Advisory Report on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

ON behalf of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia I present the committee's advisory report, incorporating a dissenting report, on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016. The Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia was pleased to undertake and report on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016, or the NAIF bill. Throughout this…

Far North to benefit from new business assistance

THE Far North’s small tourism businesses and start-ups will benefit from the appointment of two new local Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS), says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I’m very pleased to announce that Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) and Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF) are two of seven successful applicants for the grants in…

Outback charity appoints Warren as Patron

GULF Horizons Foundation, a charity focused on supporting people in crisis in our rural communities, is pleased to announce today that the Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, has been appointed Patron. Gulf Horizons was established in 2011 to address the challenges of the live export ban, floods, fires, drought, crippling debt and economic…

Woree State School rewarded for environmental focus

FEDERAL Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch MP has congratulated Woree State School students who were yesterday awarded a $500 Ripples of Change grant for protecting their local environment and the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Entsch said the awards encourage students to learn about and care for their local environments and promote real…

Fuel prices to be put under the spotlight in Cairns

NEWS that petrol prices in Cairns will be investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be warmly welcomed by local motorists and businesses, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. The ACCC’s detailed market study – from wholesale supply to the petrol pump ? will allow for a greater understanding of what factors are…

Statement – Pacific Patrol Boat contract

This morning I received a briefing from the Deputy Secretary of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment within the Department of Defence and the Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, regarding the decision not to award the tender for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Program to the Cairns consortium led by TeeKay Shipping (Australia). I expressed my…

Bitter disappointment at PPBR bid loss

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says he is “gutted” at the Federal Government’s announcement today that the $2B Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement contract will not go to the Cairns consortium. Mr Entsch has spoken to prime contractor Teekay and consortium member BSE, and expressed his very strong disappointment to the Prime Minster, Defence Minister Marise Payne…