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ENTSCH, the Hon. Warren GeorgeBiography for ENTSCH, the Hon. Warren George

Member for Leichhardt (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Leichhardt, Queensland, 1996. Re-elected 1998, 2001, 2004. Retired prior to general elections 2007. Elected to the House of Representatives for Leichhardt, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022.

Parliamentary Appointments

Member of the Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 15.9.2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources from 21.10.1998 to 26.11.2001.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources from 26.11.2001 to 27.1.2006.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 18.6.1996 to 31.8.1998 (Chair from 4.6.1997 to 31.8.1998); Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings (formerly Broadcasting) from 4.7.2019.

Joint Standing: Northern Australia from 14.9.2016 (Chair from 14.9.2016).

Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 11.12.2013 to 9.5.2016).

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs before 4.5.1992) from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 30.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Environment and Heritage from 9.2.2006 to 17.10.2007; Health and Ageing from 9.2.2006 to 17.10.2007; Selection from 30.9.2010 to 23.5.2011; House from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Selection from 25.5.2011 to 5.8.2013; Environment and Energy from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 7.2.2018 to 11.4.2019; Indigenous Affairs from 4.7.2019.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 14.9.2010 to 5.8.2013.

Other Positions

Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef from 29.5.2019.


Born 31.5.1950, Babinda, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Company director.

Aircraft engine fitter from 1969 to 1978.

Maintenance fitter and welder from 1978 to 1982.

Real estate sales and development from 1982 to 1996.

Crocodile catcher and farmer from 1982.

Grazier from 1988.

Military Service

RAAF from 1969 to 1978.


Name: Leichhardt

Location: The Division of Leichhardt consists of: Aurukun Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Douglas Shire Council, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council, Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council, Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council, Torres Shire Council, Torres Strait Island Regional Council, Weipa Town Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, part of the Cairns Regional Council, part of the Carpentaria Shire Council, and part of the Mareeba Shire Council.

Area: 148,559 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 109,458 (at 10.6.2019)

Industries: Sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, mining and tourism.