Chinese Lunar New Year – 13 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:53): I rise today to speak about one of the most important cultural festivals in the Cairns and Far North Queensland calendar. Now in its 15th year, thousands of locals, domestic visitors and international tourists from mainland China and Hong Kong will descend on our beautiful city to celebrate Chinese lunar new year.…

Far North Queensland Power Prices – 13 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (19:19): Far North Queensland is sick and tired of being treated as a cash cow when it comes to paying for electricity. The Queensland Competition Authority has warned the state-owned regional electricity retailer, Ergon Energy, that it must be forced to compete against new retailers. There is no competition out there. The…

Scholarships open to Far North Queensland volunteers

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has called for Far North Queensland volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Mr Entsch said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders in to travel to Sydney for the national conference. “The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in our…

A big win for Far North Queensland sugar exporters

Far North Queensland sugar growers are set to be the big winners after the signing today of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the PAFTA would create new markets for Far North Queensland sugar growers who have previously been locked out. He said the agreement opened the door to one…

John Morris – 6 February 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (13:43): I take this opportunity to recognise a great community leader, developer and dear friend of mine, John Morris. I also wish John a very happy 90th birthday for this Thursday. John is known as ‘Mister Port Douglas’ and is a living icon in the Far North. His vision and determination has helped…

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…