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…

WTMA takes crazy ant proposal to Canberra

FEDERAL ministers will get a first-hand understanding of the threat that yellow crazy ants pose to agriculture, wildlife, pets and the tropical way of life when a delegation from the Far North heads to Canberra this week.Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA) executive director Scott Buchanan and the coordinator of the Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program,…

Adjournment speech – National Stroke Week

One in six people has a stroke in their lifetime. That means that, in this House of 150 representatives alone, 25 of us could suffer a stroke. It does not discriminate between men and women or young and old. Some strokes are fatal while others cause temporary or permanent disability.  From 14 to 21 September…

FNQ investment properties not singled out by ATO

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has dismissed claims that the Australian Tax Office is targeting investment property owners in Far North Queensland. It comes after a report by Peter Cameron in the Sunday Mail last weekend said that the ATO had “written to investment property owners in the region battered by Cyclone Yasi accusing…

NBN update from Malcolm Turnbull MP

Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications and Federal Member for Wentworth will be in Cairns on Thursday 3 September to deliver an exclusive business briefing that will provide a status update on the rollout of Australia’s Broadband Network (NBN) in the Cairns and the greater region.  As part of a national upgrade to Australia’s fixed…

School competition to honour Vietnam Veterans

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today encouraged local secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition. The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and to reflect on the importance of remembering their involvement in the conflict. “More than…