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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, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Retired prior to general elections 2007.

Re-elected 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Appointments

Trustee, Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 15.9.16.

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.

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; Environment and Energy from 14.9.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 15.9.16; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 7.2.18.

Joint Standing: Northern Australia from 14.9.16 (Chair from 14.9.16).

Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 18.6.96 to 31.8.98 (Chair from 4.6.97 to 31.8.98).

Joint Select: Northern Australia from 11.12.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 11.12.13 to 9.5.16).

Parliamentary Party Positions

Chief Opposition Whip from 14.9.10 to 5.8.13.


Born 31.5.1950, Babinda, Qld.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Aircraft engine fitter 1969-78.

Maintenance fitter and welder 1978-82.

Real estate sales and development, 1982-96.

Crocodile catcher and farmer1982-.

Grazier, 1988-.

Company director.

Military Service

RAAF 1969-78.


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.

Electors enrolled: 109 077 (at 2.7.16).

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.