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Cooktown Re-enactment Association President Loretta Sullivan with Phil Rouse who will direct this year’s presentation. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON.

Sound issues sorted for this year’s Re-enactment

Cooktown Post Office was declared a crime scene while police conducted investigations into a break-in of the premises, sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. Photo:GARY HUTCHISON.

Safe cracked in P. O. break-in By GARY HUTCHISON

COOKTOWN Post Office was declared a crime scene on Monday morning, after workers arrived to discover the premises had been broken into overnight. Police cordoned off most of the building and remained on guard during the day, awaiting the arrival of a Forensic Crime Scene team from Cairns. Access to mail boxes was still available to customers, but no other business was conducted

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that day. Police estimate the offence was committed sometime between 10pm on Sunday and 6.30am on Monday. It is believed unlawful entry was gained by breaking in through the rear door to the Charlotte Street business, which also houses and incorporates the Westpac Bank branch, While police and post office officials are at this stage not releasing more complete details of the incident, it is believed

that, once inside, the offender(s) caused extensive damage inside the building - breaking into a safe before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigations are continuing into the matter, with police wanting to speak to anyone who saw an unknown car on the dirt road near the Endeavour River on Sunday night or Monday morning. The Post Office re-opened for business on Tuesday morning, but only for manual transactions

as damage to its communications system meant staff had no telephone connection for either incoming or outgoing calls or electronic transfers. Telephone communication was restored at about 2pm on Tuesday. Police are appealing for anyone who might be able to assist them in their investigations into the matter, to contact them on either: Crime Stoppers on 1800 3300 or Cooktown Station on 4069 5688.

WITH only two weeks to go before the Discovery Festival, the Cooktown Re-enactment Association has announced its preliminary cast to perform this year’s production of Cook’s landing at the Endeavour River. The finalised cast will be announced next week. The main feature of the Cooktown Discovery Festival - the Re-enactment of the landing of Captain Cook is on track to be better than ever before with a National Institute of Dramatic Arts trained director and a producer on the team this year. Director Phil Rouse and producer Amy Burkett took up residence in Cooktown at the beginning of May to work with the performers. Phil has reduced the script for a tighter performance this year, using narrators to tell the story in several main scenes, which will be set up by students from the Cooktown State School and Endeavour Christian College. “There will be a good mix of experienced adult performers and new students who will take some of the main roles and assist with props, sound and staging. “We have always had a number of students in the Re-enactment and it is great to see them being more involved in the performance this year. “One of the main problems we have always had though is the sound, which gets blown away in the wind making it impossible for people to hear it properly. “However, we have purchased four new speakers this year which will increase the number to be used to eight, and in addition to that, have arranged with the local radio station Pulse FM 87.6 from the Cooktown and District Community Centre to broadcast it live. “This is a new innovation and if it works, the problem will be solved forever. Everyone can bring their portable radio and tune in to their own personal speaker if they like,” Phil said. Continued Page 2. >>

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Exhibition Opening from 7pm at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery. Sun 2. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Tue 4. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Tue 4. Cooktown Writers' Group meeting at Lions Hall, Amos Street from 6.30pm. Tue 4. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Wed 5. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Wed 5. Cooktown SSAA Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm. Thu 6. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Sat 8. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - 9am to 10am. Sat 8. Rossville P & C Markets from 9am. Sat 8. Cape York SSAA Shotgun Shoot from 1pm. Sun 9. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1.30pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Tue 11. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Tue 11.Endeavour Lions Club meeting at the Lions Hall in Amos Street from 7pm. Tue 11. Cooktown Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 8pm in the CWA Hall in Charlotte Street. Call 4069 5626 for details. Wed 12. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Wed 12. Cooktown SSAA Special General Meeting from 5.30pm. Thu 13. Swim for Your Life at the Cooktown Pool from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Sat 15. Cooktown Pool - Aqua Aerobics - 9am to 10am. Sat 15. Cooktown SSAA Firearms Safety Course from 8.30am. Can club secretaries please send in a list of their events planned for the year to editor@cooktownlocalnews.com. au so they can be included in the What's On section.

CHURCH SERVICES Baptist: Hogg Street, near IGA, 9.30am Sun. Phone 4069 5155. Cooktown Community Church (AOG/ACC): Gungarde Hall, 9.30am Sun; Home Group 7.30am Wed. Phone 4069 5070, 0427 756 793. Catholic: 6pm Sat and 8.30am Sun, St Mary's, Cooktown. Phone 4069 5730. Anglican: Christ Church Chapel, Sun 8.30am. Phone 4069 6778, 0428 696 493. Lutheran: Hope Vale at 9am on Sunday, Cooktown. Phone either 4060 9197 or 0419 023 114.

 letters to the editor Patient calls on council to reverse airstrip decision

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I FIND it very hard to understand how council arrived at its decision to cease mowing the Lakeland airstrip. No doubt to save a few dollars. Was any thought given to the potential to save a life. On a personal note, several years ago, I suffered a major heart attack. Our local SES was called for help. Two people were soon at our house. RFDS were called, but couldn’t help as the grass on the airstrip was too long for a safe landing. They then tried for a SES chopper. It was unavailable. We had to rely on the Cooktown Ambulance to Cooktown and then RFDS for me to be transported from Cooktown to Cairns. Quite a lengthy ordeal.

I think readers of The Cooktown Local News might like to know that some of them can connect their computers to the NBN broadband network on good terms right now. If you are unable to receive broadband via landline or a mobile service, you probably qualify for an NBN satellite connection. At present, installation is free and the monthly charges are similar to a landline broadband service. The connection is via an interim satellite and can manage up to 6 mps. In 2015, this will switch to two dedicated NBN satellites and the speed will increase to 25 mps. In practice, I am now blazing along at 2.5-3.0 mps which is a

I have nothing but praise for the dedicated ambulance officer who transported me to Cooktown. Councillors would all be aware of the large number of farm workers employed in the Lakeland area. This number is growing all the time. Rural rate payers pay large amounts in rates. In return, most of us receive very little from the Cook Shire. In our case nothing. I ask councillors to reconsider their decision not to maintain the Lakeland Airstrip. It may not be needed often but should be serviceable at all times. Medical emergencies do not give advanced warnings. Bill Reddie, Turalba Valley Station, Lakeland.

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Sound issues sorted for this year’s Re-enactment << From Page 1. Anyone interested in participating or assisting in this project can contact Amy Burkett on 0422 950 341 or ring The Boathouse and leave a message on 4069 6861. Current Cast List for Re-enactment 2013: Peter Scott - Narrator Erica Deeral - Narrator Ric Ashcroft - Lt James Cook Coleridge Bowen - Head Bama Man Richard King - Joseph Banks (Cooktown State School) Jeff Weingarth - 1st Lt Gore Chris Vela - Sgt Edgecumbe Adult Performer - Marine Gibson. David Kamholtz - Marine Webb Adult Performers - 4 other Marines TBA Kelly O’Sullivan - Daniel Carl Solander (Cooktown State School) Adult Performer - Quartermaster Samuel Evans Austin Morse - Molyneaux (Cooktown State School)

Contacts & Deadlines Editor: (07) 4069 5773 Editor’s mobile: 0411 722 807 People wishing to meet in person with the editor can do so by calling him, and he will arrange a time to meet with you at a mutually convenient location. All advertising / accounts enquiries, please call: 1300 4895 00 or (07) 4099 4633 Fax: 1300 7872 48 Phones attended 8.30am to 5pm - Monday to Friday Where we go: Approx 1400 copies distributed every Thursday throughout Cooktown, Hope Vale, Rossville, Wujal Wujal, Bloomfield, Ayton, Marton, Port Douglas, Mossman, Cairns, Lakeland Downs/Laura, Mt Carbine/Mt Molloy, Mareeba and Coen, and subscribers across Australia and overseas.

great improvement. I will be saving a fortune on telephone bills by using Skype or equivalent, and can watch YouTube video clips and generally download material in a sensible time frame. The connection is not fast enough for streaming movies, but that will come. I strongly recommend anyone who is thinking connecting to this goes to the NBN website before the Federal election in September. After the election there are likely to be changes in Government policy that will disadvantage private and country users. I am hoping that existing NBN customers will be left alone. Eric George, Cooktown.

