Children

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

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

IHHP – Beagle Bay Kings

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 People Comments Off

Melissa Price on childcare benefit increase

Local member Melissa Price says  a lower income family, with one child in full‐time care, could receive up to $264 extra this year.

You can read her statement here:

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Opinion Comments Off

Broome: Federal police discuss cyber-crime with schoolkids

A Federal Police Commander is visiting Broome today to talk to schoolkids.

According to a statement, topics were to include cyber bullying, sexting, online grooming and social media reputation management.

“Students engaged in open and honest discussion about respecting culture in the digital world and were encouraged to ‘think before you post’,” the statement says.

You can read a media release here:

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

‘Morbidly obese’ child taken from parents

Child Protection has taken a child away from her home in an east Kimberley Aboriginal Community.

The three year old already has twice the normal weight for her age and doctors say she needs to live near a suitable hospital in Broome, Perth or Kalgoorlie.

A department spokesperson says the family had not followed followed diet, physiotherapy and exercise plans.

She is now in state care in Perth, and the department says it hopes to place her with a relative.

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Government Comments Off

Melissa Price on HIPPY funding

Local member Melissa Price says four Durack communities MIGHT receive funding to help parents assist their kids’ schooling.

Ms Price said Broome, Derby (Mowanjum), Fitzroy Crossing (St George Ranges), and Port Hedland (South Hedland) were among 31 sites shortlisted for the next round of funding, which will be reduced to 25 after consultation with each of the shortlisted communities.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Broome: Kids’ sporting goods donated

Broome Shire has received donations of kid’s sporting equipment on behalf of local clubs.

Broome shire officeShire of Broome Club Development Officer, Mike Doyle, said the equipment was donated by members of the community and also sourced from the Fair Game collection centre in Perth.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Broome Comments Off

Royal Commission to hold private sessions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse reminds readers it is conducting private interview sessions.

“It invites abuse victims to meet with Royal Commission staff in Kununurra or Broome in the week beginning Monday 19 May.”

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Broome, Kununurra, Police and courts Comments Off
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