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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 and 2019.


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 from 4.7.2019.

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

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

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs 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.


Personal

Born 31.5.1950, Babinda, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Company director

Aircraft engine fitter 1969-78

Maintenance fitter and welder 1978-82

Real estate sales and development, 1982-96

Crocodile catcher and farmer 1982-

Grazier, 1988-


Military Service

RAAF 1969-78


Electorate

Description: Leichhardt

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

Electors enrolled: 109,077 (at 2.7.2016)

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

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