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Tyson Hang - Tupia Katie Jenkins - Sydney Parkinson (Cooktown State School) Bama Performers - TBA Tom Privett - Drummer Boy (Cooktown State School) Ruby Privett - Turtle (Yr 3 Cooktown State School) Year 10s - Technical Crew (Cooktown State School) Year 9s - Sailors (Cooktown State School) Years 6 and 7 - Small sailors (Endeavour Christian College) Years 4 and 5 - Fire (Endeavour Christian College) Jennifer Graf - Props/sailor Darcie Sieverding - Sailor (Cooktown State School) Ethan Sieverding - Sailor (Cooktown State School) Director Phillip James Rouse Producer Amy Burkett Loretta Sullivan President Cooktown Re-enactment Association

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TARA Zaicz from Hope Vale wins this week’s $25 meat voucher in the Cornett’s IGA Cooktown and Cooktown Local News photo competition with her image titled, Cherry Tree Bay. This winning entry will now go into the end of year draw and she is still eligible to keep entering as often as she likes until the competition closes. Someone asked the other day if they had to be from Cooktown or did their image have to be of Cooktown? Very simply, the answers to both questions is no. Contributors only have to be Cooktown Local News readers and the photos can be of any genre from portraiture to landscape to sport and more. You now have until 5pm on Thursday, June 6 to submit your entry for this week’s stage of the competition, and remember, entries need to be full resolution - between 1mb and 10mb in size and they need to be forwarded as an email attachment to editor@cooktownlocalnews. com.au . And please include your contact numbers. Tara’s winning entry will be printed and displayed in a gallery the IGA has prepared in their store.

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RFDS neutral on airstrip issue

Getting some Variety . . . Graeme and Jody Andrews with Top Pub proprietor Eddie Krop behind their 4WD adorned with sponsors’ including a cartoon leaving no mistake as to who the prime mover behind the adventure is before leaving on the Variety Bash last Friday. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON.

QAS Lakeland First Responder Andy Stemmler remains philosophical, but disappointed, by a Royal Flying Doctor Services response to Cook Shire Council’s decision to cease maintenance of the Lakeland airstrip. Council’s decision, along with an apparent unwillingness to mow it by local businesses who also use the strip, effectively closes the facility to emergency aircraft. In a prepared media release to the Cooktown Local News, the RFDS has stated: “RFDS understands that Cook Shire Council communicated with all the relevant air operators, including the Flying Doctor, about their decision to discontinue its maintenance of the Lakeland airstrip. “As part of this consultative process, RFDS provided the Council with information confirming that there had been no landings of its aircraft at this airstrip for the period from January 1, 2012.” According to RFDS Regional Manager Angela Jarkiewicz, “The decision about the ongoing maintenance of the Lakeland airstrip is one that ultimately rests with the Cook Shire

High praise from accident victim’s family THE family of traffic accident victim Denniss Roesler have been left grateful to emergency service personnel who attended the scene, and humbled by the concerns expressed by the community about his well-being. Mr Roesler was riding his motor cycle on Sunday morning when it was involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Charlotte and Howard Streets. Off-duty nurses were quick to arrive at the scene before they were soon joined by Cooktown’s Fire Brigade, ambulance and later a doctor from the Cooktown Hospital. Suffering from a compound fracture of his right leg, Mr Roesler’s

condition was stabilised before he was ultimately air-lifted to Cairns Base Hospital where he underwent surgery. His daughter, Krista Whitford, was in high praise of those who attended the scene. “They were just amazing; we as a family just can’t thank them enough,” she said. “Dad was so lucky the nurses who stopped were passing by. “They were able to provide him with great comfort and assistance until the other emergency services guys arrived. “From dad, and us, we can’t thank them enough for beings so skilled and so wonderful.”

Krista said support from the community makes her realise why it is so good to live in Cooktown. “People ringing up to find out how dad is and extending their best wishes has been very humbling,” she said. “It just shows you how people in a small town bond together in bad times.” She advised the prognosis for Mr Roesler’s recovery is good, but he is expected to have to remain a patient in Cairns Base Hospital for another six weeks. Bystanders at the scene were also high in their praise of the attention Mr Roesler received.

BYO marquees to the Show COOK Shire Council has confirmed that this year’s Cooktown and District Show will be held at the racecourse, but is advising potential stall holders to take their own marquees to display their wares. While council has been able to source large marquees to house displays and exhibits, it is advising there are no guarantees there will be sufficient space for stall holders within those marquees. “It is possible that after all the displays and exhibits are put in place, there could be some space for some market stall holders,” a Cook Shire Council spokeswoman said. “But we are advising people they should not assume there will be room for them in there too. “So those intending to hold a stall, should take their own tents or marquees.” The Show being held at the race-

course has been made possible with the support of the Cooktown Amateur Turf Club. To start on Friday, August 2, the Cook Shire’s Show Day public holiday, the official opening will be held that evening from 5pm. But it is Saturday, August 3, that is expected to be the big day. Going all day from 10am, the Animal Nursery will be back again, along with Squirt the Fire Truck and everyone’s favourite market stalls. There will also be all the displays and competitions demonstrating just how talented our locals are, with arts and crafts, produce, photography, home baking, home brew and horticulture all on show. “If anyone is thinking of putting their skills to the test, now is the time to get started,” challenged the spokeswoman.

Council and it is aware of our airstrip requirements.” “Of course we’re disappointed by the RFDS statement,” Mr Stemmler said. “But we also understand that as an organisation, we didn’t expect them to get involved in the middle of any local politics. “However, we as a First Responder Group still want council to reverse its decision, because the extra hours involved in getting a

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The starts to last year’s Billy Kart races were filled with as much intensity and atmosphere as a Formula 1 event. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON. LIONS have an action-packed best and fastest karts fly to victory thrown down to the workshops and afternoon planned for the annual or catastrophic failure in the quest fabrication houses of Cooktown Billy Kart races on Sunday, June 9 for the $500 top prize. to knock the undefeated Council The much-loved midgets and workshop off the novelty winner’s from 12.30pm. Caltex has had a long associa- juniors will be back to test their dar- podium. tion with motor sport and has now ing, with every midget winning a Last year saw crocodiles, while entered the unpowered racing arena prize, and finally the fabled novelty the year before saw boats flying by being this year’s naming rights event will be the rounding-out of down Walker Street coming out of the day with speed not as important “team workshop” at the council to sponsor. scoop the money. The premier event this year will as flare to scoop the $500. be the Caltex Classic which sees the The challenge has also been What will this year bring?

Seed Savers fostering sustainable living AS part of Cook Shire Council’s Healthy Communities Initiative, and in collaboration with the Cooktown District Community Centre and Club Veg, a new group has been established and is now seeking interested members - Cooktown and District Seed Savers. The aim of this group is to share knowledge and information on seeds, nurture local networks, establish stocks of popular vegetable seed varieties and foster sustainable living practices in the Cook Shire region. It is hoped that over time, many suitable varieties of plants and vegetables become even more adapted and productive in the local area. “The growing of suitable, well adapted vegetable seed varieties was

often overlooked by gardeners in our challenging Far North Queensland environment” said Club Veg facilitator David Cass. The program will run in conjunction with Club Veg, where regular meetings are casual and informative. Existing Club Veg members have embraced the chance to assist with the setting up of a well organised seed bank and local seed network, assisting locals with healthy food gardening. The Cooktown and District Seed Savers’ storage is located at the CDCC, 11 Charles Street, Cooktown and will be available to Seed Saver members every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between noon and 3pm (or by arrangement), and also at every Club Veg meeting on the first Saturday

of each month. A workshop and training day will be held at CDCC at 9.30am, Saturday June 1 for all Club Veg and Seed Saver members. Anyone interested in joining the Cooktown and District Seed Savers is also welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch or a plate of food to share. The workshop will be presented by Lisa of Kuranda Sprouts Seed Savers and Seed Savers Up North. For more information contact Club Veg facilitator David Cass on 4069 6098 or email 60sandbetter@ cooktowndcc.org.au. The Healthy Communities Bloomfield Track initiative is funded by the Australian Government.

