My Health Record for North Queenslanders

UP to 700,000 residents of Northern Queensland will soon have a My Health Record automatically created for them as a part of a large-scale trial of new participation arrangements. Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP today welcomed the North Queensland trial, which was launched at Plaza Family Health in Mount Sheridan Shopping Centre. “My…

Entsch responds to Taskforce report on insurance

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a catastrophe reinsurance pool or a mutual to address the north’s insurance challenges, despite the final report of the Northern Australian Insurance Premiums Taskforce focusing on mitigation. “I’m glad the report has now been released, we’ve been waiting for it to be made public so…

Have your say on fishing & aquaculture inquiry in Cairns

Hooking an albino barramundi at the opening of Hook A Barra near Wonga Beach, with manager Mark Hober. Check out Mark's award-winning Daintree Saltwater Barramundi! LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch is urging anyone who wants a viable and sustainable commercial, recreational and sports fishing industry in the Far North to contribute to a Productivity Commission inquiry…

51st Battalion, we salute you!

THE illustrious history and ongoing activities of 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, have been highlighted in Parliament this week by Federal MP Warren Entsch. “In this Centenary of Anzac, one battalion that deserves recognition is the 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, which celebrated 100 years of service at the weekend with a parade…

Private Members Motion – Tibetan Plateau

I move the motion: That this House: (1) notes that: (a) the Tibetan Plateau is: (i) the largest source of freshwater beyond the Arctic and Antarctic; (ii) a major driver of the global climate; (iii) the source of most of Asia's major rivers; and (iv) an area of great significance to the global environment; and…

90 Second Statement – 51st Battalion

In this Centenary of Anzac one battalion that deserves recognition is the 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, which celebrated 100 years of service at the weekend with a parade down the Cairns Esplanade. The battalion was formed in Egypt in 1914, but their role has changed profoundly since then. It was in the early…