Time to discuss organ donation

A LOCAL media organisation will play a key role in reaching out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to encourage them to become organ donors, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media (QRAM), based in Cairns, will receive a $36,160 grant under the Organ and Tissue Authority’s 2014-15 Community Awareness Grants. The…

Govt to consult further on Medicare changes

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has welcomed today’s move by new Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley to scrap controversial proposed changes to the Medicare rebate. “I congratulate the minister for having the courage to stand up against something that wasn’t going to work,” Mr Entsch said. “The feedback I’ve received from medical practitioners and constituents is…

Follow Townsville’s lead says Entsch

THE LNP’S $150M election commitment towards Townsville’s super-stadium highlights the need for council to confirm a site for Cairns’ own new stadium, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. “I congratulate Townsville for the work they’ve done, they’ve really got their act together,” Mr Entsch said today.  “They have a comprehensive proposal and a CBD site locked…

Mossman RSL Anzac Memorial moves forward

THE Mossman RSL Sub Branch will finally be able to host a war memorial within its grounds, with Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announcing that the project will be funded through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. The Federal Government will provide the Mossman RSL Sub Branch with $8682 to build a memorial that will…

New opportunities sought after Skytrans closure

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch has expressed his disappointment over the demise of Skytrans, describing the local airline as a “fabulous corporate citizen” in the Far North. He has also distanced himself from criticism of the State Government, saying that the decision to award the Gulf route contract to Rex “didn’t help” but if Skytrans had…

New Year brings a new focus on TB

THE New Year will see a new level of engagement with Torres Strait communities on Tuberculosis thanks to the combined efforts of the Far North’s Federal and State MPs. Warren Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt, and David Kempton, State Member for Cook, have lobbied Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg with a comprehensive proposal to increase…

Statement – Multiple deaths in Cairns

FEDERAL MP for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has described the Cairns community as “absolutely gutted” over today’s incident which saw the deaths of eight children in a Manoora home. “It’s almost incomprehensible that so many young lives have been stolen,” Mr Entsch said today. “People are shaking their heads and saying, how could you believe something…

All systems go with Aquis EIS approval

LEICHHARDT MP Warren Entsch says the approval of the Aquis EIS this morning will be the “adrenalin shot” that Cairns has been seeking for many years. “I welcome this decision, it is fantastic news and is certainly an early Christmas present for Cairns,” Mr Entsch said today. “I congratulate the Co-ordinator General on the thoroughness…