Dictionary helping to keep language alive

Kathleen Walker and Elisabeth Patz. Photos: WARATAH NICHOLLS. Bloomfield River State School students (front, from left): Kaneisha Nandy, Aliyah Gibson, Storm Bloomfield, Kea Tayley and Keenan Yougie, with (back, from left): linguist Elisabeth Patz, Doreen Ball, Norman Tayley (language teacher at Bloomfield School) Kathleen Walker, Lily Yougie and Mayor Clifford Harrigan at the Wujal Wujal Dictionary re-launch.   WUJAL Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council tensively in Wujal Wujal in 1979 and Never forget about our Kuku is our has reprinted copies of the Kuku Yalanji 1980, recording the elders of the time, heritage and our identity.” Traditional Owners and Elders Lily Dictionaryand the Elisabeth Patz Gram- speaking Kuku, telling traditional and mar Book of the Kuku Yalanji language. current stories. Yougie and Doreen Ball also spoke Elizabeth’s book, A Grammar Book passionately about the importance of In a move to support, preserve and cultivate their unique language, the of the Kuku Yalanji language of North not only preserving their language, but council printed the books and distributed Queensland, was first published in 2002. about using it in our everyday lives, Traditional Owner, Francis Walker encouraging parents to speak to their them to community members and to regional schools and libraries at a book spoke to the crowd of about 100 people children in Kuku to ensure that it is carried with a message in Kuku, translated as: on into the next generations. launch held at the Wujal Wujal Hall. Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council Kuku Yalanji is the cover term for “Today we come together to be presented about 12 dialects originally spoken in the with a book, recorded by Jawun Elizabeth Mayor Clifford Harrigan presented copies area between Mossman and Cooktown, who had worked with our old men and of the books to Cook Shire’s Mayor Peter Scott for Laura, Lakeland, Cooktown only two of these dialects remain as women to compile a dictionary. “Our men and women must have and Ayton libraries. Copies were also living languages (Kuku Yalanji and Kuku Nyungkal). Kuku Yalanji is one of 40 of wanted our Kuku to be documented presented to Rossville and Bloomfield the 250 distinct Aboriginal languages still hoping that kuku be spoken strong and State Schools. being learnt by children today. will survive. Waratah Nicholls Elisabeth Patz, who came from “These days, English is more spoken Community Support Officer Canberra for the launch, worked ex- and our kuku suffers because of this. Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council

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Bruce Gibson to stand for Palmer United Party Education is a priority THE federal leader of the Palmer United Party Professor Clive Palmer has announced business consultant Bruce Gibson (right) as his party’s candidate for the seat of Leichhardt in the upcoming September federal elections. Originally from Hope Vale, but now living in Cairns with his partner Mary-Joan and their four sons, Mr Gibson is the party’s first Indigenous candidate to be announced. Mr Gibson said he visited all the communities on the Cape, and if elected his goals would be to see Leichhardt improved to becoming a complete electorate, with equality for all from the Torres Strait in the north, through to Bentley Park in Cairns. “I’ll be looking at development, business development and getting money on to the ground to improve infrastructure like roads in the region,” Mr Gibson said.

Other candidates announced in Townsville on Monday were: company executive Ian Ferguson who will contest the seat of Dawson, Australian Army serviceman Martin Brewster who has been endorsed for Herbert and company manager George Brazier who will take on Bob Katter in Kennedy. “We are pleased to be endorsing such outstanding candidates with a wide range of experience to stand as the Palmer United Party candidates in these seats,” Professor Palmer said. “The Palmer United Party wants to make a difference for north Queensland, which has been forgotten by the major parties. “My companies have strong ties with the region and Queensland Nickel is a major employer and contributor to the community.”

for Indigenous people FOLLOWING on from last week’s introduction, this is the first installment in Gungarde Aboriginal Corporation’s program to capture Cooktown’s Indigenous past. Last week we interviewed six elders from Wujal Wujal - Jackey Ball, Doreen Ball, Kathleen Walker, Francis Walker, Traditional Owner Francis Lily Yougie and George Walker. Photo: CRAIG VELLA. Kulka - at the Women’s Group house and got some great stories about their history in the area. Here is a piece from one of the interviews. Francis Walker, sister to Kathleen and Lily, is a Kuku Yalanji person and was born in the Cooktown Hospital and is a Traditional Owner. Where were you educated? “I attended primary school at Bloomfield, secondary at a school in Brisbane and then on to a business college in Cairns.” What was your first job? “When I finished school I came back to Wujal and was lucky to get a job here as a Teacher aid.” Can you tell us a little about your past history in the area? “We were the last family to even move in here to our community of Wujal, and we were the first family to move back on to our traditional land and that transition has been a very challenging experience for our family in many ways.” What you would like to see happening for the future of Indigenous people? “As much as our culture and heritage is important to us, so is education, and it’s important that you come back and help your people look at ways we can improve and empower our people to see a better future for all of us and to help our old people and to keep the language going.” This is just a snippet of one of the stories told by the elders who will be interviewed. The overall outcome for this program is to build a greater respect for Indigenous people by increasing wider community understanding and awareness.

Would Clive make a difference? LOOMING over September’s elections is the shadow of Queensland’s richest View man - Professor Clive Palmer. from Clive is proving to be good at looming. the Hill It is his only strategy at the moment as he struggles to get his Palmer United Party off the ground and running in time for the elections. He has to establish his party’s credentials, make sure everyone knows what he stands for, and fend off the inevitable attacks from our entrenched political class. Not an easy job, but Clive is a capable man. He did not get to be a zillionaire by being dumb and lazy. Just having him standing around is a major irritation for Our Julia and Tony Ears. When one of them says something like “I will improve health care, I will make sure the rich pay taxes, I will cut red tape. . .”, the voters respond with - ‘What have you been waiting for? Why haven’t you done those things already? When Clive makes the same claims, we might be tempted to listen, and even give him a go at the elections. It is very annoying for Tony and Julia to have someone as smart and successful as Clive looking over their shoulders every day, and they really, really wish the media would stop listening to him. They are caught in a trap of their own making - they have made Australian politics so either-or, or so black or white, that they don’t know how to handle an outside opinion. Worse still, the public interest is moving away from Labor-Coalition bitchiness. Instead, the media are seeing little difference between the two major parties and are delighting in contrasting their tired old rhetoric with a new and shiny Clive. Would he really make a difference? Who knows for sure, but he cannot be worse than what we have now or are likely to have after the next election. Like him or not, he does have big ideas and he knows how to make them work. Are you busy for the next three years? If not, pull up his web site and you can fill in the application form to be one of his candidates for Canberra. Wouldn’t that be nice - if we had a genuine trail-blazing MP from up here?

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Chambers hopes breakout will not impact on Weipa WESTERN Cape Chamber of Commerce hopes a breakout by seven Vietnamese asylum seekers from the Scherger RAAF Base Detention Centre last Thursday will not impact on the detention centre’s presence in Weipa on a long-term basis. The Chamber’s Acting President Geoff Bryant said: “The centre represents consistent business for the town. “This was a one-off incident and hopefully the loopholes will be identified and tied up rather than a knee-jerk shutdown of the facility.” The escape is still under investigation by Australian Federal Police. The seven escapees have been charged, along with three people who allegedly assisted and communicated with the escaped detainees. In what appears to have been a well-organised operation the asylum seekers fled the detention centre early Thursday morning before boarding a plane to Cairns at the Weipa Airport later that day. They were detained at the popular Cairns night-spot, Gilligans Backpackers. later that evening. Office-in-Charge of Weipa Police Senior Sergeant Brett Jenkins Australian Federal Police were continuing their investigations and were working closely with the Department of Immigration and detention centre provider Serco. Weipa Town Authority chairman Peter McCulkin said he had not yet received a formal brief on the breakdown, but there were a lot of rumours circulating around the town and in southern press. “This incident is certainly not indicative of the 99.9 per cent of clients currently in the detention centre,” he told the Western Cape Bulletin on Tuesday. “In fact, a local team played a cricket match against some of the clients on Saturday and they were concerned that the escapees actions could affect the processing of their own visas.” Federal MP Warren Entsch says the escape of seven detainees from Scherger Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) illustrates the “absolute failure” of the Labor Government’s immigration policy. “It’s clear that they can’t control their borders but they also can’t control the detention centres where they’re putting these people. “This case just illustrates the fact that we’ve got serious issues in regards to immigration and if the situation doesn’t change. “It’s going to cost us more and more,” Mr Entsch said.

TOP: Meqdad Hussain who, the Corner has found, took his own life at the Scherger Detention Centre. Photos courtesy SBS. BOTTOM: Family spokesman Hassan Ghulam.

