Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing: Registrar awaits Marra Worra Worra AGM

The senior public servant responsible for registering Aboriginal Corporations says he is waiting for Marra Worra Worra’s AGM.

Anthony Bevan has directed his staff to supervise the AGM, and says he will wait to see what members say before deciding to take further action.

He has already asked the corporation to submit paperwork addressing concerns about governance and proper financial management.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Business and finance, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Broome: Man’s ear bitten off

Police say a Fitzroy Crossing man had part of his ear bitten off in a fight last night.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Police and courts Comments Off

Fitzroy Valley: Marra Worra Worra to meet

A troubled Aboriginal corporation will have its AGM on 6 May.

Marra Worra Worra’s directors say they have now met the terms of compliance notices imposed by the government authority that registers corporations.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Aboriginal, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Marra Worra Worra’s response

Marra Worra Worra corporation members called a meeting on Thursday to accuse the board of misconduct.

The board prepared a statement, about its dealings with the Kimberley Regional Service Providers (KRSP), that was read aloud to the gathering.

“These are the facts surroundings all the idle gossip that’s been floating around Facebook, etc,” a spokesman said.

“I noticed that Kimberley Page has run the original ABC piece, so here’s the actual official response from MWW to balance out the ledger.”

You can read the statement here:

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Saturday, March 29th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Vale Bruce Smoker

A well known pioneer of the United Aborigines Mission and the Peoples’ Church has passed away.

This message from his son John Smoker:

“The Funeral for Bruce Smoker will be this Friday 28th March.

“1:00 pm- Graveside Committal at Pinaroo Cementery, Gibson Avenue, Padbury 6025 WA.

“3:00 pm- Celebration Service at Balga AEF Church, 4 Penrith Place Balga, 6061 WA.”

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, People Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing and Derby to have truancy officers

The Commonwealth has decided to fund truancy officers in Fitzroy Crossing and Derby.

Under the program the government had already provided for officers in Kalumburu and Halls Creek.

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Monday, March 24th, 2014 Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Government, Halls Creek Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Man’s body found

Police have found the body of a man who went missing on Tuesday.

He wandered away after drinking with friends on the Fitzroy River bank.

Police are not treating the death as suspicous.

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing, Police and courts Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Man missing

Police are searching for a 47-year-old man who wandered away after drinking with friends on Tuesday night.

They had been sitting on the Fitzroy River banks.

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing, Police and courts Comments Off
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