Fitzroy Crossing

ORIC gives Marra Worra Worra the all clear

BY TONY BARRASS

The Canberra department that oversees all Aboriginal corporations has given Fitzroy Crossing organisation Marra Worra Worra the all clear to continue its work across the Kimberley.

ORIC, the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, told ABC radio that Marra Worra Worra had complied with all requests relating to a transaction between Broome-based service provider KRSP and Marra Worra Worra that caused some confusion earlier this year. more »

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Workshops lead to new Aboriginal businesses

Morrgul says it has mentored 12 new Aboriginal business across the Kimberley, which are about to launch.

The Woodside-funded company says 55 people attended workshops in Kununurra, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby and Broome.

People: Amy Nuggett

Museum curator Sandy Toussaint tells the story of the exhibition Ngurntakura Wangki.

It featured the work of Amy Nuggett and other artists.

This feature article also tells the story of the book, also called Ngurntakura Wangki, about Amy Nuggett’s life and times.

The Conversation [read this story]

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Aboriginal, Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Fitzroy Valley: Jerry can blamed for chopper crash

An inquiry found an empty jerry can caused a low-flying chopper to crash while mustering cattle.

The pilot had stowed the jerry can on a passengers seat with a steering wheel, but wind dislodged it and blew it onto a steering control.

He was not injured.

PerthNow [read this story]

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Pilot survives chopper crash

A pilot crashed his helicopter into a cattle yard while mustering near Fitzroy Crossing.

His injuries were not life threatening.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Monday, May 19th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

New firefighting tanker

Central Kimberley firefighters have a new light tanker.

DFESYou can read a DFES media release here:

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Crash man jailed

Derby District Court sentenced a man for jerking a steering wheel, causing a crash near Fitzroy Crossing.

Two of the six people in the car had to fly to Perth with serious injuries after the crash last September.

Passenger Tyron Samuel Boyd Cox, 27, copped 12 months’ jail.

ABC [read this story]

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Police and courts Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Marra Worra Worra has new directors

Marra Worra Worra members have elected new board members and accepted financial records at the corporations AGM.

Dickie Bedford

Dickie Bedford

ORIC, the government organisation that registers Indigenous Corporations, supervised the meeting after issuing compliance notices earlier this year for alleged irregularities.

Marra Worra Worra issued a statement a short time ago.

“The ORIC notice caused deep divisions in the community after highlighting concerns over a restructuring of MWW finances, but subsequent independent legal and financial advice confirmed that MWW directors had not acted illegally or unethically, and that the restructure was an accepted and logical business transaction,” the statement reads.

The meeting appointed five new directors in Carolyn Mulligan, Selina Middleton, Peter Murray, Nelson Bieunderry and Steven Carter; and reappointed Lynette Shaw.

Dickie Bedford remains the Executive Director.

You can read a statement here:

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Aboriginal, Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off
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