Aboriginal communities

Broome: Shire losing patience on Kennedy Hill houses

Broome shire has extended a deadline to demolish or repair derelict houses by a fortnight.

If work has not commenced at the end of this time the shire intends to sue Mallingbar Aboriginal Corporation and the State Government for $100,000 demolition costs.

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Sunday, May 4th, 2014 Broome, Government, Local Government Comments Off

Buru explains its fracking plans

Buru Energy has issued an illustrated document explaining its plans to frack two wells later this year.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Business and finance, Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

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

Tanami Road: Man killed in crash

A man died after a single vehicle crash northwest of Yuendemu this afternoon.

Three passengers were injured.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Wangkatjungka: Fear of decaying asbestos buildings

Wankatjungka community has asked the housing department to remove two decaying asbestos buildings next to a playground.

The Department has said it will remove the buildings if the land is used for new housing.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Djarinjin: New $500,000 passenger terminal

Broome Airport is building a $500,000 passenger terminal at Djarinjin.

It is a ferrying point for staff employed constructing Browse Basin rigs and platforms for Inpex and ConocoPhillips.

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Sunday, April 6th, 2014 Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Yiyili: Sculpture festival this Wednesday

Yiyili school teacher Tili Baxter extends this invitation on behalf of the school:

“Yiyili Aboriginal Community School is hosting an Earth Sculpture Festival to be held at the Yiyili River on Wednesday NEXT WEEK (April 9th). 12pm – 2:30pm. more »

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014 People Comments Off

Cape Leveque road funding returned

Main Roads has had to return the money it had to seal part of Cape Leveque Road to the government.

It did not get environmental approvals for the work before an important deadline.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off
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