Coroner finds asylum seeker at Scherger took his own life

AN Afghan asylum seeker who died at a Queensland detention centre took his own life, a coronial inquest has found, sbs reports. Meqdad Hussain died at the Scherger Immigration Detention Centre at Weipa on March 17, 2011. A recent inquest delved into whether he died in suspicious circumstances. State Coroner Michael Barnes was also tasked with determining whether Mr Hussain, a 19-year-old Afghan, had been properly assessed for mental health issues. In a decision handed down on Monday, May 27, Mr Barnes found Mr Hussain had taken his own life by hanging himself from his bunk bed. Mr Barnes found Mr Hussain had been properly assessed, found to be a low risk of self-harm and was offered appropriate counselling. Though entries in a notebook found in his room revealed Mr Hussain was in a disturbed mental state, Mr Barnes found authorities could not have been aware of these dark thoughts until after his death. The coroner also found Mr Hussain, who came to Australia on a leaky boat from Indonesia in late 2010, would not have been aware at the time of his death that authorities had rejected his application for refugee status just 24 hours earlier. “I conclude Meqdad Hussain died as a result of his own actions, that he intended to end his life and that no other person contributed to his death,” Mr Barnes ruled. On the coroner saying there were no observable signs that should have alerted the Department of Immigration or the company Serco, that operates the detention centre, Hassan Ghulam, Family spokesman and Australian Hazara Council spokesman, told SBS’s Stefan Armbruster: “During the last two weeks of his life he was living on his own and that was a huge sign of depression etcera, but that was not paid attention to.” Asked how the family feels, he said he spoke with them the night before the findings were delivered. “The family believe he was murdered in the detention centre and between their view and the coroner’s finding there is a huge difference. “I don’t know how to fill that gap, I try to convince them that of certain facts and issues found in Australia; they don’t believe it, they can’t see it.” Mr Ghulam has visited Scherger and describes it as follows: “Extremely bad, far away from civilisation, in the middle of a mining zone, very dusty, very hot during summer months and very humid.”

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ACALYPHAS are one of my favourites. Fast growing members of the Euphorbia family, they are ideal for our tropical conditions and offer a continuous splash of colour in the garden. Grown primarily for their foliage, they offer fantastic shows of coppers, pinks and peaches to reds, greens and yellows all year around. Like a lot of plants that come in and out of vogue over time, the Acalypha is no different. An old fashioned plant, apparently it was very common and could be found in every garden on Magnetic Island back in the 1930s. The word Acalypha is derived from the Greek word akaléphé, meaning a nettle. Acalyphas can be grown as a single specimen, providing accent or colour, or can be grouped or hedged. Don’t be afraid to prune, and prune hard if necessary - they look far more attractive as a compact shrub, if un-pruned

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FAR LEFT: Firestorm - a variety of acalypha. Photos: MARTY PATTIE. CENTRE: Hispida - a variety of acalypha. RIGHT: Hoffmanii - a variety of acalypha. RIGHT LOWER: Musaica - a variety of acalypha. they become leggy and There are so many vaGARDENING rieties of Acalypha, some spindly. I like to lop with MARTY PATTIE have slight narrow leaves, them back to their bare and others large leaves bones around the end of winter, then watch 20cm across. Others have how quickly they grow strange curly foliage; some have a toothed outer as the weather warms. edge and all with a huge Once established, variety of colours and they are quite tolerant variegations. to dry spells whilst lapping up the full Most have insignificant brunt of our hottest flowers except the striking sun. Acalyphas can be Acalypha hispida which is commonly called Red susceptible to spiral Hot Cats Tail for the brilwhite fly at certain times of the year, which liant bright red clusters of can be easily deterred pistillate flowers. with a bit of good old fashioned water There are many around Cooktown, pressure. They can also, at times, be Lakeland and surrounds where these chewed at by grasshoppers - although photos were taken this week. Acalyphas are also one of the easiest in my experience they are such prolific growers that the growth outstrips the plants to grow from a cutting - you damage done easily. simply cannot fail . . . give it a go.

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Portrait Art Workshop at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery on the weekend of July 13 - 14, 2013 • Cooktown Asylum Productions $5918 towards the costs of an “In the Bin” touring film festival, education program workshops and promotion of the Cooktown Film Festival event; and • Cooktown District Community Centre - $6782 towards the Ross Franzi Art Classes program (26 sessions) at the Cooktown District Community Centre. “The latest round of RADF grants will see successful applicants delivering a range of art projects that showcase the diverse creativity and impressive talent we have here in Cook Shire,” said Mayor Peter Scott.

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COOK Shire Council has announced five successful applicants to the latest round of Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) totalling in excess of $20,000. • Earthbeat - $2600 towards the costs of attending a professional studio to produce a quality master recording for online presentation and CD production of Earthbeat’s original music; • Cape York Folk Club - $3735 towards the cost of creating a new stage backdrop and introducing vaudeville theatre to hundreds of local attendees at the Wallaby Creek Festival; • Cooktown School of Arts Society - $1450 towards the costs of master pastel artist Maxine Thompson conducting a weekend Pastel Painting

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THINK honestly about this question: Which interests you more - who Jesus, is or what He can do for you? I’m afraid that too many of us are more concerned about what the Lord can give us than we are about getting to know who He is. But this is nothing new - Jesus had the same problem when He walked on earth. The crowds often sought Him out From the Pulpit for what He could do for them. Even though their needs were quite often legitimate, Christ knew their motives. There is a fine line between selfishly trying to use the Lord to get what we want and humbly coming to Him with our needs and struggles. Some of the issues we bring to Him are so pressing and urgent in our minds, that our desire for Him to take action in the way we want becomes greater than our willingness to submit to His will. At times, what we call “faith” is really a demanding spirit. We must remember that our earthly needs will come to an end, but Jesus Christ will remain forever. If our prayers have dealt only with presenting our requests to the Lord, then we are missing a great opportunity to get to know the One with whom we are going to spend all eternity. Let’s invest time in pursuing intimacy with the great God who created us. Then we can enjoy all the benefits of that relationship forever. How much of your communion with God is devoted to your needs - even legitimate ones? Are you spending any time getting to know the Lord? Although God delights in our prayers and tells us to pray about everything, He also wants us to come to Him just because we enjoy being with Him. Have an awesome week. Pastor Wayne Brennan Cooktown Community Church.

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Come with us and spread the word. Let’s raise awareness for domestic and family violence. Meet us at ITEC on the corner of Walker and Charlotte streets @ 9.30am, Thursday, June 27 and march with us to the Lions Park. Here we will celebrate the survivors, have guest speakers, a barbecue lunch and place petals in the water to think of and remember all those whose lives have been affected by domestic and family violence. For details please phone Betty Woibo: 4069 6098

Invitation to hear prominent author THE Cooktown Writers’ Group is extending an open invitation to anyone wanting to listen to a special guest at a special Writers’ Group meeting at the R.S.L. (rear) on Tuesday, June 4, at 7pm to hear the words of Rob Coutts, the author of “The Truth about Charlie”, which refers to the Howick Islands and the works of Ion Idriess. Idriess wrote “The Tin Scratchers” (Rossville area), “The Drums of Mer” (Torres Strait region) and many other notable tales based on his adventures. Rob will be including hints on how to negotiate the minefield of having one’s writings published. Fingerfood will be provided. And for this week’s column, I received a letter (which invoked quite a chuckle) from Sue Gaynor, a local scribbler from Killarney Station, and then a poem (which encouraged more smiling) from Faye Pini, a lady of literary and other talents. Both seemed to say, “Life - be in it!” Email your writings for our column to either: editor@ cooktownlocalnew.com.au or thekellers@bigpond.com or send them to: P O Box 645, Cooktown, 4895. Dianne Keller Cooktown Writers’ Group. Sue’s letter: “I thought you might like to share this light-hearted gem of philosophical wisdom that sheds new light on ‘the meaning of life’. I am not sure who wrote it but I think it says it all - ‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.’. And another - ‘Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other; body totally used up, totally worn out and screaming, ‘Yahoo! What a ride!’ Or, how about, ‘When life hands you lemons ask, for tequila and salt.’. Age Is A State of Mind There was an ol’ lady from Cooktown Who went to a loud music jam. Writers’ Hit by a sound wave Corner She was on her *** and flat down! Then a gent from this town so keen Picked her up and started to jive. So she lifted her pins And did a few spins And soon they felt almost sixteen! Through the night they sure rocked And danced their socks off, Amazing the rest In a marathon quest That left all the youngsters so shocked! I swear that this story is true. I saw it myself and I knew That, though age is a pain, Be outrageous again And your zest you soon will renew!

