Entsch to lead way at Fiji talks

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Chris Calcino

ONE of the world’s best golf re­sorts will be home to War­ren Entsch and his wife Yolonde as they visit Fiji on of­fi­cial par­lia­men­tary busi­ness this week.

The Le­ich­hardt MP is one of four Aus­tralian del­e­gates at­tend­ing the Asia-Pa­cific Par­lia­men­tary Fo­rum to dis­cuss is­sues rang­ing from counter- ter­ror­ism to dis­as­ter risk with Aus­tralia’s neigh­bours.

Del­e­gates will stay at the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Fiji Golf Re­sort and Spa, named global best golf re­sort in the 2016 Haute Grandeur Ho­tel Awards, with the tax­payer­funded In­ter­na­tional Par­lia­men­tary Re­la­tions Of­fice foot­ing the bill.

Mrs Entsch will cover her own costs, ex­cept for ac­com­mo­da­tion as the cou­ple will share a room. Mr Entsch said he was asked to head the del­e­ga­tion at short no­tice.

“Jan­uary is nor­mally the only block of time I get to spend with my fam­ily, so by hav­ing my wife at­tend at least this way I can make sure to spend some time with her,” he said.

Pic­ture: ANNA ROGERS

MP War­ren Entsch and his wife Yolonde Entsch

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