Health & medicine

Co-payment will ‘hurt’ Aboriginal patients

The CEO of Broome’s Aboriginal Medical Service says medicare co-payments will discourage Aboriginal people from seeing doctors.

Henry Councillor says people who can’t afford it will stay at home and get “sicker”, creating more pressure on ambulance and hospital emergency departments.

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome, Government Comments Off

Mary G in sexual health campaign

Mary G features in a radio advertising campaign encouraging young Aboriginal men to wear condoms.

Mary G

Mary G

The popular entertainer has been paid by the WA Health department to do the cheeky announcements, which are playing on several Indigenous radio stations from the Kimberley down to Perth.

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Saturday, May 10th, 2014 Aboriginal, Government Comments Off

Life expectancy ‘longer in city’

A new study shows a woman in Fremantle can expect to live six years longer than a woman in Broome.

Life expectancies in Fremantle and Perth’s northern suburbs are the highest in WA, while the Kimberley and Pilbara have the lowest.

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Monday, May 5th, 2014 Broome, Government Comments Off

Racing the Planet injured swim Lake Argyle

Kate Sanderson, Turia Pitt and Michael Hull returned to the Kimberley to compete in the Lake Argyle Swim.

Two and a half years ago they were all trapped in a bushfire and received life-threatening injuries while competing in the “Racing the Planet” ultramarathon at El Questro.

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Monday, May 5th, 2014 Environment, Kununurra Comments Off

Melissa Price on skin cancer hearings

Melissa Price MHR says a parliamentary inquiry into skin cancer will visit Broome on Friday.

You can read her statement here:

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 Broome, Government Comments Off

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
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