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…

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)…

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…

Adjournment – Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre

I rise tonight to highlight a wonderful project that is currently under construction in my electorate: the Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre. By April 2017 Cairns will have a $54 million, world-class, 7,500 square metre, three-level public aquarium and reef research centre, which will promote Australia's premier natural asset, the Great Barrier Reef. 15,000…

Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016

When we talk about divisive speeches—we just heard one in this place right now. Again, it raises serious concerns about the motives of the other side. Back in my late 20s, when I was living in remote Queensland gulf country, a fellow I knew went to Sydney one Christmas and came back as a woman.…

Entsch slams Labor hypocrisy on SSM

LIBERAL MP Warren Entsch has described himself as “profoundly disappointed and frustrated” by the hypocrisy of Labor in its decision today not to support the same-sex marriage plebiscite legislation. “The plebiscite certainly wasn’t my preferred way of doing things, but I came to the view that it would be the most practical way of getting…

Private Members Business – World Mental Health Day

I rise here today to speak to this motion. Mental Health Week is an opportunity to remind people about the importance of their social and emotional wellbeing, and that of their families, loved ones and communities. Today I would like to mention key initiatives in my region, and highlight the government's mental health reforms which…