Wild Rivers – Main Committee

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (11.50 am)-On Saturday I was taking some time to read the national papers, and I almost choked on my Weeties when I saw this full-page ad about wild rivers, taken out by the Queensland government in all of the national papers. It says ‘Traditional Owners support Wild Rivers’ and proudly shows the…

Address and Reply – House of Representatives

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (11.42 am)-What an outstanding contribution from a fine regional and rural member. Madam Deputy Speaker Bird, when I made the decision some three years ago to stand down from this place, I never believed for one moment that I would be standing here again before you today- Mr Bruce Scott-We did! Mr…

Same Sex Marraige (Bandt Motion) House of Reps Chamber

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (8.56 pm)-I am very well documented as an advocate for gay rights and the right to equality and I continue to support the cause wholeheartedly. I have many gay friends who have been adversely impacted upon by discrimination in our communities, and I believe that equality should not be determined by one’s…

90 Sec Statement – Mrs Rose Richards

Mr ENTSCH (Leichhardt) (1.56 pm)-I rise today to recognise in this place the very special efforts of a very special woman in my electorate of Leichhardt, Mrs Rose Richards, affectionately known as Auntie Rosie. Auntie Rosie has dedicated her life to helping Indigenous pregnant women from remote communities and their children get the best care…