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‘Quite high’ incidence of domestic, family violence THE incidence of domestic and family violence is “quite high in the community”, according to Thursday Island Police Station Officer-inCharge Jamie Horn. Snr Sgt Horn said: “We will do whatever we need to do to reduce it. “If you are involved in a tough family situation then there are numbers that you can call; there are support groups that you can tap into; and there is always the police.” He was speaking with the launch of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, with a Awareness March held on Douglas Street, Thursday Island, on the morning of Friday, May 3. Snr Sgt Horn acknowledged the good work done by groups on Thursday Island to get events up and running. “It’s such an important message.” Snr Sgt Horn said this May, police and government agencies are urging those facing violence at home to let their voices be heard. “If you are aware of someone who is in a difficult situation we will assist them,” he said. “We will whatever we can to stamp out domestic and family violence within our community.” The four-day Battle of the Islands touch football carnival kicked off on Thursday afternoon, promoting the message of violence prevention. Domestic and Family

Violence Prevention Month is an annual event held each May to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the support available to those affected. The key aims of the month are to: • Raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and its impacts; • Promote a clear message of no tolerance of domestic and family violence in Queensland communities; • Encourage people who use abuse and/or violence to take responsibility for their abusive behaviour and seek support to change. Apart from the Awareness March, Mura Kosker Sorority is organising other events this month including a family fun day at ANZAC Park, movie nights for kids on Horn and Thursday Islands, and a gala dinner. Keep an eye on the Torres News for upcoming dates, times and details. If you need help with domestic violence, you can talk with a counsellor at dvconnect womensline (1800 811 811) or mensline (1800 600 636). On Thursday Island, Mura Kosker Sorority provides a domestic and family violence counselling service (4069 1663, 1049 1662 or email au). Say No, Page 3 >>

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Health researchers share their findings in Indigenous health TWO Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates, Odette Gibson and Karla Canuto, will be presenting their research

findings on ways to improves Indigenous health outcomes when they visit Thursday Island and Bamaga in early May.

Odette Gibson is Torres Strait Islander and Eastern Yalangi. She was inspired to conduct her research after working

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in the Torres Strait with the Health Council and the Health Service from 2001 to 2006. Her research identified whether investment in primary health care resulted in improved health outcomes for people in the community. Odette found that additional financial and workforce investment in primary health care is associated with reduced risk of hospitalisation for diabetes-related conditions. Odette says that with regards to existing type 2 diabetes the largest gains in quality and longevity of life, as well financial savings for the health system, could be made by effectively managing type 2 diabetes to slow and/or prevent the development of diabetesrelated complications. Continued Page 3 >>

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MORE often than not, a person needing urgent first aid to save their life will have someone close to them - a friend or family member - come to their aid first. And this will usually happen in their own home. The thought that the person needing help could be one of your loved ones may be reason enough to take a first aid course. But the courses also provide recognised accreditation, which can improve your employment skill set. Next week, people on Thursday Island will have to opportunity to learn first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, with courses being held at James Cook University. Eleanor Ward, the Queensland Ambulance Service advanced care paramedic who will be teaching the courses, says a person in a life-threatening emergency situation is far more likely to have a better outcome when there is someone nearby with CPR training. “The earlier a life-threatening event is recognised, the better the chance of a positive outcome,” Eleanor said. “Anyone can do a First Aid course - anyone who wants to have those skills behind them and the knowledge of how to cope in the event of an emergency. “Teenagers can do it, although if you are under 18 you will need permission of your parent or guardian.” She said first aid was nothing to be frightened of, and people

often applied first aid without even realising they were doing it. “It could be something as simple as reassuring the person that everything will be all right,” Eleanor said. “What the training courses are designed to do is to give the responder a system to work to, which helps them stay calm and get the best care for that person. “This may include calling for emergency services, and managing the scene of the emergency.” The two upcoming courses at the JCU Campus, CPR and Apply First Aid, are accredited state-wide. To stay current, CPR accreditation needs to be updated every year, and every second year for first aid, she said. “The courses cover responding to an emergency, assessing for life-threatening injuries, things like asthma attacks and anaphylactic shock, and heart attacks,” Eleanor said. “They pretty much cover everything with how to manage a life-threatening situation. “Bookings are essential, and are available up until a couple of days before the course. However places are limited.” The CPR course is $63 and runs on Monday, May 13 from 9am to 1pm. The Apply First Aid course is $162.35 and runs from Monday, May 13 until Tuesday, May 14, from 9am to 5pm over both days. Course bookings are available by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or by email to CommEd.FarNorthern@


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Umi One, Mepla Way against Domestic and Family Violence DOMESTIC and family violence affects women, men, children, families, Elders, people with disability, neighbours, workplaces and communities. This month the theme is MAKE THAT CALL. In the Torres Strait we will include this theme as well as continue with our on-going campaign “Umi One, Mepla Way against Domestic and Family Violence”. The Social Justice Interagency Services Working Party has been busy organising activities for the Month. The Working Party consists of representative from; Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated, Lena Passi Women’s Shelter, TI Community Justice Group, Probation and Parole, Relationships Australia Qld, Queensland Health’s Family Support Unit, Department of Justice and Attorney General and Queensland State Police. The Working Party aims to help

reduce domestic violence in the Torres Strait by educating and supporting affected people and the wider community. Education and awareness sessions will be on Thursday Island, Horn Island, Hammond Island and some outer islands in the month of May. The education and awareness session will: • Explain the difference between Domestic and Family Violence; • What are the different forms of Domestic and Family Violence and What is the cycle of violence; • Provide basic knowledge for supporting someone who may be experiencing domestic and family violence;

• Assist people to access professional support services; and • Recognising and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. Other activities for the month (to be held on Thursday Island) includes: • Family Fun Day • Family Movie Night • Gala Dinner/Ball • Men’s Business • Women’s Gathering According to the Working Party, domestic and family violence are community issues that require community support and solutions. This means men, women, children, work colleagues and neighbours of victims and relevant departments and agencies need to be involved to talk about the problem and solutions. A spokesperson for the Working Party, says domestic and family violence ruin lives and families in the Torres Strait.

“The issue needs to be talked about and brought out from behind closed doors”. The communities need to act as one to prevent domestic and family violence by saying no to violence, zero tolerance. If the communities looks after each other’s health and welfare and notify the support agencies then we can support both the perpetrator and

the victim with courses and help them get back on track together before it is too late and the community loses more valuable families to hospital or jail. We encourage everyone to BREAK THAT SILIENCE and MAKE THAT CALL. Please keep a look out for our Calendar of Events and please come and support us.

Frontline workers’ workshop for domestic violence response LIFELINE is running free accredited training on Domestic Violence Response for health, allied health and community frontline workers who are likely to come in contact with people experiencing or at risk of domestic violence as part of their work. The proposed two-day face-to-face DV-alert Indigenous workshop will be held at the Grand Hotel Thursday Island on May 7 - 8. DV-alert is a nationally accredited training program that provides skills to recognise, respond and refer cases of domestic violence to relevant support services. DV-alert is available at no cost to health,

allied health and other community frontline workers who may be the point of contact for people affected by domestic violence. Participants can register online at www. DV-alert will cover costs for travel, accommodation and staff backfill as financial assistance to participants. DV-alert is supported and funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). This workshop can only take 30 participants, so please register as soon as possible, for further enquiries, please email dvalert@ or call (02) 6215 9418.

Health researchers share their findings in Indigenous health << From page 2 These findings support existing evidence. Karla Canuto, also a Torres Strait Islander, was working in the Torres Strait as the Senior Physical Activity Health Promotion Officer in 2007, when she became interested in ways to engage women in physical activity. In her role as Health Promotion Officer, with the help of her colleagues and the Torres Shire Council, she ran an eight week team challenge called ‘The Thursday Island Women’s Fitness Challenge’ - where participants took part in Aqua aerobics and circuit classes designed for beginners. Using The Thursday Island Women’s Fitness Challenge as a framework,

Karla and her PhD supervisor Professor Robyn McDermott at the University of South Australia were able secure funds to run a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded 12-week trial in Adelaide over three years. Karla hopes her findings will assist other organisations trying to engage women in physical activity. Odette received funding from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) to collect primary health care data. Odette and Karla were both supported by a Capacity Building Grant funded by NHMRC. They will be presenting their findings to Torres Strait and NPA Health Service District staff between May 2-7. Torres News

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Torres, Ditto and Narelle Spence talking to the kids at Tagai Horn Island Campus about good and bad feelings. RIGHT: Senior Police Liaison Officer Paul Dai, Acting Snr Const. David Young, Torres and Ditto with Principal Dan Tonon.

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Torres and Ditto sitting with some of there new fans at the Horn Island Tagai Campus.