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Cooktown Local News 30 May - 5 Jun 2013 – 9


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Surprising results revealed in Normanby water study

A FOUR-year research program, undertaken by researchers from Griffith University, in collaboration with Cape York Marine Advisory Group, Cape York Sustainable Futures, South Cape York Catchments and the Reef & Rainforest Research Centre, will deliver the key results of a major erosion and water quality study in the Normanby Basin at a meeting in Cooktown on Thursday, June 6. The program, funded by the Federal Government’s Reef Rescue Program, redresses a major gap in our understanding of erosion processes in Cape York and sources of sediment and other pollutants to the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The coral reefs off the Princess Charlotte Bay (PCB) region into which the rivers within the Normanby Basin discharge, have been highlighted by recent AIMS research as the only part of the GBR not to have experienced widespread declines in coral cover over recent decades. Hence, as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the entire GBR, there is a special need to fully understand the past, present and future water quality threats to the reefs

of this region so that we can ensure that there is no further water quality decline. The program into sediment sources led by Dr Andrew Brooks and Mr John Spencer, from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University, has changed our understanding of erosion and sediment sources in the fourth largest river system draining to the Reef. Some of the results of the research were even a surprise to the team, having highlighted some important processes that were not previously on the agenda. As Dr Brooks explains: “It had been previously assumed that the major source of land derived sediment to PCB was from hill slope erosion in the steeper parts of the upper catchment. Our study turns that notion on its head though”, says Dr Brooks. “We found that the major source of sediment that makes its way to PCB from the upper catchment is from the erosion of the many small channels across the catchment, as well as from gully erosion or ‘breakaways’, in the upper Normanby and Laura River systems. “The fact that the major sediment sources are channels and gullies along

LEFT: Griffith University scientist Dr Tim Pietsch standing in one of the many large alluvial gully “breakaways” in the upper Normanby catchment. Photo: ANDREW BROOKS. RIGHT: Griffith University researchers Dr Andrew Brooks, Dr Tim Pietsch and helicopter pilot “Bungie” Scott collecting evidence of the coastal plain stripping from a remnant pedestal of a former higher floodplain surface on the Princess Charlotte Bay coastal plain. Photo: JON OLLEY. the floodplains, rather than the steeper lower floodplain around the Bay that Queensland Government by monitoring slopes, means we must change the way appears to be four times larger than the flood waters across the catchment and out to the Reef during this year’s flood from the landscape is managed if we are to source from the upper catchment. “The processes driving the erosion of Tropical Cyclone Oswald. reduce sediment yields.” The results of this monitoring found “These sediment source findings have the coastal plain is still a bit of a mystery reoriented our focus in determining the to the research team, but the lowering of high levels of nutrients and sediment in most effective way to slow erosion from sea level over the last six thousand years the river during the flood that are making gullies and small channels,” explains and periodic cyclones are major factors. it to the Reef. According to Christina “Unravelling this mystery with further Howley: “We don’t know how much of Griffith Uni researcher Jeff Shellberg. Dr Shellberg has been undertaking a research is critical to understanding the sediment and nutrients in the water series of passive and proactive gully man- whether it represents a potential threat are from natural sources or if they may agement trials in the upper catchment as to the Reef, particularly under climate be associated with the accelerated erosion occurring in the catchment. part of this program. Preliminary results change scenarios.” “Answering this question is fundaIn addition to the sediment and indicate the degree of intervention needed to locally slow down gully erosion, and erosion component of the Reef Rescue mental to the management of the entire the major physical and economic chal- project, local environmental scientist northern GBR region - and has potential lenges at cumulatively reducing gully Christina Howley has been reviewing implications for sources of nutrients to erosion at the catchment scale. the existing water quality monitoring data the rest of the Reef as well.” If you want to find out more about the Perhaps the most surprising result for the Normanby Basin and is writing a turned up by the research team was the Water Quality Management Plan. This result of this study, join the research team identification of an additional source of Plan identifies land use impacts on water for dinner at the PCYC Cooktown Events recently deposited bottom sediments quality in the Laura-Normanby rivers and on Thursday, June 6 at 6.30pm. There will in Princess Charlotte Bay (PCB) that on-ground actions necessary to protect or also be a field day on Friday, June 7 to a series of gully erosion management trials hasn’t been considered in any previous improve the health of the rivers. models of sediment production to the Christina Howley also organised a in the upper Laura and Normanby Rivers. For information contact Sam Hobbs collaborative effort between Griffith GBR lagoon. As Dr Brooks explains: “We have University, South Cape York Catchments, from Southern Cape York Catchments identified an additional sediment source the Laura Rangers, JCU, Reef Rescue on 4069 6292. See also http://www. from the erosion of the coastal plain and Marine Monitoring Program and the capeyorkwaterquality.info/.

Along the BLOOMFIELD TRACK Mike’s tips on where to spot the crocs

LEFT: Spartaca making a meal of what? CENTRE: Beefy Brutus showing his bulk at Bloomfield. RIGHT: Tuesday croc from Bloomfield Lookout (south side). BELOW: Never smile at a crocodile. THE Bloomfield is consid- to warm them up and aid see a croc or two resting in the male crocs especially might photos taken two years ago School, then rejoins it for a most likely to find a croc on the Bloomfield River. Or, just ered the best croc-spotting their digestion. So, a visit shallow water or on the sandy travel two to four kilometres shows her swallowing a water kilometre or so. There are several spots swimming around. river drive in the Cairns between May and October river bank. On a very hot day, on a high tide, especially at dragon. Crocs eat anything from crabs to fish to birds on the far bank where one Happy travelling doesn’t quite guAarantee a it may open its mouth - ironi- night. Region. Mike and Trish D’Arcy In another pond further to reptiles, including smaller or more big crocs hang out. Why? Because most local croc-sighting, but they’re cally to cool down. The skin Drive down to the Boat D’Arcy of Daintree rivers have bridge crossings, much more easily seen then. inside its mouth is thinner, so up near the marvellous Wujal crocs. As you drive north to Ramp, and make yourself 4WD Tours without a river drive. The I’ve just gone through my it can cool down more easily. Wujal Falls, we’ve had anwww.darcyofdaintree. The ford crossing at other regular visitor, Spartaca, Cooktown, and about three a cuppa under the quaint, Bloomfield River is unique archive photos to confirm com.au with views on both sides. As it, and I show some of these Bloomfield is exciting after which over the years loves kilometres past the Wujal rickety shelter. So, that’s where you’re Ph: +61 7 4098 9180 rain, but occasionally impos- to sun herself for hours each community, the road meets a bonus, you get to see stun- today. Going north along the sible after heavy rain or very day on a rock looking up at the river again. At low tides, ning and restful views of the mangroves, the river mouth, Bloomfield Track from Cape high tides. When the tides the Falls. Even after the sun’s one or more crocs might sit on jumping fish, occasional Tribulation, you pass the are high, a large five metre heat disappeared, Spartaca the far bank. A few hundred boats, egrets, brahminy kites “Wujal Wujal” (Big water- croc - “Brutus” to his friends is smart enough to work out metres further on, where a litfall) sign, crawl up the hill - glides around the big pond that rocks keep their heat tle spit of sand pokes out from and crocodiles! But exactly where and veering left and come across or rests on some big rocks longer than sandbanks. Good the mangroves, is another when can you see them? a spectacular 20 metre high about 200 metres up from the one Spartaca. Your insights popular resting spot for crocs, You can see crocs all view overlooking the river to crossing. He’ll fish around the and presence have given often half submerged. The road continues on, year-round, but winter is the the right. pond, then move again at high photographers great joy and best time, when the water is Directly underneath, at tide to one or two other spots great shots - The Croc on leaving the river past the cooler and they use the sun lowish tides, you will often further down the river. Big the Rock. One of my nice Bloomfield River State

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Student of the Month

Altricia Yougie is Bloomfield River State School’s Student of the Month because she is our super star sportswoman. Altricia won her race at the Cluster’s Cross Country held in Rossville - running the distance of three kilometres and finishing with the fastest time of the day, 15 minutes and 45 seconds. Dungay dungay dungay Altricia. RIGHT: Student of the Month for Cooktown State School is one of our high-flying primary school students, Mischa Rothlisberger. Mischa is always a hard working and diligent student, with his efforts paying off, helping him to receive an outstanding result with his most-recent reading test moving up three IPI levels. It would normally take a student a whole school year to advance one level so achieving a jump of three levels already this year is truly amazing! Congratulations, Mischa on a fantastic achievement.

Student of the Month for the Endeavour Christian College this month is Savannah Frame. Savannah is a thoughtful and hardworking student with excellent manners. She enjoys challenges, especially solving mathematical problems. She sets a great example with her positive attitude in class and in the playground. Savannah’s hobbies include swimming, playing in her cubby house and being active outdoors. RIGHT: The Laura State School Student of the Month this month is Karolleen Lowdown. Karolleen has 100% attendance for this term and is always ready to learn. She is a hard worker and especially enjoys spelling and maths. She is a good friend and is always looking out for the younger students at our school. Karolleen likes playing Longball at lunchtime and is looking forward to our school camp next term. Keep up the great work Karolleen.

