Presenting the Boomerang Petition to Parliament

Today, I present to the House the second installment of the boomerang petition, with some 2,635 signatures supporting the recognition of Indigenous people in the Constitution. Cairns Indigenous leader Norman Miller has collected more than 5,100 signatures in total—a huge effort from a single person committed to a particular cause.  Norman has travelled around Australia…

Dob in a Dealer to help fight against Ice

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s launch in Cairns of the Dob in a Dealer campaign as part of a new million-dollar partnership between the Coalition Government and Crime Stoppers Australia. The Commonwealth Government is providing $1 million to fund the national Dob in a Dealer campaign to raise awareness of methamphetamine,…

Parliamentary Friendship Group backs Safe Schools

IN March 2015, the Parliamentary Friendship Group for LGBTIQ Australians invited Safe Schools Coalition Australia to brief them and answer any questions we had. The co-chairs were impressed with the range of resources and supports made available to Australian schools through the program and compelled by the statistics we were presented about the effect of…

‘Unite to End TB’ theme of World TB Day

AHEAD of World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has helped officially launch the Australian TB Caucus in Parliament – renewing the focus from Australian politicians on the need to address the burden of this disease in our region. “There were 15 cross-party members that originally put our names to the Barcelona…

Entsch confirms review of ‘backpacker tax’

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has today confirmed that the Federal Government is reviewing the proposed ‘backpacker tax’ in light of fears about its impact on rural and regional economies. “I was one of a number of MPs who spoke up at a Party Room meeting three weeks ago and expressed concerns that there could be…

March 2016 Word from Warren

**IMAGE: Kylie Fell from the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce discusses mobile phone black spots with me during a visit to Weipa** Here we are in 2016 and at the time of writing, the new political year has just started in earnest. I’m looking forward to what the next 12 months will bring! In early…

Canberra Catch-up

**IMAGE: Supporting Minister Sussan Ley as she presents the medicinal cannabis bill.** 2016 has started with a very busy sitting schedule!  We’ve made inroads on a range of legislation; I’ve met with numerous stakeholders and constituents and taken a whole range of issues to my Ministerial colleagues. Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016 The introduction of…