NEW FOCUS ON AN ENERGY SOLUTION FOR THE DAINTREE

POWER in the Daintree is again on the Federal Government’s radar with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today securing a commitment from Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg MP that he will visit the Daintree Coast in early 2017. “I’ve been trying to get a Federal Minister on the ground for a long time but because…

Fuel prices again under the spotlight

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has highlighted Cairns’ fuel woes in Parliament, saying the high prices at the bowser are a “disgrace” with the region suffering from a lack of competition. Mr Entsch said he had recently heard about Brisbane's call for the ACCC to do a deep-dive investigation into a perceived petrol ‘cartel’ in the…

90 Second Statement – Fuel Prices

I recently heard about Brisbane's call for the ACCC to do a deep-dive investigation into a perceived petrol cartel in the western suburbs of Brisbane. Given that motorists can drive 10 minutes and save 20c per litre and have an otherwise competitive market, I think that resources need to be directed to communities like Cairns…

Arts community celebrates Catalyst support for JUTE

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is “over the moon” that Cairns’ renowned JUTE Theatre Company has been awarded funding through the Australian Government’s Catalyst fund. “I am very, very pleased to announce today that JUTE will receive $420,000 to support its project titled ‘Telling Diverse Stories from the Deep North’ through the Catalyst-Australian Arts and Culture…

3 Minute Constituency Statement – Sandy Robson

As the month of October draws closer to an end, so does the monumental journey of a Western Australian woman, Sandy Robson. Around the 23rd of this month Sandy will end an epic sea-kayaking expedition from Germany to Australia when she lands on Saibai Island, the northernmost point in my electorate of Leichhardt. Following the…

Medicinal cannabis a step closer for Queenslanders

MEDICINAL cannabis advocate Warren Entsch MP has congratulated the State Government for passing legislation last night which will enable Queensland residents with a range of conditions to be able to access medicinal cannabis products more easily. “I applaud the Queensland Government for seeing the value in this and expediting the process,” he said. “This is…

CALL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP FACILITATORS

The Australian Government is calling for organisations and individuals to apply to be one of three new Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Employment Facilitators. From December, the Facilitators will operate in three priority regions experiencing high levels of youth unemployment— Launceston, the Hunter region (including Newcastle) and Cairns — to help young Australians start their own small…

PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY FOR THE NORTH

KEY milestones are being reached in the implementation of the Northern Australia White Paper, proving the Government’s commitment to nation-building in the North says Liberal MP Warren Entsch. Last night, Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan presented the Northern Australia Annual Statement to Parliament, outlining progress on the 102 White Paper commitments. Mr Entsch, a…

TSI WOMEN WALK THE HALLS OF POWER

IT was ‘Question Time’ in Warren Entsch’s Canberra office today when the MP met with a group of inspiring local women taking part in the 2016 Torres Strait Women’s Leadership program. The ten (Louisa Taylor Ahmat, Rita Bonner, Harriet Dorante, Jennifer Enosa, Gene Holland, Lillian Shibasaki, Vera Ses, Flora Warria, Carolyn Williams and Annie Zaro)…