Angelica Costello is the Hope Vale Campus CYAAA Student of the Month because of her great attendance and excellent behaviour. Angelica strives to achieve her best in all of her class work and has a great attitude towards her education.

Willow Pattie is Rossville State School’s Student of the Month. Willow consistently works hard in all areas and takes pride in her work, while she is always helpful in the classroom. Well done Willow. LEFT: Allee Silvester is Lakeland State School’s Student of the Month. She is a hard worker and always tries her best at everything she attempts. She enjoys writing narratives and has proven to be very creative in her writing with a number of entertaining stories under her belt. She is a friendly and courteous member of the school and can always be seen trying to help others.

Friday topped off Education Week RIGHT: Cooktown State School students show their appreciation to their sponsors for donations to last week’s barbecue. Photo: submitted. BELOW: Cooktown State School students and teachers walking to school from the IGA on Friday were:(from left front) Haydon McIntyre, Trina McBurnie (teacher) and Fraser Wilson-Ryle, with (from back left) Amber Farnan, Ella Hartwig, Ashlee Madden Kiah Batemberski and Antony Owen (teacher).

Endeavour walks to school safely

FRIDAY was a jam-packed day at Cooktown State School. To help celebrate Education Week, the primary school invited parents and carers in for a family breakfast to say thank you for all their support. This coincided with “Walk Safely to School Day”, in which both the primary and the high school were involved. After everyone enjoyed a fantastic breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, fruit, cereal and yoghurt, there was a parade held. This was a great time to thank all of our lovely volunteers for volunteer week who give up their

time to help in classrooms and on various school events. They included: Kerryn Brejnak, Lydia Barkley, Mel Thomason, Ali Ward, Tess Buhmann, Bev Coleman, Jodie Haendel, Chunaporn Beaufils, Kimberley Sullivan, Tracey McCauley, Niki Darvell, Bec Payne, Peter Coates, Sister Irene, Jodi Blades, Krista Whitford and Bronwyn Sieverding. To add to this, parents were then invited into classrooms to join in the morning activities to get a taste of all the fantastic learning happening so far in 2013. Cooktown State School would like to thank all the generous businesses that donated food for our family breakfast including, Cornett’s IGA Cooktown, Cooktown Ice Works, Hope Vale Butchery and Cooktown Bakery. Nicole Neill Teacher, Cooktown State School

ABOVE/BELOW: Endeavour Christian College students, staff and parents crossing the road safely on National Walk to School Safely Day last Friday. Photos submitted. LAST Friday was the national Walk did a fantastic job helping parents to cross Safely to School Day, with Endeavour roads, be road aware and looking out for Christian College students, staff and their friends. As the journey continued, parents assembling at the Cooktown the group grew in numbers and shortly Police Station in readiness for their walk after 8.15am a group of 30 students and to school. 15 parents arrived safely at school. Our Adopt-a-Cop Constable Dave and Jannie Basson our enthusiastic group of walkers set off Principal early, walking safely to school. The kids Endeavour Christian College

Cooktown Local News 30 May - 5 Jun 2013 – 11


FRIDAY 31

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Poirot 2:00 Bed Of Roses 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House?: Doobawah - Adam Ford investigates a house in Queensland that has not only changed its appearance over the years, but also its location. Who built Doobawah? When was it moved and why? And what clues lay buried in the old sepia photos? 8:30 Silent Witness: Legacy (Part 2) - In part two, whilst Nikki and Jack close in on the murderer of the eco-housing project victim, Leo finally finds someone willing to confirm his fear about the mysterious local health hazard. 9:30 Kidnap And Ransom 10:20 Lateline 10:55 Getting On 11:25 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 The Block Sky High 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 7:30 Friday Night Football: Canterbury Bulldogs Vs St George Illawarra Dragons 10:00 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Cradle 2 The Grave” (AV v,l,s) - Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but copturned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony’s daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony’s lost the diamonds and as he frantically searches for his daughter and the jewels, Tony pairs with a high-kicking government agent and seeks revenge on him. 2:30 Spyforce: “The Doctor” (M a,d) 3:30 Extra 4:00 Brand Developers 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Past Midnight” (M) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 Surf Patrol 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 7:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 10: Brisbane Vs Collingwood 11:00 Movie: “Colour Of Night” (AV v,s,l,a) - When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague’s therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rosa and begins a torrid affair. Double-identities and death threats abound as he delves deeper into the case to uncover the truth about his friend’s death. 2:00 Desperate Housewives: The Chase - When Celia comes down with the chicken pox, Gaby must keep her distance. 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Don Matteo: The Poisoned Chalice 2:30 Living Black 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Dunkirk To Le Havre 6:00 Britain’s Best Drives: The Trossachs 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Urban Secrets: Newcastle 8:30 Love And Marriage: A 20th Century Romance: 9:35 As It Happened: World War Two: 1941 And The Man Of Steel 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Hardcore” (MAV s,v,a) - In Greek. Leaving behind a hard life with their families, two teenage girls end up in an Athen’s brothel, fall in love and support one another against the adversities and violence of the night. Elements of fantasy and humour mix with a story of heartbreak and the loss of innocence. 12:50 Outrage: Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick delivers a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the gay community they covertly belong to. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

SATURDAY 01

6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The Checkout 1:00 Two In The Top End 2:00 Time Team 2:50 At The Movies 3:20 Movie: “Black Narcissus” (G) 5:00 Midsomer Murders: Ghosts Of Christmas Past 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise: On the island to track down buried treasure, a seemingly harmless group of treasure hunters are shocked when geologist Dr Ian Parks is found dead. DI Poole classes the entire group as suspects. 8:30 DCI Banks: Cold Is The Grave - A case terrifyingly close to home as Banks is asked by his boss Chief Superintendent Gerry Rydell to find his missing teenage daughter. 10:00 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. 11:00 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage: New Release Music Videos. For information about rage playlists visit the website: abc.net.au/rage

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Mornings - Saturday 12:00 Danoz 1:00 Snow Australia’s 9 Resorts With Lochie Daddo 1:30 Movie: “Protocol” (PG a) 3:30 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations: Brazil / Amazon 4:30 Discover Downunder 5:00 4WD TV - 4WD TV covers all of the up to date news, products and events within the diverse Australian and NZ 4WD scene. 5:30 Getaway: Kelly revels in the pristine waters of tropical Palau in Micronesia. Jason finds his dream home in Berry, NSW while Jules explores the Joshua Tree National Park in the U.S.A. and Natalie has an adrenaline pumping adventure in Lake Taupo, NZ. 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 The Voice 8:30 TBA 10:30 TBA 12:40 Movie: “Acolytes” (AV l,s,a) 2:30 The Baron 3:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Brand Developers 5:00 Life Today With James Robinson / 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 Harry’s Practice 12:30 TBA 3:30 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 10: Adelaide Vs Fremantle 6:30 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 10: Geelong Vs Gold Coast 7:30 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 10: Teams TBA 11:00 World’s Wildest Police Videos - Female protestors steal the spotlight with a topless demonstration, a gangland murder trial turns to chaos when the victim’s friends attack the accused in court, and a Motor City car chase ends in a ball of fire. 12:00 Desperate Housewives 12:00 Movie: “Butter” (AV v,l) - When a talented singer’s career takes off, she decides to change record companies - a decision that will change her life forever. 3:00 Harry’s Practice 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 That ‘70s Show: Hey Hey What Can I Do / Bring It On Home - When Red and Kitty withdraw their offer of college tuition, Eric goes to the job fair looking for work. When it is revealed that Jackie has been staying in the basement with Hyde, her parents decide to find her another home.

