Health & medicine
Men’s Outreach Service urges men to drink safely over Easter.
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.
Ross River Virus has infected at least 100 people in the Kimberley and Pilbara since July.
This includes 43 cases in the last four weeks.
Local member Josey Farrer is making a submission to the parliamentary inquiry into the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme.
She urges Kimberley people to contact her with their own concerns about the scheme.
You can read her media release here:
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:
Broome is to host an international conference of medical researchers some time this year.
The 200 delegates to the European Molecular Biology Organisation conference are expected to spend about $500,000.
Incentive Travel [read this story]
Dr Moira McKinnon has written a novel about two women fleeing across the Kimberley after World War II.
The Age [read this story]
WA’s chief justice says we can expect to see more brain-injured Kimberley and Pilbara people in jail.
Chief Justice Wayne Martin said heavy drinking “probably started” in the 1980s, and children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder were now adults.
Many of them, he said, were offending with little idea of the consequences of their actions.
His comments came after it emerged that a severely retarded NT woman, who is mentally unfit to plead to minor charges, is a prisoner in Kalgoorlie.
The West Australian [read this story]