Bravehearts’ visit helps keep kids safe THE Bravehearts team of “cheeky” Ditto the lion, Torres the turtle and presenter Narelle Spence and Allison Jackson were welcomed by children returning to school after the Easter break. As Australia’s leading child protection advocate, Bravehearts visited three schools in the Torres Straits over two days. The trio visited the islands at the request of Officer-In-Charge of Horn Island Police Sergeant Sarsha Frazer, presenting a ‘Ditto and Torres’ show specially adapted for children in indigenous communities. Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure program is a live, 30-minute production aimed at children from pre-school to Year 3 that effectively teaches children strategies and skills to stay safe in a range of situations from sexual assault to bullying. The program teaches personal safety skills and underpins children’s instinctive understandings and feelings around their personal safety in a way that is non-confronting, safe and highly effective. The initiative has now reached more than 240,000 children Australia-wide since the first show at Nambour Christian College Sunshine Coast in 2006. Through songs which had actions the kids got involved and laughed along with “cheeky” Ditto as the show was presented to the whole school after parade on the morning of Monday, April 15. In attendance, and making sure Ditto stayed out of trouble, was Acting Senior Constable David Young and Senior Police Liaison Officer Paul Dai, of Horn Island Police Station. A/Snr Const. Young said the main message for children was to “tell someone they trust”

when they did not feel safe. “I thought the show was very well put together and raised awareness on a child-friendly level,” A/Snr Const. Young said. “They even had me singing along. The show was well received by all the years that attended.” While at Horn Island the Bravehearts team stayed at the Gateway Resort. “I would like to thank Fay Seekee and staff for so kindly providing the accommodation as funding for these type of services is stretched, and it was so good to see the Bravehearts visit being supported by local businesses,” A/ Snr Const. Young said. “Once the show was over the Bravehearts team attended some classes and played games with the children reinforcing the messages from the earlier show.” Teachers and parents present thanked police for organising the Bravehearts’ visit. On Tuesday, April 16, Bravehearts travelled to Thursday Island to present the show at the Tagai Primary Campus and the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, with full school attendance of 410 students and 135 students respectively. Narelle said the shows on Thursday Island had been equally as well received by students and teachers there. She said it was great to see

Year 7 students singing along and doing the actions along with the smaller kids. “It has been a few years since Ditto and Torres have visited, and Torres was especially happy to be home,” Narelle sadi. She said Bravehearts hoped to visit again soon, with trips to the outer islands planned. Narelle and Allison thanked management and staff at the Grand Hotel for their hospitality and police officers from the Child Protection and Investigation Unit Thursday Island, for their support whilst on Thursday Island. Research shows that a staggering 1 in 5 children (59,000 per year) will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday. Queensland Senator Jan McLucas has hailed the program as a key safety initiative for children. “All children deserve a safe, healthy and happy childhood,” Ms McLucas said. “Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure program has received very positive feedback from a range of stakeholders, including the Queensland Police. “Our government is proud to continue to support the great work of Bravehearts to deliver vital child protection education to communities, children, and parents in Cairns and Far North Queensland.”

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ABOVE: Kailu George works with children on Hammond Island during Gab Titui’s community visits. Photos: supplied. RIGHT: Erica Freebairn participates in APT7 on Tour on Hammond Island.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre visits promote community engagement A TEAM from the Gab Titui Cultural Centre has visited 19 Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area communities to increase community access to the Centre’s programs and services. The team presented one-day sessions, including information on opportunities available through the Cultural Centre, art technique demonstrations, children’s workshops and screened Torres Strait films. The Torres Strait Regional Authority Chairman, Mr Joseph Elu, said the visits were important in keeping communities informed

and encouraging involvement in the activities of the Cultural Centre. “The team gave an update on Gab Titui’s renovations, detailing services, such as the purchase of art materials that are available during the Centre’s current closure period. “They also outlined future exhibition opportunities and gathered community input for an upcoming cultural maintenance display, Our Stories, to be launched at the reopening of the Centre later this year. “Art technique demonstrations and children’s workshops

were also a highlight of the trips, with staff excited to see the talent of some of our region’s promising young artists.” More than 60 children participated in workshops during the visits which were developed for the Queensland Art Gallery’s 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7). The workshops, titled APT7 for Kids, featured interactive art works by exhibiting APT7 artists and offered insight into contemporary art created across Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. “These activities play an important role

in developing skills in our communities and generating interest in the arts”, Mr Elu said. Community members who were unable to attend Gab Titui’s recent visits are encouraged to contact Gab Titui Cultural Centre Acting Manager, Mary Bani (07 4069 0700) for more information.

Gov’t supports work of Indigenous rangers THE Australian Government last week reaffirmed its commitment to the network of indigenous rangers by supporting the important program for a further five years. On Friday, April 26,

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Environment Minister Tony Burke announced continued support for the 680 Indigenous Rangers working across Australia, and a commitment to fund 730 Indigenous ranger positions by June 2015. Over the next five years more than $320 million will provide job certainty for the Working on Country Indigenous rangers to build on the important environmental work already being done to help protect and conserve the environment and strengthen land and sea management. This has been fully costed with funding from existing programs. “The expansion of the Indigenous Rangers network is one of the most important environmental achievements of this Government,’’ Mr Burke said. “Since coming to Government we have increased the number of indigenous rangers from 100 to 680 and we are on track to reach the target of 730 rangers by June 2015. “I have spent a lot of time with these rangers in places like Cape York, the Kimberley, Uluru and in the Coorong in South Australia and I am per-

sonally and passionately committed to the work they do. “These rangers are doing some of the toughest and most impressive work I have seen by managing vast areas of some of Australia’s most -precious land, coast and sea country, in all weather conditions. “Their efforts are delivering valuable environmental improvements, as well as social benefits

to the community.” Indigenous rangers are also important role models in their communities. T h e Wo r k i n g o n Country program helps connect young people to old and supports the continuity of knowledge and culture. Further information on the Working on Country program is available at au/indigenous/workingoncountry

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to or phone Mark Roy on 1300 867 737.

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MAY Tue 7. Antenatal class, Maternity Unit TI, 6 - 7pm, 4069 0222 Sat 11. Car Boot Sale, $15 per stall, Tagai Primary School Oval, 8.30am, 0428 897 067 Mon 13. CPR course, $63, Thursday Island JCU Campus, 9am - 1pm, 13 74 68 Mon 13 - Tue 14. Apply First Aid course, $162.35, Thursday Island JCU Campus, 9am - 5pm, 13 74 68 Fri 17. Entries close, Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award, 4069 0888 Tue 21. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI, 9am

 OPINION / LETTERS TO ThE EdITOR Email: editor@torresnews.comau Fax: 1300 STRAIT (1300 787 248)

Genuine concern or Trojan horse? IT is no surprise to many of us to read Warren Entsch’s feeble attempt at expressing genuine concern about university funding last week (‘Concern over cuts to universities’, page 10, Torres News, April 22). Make no mistake: Tony Abbott is on the record saying he will not reverse the changes to university funding. Tony Abbott said this on numerous occasions last week. Warren Entsch isn’t known for championing education. His track record shows this. We can’t expect him to make a stand on an issue he just doesn’t get. We can’t afford to have War-

ren Entsch’s ignorance on the importance of education and his Trojan horse approach to standing up for the people of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area deny our children of a basic human right to a better education no matter where they live. Warren Entsch’s trademark rhetoric is no match for Federal Labor’s vision, courage and compassion when it comes to nation building reforms. Federal Labor has a plan for our local schools that will see base level funding per student increase to $9271 for primary school students and $12,193 for

high school students, plus extra money through “loadings” for schools and students that need support. While Mr Entsch sits idly by peddling his rhetoric, Brisbane and Campbell Newman are playing god with our lives and futures. If a reformed education system is good enough for kids in Western Sydney, why isn’t it good enough for kids in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area? Warren Entsch has mastered the art of a smoke and mirrors approach to politics to make us believe he’s actually standing

up for the people of Leichhardt. This isn’t good enough, it never has been and it never will be. I challenge the Member for Leichhardt to actually roll his sleeves up and get his hands dirty standing up for the good people in the great electorate of Leichhardt. Billy Gordon (pictured), ALP Candidate for Leichhardt.

In-Zane forecasts don’t work ON Prince of Wales Island on April 30 we all woke to a smooth, glassy sea, a blue sky with a slight high cirrus cloud presence and a cyclone warning foretelling gale force winds and torrential rainfall. On May 1 we woke to a few ripples on the sea, a few patches of blue sky and a cyclone warning foretelling gale force winds and torrential rainfall (oh, and 10mm in my rain gauge). On enquiring on these inac-

JUNE Sat 1. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Mon 3. Mabo Day shire holiday Sat 15. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Tue 25. Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award opening night Sat 29. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

JULY Mon 1. Coming of the Light shire holiday Sat 27. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

AUGUST Sat 10. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Fri 23 - Sun 25. St Teresa’s College Abergowrie 80th anniversary celebrations, 4780 8300 Sat 24. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

curacies, I was informed by the weather bureau at Cairns Airport that all this inaccurate nonsense on cyclones actually comes from the cyclone-free town of Brisbane. Whilst such bullyard confetti may make no difference to the Bureau prophets or media thrillseekers, inaccurate predictions are of no use to us taxpayers who use the sea to go to work each day. Larry James (pictured), Prince of Wales Island

Background image: Tropical Cyclone Zane pictured last Wednesday surging in intensity off-shore of Queensland.The system’s environmnt at the time of the photo was of 29 degree surface waters and 15-20 knots of vertical wind shear (VWS).

SEPTEMBER Sat 7. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Sat 14. Federal election Fri 20. Multicultural Show Day shire holiday Sat 21. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

OCTOBER Sat 5. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

NOVEMBER Sat 2. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Sat 16. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

CHURCH SERVICES Parish of St Bethel,131 William Cr Bamaga NPA, Sundays 10am Uniting Church, 114 Douglas St Thursday Island, Sundays 9am Independent Church Parish of the Resurrection TI, Morning Prayer Sundays 10am, Evening Service 7pm

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SCAMMERS claiming to represent Ergon Energy are using automated telephone calls fraudulently seeking money and credit card details from customers. Ergon has been alerted to the new scam when a Far North Queensland customer received an automated and computer - aided telephone call recently. The call asks to speak to the person who pays the account and press 1 to confirm. The customer hears a message stating their

electricity account is overdue and is then asked to press another number to start the credit card payment process. Corporate Communications Manager John Fowler said Ergon does not use an automated outbound telephone system seeking payment for outstanding accounts. “Our customers should be very wary of these automated calls as they potentially could cost them money if they follow the prompts,” he said.

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Ergon recommends customers hang up. “Any questions about their accounts or payment should be made to Ergon customer care representatives on 131046,” he said. In a separate scam a company claiming to be Energy Australia has been calling customers advising it is taking over billing payments for Ergon Energy and seeks customer information over the phone. Mr Fowler said Ergon is not contracting its billing operations to another company.


