queenslanders went to the polls, the ABC broadcast a story in…

Adjournment Debate – Same-Sex Marriage Bill

I have been a long-time advocate for changes in this area, and initially found the journey to be very lonely, but it was something I was determined to do. In 2004, when the Parliament changed the definition of marriage to exclude LGBTI Australians, I stood in the Liberal Party Room and said I didn’t understand…