Cattlemen sue Commonwealth over live exports ban

Northern cattle industry members have launched a class action against the government for suspending live exports to Indonesia.

They filed the case in the Federal Court on Monday.

In 2011 the Gillard government’s agriculture minister Joe Ludwig abruptly banned live cattle exports due to animal cruelty concerns.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Halls Creek: Shire to present Tanami track upgrade business case

Halls Creek shire is about to present its case to the body that advises governments on infrastructure developments.

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The shire has been lobbying for many years to have the Tanami Road upgraded to bitumen.

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Halls Creek, Local Government Comments Off

Broome fatal plane crash: Investigators report

Crash investigators say a sudden power loss caused the 2012 crash that killed pilot Adam Gaffney, 27.

The two magneto switches were in the “off” position.

They said it is possible the pilot switched them off, thinking they were the nearby landing lights switches.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 Broome Comments Off

Fitzroy Valley: Jerry can blamed for chopper crash

An inquiry found an empty jerry can caused a low-flying chopper to crash while mustering cattle.

The pilot had stowed the jerry can on a passengers seat with a steering wheel, but wind dislodged it and blew it onto a steering control.

He was not injured.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Minnie Bridge: Truckie charged after head-on collision

A truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

He was in a head-on collision with another truck at Minnie Bridge, on the Great Northern Highway near Derby, last July.

Emergency workers had to close the single-lane bridge for 12 hours, and cattle on one truck had to be destroyed.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 Derby, Police and courts Comments Off

Broome wharf OK for now

Broome’s jetty is expected to be able to handle shipping adequately for another six years without any extensions.

A new study says it is not yet time to start planning to handle additional traffic.

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Saturday, March 29th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Government 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

Virgin stopping Kununurra to Broome link

Virgin Blue is discontinuing flights between Kununurra and Broome.

Virgin BlueInstead it will increase the number of Kununurra – Perth flights to four per week.

Virgin is also axeing the Broome to Darwin run.

Air North will continue to service both runs.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Broome, Kununurra Comments Off
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