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St Mark’s Church of England, Badu THE history of St. Mark’s Church on Badu is closely linked with the development and expansion of the Anglican Church throughout the Torres Strait. As was the case in many other Torres Strait communities, the building of St. Mark’s was a community effort with the skills, materials and the funds needed all coming from the Badu community. An earlier church building had existed on the island, described as being built of bark with walls of plaited palm, but this had become too small for the community and was in need of replacement. The building of a new church to take the place of this older building was said to have been encouraged by the Reverend J.W. Schomberg, a leading church figure at the time, with the strong support of the Badu community. St Mark’s was designed to accommodate around 700 people, with construction commencing in late 1933 and being completed some two years later, at a cost

Shine a Light On our history of some two thousand pounds, raised within the island community. The new church was formally dedicated by the Reverend Stephen Davies, Bishop of Carpentaria, on January 12, 1936. Its internal features were also designed or created by local community members and included an altar crucifix made of tortoise shell as well as a large cross made from local bloodwood. There were also other church ornaments made from pearl shell and dugong ivory. Amongst the many interesting stories from St. Mark’s long history are early newspaper reports of an elderly church member who walked up and down the aisle during services, carrying a stick fitted with a decorative silver cap, which he used to poke anyone dozing off or otherwise not paying attention. These reports also tell of him performing this

role with enthusiasm. In the years since the accompanying photograph was taken, the church has become an integral part of the Badu community, playing host to innumerable community events and services and it remains an important and prominent part of Badu’s history

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DO you have an outstanding photo from the region you think should be published? Well, it’s time again to launch the Leichhardt Community Calendar photography competition, so whether you’re a legend behind the lens or have fluked an incredible shot, Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch wants to hear from you. Entries are now being accepted for the annual competition, from which Mr Entsch will choose the top 14 shots to feature in the 2013-14 Community Calendar. “Every year I’m amazed at the quality of the images that people send in,” Mr Entsch said. “They really do reflect the characters, wildlife, unique scenery, diverse communities and drawcard events of Leichhardt. “And given that this year is the 200th anniversary of Ludwig Leichhardt’s birth, I’d like to open the competition to images that reflect something of Leichhardt’s character, his adventures or his legacy, to feature as the cover image.” Images must be a high-resolution JPEG digital image (minimum size 1MB) and must be received by 9am Monday, May 13. Please post a CD or USB to PO Box 14 Bungalow, Queensland, 4870, pop into the office at 102 Grafton St, Cairns, or email your image to warren.entsch. The winning shots will feature the photographer’s name and details of where the photo was taken, and will be distributed to businesses throughout Leichhardt. Anybody who would like a free copy of the calendar is also welcome to contact Mr Entsch’s office. For further information or questions contact the Cairns electorate office on 4051 2220.

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Empty streets to rows of houses

Pictured (from left) are: Minister for Social Housing Tim Mander, Member for Cook David Kempton, NPA Mayor Bernard Charlie, Director General of Social Housing Neil Castles, NPA Deputy Mayor Edward Newman (Bamaga), Councillor Dennis Getawan (Umagico), Councillor Ben Gebadi (Seisia), NPARC CEO Ilario Sabatino, Councillor Trevor Lifu (New Mapoon) and Councillor Tony Mara (Injinoo).

Cape listing ‘not set in stone’ MEMBER for Cook David Kempton has backed Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s statement that World Heritage Listing for Cape York is not a forgone conclusion. At a recent Cape York Regional Planning Committee meeting Mr Seeney made it clear that the state LNP Government does not support the Federal Government’s obsession with WHL. Mr Kempton said: “The elected leaders of Cape York, most of whom are also traditional owners, don’t see the benefit of handing over the management of their lands to a foreign committee or that the so called economic opportunity will come about. Mr Kempton, who is also the Assistant Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, said: “After a lifetime of working in Cape York it is my view we need to find a balance between economic opportunity, community growth, and environmental considerations if we are going to get it right.”

Housing at the Quarry Heights Estate in New Mapoon on April 29. By JESSICA SAXTON NPA Mayor Bernard Charlie, Councillors and NPARC CEO have met with Minister for Social Housing Tim Mander, Member for Cook David Kempton and Director-General for Social Housing Neil Castles to discuss future social housing rollouts in the region. Mayor Charlie called the meeting in an aim to receive a commitment from both Mr Kempton and Mr Mander to hand over social housing delivery strategies to the Regional Council and the Trustees of the Land. Since their induction, NPA Mayor and Councillors have been working towards seeing community housing under local control, from design to on-site work and local contracts. “We want to see our people building our own homes in our communities,” mayor Charlie said. The outcome of this meeting was a commitment by the Minister of Social Housing and Member for Cook, to seethe future of NPA social housing in the hands of the council and the Trustees of the Land.

The speedy arrival of new social housing in New Mapoon and Injinoo has been turning heads, with empty streets becoming housing rows before our eyes. Thanks to local contractors and labourers, and to the Cairns and on-site Remote Building Solutions workers for their great work in getting these houses up. Work on housing at Snake Gully in Injinoo.

Councils join forces for disaster management

TSIRC manager safety and training Des Tillack, QFRS second officer Elizah Wasaga, TSIRC disaster management officer Murray Hayton, TSIRC executive manager engineering services Pat McGuire, TSIRC Mayor Fred Gela, TSC Mayor Pedro Stephen, TSC chief executive Dalassa Yorkston, EMQ executive manager Cheryl-Lee Fitzgerald and EMQ area director Peter Ruddick. “When you are delivering emer- those resources aren’t spead too thinly, IF a major disaster were to strike any of the communities across the Torres Strait, gency services, especially for a disaster with the disaster response coordinated how would response and recovery best management plan, you are not only through the EMQ North Queensland looking at responding to the disaster, but base in Cairns.” be managed? EMQ supported the amalgamation This was the question faced by also to the recovery process. “My perspective is to identify the into one group, he said. attendees of the Local Disaster ManMayor Stephen said part of the agement Group meeting at the TSC responsibility of continued financing and ensure we have the right resources “commonsense approach” to disaster chambers recently. Senior management and mayors to maintain a cutting edge of disaster management would be to incorporate from two local shires - the Torres Shire response in the frontline of our isolated, the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) into the group. Council (TSC) and the Torres Strait remote communities. “We need to have a greater coordina“The main way forward for this year Island Regional Council (TSIRC) - met with executives and directors from is to adopt one disaster management tion of all those subgroups that are Emergency Management Queensland plan for the region, bringing the two identified under the new plan to respond to a disaster,” Mayor Stephen said. (EMQ) for a combined disaster planning plans to one.” While people usually think of a TSIRC Mayor Fred Gela said having meeting on Tuesday, April 23. Torres Shire Mayor Pedro Stephen one disaster management group for the disaster as being an event such as a said the day marked the inaugural region was “a commonsense approach”. cyclone or a tsunami, in the Torres “If my district is impacted by a Strait, even a house fire could constitute sitting of the Torres Strait Local Disaster disaster, then the Torres Shire area is a disaster, he said. Management Group. “If there is a house fire in any one of “It is the amalgamation of the two impacted - there is a ripple effect,” local disaster management groups, the Mayor Gela said. “The major agencies the communities on the outer islands, Torres Shire Council and the Torres and resources that respond to a disaster that is a disaster because the comStrait Island Regional Council,” Mayor are based on Thursday Island. munities are very isolated, and need the Stephen said. “The best approach is to ensure regional response to assist.”


They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them

anzac day Lest we forget

Torres Strait digger honoured in march

LEFT: At Anzac service with grandson Kenny Ghee.

By ALF WILSON TORRES Strait Islander Enemarki Zaro (right), aged 95, was reportedly the oldest former serviceman to take part in the Thuringowa Anzac Day in Townsville. Born on Mer (Murray Island) on November 22, 1917, Mr Zaro was with family at the ceremony and was pushed in his wheelchair during the march. The war veteran is one of the oldest surviving members of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Brigade which served with distinction during World War II at Australia’s frontline in the far north. He was in a tunnel during 1945 on Horn Island with other members of the Brigade and his sergeant, who was his cousin, came in and told them in language that the war was over and they could go home. Thousands were on Thuringowa streets to pay their respects to wartime veterans. Many children from local schools marched and the touching ceremony was held at the cenotaph on Thuringowa Drive where wreaths were laid. Mr Zaro has 13 children (eight daughters and five sons), more than 20 grandchildren, in excess of 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-greatgrandchildren. One daughter, Lydia Tebay, said that last year her father had taken part in the other Townsville Anzac Day commemoration ceremony along the Strand. “We live in Rasmussen which is closer to where the Thuringowa march was. “Dad just wanted to sit in his wheelchair and watch the march. But when he saw everybody gathering he then wanted to be in it so he was pushed in his wheelchair. “He can still walk but not that distance,” Mrs Tebay said. Mr Zaro said his strong faith in God kept him young at heart. “Whenever anybody tells dad he looks great he just points to heaven,” Mrs Tebay said. Prime Minister Julia Gillard was at the Townsville Friends who helped Enamarki Zaro at the parade were Merv (left) and Syd. Anzac Day Strand celebrations.

New War Memorial at Aurukun unveiled FORMER Torres Shire Council chief executive Bernie McCarthy has written to the Torres News with coverage of the ANZAC Day services conducted by the Aurukun Shire Council, where he is now acting chief executive officer. “It was an excellent day was held with 250 attending,” Bernine writes. “The new war memorial acknowledging 11 enlisted men from Aurukun was unveiled by Aurukun Mayor Dereck Walpo. “Local school children participated for the first time.” The Torres News thanks Bernie for the information and photographer Melanie Shaddock a teacher at Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy - Aurukun Campus.

Correction A photograph taken at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service in last week’s paper (page 1, Torres News, April 29) had a photograph which showed Father Dalton Bon with a caption stating he was ex-Navy. This is incorrect. Fr Dalton Bon’s brothers Noel Bon and Ronald Bon are ex-Navy, however Fr Dalton Bon was at the service representing his father, Lui Bon Snr. Fr Bon wore his medals on the right side to signify this. Servicemen and women wear their medals on the left side. Corporal Lui Bon Snr served in the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion during World War II. The Torres News apologises for the error.

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ANZAC DAY SERVICES, tHursday island

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them


anzac day Lest we forget

Private Lowitta receives a ceremonial bow-and-arrow from Sgt Ezra Anu in the Handing of the Torch Ceremony at ANZAC Park, Thursday Island.

Chief Bosun’s Mate Marsat Ketchell with the Returned and Services League Serviceman Address.

A member of the 51st Battalion catafalque party stands guard at the ANZAC Memorial Wall.

