Roebuck Plains: Cameras detect rare wallabies, feared extinct

Yawuru rangers have found rare spectacled hare wallabies at Roebuck Plains.

The World Wildlife Fund trained the rangers to operate remote wildlife cameras, which they set and left running for two  months.

Science Network WA [read this story]

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Friday, November 21st, 2014 Broome, Environment Comments Off

Missing Hedland man: Police suspect homicide

Police are now treating the Lindsay Judas case as a suspected homicide.

Photo: WA Police

Photo: WA Police

Mr Judas, 55, disappeared in January last year while on a solo fishing trip to Broome.

He was employed as a bus driver by a mining company, working out of Hedland.

His vehicle turned up later in Queensland.

PerthNow [read this story]

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

Cattle prices up as sales fall off

West Kimberley pastoralists say cattle prices remain strong as the wet season approaches.

Farm Weekly [read this story]


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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

PGA lawyer to brief stations on new leases

The PGA urges its  members to attend a briefing in Broome next month.

The organisation’s solicitor will answer questions and note concerns about the forthcoming new pastoral lease.

Division president Peter Camp said the solicitor will go through the document, line by line, to explain it to the meeting.

Farm Weekly [read this story]


Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Broome: New deputy shire president

Harold Tracey is Broome’s new Deputy Shire President.

Broome shire officeHe replaces Jenny Bloom, who resigned from council last week.

The shire has also voted not to hold a by-election for Ms Bloom’s former seat, leaving it vacant until next year’s elections.

You can read a shire media release here:

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Friday, October 24th, 2014 Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Broome: Shire councillor resigns

Cr Jenny Bloom has resigned from her position on Broome Shire Council.

Jenny Bloom

Jenny Bloom

She has been a councillor for five years, and had one year left of her term of office.

You can read a shire media release here:

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Broome, Local Government, People Comments Off

Workshops for remote health professionals


Primary Health Care: more important than ever …….

Broome  2 day workshop   November 4th & 5th 2014

Understanding the social, environmental, structural, political and philosophical issues that impact upon health care provision in remote Australia.

Designed for any health professional working in a remote setting.

Includes Health promotion project design and evaluation.

 Dementia: Recognising and Responding to Dementia in remote and Indigenous Communities

Broome  2 day workshop   November 4th & 5th 2014

A two day workshop that will give primary health care and related workers the skills to provide quality dementia care and support to Aboriginal people with dementia, their families and community.

Content includes the skills and strategies to assess and assist both the person with dementia and their family in managing their dementia.





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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Broome Comments Off

Melbourne: Strain wildlife documentary in film festival

A Kimberley documentary has featured at the Environmental Film Festival in Melbourne.

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

“Secrets of the Kimberley” features the photographic art of marine creatures by Broome Photographer Peter Strain.

He describes it as “a different way of seeing nature: anthropomorphic and art values featuring small marine creatures from the remote Kimberley shoreline”. [go to website]

The thirty minute documentary follows a journey to remote Kimberley reefs as Broome Photographer combines expressionistic pohotography of marine creatures with the work of a science team examining the extraordinary coral reefs of remote onshore reefs.

Art meets science. The photos featured in this documentary went on to become a major museum exhibition – “Line of Sight – Art meets Science on Australia’s Kimberley coast”.


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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 Broome, Environment, People Comments Off
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