5:00 Korean News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 2013 2:50 Viva Las Vegas: The Improbable Rock ‘n’ Roll Life Of Doc Pomus 3:55 Budding Stars of the Paris Opera Ballet: On Stage 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Nicky Campbell 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 James May’s Man Lab 8:30 RocKwiz: Connie Mitchell / Julian Hamilton / Gabrielle Aplin 9:30 Movie: “The Tree” - After the death of her father, an eight-yearold girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house. 11:25 Movie: “The Science Of Sleep” (M l,n,s) - In English and French. Gael García Bernal stars as a shy young FrenchMexican graphic artist who confuses dreams and reality while falling in love with the girl next door. 1:15 Taqwacore: The Birth Of Punk Islam - Three years in the making, this documentary follows the progression of the Muslim Punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a fullblown, real-life scene of Muslim punk bands and their fans. 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight

SUNDAY 02

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: Russell Watson’s Salford 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook: Sizzling Beef And Salsa 2:00 The History Of Safari With Richard E. Grant 3:00 The Romantics: Eternity 4:00 Metropolis: Bali 4:30 Flights Of Fancy: Shanghai 5:00 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 5:30 Deadly 60: Mexico 1 6:00 Antiques Master: Third Semi-Final 6:30 Compass: Stumbling In Hillary’s Footsteps 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Whitlam: The Power And The Passion 8:30 Paper Giants: Magazine Wars 10:00 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel 11:30 Hidden Treasures With Griff Rhys Jones: Australian Art 12:30 Movie: “The Great Gatsby” (M a,v) - Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book this is an opulent story of the idle rich in the 1920s and one man’s devotion to a flirtatious waif. 2:50 Order In The House 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 10:30 Wide World Of Sports 11:30 Sunday Footy Show 1:30 Broncos Insider 2:00 2013 Intrust Super Cup 4:00 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Gold Coast Titans Vs North Queensland Cowboys 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Block Sky High 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 House Husbands: Gemma finally snaps when the pressures of being a busy mother, loving wife, caring boss, dutiful daughter and grieving friend get too much for her. Lewis’s world is rocked when Gemma ends up in a compromising position with her ex-neighbour. Justin leans on Lucy to help with the legal issues arising from Nicola’s death. 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Fearless 10:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Stiff 11:30 The Block Sky High 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Spyforce 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 Wild Boys 1:30 Footy Flashbacks 3:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 10: Melbourne Vs Hawthorn 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 7:30 TBA 8:30 A Place To Call Home: That’s Amore - Anna and Gino’s romance continues to blossom as they sneak off to spend time together, even though it’s clear that something about their secret trysts is playing on Gino’s mind. 9:00 TBA 11:30 Fairly Legal: Start Me Up - After her first night of homelessness, Kate wakes up on the office couch to learn that there’s a new case headed her way, courtesy of Justin. 12:30 I Just Want My Pants Back: Never Trust A Moonblower 1:00 This Rugged Coast: Lure Of The Pearl 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

3:45 Pokal Cup Final: Bayern Munich Vs Stuttgart 6:00 Weatherwatch & Music 6:10 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Cycling: National Road Series 2013: Adelaide Tour 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Netball: ANZ Championship Highlights 5:30 History Of The FIFA Confederations Cup 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Ancestors - A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain with historian Neil Oliver. It’s 4,000 BC and the first farmers arrive from Europe, with seismic consequences for the local huntergatherers. 8:30 The Observer Effect 9:30 The Secret War On Terror 11:10 Movie: “Shadows Of Time” (M a,l) - In Bengali. Follows the love story of Ravi and Masha, spanning 60 years, and beginning when they are children in India sold into labour by their parents. 1:05 Movie: “Tobruk” (MAV v) - In Slovak, Czech and Portuguese. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

MONDAY 03

SBS

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 Fire Talker: The Life And Times Of Charlie Perkins 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: A Copper Bottomed Dig, Swansea 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: Cass’s past invades his present when a note is found exposing his true identity and Stella and President Tate must deal with a superior hostile life force on Carpathia. 12:35 Monday Monday: Everyone’s shocked to learn that Roger’s resigning and Alyson assumes she’s a shoe-in for the job. 1:25 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:25 Time Team: A Copper Bottomed Dig, Swansea 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 9 (Split Round):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 The Block Sky High 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 The Block Sky High 7:30 The Voice 9:30 Major Crimes: Medical Causes 10:30 Person Of Interest: Proteus 11:30 The Block Sky High 12:00 Worst Case Scenario: Road Rage / Panicked Crowd Stampede - Bear is confronted with a road rage incident in a residential neighbourhood and must find help before the situation turns violent. 12:30 The Avengers: Never Say Die 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: “Rapture” (M a,v) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 Surf Patrol 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Ricky escapes from Adam’s men, leaving Tamara behind. The Braxtons search for Tamara and Ricky. Heath goes to the city to be with Bianca. Indi is understaffed at the gym. Marilyn apologises to John, but he’s not willing to re-start their friendship. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Revenge: Identity 9:30 Grey’s Anatomy: Readiness Is All / Perfect Storm - The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital prepare for a super storm heading towards Seattle. 11:30 Private Practice: In Which We Say Goodbye 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:35 World News 1:00 Nana Mouskouri: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Cycling: National Road Series 2013: Adelaide Tour 5:30 Global Village: Remembering the Gulag 6:00 Britain’s Best Drives: Richard Learns To Drive Again 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Car Chase Chaos - Adam and Jamie are the ‘fast and the curious’ as they test a trio of Hollywood car chase clichés. They want to know if you can really switch drivers, share the driving duties, or dump a dead body in the middle of a highspeed getaway? 8:30 Into The Mind: Broken Brains 9:30 Mad Man: Hands And Knees 10:25 World News Australia 11:00 The Life And Times Of Tim: Angry Unpaid Hooker / Rodney’s Bachelor Party 11:30 TBA 12:00 Shorts On Screen: The Burnt Cork 12:35 Movie: “Death Note: The Last Name” (M v,a) 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

TUESDAY 04

7 CENTRAL

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 Q&A 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: The Only Earl Is Essex, Earls Colne 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD Budget Special 8:00 Croc College 8:30 New Tricks: Buried Treasure 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Book Club: June 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:35 Time Team: The Only Earl Is Essex, Earls Colne 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 8: North Blues Vs Collingwood 5:30 Cheese Slices

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 The Block Sky High 2:30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine 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 The Block Sky High 8:00 Celebrity Apprentice: Dirty Laundry Challenge - Mr. Bouris has arranged for each team to run their own launderette where they’ll be dealing with dirty briefs, grubby pants, and filthy shirts…all in the name of charity! 9:30 TBA 11:40 The Block Sky High 12:40 Extra 1:05 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:35 Danoz Direct 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: “McBride” (M v,d,l,n) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 Surf Patrol 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Adam terrorises Ricky and Tamara. Brax lies to Casey, telling him Tamara is safe. Kyle is set up by a photo of him ‘buying’ a gun. Harvey makes a mess of things volunteering at the gym. 7:30 TBA 8:30 Packed To The Rafters: Taking Stock 9:30 Border Security: International 10:00 Travel Unravelled 10:30 Cougar Town 11:00 The Mindy Project 11:30 Happy Endings: She Got Game Night 12:00 Love Bites 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 About Women: The Third Age 2:00 Tropic Of Cancer: Egypt To Oman 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Namibia: Fauna And Sands 6:00 21st Century Railway 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? John Hurt 8:30 Venice 24/7 9:00 FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier: Japan Vs Australia 11:45 Movie: “Captain Alatriste” (MAV v) Set in the early 17th century when courtly intrigue and corruption precipitated the decline of the Spanish Empire, heroic soldier Captain Diego Alatriste fights for the King of Spain and the heart of the beautiful actress María de Castro. 2:15 Anna Pihl - (M l,v) - Tobias is still missing, and Mikala continues her desperate hunt for him as well as the dealer, K. Through the pusher, Jimmy, she tracks down the lab, where the Kamikaze-pills are manufactured. 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

WEDNESDAY 05

IMPARJA

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 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: Secrets Of The Dunes, Kenfig 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Jungles 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? 10:00 The Hollowmen: A Time For Talk 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Waking The Dead: Substitute (Part 1) 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:25 Time Team: Secrets Of The Dunes, Kenfig 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 9: Central District Vs Eagles 5:30 Cheese Slices

