90 Second Statement – Domestic Violence

Yesterday, more than 300 people turned out for the Safer Families, Better Communities walk on the Cairns Esplanade. It was a very public statement that Cairns has zero tolerance for domestic and family violence. I commend the tireless efforts of Amanda Lee-Ross, head of the Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service, who is doing fantastic work…

3 Minute Constituency Statement – Insurance

I rise again today to talk about the insurance crisis in northern Australia. Unfortunately, the insurance industry is still not serious about improving the affordability and the availability of property insurance in northern Australia. Submissions to the northern Australia insurance task force from the insurers and the Insurance Council of Australia have been overwhelmingly against…

Insurance industry not serious about property insurance affordability

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has slammed the insurance industry in Parliament today for not being serious about improving the affordability and availability of property insurance in Northern Australia. “Submissions to the Northern Australia Insurance Taskforce from the insurers and the Insurance Council of Australia are overwhelmingly against government action,” he said. “The ICA’s…

More Works commence under the Cape York Region Package

ROADTEK will deliver works on three projects on Cape York to extend the seal on the Peninsula Developmental Road. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the three projects are part of the Cape York Region Package and have a combined value of $19.2 million. “By funding the upgrade…

Watch the launch of the first NBN satellite

5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF! THE countdown is on for high-speed broadband in regional areas of Leichhardt with the launch tomorrow (THUR) of the first of two new multi-million dollar NBN satellites. The satellite, named ‘Sky Muster’ is scheduled to be launched from the French Guiana city of Kourou, in South America, sometime between 0630 and 0746 Eastern…

Help for small exporters in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed news that local producers will be among those who benefit from $5.3 million worth of projects to assist small exporters with market access. The grants, announced by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, under the Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters Programme, delivers on an…