3-minute constituency statement – The New Norm

I rise today to highlight a very important campaign called The New Norm.This awareness campaign is designed to educate people on the lack of support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex – LGBTI – students in high schools. It is disturbing to hear that 82% of LGBTI students feel as though they are not supported…

NBN rolls out across Miallo

THE ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS to speed up the NBN rollout are paying off for residents and businesses in Miallo, north of Port Douglas, as work begins to connect local premises to the National Broadband Network. Fixed wireless construction has just begun to connect 189 residences and businesses in parts of Miallo. It is expected that…

Candlenut Steiner School celebrates new facilities

STUDENTS AND STAFF at Candlenut Steiner School in Kuranda today celebrated the opening of their Science and Manual Arts Buildings, which were built with the help of $528 000 in Australian Government funding. The Hon Warren Entsch MP opened the new facilities on behalf of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator the…

Pormpuraaw Airport takes off

PORMPURAAW residents again have access to air services, with the community’s airport re-opening to flights. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government contributed $790,000 towards the airport upgrade from the Regional Aviation Access Program. “This important program helps upgrade aerodromes in remote and isolated communities around…

National Stronger Regions Fund applications open

THE FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Mr Warren Entsch, has today announced the opening of applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small-scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. “This is a huge opportunity…

Research funding to help develop environmental solutions

THE FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, is today calling on local research organisations to bid for a share of more than $25 million in annual funding as part of a new National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The Programme, managed by the Federal Government’s Department of Environment, builds on the world-class research carried out by…

Entsch commends national security efforts

AUSTRALIA is part of an international community and has an obligation to make a stand against genocide, sexual slavery and torture in Iraq and Syria, says Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch. Speaking in Parliament today on the National Security Statement, Mr Entsch expressed his strong support for Australia’s action to help combat the “desperate circumstances” in…