Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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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Categories: Broome, Local Government, People

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

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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Categories: Environment, Government

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Halls Creek: More gold found

Drillers have found more high-grade gold ore at Nicholson gold project, south of Halls Creek.

Photo: Proactive Investors

Photo: Proactive Investors

Nicholson’s gold project is at Lamboo station.

Proactive Investors [read this st0ry]

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Categories: Business and finance, Halls Creek

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Derby: Youth forum this month

Emama Nguda Aboriginal corporation is holding a youth forum later this month.

You can read a media release here:

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Categories: Aboriginal, Derby

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Ashmore Reef: Researchers find no sea snakes

Sea snakes, once numerous at Ashmore Reef, appear to have disappeared entirely now.

A recent WA Museum survey found none at all.

However they found three species at the shoals closer to the mainland, which had never been surveyed for snakes before.

Science Network WA [read this story]

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Categories: Environment

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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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Categories: Broome

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Beagle Bay: Store burned down

Beagle Bay’s only store has burned down.

DFESThere are no supplies available.

You can read DFES’ statement here:

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Categories: Business and finance

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Halls Creek: Charges dropped for concealing birth

Prosecutors have dropped charges against an Irish backpacker accused of concealing a birth.

Caroline Marie Quinn, 25, is said to have hidden her stillborn baby’s body for several days in May.

Prosecutors said it was not in the public interest to pursue the charges.

Caroline Marie Quinn, 25, is understood to now be back in Ireland.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Categories: Halls Creek, Police and courts

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