Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

MR ENTSCH: Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the official launch of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair with my beautiful wife, Yolonde. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, or CIAF, as it’s known, is Australia’s premier Indigenous art fair. It celebrates the vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This year, the theme…

Tackling the ghostly killers in our oceans

The Morrison Government is launching a crack-down on the tonnes of deadly ghost nets that indiscriminately kill tens of thousands of marine animals in Northern Australian waters each year. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority, in partnership with Parks Australia, recently recovered two massive nets, spanning a combined 820 metres and weighing an estimated 3.7 tonnes,…

Star of the Sea Christmas

Mr ENTSCH: There are many things that I enjoy doing in my role as a local member of parliament but none more than my annual Christmas lunch with the residents of the Star of the Sea Elders Village on Thursday Island. It’s that one event that, rain, hail or shine, I never miss. Star of…