Clubs & organisations

Addis is new Regional Development boss

Ralph Addis is now Director General of the department in charge of Royalties for Regions funding.

Mr Addis has been CEO of Wunan Foundation and Chair of the Kimberley Development Corporation.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, People Comments Off

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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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Aboriginal, Derby Comments Off

ORIC gives Marra Worra Worra the all clear

BY TONY BARRASS

The Canberra department that oversees all Aboriginal corporations has given Fitzroy Crossing organisation Marra Worra Worra the all clear to continue its work across the Kimberley.

ORIC, the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, told ABC radio that Marra Worra Worra had complied with all requests relating to a transaction between Broome-based service provider KRSP and Marra Worra Worra that caused some confusion earlier this year. more »

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Melissa Price on development advisory group

Local MHR Melissa Price is an enthusiastic supporter of the new Northern Australia Advisory Group.

Kimberley members include Wayne Bergmann, Jack Burton, David Menzel and  Nicholas Paspaley.

“All members of the advisory group have a deep understanding of, and commitment to the development of Northern Australia, and I look forward to reviewing their expert recommendations as a member of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia,” Ms Price said.

You can read her media release here:

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Opinion Comments Off

Broome: Special Yawuru house blocks for sale

Yawuru people have the opportunity to purchase several housing blocks in the new Birragun Buru sub division.

There will be information sessions in Broome tomorrow and next week.

Yawuru.com [go to website]

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Monday, May 19th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome Comments Off

New firefighting tanker

Central Kimberley firefighters have a new light tanker.

DFESYou can read a DFES media release here:

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Marra Worra Worra has new directors

Marra Worra Worra members have elected new board members and accepted financial records at the corporations AGM.

Dickie Bedford

Dickie Bedford

ORIC, the government organisation that registers Indigenous Corporations, supervised the meeting after issuing compliance notices earlier this year for alleged irregularities.

Marra Worra Worra issued a statement a short time ago.

“The ORIC notice caused deep divisions in the community after highlighting concerns over a restructuring of MWW finances, but subsequent independent legal and financial advice confirmed that MWW directors had not acted illegally or unethically, and that the restructure was an accepted and logical business transaction,” the statement reads.

The meeting appointed five new directors in Carolyn Mulligan, Selina Middleton, Peter Murray, Nelson Bieunderry and Steven Carter; and reappointed Lynette Shaw.

Dickie Bedford remains the Executive Director.

You can read a statement here:

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Aboriginal, Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Fitzroy Valley: Marra Worra Worra to meet

A troubled Aboriginal corporation will have its AGM on 6 May.

Marra Worra Worra’s directors say they have now met the terms of compliance notices imposed by the government authority that registers corporations.

ABC [read this story] 

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Aboriginal, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off
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