The Hon Warren Entsch MP

Warren Entsch

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Member for Leichhardt, Queensland

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4803
Fax:
(02) 6277 2238

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Mac Donnells Building, 102 Grafton Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Postal address
PO Box 14
Bungalow, QLD, 4870

Telephone:
(07) 4051 2220
Fax:
(07) 4031 1592

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www.aph.gov.au/W_Entsch_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Leichhardt, Queensland, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Retired prior to general elections 2007. Re-elected 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources from 21.10.98 to 26.11.01.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources from 26.11.01 to 27.1.06.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98; Environment and Heritage from 9.2.06 to 17.10.07; Health and Ageing from 9.2.06 to 17.10.07; Selection from 30.9.10 to 23.5.11 and from 25.5.11 to 5.8.13; House from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 18.6.96 (Chair from 4.6.97) to 31.8.98.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malta and Spain, April 2007.
  • Official visits to Indonesia and Christmas Island, September 2000; Indonesia, November 2000; USA, Canada and United Arab Emirates, September-October 2003; USA, July 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Morocco, Algeria and Nigeria, August-September 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Chile and Peru, November 2006.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Chief Opposition Whip from 14.9.10 to 5.8.13.

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Personal

  • Born 31.5.1950, Babinda, Qld.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Aircraft engine fitter 1969-78.
  • Maintenance fitter and welder 1978-82.
  • Real estate sales and development from 1982.
  • Crocodile catcher and farmer from 1982.
  • Grazier from 1988.
  • Company director.

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Military Service

  • RAAF 1969-78.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.

    Location: far north Queensland; it includes the centres of Aurukun, Bamaga, Cooktown, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Kuranda, Lockhart River, Mossman, Pormpuraaw, Port Douglas and Weipa, and parts of Cairns. It also includes the Torres Strait Islands.

    Area: 148 988 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 99 231 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, mining and tourism.

    State electorates: Leichhardt includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Cairns, and parts of Barron River, Cook and Mulgrave.

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