4MW celebrates 30 years of broadcasting

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated Thursday Island’s Radio 4 Meriba Wakai (4MW) for this week celebrating 30 years of broadcasting. “Having a local radio station on Thursday Island is absolutely invaluable,” said Mr Entsch. “It gives the community an opportunity to share information, promote their culture and discuss issues from a truly…

Entsch the inaugural winner of back-bench award

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has described himself as “amazed and honoured” at being awarded the title of Back Bench Politician of the Year by the Australian Political Studies Association. The Australian Political Studies Association is the national association for Political Scientists and International Relations specialists in Australia.  This year, APSA has decided to launch a…

New apprenticeship network up and running in FNQ

FAR Northern apprentices, people looking for a new career, and employers will now get more help than ever before with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network starting today.  Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the Apprenticeship Network was the Australian Government’s new programme to help employers to recruit, train and retain apprentices. “Apprenticeship Network services…

Entsc opposes 1am club lockout

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has spoken out against the proposed 1am nightclub lockout in Cairns, saying the move will penalise well-run businesses and threaten jobs. He has also urged Cairns MP Rob Pyne to make time to sit down with business, and to head out with the Cairns Street Chaplains one Saturday night, to see…

New Green Army projects for Cairns

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Green Army will be working hard in Cairns over the next year following the announcement of eleven successful projects. The projects range from helping to preserve the Great Barrier Reef by improving water quality, to weed removal, and surveying and controlling yellow crazy ants. Mr Entsch said:…

New Green Army projects for Hope Vale

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says the Green Army will be working hard in Hope Vale over the next year following the announcement of two successful projects.Both projects are sponsored by the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation, with one focusing on cleaning up marine debris, and the other focusing on rehabilitating Everlina and Carroll…

Mobile black spots targeted in Leichhardt

THREE new or upgraded mobile base stations will be built in Leichhardt under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme, Warren Entsch MP announced today.  “This is a great outcome for the Far North, with a total of $2.19 million to be invested on new or improved mobile coverage in the area,” said Mr Entsch.  “Today’s announcement will…

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…