Health & medicine

Drink safe message for men

Men’s Outreach Service urges men to drink safely over Easter.

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Friday, April 18th, 2014 Broome Comments Off

Wangkatjungka: Fear of decaying asbestos buildings

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.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Mosquito diseases on the rise

Ross River Virus has infected at least 100 people in the Kimberley and Pilbara since July.

Courtesy Atlanta Commissioner Emma L Darnell

Courtesy Atlanta Commissioner Emma L Darnell

This includes 43 cases in the last four weeks.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Josey Farrer on the PATS inquiry

Local member Josey Farrer is making a submission to the parliamentary inquiry into the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme.

Josey Farrer

Josey Farrer

She urges Kimberley people to contact her with their own concerns about the scheme.

You can read her media release here:

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 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

Broome: Medical research conference for Cable Beach

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.

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

Books: Cicada by Moira McKinnon

Dr Moira McKinnon has written a novel about two women fleeing across the Kimberley after World War II.

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Sunday, March 16th, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

Expect more FASD prisoners says judge

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.

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Sunday, March 16th, 2014 Aboriginal, Police and courts Comments Off
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