Addis is new Regional Development boss

Ralph Addis is now Director General of the department in charge of Royalties for Regions funding.

Mr Addis has been CEO of Wunan Foundation and Chair of the Kimberley Development Corporation.

PSnews [read this story]


Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, People Comments Off

Cattlemen sue Commonwealth over live exports ban

Northern cattle industry members have launched a class action against the government for suspending live exports to Indonesia.

They filed the case in the Federal Court on Monday.

In 2011 the Gillard government’s agriculture minister Joe Ludwig abruptly banned live cattle exports due to animal cruelty concerns.

The Australian [read this story]

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government 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

Helicopter shooting ‘most humane’ for camels

A veterinarian has found helicopter shooting to be the most humane and effective way to cull wild camels.

The government wound up an aerial culling project in desert areas last year.

Science Network [read this story]

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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

New Halls Creek electoral office

Josey Farrer MLA is opening her new Halls Creek electoral office this Friday at 12:30 pm.

Josey Farrer

Josey Farrer

The address is lot 79, office 2, Great Northern Highway.



Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 Government, Halls Creek, People Comments Off

Haase gets top Christmas Island job

Former local member Barry Haase has been appointed Christmas Island’s administrator.

Barry Haase

Barry Haase

He takes up his post next month.

Sydney Morning Herald [read this story]

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 Government, People Comments Off

One Arm Point wins Tidy Towns

One Arm Point community has taken out this year’s Tidy Towns award for the Kimberley.

You can read a media release here:

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Friday, September 12th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Cone Bay: New aquaculture zone

Fisheries minister Ken Baston says the government has declared a new aquaculture zone at Cone Bay.

Ken BastonHe said people wanting to start new fish farms in the 2,000 hectare zone will not need to see environmental approvals as they have already been granted.

You can read his statement here:

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off
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