Tagai Secondary Campus School Captains Tanya Jobi and Stephen Yamashita prepare to lay a wreath at the ANZAC Day service on Wednesday, April 24.

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Uncle Dimple and Aunty Nancy lead the hymn Major Jeffrey Martin from 51st Battalion, Charlie Company delivers ‘Abide With Me’ at the Tagai State College the Defence address. ANZAC Day service. Photo: Emily Ingram

ABOVE: Members of Charlie Company at the ANZAC Day service. LEFT: Salu Dorante, who has three grandsons in the Australian Defence Forces, and Betty Tekahika, from Mer, who made 15 wreaths for the ANZAC Day service using traditional skills and weaving methods. RIGHT: Lieutenant Tyson Brock, principal Lyn-Anne Chandler, Father Dalton Bon and Lieutenant Vanessa Seekee OAM at the Tagai State College ANZAC Day service. Photo: Emily Ingram 6 - 12 May 2013


AIATSIS VISIT, tHursday island


Photographic treasures provide ‘landmarks’ for Island culture A VISIT last week to Thursday Island provided a rare chance for Torres Strait Islanders to browse through thousands of archival and contemporary photographs and to hear hundreds of hours of audio recordings drawn from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) priceless collection. AIATSIS holds the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander images in the world and was showcasing images and audio recording specific to the Torres Strait as part of its Return of Materials to Indigenous Communities (ROMTIC) program. Over the four-day visit some 450 clients dropped in to view the materials and requested some 3000 items. In particular, the visit focused on a collection of over 2500 colour and black and white images taken across the Torres Strait Islands in 1986 as part of the Institute’s publication After 200 Years. The images were snapped by photographer Emmanuel Angelicas

who photographed everyday life across the Torres Strait including visits to Dauan Island, Thursday Island, Murray Island, Badu Island, Saibai Island, York Island, Yam, Moa, Horn Island, Jervis Island and Mabuaig Island. Clients were also able to browse through over 300 hours of audio recordings specifically from the Torres Strait and a database of over 100,000 images already digitised from the Institute’s collection. Also of significant interest were photos from collections held by AIATSIS taken as part of AC Haddon’s expedition to the Torres Strait in 1890s. One client was able to identify islanders photographed by Haddon as part of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition of 1889. Coordinated by AIATSIS Audiovisual Archive’s Access Unit, the access visit was the first time in the Institute’s 50 years history that such photographic treasures have been taken back to the Torres Strait. Many who attended were excitedly surprised to find photos of themselves,

Joseph Wasaga, Horn Island Elder, Welcome to Country.

family members, relatives and friends taken back in 1986 or decades before. For many, it was an emotional reconnection that spanned generations - seeing photos of sons and daughters, parents, grandparents and even great grandparents for the first time. Many saw photos of themselves as children, or as students, office workers, bar staff, dancing as part of traditional ceremonies or just enjoying island life. Some clients heard audio recording of fathers and grandfathers singing traditional songs or speaking in traditional languages. For many, the recollections of old times ensured generous laugher, many smiles and even a few tears. One of those who dropped in was Napau Pedro Stephen, Mayor of the Torres Shire Council, who said that the thousands of historical and contemporary photographs on the Torres Strait Islands that are held by AIATSIS are important ‘landmarks’ for his people. “In the Torres Strait we are people that are always navigating, we are

seafarers and as part of our navigation we look at landmarks that we navigate through our passage through our reef.” “Seeing this material provides us the opportunity to see faces of our families especially those who have passed on, and that gives us the opportunity to navigate in our own life’s journey as a family,” Mayor Stephen said. In summing up the importance of the visit, Mayor Stephen reflected on how viewing the photos was an emotional reunion and reconnection with the history of the Torres Strait. “A picture tells a thousand words - it’s stirred my heart to see families that I worked with, all the uncles and aunties and it gives me a time of reflection.” “Its part of our cultural revitalisation - sadly our children are influenced by so many different cultures that sometimes they forget the depth of their own culture.” “AIATSIS has helped our people to walk down the corridors of time and our culture says you really can’t go

ahead without knowing where you’ve come from,” He concluded. The AIATSIS Audiovisual Archive contains approximately one million items. These include 45,000 hours of recorded sound, over 650,000 photographic images, 6000 video titles and 6.5 million feet of motion picture film and over 1000 artefacts. The majority of the items held in the Audiovisual Archive represent the primary results of field research funded by the AIATSIS Research Grants Program as well as historical and contemporary items which have been deposited by individuals, families or organisations for safe-keeping and appropriate access. The material is unique and irreplaceable and provides an invaluable link between past, present and future generations of Indigenous and nonIndigenous Australians. Last financial year, AIATSIS copied and returned almost $100,000 worth of materials to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

Frank David with AIATSIS Access Officer, Ash Pollock Harris.

Selina Dorner looks through photographs from the AIATSIS After 200 Years collection.

LEFT: Mills twins - Cessa Nakata and Ina Titasey - perform an impromptu song at AIATSIS Access Visit. BELOW RIGHT: Ranger Dick Williams talks about a photograph from the AIATSIS collection of his traditional island - Badu Island. BELOW CENTRE: Torres Shire Mayor Napau Pedro Stephen looks through photographs from the AIATSIS After 200 Years collection.

AIATSIS staff interview Seaman Dan about photographs from the AIATSIS collection. INSET: Courtney and Eivannah Drotini. Torres News

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Waybeni Koey celebrates Anzac Day

Tagai Secondary College recently held a ceremony on campus to commemorate Anzac Day. Each year the college recognises this event as an important opportunity to show the support the school community has for the Anzac spirit. Lyn Anne Chandler Head of Campus said “Students, staff and elders from our community were joined by Lieutenant Tyson Broke from 51st Battalion, here on Thursday Island, which we appreciated enormously”. “Our school is a proud supporter of Anzac Day with many of our staff assisting with elements of the ceremony, including an opening blessing by Uncle Wilson, and lead performance of “Abide with Me” by Aunty Nancy and Uncle Dimple. We are always delighted to see our Elders present at our school celebrations and thank those who were able to share our day. I am always very proud of our students who represent our college so well”. Student representatives for us on this day were Tanya Jobi, Stephen Tamashita, Amelia Mari and Tanisha Pabai. “Our school also attended the formal Anzac Day ceremony with 60 students participating in the street march and school leaders represented us in the laying of the wreath ceremony. Thankyou to all students and staff and community members for your assistance with these events”, said Ms Chandler.

Ugar Eruer Uteb

Pre Prep and Prep students at Ugar Eruer Uteb Campus have been developing their metalinguistic skills during each morning’s literacy session. These skills include elements like recognising the difference between text and pictures, understanding the difference between a letter and a word, knowing that we read left to right or being able to hold a book up the right way. The students are also learning that print carries a message. The students focused on the sight words ‘I’ and ‘am’ and recognizing the letters in their own names. We had a lot of fun!

2013 State Education Week

State schools across Queensland will celebrate State Education Week 2013 from Sunday 5 May to Saturday 11 May . The annual week-long celebration is an opportunity to recognise the talent and achievements of students and teachers in state schools, and showcase their wonderful work to the wider community. Schools can get involved in State Education Week by hosting their own events - from morning teas and open days, to special school parades and art shows. Schools can also celebrate P&C Day to acknowledge the important work that is being done by parents’ and citizens’ associations. P&C Day will be held on Friday 10 May. The Showcase Awards for Excellence in schools regional awards will also be announced in ceremonies across the state during State Education Week 2013. For more information pleasecontact your local Head of Campus.

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Northern Peninsula Area State College News

NPA College Bamaga Campus Student Leaders 2013 NPA State College’s Bamaga Primary Campus proudly welcomed parents, community members and a range of special guests to our Student Leader Induction Ceremony last Wednesday the 24th of April, 2013. Invited guests included NPARC Mayor Bernard Charlie, Deputy Mayor Eddie Newman and Councillor for New Mapoon Trevor Lifu. NPA State College also welcomed Indigenous Education Project Officer Anthony Satrick. Jeff Aniba and David Ahboo spoke on behalf of the Ngurpia Ikama Ikya Education Council, and Reverend Victor Blanco asked for blessing on our new leaders in the opening and closing prayers.

NPA College Bamaga Junior Student Leaders 2013: (L-R) Tye Morseu, Francis Newman, Nicky Bond and Elma Yoelu

Bamaga Primary Campus continued the tradition of recent years where parents of leaders are presented with their sons or daughters badge first. The parents then proudly pin the badge on their student to signify that our new leaders are not only representing our school, but also their families and our community as a whole. It was truly wonderful to see so many smiles from proud families and students. Franics Newman lead the new 2013 student leaders in their ‘Oath of Office’ and they received rapturous applause from the other students they are now representing. “I promise to uphold my responsibilities as a leader of our school. I will try my absolute best to be a leader that all students from prep to year seven can copy. I will proudly represent our campus and our college to the best of my ability.” Official duties began the very next day with our Captains laying a wreath at the ANZAC Day commemoration. These official duties will continue next week when the Captains and Vice-Captains travel to Cairns with their Injinoo counterparts to represent NPA State College at the Cairns Youth Parliament. School Captains: Boys Girls Vice-Captains: Boys Girls House Captains: Gelam: Boys Girls Baidam: Boys Girls Bowie: Boys Girls

Nicky Bond Francis Newman Tye Morseu Elma Yoelu Nicky Bond Leanna Bamaga Tye Morseu Allanah Phineasa Encemo Sailor De Rikka Wasiu

NPA College Bamaga Junior House Captains Allanah Phineasa (L) and Encemo Sailor (R)

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BEACON Ambassadors Sign Pledge for 2013 On Tuesday 23rd April the NPA State College held a special assembly for its 2013 Beacon Program Charter Signing. The Beacon Organisation’s aim is to support young people to develop a positive pathway focus for their future. This is achieved by helping to develop students’ knowledge of employment and further education options through wider community engagement.

Above: College staff and community Leaders with the BEACON students at the pledge signing. Below Family and Community Services Director Amanda Ewart signs the pledge.

