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Kununurra: New community garden

Kununurra has a new community garden that residents can use to grow their own vegetables.

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014 Kununurra Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Marra Worra Worra’s response

Marra Worra Worra corporation members called a meeting on Thursday to accuse the board of misconduct.

The board prepared a statement, about its dealings with the Kimberley Regional Service Providers (KRSP), that was read aloud to the gathering.

“These are the facts surroundings all the idle gossip that’s been floating around Facebook, etc,” a spokesman said.

“I noticed that Kimberley Page has run the original ABC piece, so here’s the actual official response from MWW to balance out the ledger.”

You can read the statement here:

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Saturday, March 29th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Halls Creek and Tjurabalan: $300,000 suicide fund

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council has been granted $300,000 to address suicide in Halls Creek and Tjurabalan.

Tjurabalan is a determined native title claim that includes the communities of Ringer Soak, Billiluna, Balgo and Mulan.

You can read a media release from local member Melissa Price and Indigenous Affairs minister Nigel Scullion here:

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Government, Halls Creek Comments Off

Marra Worra Worra: Bedford denies wrongdoing

Marra Worra Worra director Dickie Bedford said there had been no wrongdoing in paying $12million to another organisation.

Dickie Bedford

Dickie Bedford

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) is accusing Mr Bedford and chairman Patrick Green of authorising the payment to an organisation partly owned by MWW at a “purported directors meeting” without a quorum.

However Mr Bedford told the ABC it was a meeting of KRSP, the organisation receiving the payment, and not of MWW.

He said MWW later approved the payment at a directors’ meeting.

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off

Melissa Price launches volunteers website

Local member Melissa Price has launched a website to encourage people to volunteer in their local communities.

You can read her media release here:

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Government, Opinion Comments Off

Halls Creek: Call for Aboriginal community panel

Wunan chairman Ian Trust is calling for a community panel with statutory powers for Halls Creek.

He said his organisation would like the panel to have powers to punish community members who did not pay rent or send their kids to school.

This is seen as a pilot program – once it succeeded it would then be copied in other communities.

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Monday, February 24th, 2014 Aboriginal, Government, Halls Creek Comments Off

Kununurra: Call for ambulance volunteers

St John Ambulance is calling for new volunteers in Kununurra.

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 Kununurra Comments Off

Fitzroy Crossing: Auditors sent to Marra Worra Worra

The government body that registers Aboriginal corporations has sent auditors to Marra Worra Worra.

A review of the corporation’s books has turned up a $12million payment and other irregularities the group has been asked to explain.

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Business and finance, Fitzroy Crossing, Government Comments Off
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