Heritage Week event for Douglas

MEMBER for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch MP, is encouraging families, parents, teachers, and community groups in the Douglas Shire to get involved with Australian Heritage Week. “Australian Heritage Week starts this Saturday and runs until 19 April 2015,” Mr Entsch said. “Australian Heritage Week is an important and lively celebration that encourages us to reflect on…

Anzac Day for the troops 2015

ON 25 April Australians will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War and honour the sacrifices of those service personnel who helped forge our national identity. This Anzac Day, Australians are also being asked to spare a thought for our current serving personnel and recently returned veterans who have…

Exploring growth opportunities for FNQ tourism

TRADE and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will meet with tourism stakeholders in Cairns today to discuss the role international investment can play in developing associated infrastructure opportunities in the region. Hosted by Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, Mr Robb will take part in a tourism, trade and investment roundtable, involving representatives from Cairns Regional Council…

Torres Strait Islander woman graduates with Masters from ACU

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the first Torres Strait Islander woman to graduate with a Masters from the Australian Catholic University in Canberra. Ms Lydia George graduated from the University last week with a Masters in Social Work, specialising in Kupai Omasker ? the Torres Strait customary adoption of children. Mr Entsch…

Don’t miss out on unique Anzac play

THE Centenary of Anzac will be commemorated around Australia on April 25th and here in Leichhardt the final preparations are well underway for this very significant occasion. “Everyone in our region must be given the opportunity not only to commemorate the Centenary, but also the chance to understand where we fought, why we fought, and,…

Relief as Skytrans takes off again

FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch says he has no doubt that new Skytrans owners Peter Collings and Johnathan Thurston will continue to build on the airlines’ reputation as a strong regional operator and an outstanding corporate citizen. “It’s great news that Skytrans will return to the skies and I’m sure that Peter and Johnathan will follow…

Insurance comparison website launches today

A NEW website to compare property insurance in North Queensland has gone live today and will be an important tool in increasing transparency in the market, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “The website has been prepared on behalf of the Federal Government by the corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and can be…

Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce

THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MP, PRIME MINISTER THE HON. JOSH FRYDENBERG MP, ASSISTANT TREASURER THE HON. WARREN ENTSCH MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHHARDT The Government is establishing a taskforce which will explore options for reducing home, contents and strata insurance premiums in Northern Australia. Property insurance prices in North Queensland are five times higher than…

Entsch welcomes insurance taskforce

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the announcement of a Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce, saying the $2-million Federal Government investment was a light at the end of a very long tunnel. “Getting where we are today has been about going down every avenue to prove that we don’t have access to affordable…

Entsch highlights Tibetan prisoners plight in Parliament

**Watch Warren's speech on YouTube** FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has spoken in Parliament to highlight political prisoners and the human rights situation in Tibet, following Tibet Advocacy Day on Monday. Mr Entsch is Co-chair of the bipartisan Australian All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (AAPGT), which aims to amplify Tibet’s voice in parliament. He…