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…

Amendment – Same Sex Marriage Bill -Consideration in Detail

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (15:45): On this amendment, I just want to indicate I'll certainly be opposing it. This is an amendment that will radically wind back our discrimination protection-an amendment that directly targets LGBTI people. So let be me clear: the majority of Australians voted yes on same-sex couples being treated fairly and equally across…

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…