90 Second Statement – 2015 QLD Tourism Award winners

My electorate must surely be the tourism capital of Queensland. We just proved it at the Queensland Tourism Awards earlier this month, when businesses from Leichhardt took out nearly 1-in-6 of the 80-plus awards of the night. Particular congratulations go to the Cairns Central YHA and Cairns Convention Centre. They both won gold awards for…

Local leaders put politics aside for Patrol Boat bid

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch have united in a bipartisan fight to see the ‘Cairns Solution’ secure the lucrative Australian Defence Department’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement tender. The Labor and Liberal MPs said opportunities for Queensland would always come ahead of party politics. “Warren and I have both been pushing hard…

Cape York unites under Cape York alliance

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has congratulated Cape York residents for having the courage to stand up and call for transparency and accountability around community representation and government funding. Yesterday, Mr Entsch attended the final sessions of a two-day Summit at the Laura Rodeo Grounds where around 160 people gathered under the auspices of the Cape…

Whyanbeel to get NBN by the end of this year

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Whyanbeel residents and businesses are expected to be connected to the NBN by the end of the year, after today asking Parliament for an update on the installation of the fixed wireless broadband network. In Question Time, Mr Entsch acknowledged that the Whyanbeel Community Group has been in regular…

White water rafting girls praised in Parliament

MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP has promoted the “incredible” efforts of Cairns’ Under 19 White Water Rafting girls team in Parliament in the lead-up to the World Championships in Indonesia. “One year ago, five schoolgirls from Cairns beat teams from Brazil and Russia to win the World Championship in Under 19 White Water Rafting,”…

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…