Cheaper medicines for more than 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from today with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be available to patients on the PBS from today for just…

Applications open for Festival Australia funding

Local organisations are invited to apply for funding for arts projects at festivals or a significant community celebration in Cairns and Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling for applications to the next round of Festivals Australia funding. He said festivals and celebrations were an important part of the unique identity of…

Romina Fujii

MR ENTSCH: I rise today to pay tribute to a much-loved and extremely well-respected person in my community who recently passed. Romina Fujii was born on Badu Island in the Torres Strait on 12 December 1943 and was the third child of Talipasa and Dulcie Nona. From a very young age Romina learnt about the…

Tuberculosis Motion

MR ENTSCH: I move: (1) notes that: (a) 24 March is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, a day to commemorate the precious lives lost due to TB, a disease that is preventable and curable; (b) TB is contagious and airborne—it is the world’s leading infectious disease killer and kills more people than HIV/AIDS; (c) in 2017…

BSE Cairns Slipways

MR ENTSCH: Recently I attended a launch of the world’s largest ship hoist, located in my home city of Cairns. To say that a seven-storey piece of machinery is impressive is an absolute understatement. The gala launch event was impressive as well, complete with a spectacular light show and fireworks display choreographed to music of…

Laws pass to protect Aussie farmers from activists

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill showed our farmer that Aussies were on their side. “Militant animal activists have invaded farms across the country trespassing, threatening and…