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New wildlife found on offshore islands

Indigenous rangers and scientists have found “new” populations of quolls and golden-backed tree rats on offshore islands.

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Robin Chapple on abandoned uranium project

Areva Resources has abandoned its North Canning uranium project near Derby.

The West Australian [read this story]

Robin Chapple MLC

Robin Chapple MLC

Robin Chapple MLC is asking whether it received Royalties for Regions funding, and if so, whether the money was spent.

“I am gobsmacked at the constant allocations of funding being poured into the pockets of those already at the very top of the super-rich mining pyramid,” Mr Chapple said.

“It’s obvious that the State is struggling to provide affordable housing, energy infrastructure, good public transport options, community and health services, let alone take care of our fragile environment.”

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 Business and finance, Environment, Government Comments Off

Halls Creek: Water supply increased 30 percent

Water minister Mia Davies says four new bores have increased Halls Creek’s water supply by 30 percent.

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Saturday, August 9th, 2014 Government, Halls Creek Comments Off

Eighty Mile Beach marine park: New agreement

The state government and Ngarla people will jointly manage Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park.

This is the second Indigenous Land Use Agreement reached over the park – the first being with Karajarri and Nyangamarta people.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 Aboriginal, Environment, Government Comments Off

Jessica McLean on the Northern Australia plan

Jessica McLean says the federal government should consult Indigenous land owners about its Northern Australia plan.

She says the Ord River Indigenous land use agreement is a good example.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Halls Creek: Shire to present Tanami track upgrade business case

Halls Creek shire is about to present its case to the body that advises governments on infrastructure developments.

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The shire has been lobbying for many years to have the Tanami Road upgraded to bitumen.

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Halls Creek, Local Government Comments Off

Melissa Price on ‘Restart’

Local member Melissa Price says grants of up to $10,000 are available to businesses who employ older workers.

They must have been registered unemployed for at least six months.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Melissa Price on carbon tax repeal

Australia’s parliament today repealed the carbon tax.

Local member Melissa Price says this  is “great news” for local families and small businesses.

You can read her statement here:

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Opinion Comments Off
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