Saturday, August 30th, 2014

New Aboriginal waterfront company

Former KLC leader Wayne Bergmann is managing director of a new Aboriginal maritime services company.

Aboriginal Maritime Pty Ltd is competing with union labour for various waterfront and other marine contracts in the oil and gas industry.

The Australian [read this story]

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Categories: Aboriginal, Business and finance, Oil and gas

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Sandfire: Road block nets stolen ute driver.

Police say a man stole a ute from a resort at Cable Beach yesterday morning.

After several high-speed pursuits they arrested him at Sandfire Roadhouse about eight hours later.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Categories: Broome, Police and courts

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Springvale: Chopper pilot killed

A helicopter pilot was found dead and his chopper burned at 7:30 this morning.

A search started when the 34-year-old failed to return to Springvale Station at 6:00pm last night.

PerthNow [read this story]

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Categories: Halls Creek, Police and courts

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

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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Categories: Business and finance, Government

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Browse Basin: New gas condensate find

Santos has found gas condensate at its Lasseter-1 well, in the Browse Basin.

Proactive Investors [read this story]

This follows Apache Corporation’s discovery of oil in the offshore portion of the Canning Basin, said to be Australia’s biggest oil discovery in 30 years.

Sydney Morning Herald [read this story]


Categories: Business and finance, Oil and gas

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Warneke killer’s sentence delayed

The man who pleaded guilty to killing Josh Warneke could not be sentenced today as planned.

Justice Lindy Jenkins postponed the sentencing because Gene Gibson did not have an interpreter present.

He had previously had a murder charge downgraded to manslaughter because Justice Stephen Hall found he had been denied the right to an interpreter and had made involuntary admissions to police.

ABC [read this story]

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Categories: Aboriginal, Broome, Police and courts

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

New wildlife found on offshore islands

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

You can read a media release here:

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Categories: Environment, Government

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Broome: Bell on trial for baby murder

A baby’s stepfather is on trial for the child’s abduction, torture, rape and murder.

Police say Mervyn Kenneth Douglas Bell took the 10-month old boy from his mother in Broome in March 2012.

The boy was found dead at the Fortescue River Roadhouse 15 hours later.

He is on trial at the Supreme Court

WAToday [read this story]

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Categories: Broome, Police and courts

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