Let’s have courage to explore tax reform

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says we need to have courage to explore the best way to reform Australia’s current taxation system. “There are serious issues with our current tax system. It was put together in the early 1900s ? long before the internet opened up the possibility of working, buying and selling across…

90 Second Statemetn – Whitewater Rafting World Champs

One year ago, five schoolgirls from Cairns beat teams from Brazil and Russia to win the under-19 world championship in whitewater rafting. On 27 November they leave for Indonesia to defend this title. Lucy Edington-Chapman, Carina Nixon, Gabriella Brinks, Layla Bitolkoski, Maddi Brittain and the team captain, Stephanie Seed, are training eight times a week…

New facilities for St Monica’s College

Warren Entsch MP has today officially opened the second stage of the Sr Agnes Building at St Monica’s College in Cairns. Secondary students and staff at St Monica’s College now have full use of five general learning areas, an art room, a maintenance store room, associated walkways and a carpark. The Australian Government provided $1,713,678 in funding from…

Up to $5-million to improve reef water quality

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is inviting local groups to apply for up to $5-million in funding to reduce and manage the impact of soil erosion in gullies surrounding the Great Barrier Reef catchments. The funding, provided under the $140 million Reef Trust, is one of a number of practical projects the Government is…

Entsch on the ground in Douglas

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch visited Douglas Shire earlier this week where he volunteered with Meals on Wheels, spoke to local students and met with constituents on a range of issues. Mr Entsch first headed to Mossman Meals on Wheels, where he helped wash dishes and prepare meals for local residents who benefit from this invaluable…

Speaking up for local journos

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says he’ll await further information about changes to ABC regional programming but hopes that the decision will not result in major cuts to local content in the Far North. “I was very disappointed when I heard that the ABC was cutting the Morning show and re-jigging local news bulletins because local…