90 second statement – Skyrail celebrates 20 years

Tourism is one of the backbones of Australia's economy and there are a handful of experiences which should be on everybody's bucket list: the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef and the Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  Skyrail is truly an iconic cable car experience that transports passengers on a 7.5-kilometre journey that…

Omnibus Repeal Day Autumn 2015

The other side can trivialise a lot of this stuff. Yes, there is a lot of cleaning out the cupboards, if you like, but there is also a lot in the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2015 that is going to save money.  The opposition would not understand that saving paperwork and bureaucracy is…

Opportunities for Expanding the Aquaculture Industry in Northern Australia: Canberra Hearing

The Northern Australia Committee will hold a public hearing in Canberra on Tuesday, 15 September as part of its inquiry into opportunities to expand the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia. The CSIRO has identified 1.5 million hectares of land in Australia which is suitable for aquaculture—with almost 0.5 million hectares being in Queensland—and has commented…

Private Members Business – Northern Australia

I rise today to add my support to the member for Solomon's motion and to commend the Minister for Trade and Investment for his tireless efforts in this area. The Northern Australia Investment Forum will be held in Darwin from 8 to 10 November. It will focus on attracting investors and exposing them to opportunities…

Entsch to work with new team

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says he is ready to work with the new Liberal Party leadership team of Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop, after tonight’s party room vote result. Mr Entsch said the ballot process in the Party Room was very cordial.“The results of the votes for both the leader and deputy leader positions were…

Positive moves on yellow crazy ants

STAKEHOLDERS who travelled to Canberra to argue for the long-term eradication of yellow crazy ants in and around the World Heritage Wet Tropics Area are pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s meeting with Environment Minister Greg Hunt and others. Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) executive director Scott Buchanan and the coordinator of the Yellow Crazy…

Don’t ignore stroke risk: Entsch

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has urged his Parliamentary colleagues and the broader public to ‘Be Aware, Live Healthy and Get Checked’ to counter the risk of stroke in the community. On Friday, Mr Entsch hosted an afternoon tea at his office to highlight the upcoming National Stroke Awareness Week (September 14-21). One in six people…

Australia to boost Syrian refugee efforts

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says he is pleased with the Government’s decision today to resettle an additional 12,000 refugees who are fleeing the turmoil in Syria and Iraq. The boost in numbers will be in addition to the existing humanitarian programme of 13,750, which rises to 18,750 in 2018-19, and comes after Immigration Minister Peter…