The Beacon School Ambassadors (BSAs) selected from the year 10 cohort provide a link to the organisation and running of the Beacon program within the school and community. This year’s nominees, Franklin Bigie, Krue Yusia, Mervyn Bond, Simakah Amey, Caitlan Zieth and Shani Mapes signed the charter along with parents, College staff and Community and business representatives. As part of their role the BSAs are involved in organising, preparing and hosting events, and have many opportunities for self development. Assiyih Christian, Cedella Jacob and Anndalassa Sebasio will also be taking part in the program throughout the year.

The Business and Community morning tea after the assembly was the first event for 2013. Community leaders and special guests in attendance were Jeff Aniba and David Ah Boo from the Education Council and Anthony Satrick from the Education Department and Amanda Ewart from the NPA Family and Community Resource Centre. They inspired students with personal stories and offers of support and encouragement. The ambassadors will also be assisting to organise this year’s NPA Careers Market on Wednesday June 19th and will take part in industry visits in Cairns later in the year. The College and ambassadors would welcome any enquiries or suggestions from the local business community about how NPA businesses can help support young people. Opportunities may be available to mentor students by assisting with personal development in areas such as networking, hosting, chairing committees, work experience, mock interviews, community projects, and even classroom visits to show “real working world” applications of learning activities. Joanne Ambrose Guidance Officer

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5:00 World News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2013 2:55 Goodbye Revolution 3:55 Budding Stars of the Paris Opera Ballet: To Work 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Alistair McGowen 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 James May’s Man Lab 8:35 Lilyhammer: The Babysitter - Frank realises that his past is about to catch up with him when his doorman Arne is badly beaten in a case of mistaken identity. 10:20 Movie: “Deliver Us From Evil” (MA a,v) - In Danish. Waves of vengeance permeate a small Danish village when a pseudo-Nazi trucker kills the wife of an ex-army major and frames his crime on a Bosnian refugee suffering from post-traumatic stress. 12:05 Kill Arman: China/Shaolin Kung Fu” (M l) In Finnish and Mandarin. Arman Alizad is an average, out-of-shape man in his mid-thirties. Arman has no previous martial arts experience, but now has only six months to train before facing the ultimate challenge: battling 10 warriors of 10 different martial arts. 12:35 Na Wewe 1:00 FA Cup Final 2013: Manchester City v Wigan Athletic 4:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Spirituals 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook: Tender Lamb Racks With Salsa Verde 2:00 Yellowstone: Summer 3:00 Sydney International Piano Competition 2012 4:00 Metropolis: Los Angeles 4:30 The Book Club: May 5:00 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 5:30 Deadly 60: UK 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Dr Who: Nightmare In Silver 8:15 The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Kitchen Cabinet 10:00 Parkinson: Masterclass: Lang Lang 10:55 Lang Lang In Sydney 11:50 Movie: “Vertigo” (PG) 2:00 Movie: “Mix Me A Person” (M) 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Antiques Master

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 11:30 Sunday Footy Show 1:30 Broncos Insider 2:00 2013 Intrust Super Cup 4:00 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 10:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dead Of The Class - David Phillips attends his high-school reunion and discovers that the prom queen has been murdered. 11:00 CSI: Miami: Mayday - Horatio is hunting an escaped fugitive who fled a transport plane when it made an emergency landing in Miami. The investigation intensifies when the convict kills one woman, kidnaps a teen and sends another to a watery grave. 12:00 Flashpoint: Perfect Storm 1:00 What Would You Do? 2:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 2:30 Danoz 3:00 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Fish Hooks 6:30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 TBA 12:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 7: GWS vs Adelaide 3:30 Better Homes And Gardens 5:00 TBA 5:30 Great Southeast 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 8:30 A Place To Call Home 9:30 Mrs Biggs - Having used the Packer money to buy a new house for herself and the boys, Charmian misses Ron desperately. He is lonely too, barely scraping a living as a roofer in a dingy Rio suburb. 11:00 Special: Great Train Robbery - Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Great Train Robbery , this documentary looks at the truth behind the 2.6 million pound heist and asks how two of the convicted train robbers escaped (most famously, Ronnie Biggs) and three were never even caught. 12:00 Love Bites 1:00 Special: Across The Sea Of Galilee 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 2013 Superbike World Championship 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Netball: ANZ Championship Highlights 5:35 FA Cup Final 2013 Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Treasures of Ancient Rome 8:30 Murdoch - This two-part series provides a definitive account of how one man took control of the media and became one of the wealthiest, most powerful and feared figures in the world. It pulls no punches as it delivers the complete inside story of this extraordinary man and his family empire 9:30 Shadows Of Liberty 11:15 Movie: “4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days” (MA a) - In Romanian. A powerful and unsentimental film that follows Otilia and Gabita, two university friends living in Bucharest in 1987. When Gabita becomes pregnant, the two girls arrange a meeting with an abortionist, Mr Bebe, in a seedy hotel. 1:15 What Makes A Genius? 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (M) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 New Zealand On A Plate (G) 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Tensions mount between Heath and Brax. Chris wants more out of his relationship with Indi. April and Dex are happy they’re back together, but April’s still haunted by Steph. 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:00 Revenge: Illumination - The queen and king of smoke and mirrors, Victoria and Conrad, make a calculated move, starting a charitable foundation in the late Amanda Clarke’s name. 10:00 Grey’s Anatomy: Idle Hands / Can’t Fight This Feeling - As the hospital continues to make positive changes under the new management, the doctors begin to realise that owning a hospital comes with its own set of problems and responsibilities. 12:00 Special: Reflections In The River 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now Movie: “Addicted To His Love” (PG) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 New Zealand On A Plate 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 Seven News News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 6:00 National News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 ABC News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Home And Away - Adam threatens to kill Brax if Ricky reveals 7:30 Budget 2013: The Treasurer’s Speech 7:00 TBA their plans. John returns to work. Maddy and Spencer break 8:00 7.30 Budget Special up again. Indi breaks it off with Chris. 8:30 TBA 8:30 New Tricks: Ducking And Diving 7:30 TBA 10:30 National News Special: 2013 Budget Special Join Peter 9:30 At The Movies 8:30 Packed To The Rafters: Secret Women’s Business - Rocked Overton live from Canberra to analyse the Budget with inter10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: P.D. James - P.D. James is one of after confronting escort Craig over his duplicitous ways, views from both sides of Government as well as Laurie Oaks. Britain’s most admired and loved writers. Long considered the Donna calls on Julie for support, and the two women admit 11:00 TBA queen of crime and the doyenne of detective novelists, she they’re not coping as well as they pretend. Meanwhile, Having has won numerous literary awards and sold over 10 million 11:30 Survivors - The family, scavenging for survival in the city, found a place to rent, Nathan’s done all he can to prepare for books in the US alone. discover that other people have been abducted in the same his wife and baby’s arrival. 10:30 Lateline way as Abby. 9:30 TBA 11:05 The Business 12:30 Extra 11:40 Happy Endings 11:30 Four Corners 1:00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 12:00 Auction Squad 12:20 Media Watch 1:00 Home Shopping 1:30 Danoz Direct 12:35 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 4:00 NBC Today 2:00 Brand Developers 1:35 Time Team 5:00 Sunrise Extra 3:30 Good Morning America 2:30 Football: State Game - WA v VIC 5:30 Seven Early News 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today 5:30 Eggheads

5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: “The Child” (M a,l,v) 2:40 My Other Half 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves: Floating Fortress 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Mini Myth Medley 8:30 The Truth about Fat 9:30 Mad Men: The Suitcase 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Shorts On Screen: Peekaboo - On the train home from the Easter Show, a little girl plays a game of peekaboo with a stranger, until her mother begins to feel disturbed by his interest. A short time later, the girl disappears in a car park and her desperate mother searches. 12:05 Movie: “Election!” (MAV v) - In Cantonese. Every two years, the Wo Shing society, the oldest and most powerful triad in Hong Kong, has to appoint a new leader. As Lok looks set to win the election, his violent rival, Big D, will stop at nothing to influence the voting process. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Journalism 8:30 Adam Hills Tonight - Fresh from hosting his hit UK talk show, The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills returns for the new season of Adam Hills Tonight - a one hour chat show filled with celebrity guests, clever comedy and live music. 9:30 Would I Lie To You?: The Unseen Bits 10:00 The Thick Of It: Rebecca Front and Peter Capaldi reprise their BAFTA Award-winning roles as Nicola Murray and Malcolm Tucker, with Murray now the Leader of the Opposition after an unlikely accident of transferable voting. 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:35 Waking The Dead: Magdalene 26: Pt 2 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:20 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime: The Unbreakable Alibi 2:30 Football: State Game - SANFL v NEAFL 5:30 Eggheads

5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Jimmy’s Forest: Spring 8:30 Extreme Frontiers: Canada - Adventurer Charley Boorman continues his journey across Canada, the world’s second largest country, by motorbike. In this episode, Charley takes a three-day canoe trip through the heart of Manitoba, where he meets the Bloodvein First Nation people. 9:35 Borgen: 100 Days 10:40 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Hidden” (MAV) In French. A married couple, terrorised by a series of surveillance videotapes and drawings planted at their home, tries to find the identity of their stalker, with unexpected and life-shattering consequences. 1:10 Movie: “Conversations With My Gardener” (M d) In French. Daniel Auteuil stars in this charming story of a successful painter who returns to his rural hometown in the throes of a mid-life crisis, and reconnects with an old school friend - a local gardener. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight












