Action to combat ‘Ice’ in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Far North Queensland will benefit from extra efforts to tackle the drug ‘ice’. The Government will invest almost $300 million over four years to improve treatment, after-care, education, prevention, support and community engagement to tackle ice. It comes after the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce was…

Torres Strait Leadership Program visit to Canberra

A GROUP of future leaders of the Torres Strait took inspiration from a visit to Parliament House in Canberra recently, meeting with their local MP Warren Entsch among other representatives. Hailing from Thursday, Mabuiag, Mer and Yorke islands, the seven women were participating in a four-day Torres Strait Women's Leadership Program to expand their skills…

Mt Emerald Wind Farm receives tick of approval

FAR Northern MP Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s news that the Mt Emerald Wind Farm has been approved by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. “This is fabulous news and I congratulate the project proponents, John Morris from Port Bajool and RATCH-Australia Corporation, for their perseverance during the lengthy assessment phase,” Mr Entsch said. “The approval…

Entsch supports Allegiance to Australia Bill

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has backed legislation that would see dual-nationality citizens who support or engage in terrorist activities against Australia stripped of their Australian citizenship. The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015, before Parliament this week, recognises that ‘Australian citizenship is a common bond and that citizens may, through certain conduct incompatible…

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…