Dampier Peninsula

Dampier Peninsula: Tourists flooded in

Tourists at the Dampier Peninsula have been stranded by unseasonal flooding.

They attempted to charter a plane to get them back to Broome.

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Friday, June 7th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Lombardina ‘flooded’

PerthNow says the Dampier Peninsula community of Lombardina is expected to flood today.

The community had 180mm of rain yesterday.

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Lost teenager showed signs of croc attack

PerthNow says a mentally disabled boy found dead on the Dampier Peninsula showed signs of a crocodile attack.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

The tragedy occurred after he wandered away from his carer near La Djadarr Bay in March.

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013 Police and courts Comments Off

Cape Leveque Road: Five in rollover

Five young men survived when the car they were in rolled early Sunday morning.

They were travelling from One Arm Point to Beagle Bay.

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 Police and courts Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Consumer protection to visit

Dampier Peninsula community residents are invited to come forth with complaints and queries about things they have bought.

Senior Regional Officer for Consumer Protection Annetta Bellingeri

Senior Regional Officer for Consumer Protection Annetta Bellingeri

Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri plans to visit Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and One Arm Point between 22nd and 26thApril 2013.

She says she will concentrate on raising awareness of scams that target Aboriginal consumers as well providing information and advice about consumer and tenancy law.

“Request for money scams target all Western Australians however there are some versions which are particularly aimed at Aboriginal consumers and I hope that raising awareness through education can prevent people becoming victims,” she said.

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Shadow minister slams minister for boy’s death

Labor’s child protection spokesperson says minister Helen Morton refused to answer questions in Parliament about a boy’s death.

Dr Sally Talbot

Dr Sally Talbot

Dr Sally Talbot, who is also shadow minister for mental health and disability services, said family of a 15 year-old mentally impaired boy who wandered away and died on the Dampier Peninsula deserved an explanation.

“The Minister admitted that the boy had a disability but refused to say whether she had instigated an inquiry into this tragedy,” Dr Talbot said.

“Local police and Bardi and Nyul Nyul rangers spent many hours searching for this child and ended up finding his body in extremely distressing circumstances.”

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Friday, April 12th, 2013 Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Inquiry into missing teen

The coroner is conducting an inquiry into the death of a mentally-unfit teenage boy at Dampier Peninsula.

The Department of Child Protection said the 15-year-old wandered away from “supervised recreational activities”.

He was found dead more than 24 hours later.

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 Police and courts Comments Off

Missing teen found dead

Police say a 15-year-old boy missing in the Dampier Peninsula has been found dead.

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 Police and courts Comments Off
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