6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Travel Oz 1:00 Parkinson: Masterclass 2:00 Gandhi 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Outcasts: A rogue advanced cultivar enters Forthaven and causes Fleur and Cass to question everything that their settlement and life on Carpathia stands for. 12:35 Monday Monday: Alyson is distracted and isn’t in the mood when Roger makes an inappropriate comment about Butterworth’s products. 1:25 Time Team 2:15 Robert Schumann: A Romantic Genius 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 6: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Top Gear - Jeremy Clarkson and James May play a rather unusual game of rugby. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Mexico for a nervous road test of the Mastretta sports car. 8:30 The NRL Footy Show 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Warning, It’s Dirty 11:00 Two And A Half Men: Fart Jokes, Pie And Celeste - Jake hopes to win back Celeste by writing her love songs. Judith tries to quash Alan and Herb’s new friendship. 11:30 The AFL Footy Show 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “In The Mix (M) 2:30 Winners And Losers 3:00 TBA 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 8:00 Border Security: International 8:30 Mrs.Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Valentine 9:10 Citizen Khan 9:50 Mrs.Brown’s Boys: Super Mammy 10:30 Billy Connolly’s Route 66: Billy commences the final leg of his Route 66 journey with a visit to a massive meteorite crater before moving along to the spectacular Grand Canyon. He meets the ‘Father of Route 66’, a town barber responsible for Route 66’s preservation and revival, then visits a wildlife sanctuary for unwanted exotic pets. 11:30 Man Up! 12:00 Fat Family Diet 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 TBA 11:30 Worst Case Senario: Elevator Plunge/Blackout - Bear shows how to brace for impact during an elevator plunge and how to navigate to safety during a blackout. 12:00 Extra 12:30 The Avengers: The Bird Who Knew Too Much - Secret Agent Danvers pursued by a young thug, Robin, makes his way to a field telephone box. As he desperately attempts to contact Steed, Robin fires....beside Danvers body lays a pile of birdseed from the bag in his pocket. 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 TBA 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 TBA 8:30 Arrow: Lone Gunman 9:30 The Following: Guilt 10:30 What’s Your Emergency? 11:30 Weeds: Bags - Season 7 opens three years after pot-dealing Nancy Botwin has done a stint in federal prison and has been paroled to New York City. She is placed on probation in a halfway house, but fully looking for an opportunity to fire up her canni-business and reunite with the men in her life. 12:00 20/20 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Absence Of The Good” (M) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 New Zealand On A Plate 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Criminal Minds: The Wheels On The Bus... / Out Of The Light - The BAU team goes in pursuit of a missing school bus full of children outside the Washington, D.C. area, and it becomes a race against time for them to bring them home safely. 10:30 Hannibal: Coquilles” The team tracks a killer who is turning his victims into ‘angels’. As the hunt continues, Jack must juggle the investigation with the realization that his wife has terminal cancer. 11:30 Man Up! 12:00 The Take 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:30 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Layer Marney Tower 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 8:00 Gourmet Farmer: Fish 8:35 Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars 9:30 One Born Every Minute USA: Knockout Delivery - A look at the drama and emotion of life in the maternity unit at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, one of the busiest in the United States. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Stripped 12:30 Movie: “The Night Of The Sunflowers” (MAV v) In Spanish. Revealed through a series of interconnecting chapters, director Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo crafts a dark and unsettling look into the chronology of two murders set against the backdrop of a rural Spanish town. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:00 World News 1:00 The Secret History of Eurovision 2:00 The Road To Eurovision with Julia Zemiro 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Market Of The Poor 6:00 Climbing Great Buildings: Caernarfon Castle 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Rove McManus 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (M s) In Thai This is the wonderfully whimsical story of Uncle Boonmee as he recalls his past lives from his deathbed, surrounded by loved ones and the caring ghosts of his wife and son. A stunningly beautiful and often comedic meditation on life. 1:05 Anna Pihl - (M) The hunt for 14-year-old Alexander and his kidnappers continues in Sweden, where the Swedish police have taken over. Anna has joined them in her capacity as Danish negotiator, but their collaboration doesn’t proceed entirely by the book. 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

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TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

Your own morals may be very different from those of your friends. Don’t allow yourself to be influenced too strongly - you must make up your own mind. Romance. Don’t forget that your partner doesn’t share exactly the same interests as you. Meet others to share your activities with.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Be careful not to be too extravagant! You are not normally a greedy person, but this week it may be much easier to start than to stop. Romance. Some exciting news will be too good to keep to yourself. Make sure that you are not passing on more than you should, however.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)


You will be getting much more attention than you are used to. Try not to become too egotistical, however, since “pride comes before a fall”. Romance. Your love-life may be in dire need of a change. This is not necessarily bad. It just means that your relationship is evolving.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

Once you have started something, it is difficult to stop you! This momentum will be very valuable this week. Romance. You may have to be less than subtle in fending off an unwanted admirer. This person will not give up unless you tell them directly! Be sure you are heard!

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

A burst of energy will help you to get things done. You will be surprised how much you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Romance. An event which happens in the course of the week could bring back memories from your childhood. Share these stories with your partner.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


Don’t take the credit for everything. Somebody who helped you may need more encouragement than you realise this week. Romance. Some recent advice from your partner may have been misunderstood. Don’t be angry when things don’t turn out as you had expected.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

You mustn’t allow yourself to be held back by other people’s negativity. You have plenty to do and need to overcome their scepticism. Stand tall! Romance. Stop comparing your partner to other people. Remind yourself about what it was that attracted you to them in the first place.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

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You may think that diligent preparation will help you at work. However, you may end up at the same place, but only with time lost. Romance. A fleeting encounter with a person born overseas will prove interesting. Be careful not to get too involved, though. This is only a temporary contact.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

You may soon regret making an impulsive move. Back out, before it is too late! Seek out a more fruitful option instead. Romance. Don’t worry too much if your partner doesn’t seem to be interested in what you’re saying this week. They really are listening, but are multi-tasking as well.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A surge of energy will help you to push through an important change. Don’t stop trying until you get everything that you need. You deserve it! Romance. You will be a little under the weather at the moment and will not be in the mood for going out. Your partner will cater to your needs.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)


It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. – Dalai Lama

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You need to put a few projects on the back burner to make more time for yourself and other interests. Romance. A person who is extremely keen on you may have an unusual way of showing their affection. Unfortunately, you may have to spend a lot of time deciphering their gestures.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

Somebody who wastes your time could cause you to lose your temper. You have a lot to do, and won’t want to be held up. Romance. Your positive mood will help to break down barriers between you and your partner. Keep this momentum going while you improve other aspects.




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The TSRA is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the following expected non-ongoing vacancy:

The TSRA is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the following expected non-ongoing vacancy:

Senior Natural Resource Management Officer (Ranger Supervisor) Environmental Management Program

Project Manager (Ranger Policy and Planning) Environmental Management Program


*Generous allowances are paid on top of the salary listed above. Allowances include district allowance, leave fare allowance (payable after 12 months of service) and housing subsidy. Superannuation is paid at 15.4%

Box ad bookings: Noon, Wednesday before publication

EL1 (P/N T01727) *SALARY RANGE $91,171 - $110,931 P/A

APS6 (P/N T01761) *SALARY RANGE $71,118 - $81,693 P/A

*Generous allowances are paid on top of the salary listed above. Allowances include district allowance, leave fare allowance (payable after 12 months of service) and housing subsidy. Superannuation is paid at 15.4% The Senior Natural Resources Management Officer (Ranger Supervisor) is responsible for managing and supervising Ranger groups, mentoring and coaching Rangers, providing technical advice and coordinating ranger field operations.

The Project Manager (Ranger Policy and Planning) is responsible for providing strategic policy and planning support to the Ranger Project and leading a team that provides training and administrative support to the ranger team.

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Ranger Supervisor will work closely with Local Government, Registered Native Title Body Corporate (RNTBCs) and other TSRA Environmental Management staff to support ranger work planning, the delivery of on-ground activities, ranger involvement in research initiatives, reporting and the purchase of supplies and equipment for land and sea management projects.

The Project Manager (Ranger Policy and Planning) also liaises with relevant government agencies on the delivery of the Torres Strait Indigenous Ranger Project.

TSRA accommodation will be available for this position, with rental contributions calculated according to salary range Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. A merit list may be created. How to apply: • Visit our website at and click on the Career Opportunities link to apply through the online application system • If you do not have access to the internet please contact the HR Team on (07) 4069 0700 ***APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO APPLY ONLINE*** Closing date for applications is cob 17 May 2013. For further information relating to this position please contact Mark Anderson on Tel: (07) 4069 0736 or 0429 039 560 Note:

TSRA accommodation will be available for this position, with rental contributions calculated according to salary range Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. A merit list may be created. How to apply: • Visit our website at and click on the Career Opportunities link to apply through the online application system • If you do not have access to the internet please contact the HR Team on (07) 4069 0700 ***APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO APPLY ONLINE*** Closing date for applications is cob 17 May 2013. For further information relating to this position please contact Damian Miley or Madeleine Fletcher on Tel: (07) 4069 0700 Note:

• Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. • All positions with the TSRA are subject to satisfactory character checks, police checks, health clearance, Australian citizenship requirements, and, if applicable, formal qualifications.

• Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. • All positions with the TSRA are subject to satisfactory character checks, police checks, health clearance, Australian citizenship requirements, and, if applicable, formal qualifications.

TSRA is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ and in support of Government policy encourages applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Australians. TSRA embraces Workplace Diversity. Enjoy the benefits of a career in the Australian Public Service.

TSRA is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ and in support of Government policy encourages applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Australians. TSRA embraces Workplace Diversity. Enjoy the benefits of a career in the Australian Public Service.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is a Commonwealth statutory body located on Thursday Island. The TSRA is engaged in a wide range of service delivery functions to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait region.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is a Commonwealth statutory body located on Thursday Island. The TSRA is engaged in a wide range of service delivery functions to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait region.

