90 second statement – Dr Edward Koch Foundation

**Watch this speech on YouTube** I rise to speak on something a little bit more sober in its content and certainly a darn sight more factual.  According to the World Health Organisation, globally, a life is lost to suicide every 40 seconds. What is different about suicide, compared to other public health challenges, is that…

Parliament reflects on Ravenshoe victims

THE House of Representatives has acknowledged the courage, pain and loss of those who have been affected by the Ravenshoe café explosion, which rocked the small Tableland town two weeks ago today. At the end of Question Time today, voices from across the political spectrum united to express support for the victims of the tragedy,…

Statement – Ravenshoe Cafe Explosion

**Watch this speech on YouTube** I would like to associate myself with this motion. Those horrendous events now at the Serve You Right cafe happened two weeks ago, when we saw Ravenshoe literally implode. As the Leader of the Opposition rightly said, the graphic images that we saw on the news were really quite horrific.…

Breakfast by the Sea Invitation

Less than 5km from Australia’s northernmost border, in the remote and isolated regions of PNG, families struggle to get access to the most basic of medical needs. The YWAM Medical Ship is doing incredible work in these communities, and here’s your opportunity to support their work. Come to a Breakfast by the Sea on Wed…

Celebration of culture at Laura dance festival

THE Australian Government is providing $100,000 to support this year’s Laura Dance Festival, Australia’s oldest Indigenous dance festival and a significant event highlighting the culture, language, song, dance, art and stories of the people of Cape York. Federal MP Warren Entsch said the event, which takes place from today until Sunday, is a celebration of…

Win for local councils rebuilding after disasters

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the Queensland Government’s acceptance of the Australian Government’s interim solution to the ‘day labour’ issue. “This has been an ongoing issue which has disadvantaged communities in Leichhardt for all too long,” Mr Entsch said. “It’s great news that the Queensland Government has agreed to our interim solution,…

A bright future looking North

**Read the full report here: Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia** NOW that the vision for developing the north has been cemented in the Government’s White Paper on Northern Australia, it’s time for every stakeholder to roll up their sleeves and help make it happen, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Mr Entsch…

Faster NBN rollout kicks off in Leichhardt

WORK has started to deliver the NBN to around 40,000 premises in Leichhardt, under a revised rollout approach that will save months in construction time and nationally, will see the project completed years sooner and at less cost. Across Australia 436,000 premises are due to start NBN construction in coming months. The NBN will use…

90 Second Statement – Limbs 4 Life

Limbs 4 Life is Australia's peak organisation for amputees and persons with limb difference. This month, they launched a new program—Limbs 4 Kids. For the first time, all Australian children and young people with limb differences and those who care for them have a program and a website to call their own—www.limbs4kids.org.au. It is a…