Appropriations Bills 2015-16

I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016 and cognate bill. These bills seek authority from the parliament for the additional expenditure of money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for this financial year. The total of the appropriations being sought through these two bills is just over $2.2 billion. The…

Expanding the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee today tabled its report on expanding aquaculture in the Top End, titled Scaling Up. The Inquiry examined the current state of aquaculture in Northern Australia, the regulatory framework, and opportunities for further developing the industry in the region. On release of the report, Mr Warren Entsch MP, Committee Chair…

90 Second Statement – Freedom Prosthetics

This Friday I am looking forward to opening a new business in Cairns: Freedom Prosthetics. Co-founder Neil Greening is an amputee himself and knows firsthand the trials and tribulations of losing a limb, which has made him passionate and dedicated about providing an excellent service to the amputee community. The prosthetist, Jerry Vella, holds a…

Cash injection for tourism operators

TOURISM in Leichhardt will receive a major boost with the announcement that the Federal Government will invest $670,450 into the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Programme. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch welcomed the announcement and said the investment in tourism infrastructure would help attract more visitors to Tropical Queensland and provide an even better traveller experience. “The funding…

Milestone on medicinal cannabis reached

THE introduction of legislation that will allow the cultivation in Australia of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes is a massive win that will change the lives of Far Northerners, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. This morning, Minister for Health Sussan Ley MP presented the Narcotic Drug Amendment Bill 2016 into the House of Representatives.…