The TSRA is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the following expected non-ongoing vacancy for 18 months:

The TSRA is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the following identified ongoing vacancy:

Natural Resources Management Officer (Land) Environmental Management Program

Project Officer - Business Development & Sustainability Economic Development Program

APS5 (P/N T01694) *SALARY RANGE $65,847 - $69,823 P/A

*Generous allowances are paid on top of the salary listed above. Allowances include district allowance, leave fare allowance (payable after 12 months of service) and housing subsidy. Superannuation is paid at 15.4% The Natural Resources Officer (Land Management) works with limited direction from the Project Manager (Land) in providing support to rangers and the community within the Torres Strait in land management activities. Natural Resources Management Officers are focused on engaging and supporting the Torres Strait community and natural resource users in sustainable land management activities, including landcare activities and assisting in the delivery of community-based environmental projects. Based on Thursday Island, the Natural Resources Management Officer (Land Management) supports the roll-out of initiatives covering aquatic and terrestrial bio-diversity, land assessment, invasive species control, sustainable horticulture, revegetation, and environmental education. TSRA accommodation is not available for this position. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the Thursday Island housing market prior to applying for this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. A merit list may be created. How to apply: • Visit our website at and click on the Career Opportunities link to apply through the online application system • If you do not have access to the internet please contact the HR Team on (07) 4069 0700

APS5 (P/N T01758) *SALARY RANGE $65,847 - $69,823 P/A

*Generous allowances are paid on top of the salary listed above. Allowances include district allowance, leave fare allowance (payable after 12 months of service) and housing subsidy. Superannuation is paid at 15.4% The Project Officer, Business Development and Sustainability within the Economic Development Program provides active support to the Senior Project Officer, Business Development and Sustainability in identifying economic development opportunities, brokering solutions, dealing with business development enquiries and sourcing and providing support to establish small businesses in the Torres Strait Region. This position is restricted to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only, as per the Special Measures provisions outlined in the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 Section 8(1), and the Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 1999 at 4.2 (6)(b)(i) and 4.3(3)(b)(i). Applicants may be required to provide evidence of their Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander descent. A merit list may be created. TSRA accommodation is not available for this position, applicants should familiarise themselves with the Thursday Island housing market prior to applying for this position How to apply: • Visit our website at and click on the Career Opportunities link to apply through the online application system • If you do not have access to the internet please contact the HR Team on (07) 4069 0700

***APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO APPLY ONLINE*** Closing date for applications is cob 17 May 2013. For further information relating to this position please contact Simon Conaty on Tel: (07) 4069 0819 or 0427 079 103 Note:

***APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO APPLY ONLINE*** Closing date for applications is cob 17 May 2013. For further information relating to this position please Tania Hirakawa on (07) 4069 0700 Note:

• Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. • All positions with the TSRA are subject to satisfactory character checks, police checks, health clearance, Australian citizenship requirements, and, if applicable, formal qualifications.

• Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. • All positions with the TSRA are subject to satisfactory character checks, police checks, health clearance, Australian citizenship requirements, and, if applicable, formal qualifications.

TSRA is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ and in support of Government policy encourages applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Australians. TSRA embraces Workplace Diversity. Enjoy the benefits of a career in the Australian Public Service.

TSRA is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ and in support of Government policy encourages applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Australians. TSRA embraces Workplace Diversity. Enjoy the benefits of a career in the Australian Public Service.

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Edrick Lee gets chance to play against his idols By ALF WILSON

The Torres Strait was proudly represented at the Cooktown ANZAC Day service by the Cooktown State School, represented by Tom Privett and Mia Serginson (front), Principal Leanne Rayner and Vice-Captain Courtney Robson (centre), with Deputy Principal High School Cindy Seden.

Telco’s practices branded ‘unconscionable’ THE Federal Court has ruled that Excite Mobile had engaged in false and misleading conduct, unconscionable conduct, and undue coercion in selling mobile services, reports. The company had, in particular, targeted indigenous communities in the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took up the case after being approached by the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network. The website reported that, after locking customers into two-year

contracts for mobile services where, in many places, the customer was not able to get coverage, Excite Mobile created a fictitious complaints-handling organisation called “Telecommunications Industry Complaints” that it directed complaints to, representing it as an independent complaints-handling body. The company also sent over a thousand letters to customers, pretending to be from an independent debt collector, to chase up money owed to Excite Mobile and to pay an additional 20 per cent on top. The company also threatened to repossess assets of its customers, including children’s toys.

The contracts the customers were entered into would also only allow customers to make around 2 minutes worth of calls per day before being charged extra fees on top of the monthly charge. There was also a $75 cooling off fee and a $195 charge for returning a damaged phone, even if only the box was damaged. Justice John Mansfield said that the contracts were “clearly unfair . . . to such a degree as to attract a strong adverse moral judgment”. He said that Excite Mobile’s marketing approach was “cynically indifferent to the interests of its potential customers, and was unconscionable”.

‘’I JUST happened to be in the right place at the right time.” Those were the words of rising NRL star Edrick Lee, of Torres Strait Islander descent, about his try after an intercept early in the game against the North Queensland Cowboys at 1800Smiles Stadium in Townsville on April 27. Speaking to the Torres News after returning home to Canberra on April 30, Edrick said he treasured playing against his Cowboys idols Johnathan Thurston and Matty Bowen. Cowboys scored early to lead 4-nil however Edrick’s four pointer after the intercept leveled the ledger before the NQ side won 30-12. Twenty-year-old Edrick is a proud Torres Strait Islander whose father if from St Paul’s on Moa and his mother from the rugby league stronghold of Badu. The previous round Edrick shone for the Canberra Raiders when they came from behind to beat the New Zealand Warriors 20-16 at Bruce Stadium on 13th April. Edrick scored two tries in what commentators described as a Houdini

like win which left the Raiders sitting in ninth place on the ladder from three wins and as many losses. On playing against his idols JT and Bowen, Edrick had this to say: “It was surreal as I worship them as players but we were opponents,” he said. Edrick said that many Torres Strait Islander people including uncles, aunties and cousins met him before and after the game. “That was just so good,” he said. And how did the hot weather affect him and the other Canberra Raiders players considering it was about 28 degrees Celsius? “When we left Canberra it was about 5 degrees but it can drop to below freezing. I have been down there for three years so I am getting used to the cold. The weather change did concern us but you have to adapt,” he said. As for his own game, Edrick was pleased with his effort. “I had a fair game but as a team we were not so good,” he said. Edrick said he welcomed and was thankful for continued support on phone, email and social media from the Torres Strait Islanders.

Edrick Lee in action for the Raiders.


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The Australian Government (Torres Strait Regional Authority) and the Queensland Government (Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience) are jointly funding the Major Infrastructure Program (MIP) for the Torres Strait Communities. The primary objective of this program is to upgrade major environmental health infrastructure in the Torres Strait communities, including water supply, sewerage disposal, waste management, roads, stormwater drainage, land servicing and infrastructure planning. Expressions of interest from Cairns based consultants interested in managing projects under this Program are now being sought and should be lodged with Black & More, no later than 4pm Friday, May 17, 2013. Consultants that are on the existing panel need not re-apply. Further information on submission requirements can be obtained from the tender link at: Submission enquiries should be directed to: Tracy Greig at: Black & More PO Box 999N North Cairns QLD 4870 Phone: 4031 9944 Fax: 4031 9914

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Turkey increases lead

TI Turkey has increased his/her lead to two after round seven of the Torres News/Sea Swift/IBIS NRL tipping competition on the weekend, in what proved a difficult round for tipsters. In a stunning weekend for tipsters, no one tipped all eight winners, but more surprisingly only two correctly selected seven. Summer, Kamiel and walsalad were on top of their game. TI Turkey sits on 44 to show the way, now two ahead of BigBalaBurger and KingTutt on 42. On 40 are Gilligan1, Mr Spiggot, Leon Whittaker, esjay, one in front of Tigrrrr, BJ Danger, TiNell, Jooty, VooDoo Magic, Barry Tarrant and Mugai87. On 38 are KPP, Rayns, Deadly Sisters, Tipper

Tonon and Marakai. 37: Theflyingfalafel, Vicki R, Denis Hill, Summer, Likefishingmore, Kandy. 36: Mariner, JD Fortune, beaniebuzza, 86, Marro. 35: Willy, MrCM, Sarah Finnemore, DirtyTroutFisherman, Dantho. Correctly selecting six winners were: Ti Turkey, Mr Spiggot, Leon Whittaker, TiNell, Jooty, Barry Tarrant, Rayns, Deadly Sisters, Tipper Tonon, Marakai, theflyingfalafel, JD Fortune, 86, Dantho, Marro, Akilees, Lee487 The Knights’ win against the injury-hit Titans troubled most tipsters while the Rabbitohs’ win against the Sea Eagles and the Panthers’ victory against the Eels caused damage to tipsters.

This year’s tipping competition is again sponsored by Sea Swift and IBIS, with prizes valued at more than $2300. The winner will receive a trip for two to Cairns aboard Sea Swift’s Trinity Bay (value $1850); The runner-up will receive $500 voucher from the IBIS. The Sea Swift/IBIS/Torres News NRL footy tipping competition is free - there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it. The competition is computer generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Torres News nor sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators.

ANGLERS FIND THE SWEET SPOT: Rebecca, Cécile, Mark and Heidi showing off the catch of the day after a trip out with Tony Titasey. Despite strong wind and ripping current, Tony hit a few of his secret spots with great results.

Supporters rally to save the Crocs By ALF WILSON FORMER Torres News news editor and star basketballer Velma Gara has thrown her support behind helping the Townsville Crocodiles to stay in the National Basketball League (NBL). It comes after the Barrier Reef Basketball Pty Ltd company handed back its licence to Basketball Australia after losing $2.5 million. A breakaway group, which includes former Crocs general manager Pat Reidy and marketing manager Mark McGregor, was formed to try and resurrect the club by initiating a community ownership scheme. Ms Gara was amongst volunteers who were at the giant Stockland Shopping Centre in Townsville seeking support from members of the public in the Save the Crocs Campaign. “I wanted to help out because I did volunteer work in the early years when they were the Townsville Suns and know the importance of having a national league team in


Former female star basketball player Velma Gara, was helping collect pledges from the community with Crocs players Matt Johnson (left) and Mitch Norton. town so juniors players don’t have to leave and play down south. Something I had to do (play for Brisbane) before the Townsville Fire was set up for the NWBL,” Ms Gara told the Torres News on May 1. Brothers Michael and Chris Cedar of Darnley descent have been Crocs players.

