Romina Fujii

MR ENTSCH: I rise today to pay tribute to a much-loved and extremely well-respected person in my community who recently passed. Romina Fujii was born on Badu Island in the Torres Strait on 12 December 1943 and was the third child of Talipasa and Dulcie Nona. From a very young age Romina learnt about the…

Tuberculosis Motion

MR ENTSCH: I move: (1) notes that: (a) 24 March is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, a day to commemorate the precious lives lost due to TB, a disease that is preventable and curable; (b) TB is contagious and airborne—it is the world’s leading infectious disease killer and kills more people than HIV/AIDS; (c) in 2017…

World Ranger Day

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure today to rise and speak about World Ranger Day. World Ranger Day was held on Wednesday, 31 July and is an initiative of the Thin Green Line Foundation. The Thin Green Line Foundation supports park rangers within Australia and overseas, including in conflict zones. World Ranger Day is…

Coalition Government to directly fund councils in historic $105 million remote indigenous housing initiative

The Morrison Government will deliver a historic $105 million investment directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils to fund remote Indigenous housing. This funding represents 50 per cent of the amount needed to addresses current overcrowding issues in remote indigenous communities. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said the Queensland Labor Government’s petulance and…

Entsch delivers $4 million towards indigenous education

The Coalition Government is investing $4 million to create more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete year 12 and access greater opportunities through AFL Cape York House in Cairns. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced the additional funding at the official opening of the AFL Cape York Girl’s House in Cairns. The extra $4…

Entsch delivers crucial $5 million for Torres Strait sea walls

The Coalition Government is backing traditional owners and investing $5 million to construct sea walls in the Torres Strait to support local employment, businesses and training opportunities for local families. The funding for this project has been allocated out of existing resources within the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. The investment will be delivered via a partnership between…

World Tuberculosis Day

MR ENTSCH: It is a tragic fact that, although tuberculosis is a preventable and curable disease, 10 million people on this planet develop it every year, of whom about 1.6 million die. TB is a disease that most people thought was a thing of the past and is isolated to small pockets in some more…

Federal government to fund new Community Health and Hospitals Programs across Far North Queensland

The federal government will improve the health and care of patients in Far North Queensland with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services. Under the program the government will partner with local community providers, health and hospital services and research institutions, such as James Cook University and CQUniversity, to provide additional funding in four…