LOCAL footy player Derek Dorante impressed selectors during a recent trip to Innisfail with a Juniors squad from Tagai State College. Derek’s skills and form on the field landed him a place in the Peninsula representative team, and a shot at the State side. The 11-year-old competed in the carnival at Innisfail on Thursday, April 18, before travelling to Cairns to play at Mann Street, where he was selected on Friday, April 19. Speaking at the Migi Thursday Island Junior Rugby League coordinator Warriors sign-on at Ken Patrick Lui with Tagai student Derek Dorante, the Brown Oval on Tuesday, only local selected for the Under 12s Peninsula April 23, one of the Junior Team to compete in Hervey Bay in June. Rugby League coordinaThursday, and they picked the team of 30 tors, Patrick Lui, said Clarissa Laifoo from 250 kids,” he said. from Thursday Island had also caught “They held a big coaching clinic on the eye of selectors. the Friday after the trials.” “Clarissa played really, really well Derek’s mum Joanna Dorante said and was picked in the ‘Possibles and her son had always been keen on rugby Probables’,” Patrick said. league. Naiama Mau from Dauan was chosen “This is his fifth year of playing junior alongside Clarissa and Derek for Possi- football league,” Joanna said. bles and Probables, an outstanding effort “He will now be going to Hervey Bay given he had never played organised in the Under 12s Peninsula Squad June football before. 20-26 to play in the State Titles.” Toby Ahwang was also a standout Derek, who turns 12 in June, says he player, Patrick said. follows the Cowboys and the Broncos “Each team played five games on the in the NRL.


2nd Place - A $500 IBIS voucher

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The Torres News NRL footy tipping competition is free – there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it. The Torres News footy tipping competition is computer generated,

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Derek to join Peninsula team

NRL Tipping Competition


1st Place - A return trip for two on Sea Swift’s Trinity Bay to Cairns (value $1850)

As the Torres News is printed prior to the completion of each full round of matches, results published in the Torres News will be a week behind. However, the up-to-date results will be provide on the Torres News facebook page and the competition operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Torres News and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners. Only residents with local post codes and subscribers to the Torres News are eligible to enter.

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Name TI Turkey BigBalaBurger KINGTUTT Gilligan1 Mr Spiggot Leon Whittaker esjay Tigrrrrr BJ Danger TiNell

Total Score Total Margin 44 62 42 66 42 112 40 66 40 74 40 74 40 87 39 62 39 66 39 80

with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Torres News or sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Torres News, the Torres News website and the competition operator’s

DRAW ROUND 9 (May 10 – 13, home team first) Friday, May 10 Saturday, May 11 Sunday, May 12

Monday, May 13



W Tigers












Sea Eagles


website after each round. Staff from the Torres News and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners. No substitution of prizes for cash. Residents with local postcode and subscribers only eligible to enter and win prizes.


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By MARK BOUSEN THURSDAY Island-born Jess Williams’s (right) selection as a fifth-round, 137th NFL (American gridiron) draft pick might have stunned everyone in the USA and Australia, but he is being touted as the “steal” of the draft. The Seattle Times reports: “Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams’s nickname is Tha Monstar. But if he pans out, excuse the Seahawks if they rename him Tha Steal.” Jesse was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks when it was generally accepted he could chosen in the elite first round group, but certainly in the second. It was not even contemplated he would not be chosen before number 137. Teams such as Super Bowl winners, the Baltimore Ravens, were tipped to grab Williams early on day one of the draft. He would have signed for about $5million a season had that happened; now he will earn several millions a season a less in his rookie days. The Seattle Times says: “That’s what the 6-foot-4, 325-pound defensive tackle looks like right now - a massive, tattooed baaaaaaad man who could develop into a beast whenever he’s on the field.” In the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft, Seahawks general manager John Schneider might have made one of his classic shrewd final-day decisions. If Williams pans out, the pick will be an all-timer: a run-stuffer swift enough to run a 4.84 40-yard dash who hails from Australia. The Times continues Williams is also the rare Alabama standout who qualifies as underappreciated. He helped the Crimson Tide win national titles in his only two seasons, but the potential second-round pick fell to the fifth round, possibly because of concerns about a knee he had surgically repaired after the national-title game three months ago. You simply don’t find defensive linemen this big, this agile and this accomplished with the 137th overall pick, even if there are injury concerns. Clearly, the rest of the NFL has a blind spot when it comes to scouting Australian players. Williams has a chance to be the best value pick of this Seahawks draft. When Schneider saw Williams was available, he traded up in the fifth round to make sure the tackle became a Seahawk. “For us, he was sitting alone,” Schneider said of Williams’s place on the Seahawks’ draft board. Williams said said: “Every one who plays in Australia is kind of modeling themselves after people in the NFL and trying to get to the NFL. Once I knew I was kind of good enough and made it to junior college, it started to not only be my dream, but also be a realistic goal the further I got. It’s a great feeling to be able to reach that and hopefully continue that and help the team out.” If he’s healthy - and the Seahawks say they have no concerns about his health - he’ll help the team. No doubt, he’ll help. Williams is a versatile lineman, but the Seahawks plan to use him as their three-technique tackle meaning he’ll line up on the guard’s outside shoulder. There is playing time available at that spot because of the departure of starter Alan Branch in free agency. The Seahawks are suddenly loaded with D-line

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options, but Williams should be in the mix. “He’s a really intense, jump-off-the-ball, strong man,” Schneider said. “Seattle is on the West Coast, and I’m pretty familiar with that culture and lifestyle out there,” Williams said. “I’m looking forward to getting back there. “ It’s definitely a shorter flight back to Australia from there than it is from Alabama. It should be fun once I get out there and get into it.”

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TIDE SPEED – Hammond Rock

While the Torres News takes every care to ensure the information contained in the Tide Diary is correct, the Torres News accepts no resposibility for its accuracy. Information is provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.



Mon 06 Tue 07

Wed 08 Thur 09 Fri 10

Sat 11

Sun 12

Mon 06

Time 0529 1037 1745 2343

Time 0002 0652 1135 1830

Time Ht 0113 2.78 0908 1.44 1226 1.65 1545 1.22

Time Ht 0132 2.71 1039 1.45 1244 1.51 1559 1.14

Slack Maximum Slack Maximum Slack Maximum Slack Maximum Slack Maximum Slack Maximum Slack Maximum

Ht 1.44 2.50 0.84 2.66

Time 0611 1108 1811

Ht 1.41 2.31 1.06


Ht 2.74 1.40 2.11 1.27

NEW MOON Fri. May 10. Time: 10.29

Time 0027 0734 1155 1830

Ht 2.79 1.40 1.93 1.43

Time 0052 0817 1209 1531

FIRST QUARTER Sat. May. 18. Time: 14.35

Ht 2.81 1.42 1.78 1.32

FULL MOON Sat. May 25. Time: 14.25

LAST QUARTER Sat. Jun 01. Time: 04.58

Tue 07

Time Time Rate Time

0116 0713 1345 1926

0415 1029 1637 2249

4.6 0210 -5.3 0755 4.2 1435 -5.7 2022

Wed 08

Time Rate Time

0503 1115 1729 2340

4.5 -5.7 4.5 -5.5

Thur 09

Time Rate Time

Fri 10

Time Rate Time

0300 0546 4.1 0026 0832 1158 -5.8 0344 0626 1520 1815 4.6 0905 1236 2114 1603 1858 2200

Sat 11

Time Rate Time

-5.0 0108 -4.4 3.6 0425 0700 3.0 0502 -5.7 0932 1311 -5.5 0955 4.4 1643 1938 4.0 1722 2243 2321

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Sun 12

Time Rate Time

0146 0731 1343 2015

-3.8 2.4 0538 -5.1 1014 3.4 1759 2356

Time Rate

0221 0759 1412 2049

-3.1 1.8 -4.7 2.9

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Island-of-Origin returns to Badu By ALF WILSON ISLAND of Origin rugby league will return to the Torres Strait when

the 27th carnival is held on Badu Island from July 4-6. It is one of the mostpopular sporting events

FAR RIGHT: Winning men’s side Argun Warriors at the last carnival. ABOVE: Argun Warriors players run out for the 2011 final.

in the Torres Strait and was not held in 2012 due to a shortage of volunteers to run it. An organising committee consisting of Josephine Ahmat, Solomon Ahmat snr, Barry Nona and Jermaine Reuben was formed on April 24 to co-ordinate the 2013 carnival. Speaking to the Torres News on Wednesday, May 1, Josephine said the committee was confident of having eight to 10 men’s teams and six women’s sides. “Already we have had interest from Boigu and Yam men’s sides and two from Badu and are hopeful of getting other from the islands and ones from Thursday Island and the NPA,” she said. Josephine said match-

es would be held from Thursday to Saturday at the Joe Mairu Memorial Oval on Badu Island. Big crowds have traditionally supported the Origin with many players and supporters travelling from various islands by outboard motor powered dinghies. During the last carnival held in June, 2011, the small Badu airstrip was so busy bringing in visitors that it was described as a mini “Tullamarine Airport”. The carnival also at-

tracts players of Torres Strait Islander descent from as far away as Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. The men’s winner at the last carnival was Argun Warriors which beat another Badu team Saguci 20-14 in a hard-fought, quality and entertaining grand final. TI side Sundown Sirens beat Stingers from Mabuiag in the ladies’ decider. The late and great league legend Arthur

Beetson and former Test prop Sam Backo were guests at that carnival. Josephine said the committee had contacted Sirens officials asking would they attempt to defend their title. “We have also spoken to the KRL asking for a TI side to enter and have also been onto Argun Warriors officials,” Josephine said. In the past the carnival has been a great boost for the region and NITV has covered two of the past four.

ABOVE: Players from ladies side Stingers from Mabuiag at last Origin. BELOW: Sundown Sirens players run out to the field at last Origin.

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After last year’s absence, the committee is confident that the Origin will return bigger and stronger. The Origin commenced in 1985 and in 2010 celebrated its silver jubilee anniversary for its 25th year. Twelve men’s teams contested that memorable milestone carnival and Moa Island side Mua Rajorbacks scored a 50-26 win over Malu Kiai from Boigu in the grand final. TI was the venue for the 2009 Origin and the Tala Nona coached Mulga United beat Western Bears 42-22 in the final whilst Eastern United defeated TI 16-8 in the ladies decider. In 2008 the carnival was on Badu and the grand final featured two locals teams with Kulpiyam beating Mulga Tigers 26-16. Kulpiyam also took out the 2007 final on Badu. The other major football carnival, the Zenadth Kes (formerly Torres Cup) will be held on TI in October.

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