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz 2:00 The Block Sky High 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 The Block Sky High 7:30 State Of Origin: New South Wales Vs Queensland: Game 1 10:30 The Block Sky High 11:00 TBA 11:30 Weeds: A Hole In Her Niqab - Nancy seeks gainful employment and sets her sights on a position in the office where Doug has just begun working. Meanwhile, unlucky at love Andy finds himself in a trying romantic entanglement. 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: “The Good Policeman” (M v) 2:00 Winners And Losers 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 Surf Patrol 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away: Maddy is worried about Holly’s infatuation with Zac. Rosie reveals that her foster parents know nothing about her pregnancy. Marilyn asks Harvey to keep an eye on John, but John thinks Harvey’s having relationship troubles. 8:30 Criminal Minds: Poof / Dorado Falls 10:30 Hannibal: Fromage - Will and Jack pursue a murderer who makes instrument strings from the gut of humans. Meanwhile, Will begins to suffer auditory hallucinations, confusing his investigation of the case. 11:30 Inventions That Shook The World 12:30 Harry’s Practice 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 FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier: Japan Vs Australia 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: GSM In Bamako 6:00 21st Century Railway 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Jimmy’s Forest: Winter 8:30 Can Eating Insects Save The World? 9:35 Borgen: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil 10:40 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Lou” (M l) - In English and French. After her father walks out, 11-year-old Lou retreats from the world and refuses to trust those around her, even her own mother who she blames for the break-up. When her estranged grandfather, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, returns and confuses her for his long departed wife, Lou plays along. 12:40 Movie: “Little Red Flowers” (M l) - In Mandarin. A fouryear-old boy starting at a boarding kindergarten for the first time struggles to fit in to a strictly regimented society in post-revolutionary China. 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

THURSDAY 06

ABC

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 World’s Greenest Homes 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 My Family 1:00 The Genius Of Design 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: Caerleon 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Kirstie’s Vintage Home: Ellie And Nick 9:20 Stephen Fry: Gadget Man: Body Beautiful - Stephen Fry examines how new technology can help keep us fit and healthy. 9:45 Grumpy Guide To...: Teenagers 10:20 Lateline 10:55 The Business 11:20 TBA 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:25 Time Team: Caerleon 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 11: Perth Vs Swan Districts 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 The Block Sky High 2:30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine 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 The Block Sky High 8:00 The Block Sky High: Unlocked 8:30 The NRL Footy Show 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Captain Terry’s Spray On Hair - Alan attempts to solve thinning hair in a cheapskate fashion. Chelsea reveals Charlie hasn’t been pleasing her as much as he thinks. 11:30 Two And A Half Men: That’s Why They Call It “Ball Room” Charlie’s broaching the subject of a pre-nup leaves him stunned to discover Chelsea has just as much need for one as he does. 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: “Stolen Youth” (M s,a) - Old feelings of betrayal resurface, renewing a bitter rift between two girlfriends when one learns that the other seduced her son. 2:00 Winners And Losers: Twists Of Fete - Just when life seems to be heading in the right direction for our girls, a visit to the hospital fete precipitates a major problem to loom into view for each of them. 3:00 Dr Oz 4:00 Surf Patrol 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News - Sharyn Ghidella, Bill McDonald and John Schluter present the latest news and weather. Sport is with Pat Welsh. 6:30 Today Tonight - The latest news and current social issues presented by a team of reporters. Hosted by Sharyn Ghidella. 7:00 TBA 12:00 House Calls To The Rescue - Our rescue team answers an SOS from a couple whose backyard BBQ project has become a giant rubble-heap. 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Celtic Thunder: Mythology 2:00 Celtic Thunder: Storm 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Honfleur To Mont St Michel 6:00 21st Century Railway 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 8:00 The Little Paris Kitchen 8:35 The Spice Trip: Grenada: Nutmeg 9:30 One Born Every Minute USA: An Unexpected Delivery 10:25 World News Australia 11:00 Erotic Tales: On Top Down Under 11:30 Erotic Tales: Music 12:10 The Observer Effect 1:10 Movie: “The Caiman” (M v) In Italian. A political satire about a bankrupt film director who, under the impression he is getting the rights to an action film, buys a scathing biopic of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Winner of six David di Donatello Awards in 2006, including Best Film. 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

12 – Cooktown Local News 30 May - 5 Jun 2013


CROSSWORD No. 150

SUDOKU No. 150

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GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

A dispute with a friend may start to get out of hand. You are coming from very different directions and may not see eyeto-eye. Romance. A project which you have been working on for a while should suddenly fall into place. Your energy will finally pay off and you’ll have time for your mate.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) The Moon/Venus Midpoint moving through your sign should help to cheer you up. Life’s too short! Romance. This will be a good time for meeting new people. One person you come across may be a little unusual, however. Allow them to indulge you with all of their oddities!

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

FOR KIDS

Your enthusiasm will not go unnoticed. Don’t be shy about showing your feelings as they will be accepted. Romance. You will meet an attentive person later in the week. Choose your words wisely because they are likely to be judging your every move. You will want to make a good impression.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Your ability to excuse a friend’s recent action will help to bring you closer together. It may be hard at first to understand the situation from their point of view. Romance. You may be a little surprised by some recent comments. Your partner will soon be following your advice, however.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

You will be mystified by an unusual dream in the middle of the week. The dream’s message may help you to come to terms with a personal decision. Romance. A conflict between your partner and a friend of yours will finally be resolved. You can finally get back to your old ways!

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

FINDWORD No. 150 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA

You may be surprised at how hard your boss is with you this week. They may be taking their frustrations with other workers out on you! Romance. You probably won’t feel like going out this week. Enjoy some much needed time at home. Rent movies, make popcorn and relax!

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You will need to make an important choice this week. The other person involved with this is in a much stronger position than you realise. Romance. Your relationship will benefit from a friend’s advice. Even if you don’t agree, feel confident that they have your best interest in mind.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

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MUDDY RIVER

You may feel the need for a change or work. Think through this carefully. You don’t want to quit for petty reasons. Romance. Don’t let a disagreement with your partner develop into a power struggle. They may be less responsive to your final cooperation than you might like.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) You will not be in the mood to be messed about this week! It seems most colleagues have been taking advantage of your generosity. Put a stop to this! Romance. Your partner will be much livelier than they have been for some time and you will also be in a very romantic mood.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A person whom you have just met may be giving off contradictory signals. You will soon work out what they really think of you. Romance. Someone close to you may soon be getting divorced. Your feelings about this may be a little mixed. Be sure to support them during this time.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

– Plato

SOLUTIONS No. 150

You have done your best to plan your week, but it seems you will need to reschedule a few appointments. Romance. Be careful to separate reality from fantasy. Everything will go well, but will not happen in quite the way you have been expecting. Be flexible and accept this change.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) A meeting with friends will give you an idea which you must remember to follow up. Regardless of what your friends think, don’t miss this opportunity! Romance. A new relationship will continue to be priority for the next few weeks. Don’t seem too clingy as your partner may not like this.

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Trades and Services AUTOMOTIVE AIRCONDITIONING

EARTHMOVING & CONCRETE

FENCING

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Kingfisher

AUTOMOTIVE AIRCONDITIONING SPECIALIST

FENCING

ABN 57 113 129 567

Telephone: 1300 4895 00 Fax: 1300 7872 48 Editor’s email: editor@ cooktown localnews. com.au Advertising email: ads@ cooktown localnews. com.au Office Hours: 8.30am – Midday. OPEN all day WEDNESDAY.

NATHAN ZERK M 0400 049 238 PO Box 166 Cooktown 4895

ARC Licensed & Approved

BLINDS & AWNINGS

Cooktown Blinds & Awnings

0417 002 143

• Concrete – Earthmoving & Civil Works – Building Pads – Subdivisions – Driveways – Trenches – Post Holes – Clearing – Drainage – Demolition • Plumbing & Pool Preparation – Raw Materials & Cartage – Rock & Tree Removal • Small & Large Excavators & Attachments – Bobcats – Tip Trucks – Water Carts – Rollers – Tag & Dog Trailers Local multi-skilled operators providing you a competant, reliable & hassle-free service in Earthmoving & Civil Works

Nadine & Steve Scholz • PO Box 964 Cooktown Q 4895 cooktowncivilgroup@bigpond.com cooktowncivilgroup

Timber – pine or hardwood Glass  Gates  Aluminium Security  Retaining walls Gramline / Colourbond New house lots a speciality PHONE GREG

Licensed Contractor QBSA 1093073

0428 128 044

 Blinds  Awnings  Shade Sails  for a FREE measure and quote

Phone: 0499 022 739

BUILDERS

All aspects of earthmoving – Experienced and professional operators Specialising in roadworks, subdivisions, clearing, driveways, dams and rockwalls. • 8, 12, 21, 23 and 26 Tonne Excavators • Grader, Backhoes, Rollers, Dozer • Float, Roadtrain Sidetippers and Water Trucks

4098 1866

PAINTERS

The other local painter… Endeavour Painting and Property Maintenance

EARTHMOVING

BSA 1112207

Phone Dave or Silke anytime 0417 074 946 or 4069 6464

FULLY LICENCED AND INSURED FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND

Contact us on 0408 181 894 or 4069 6407

ELECTRICIANS / ELECTRICAL ANDREW DAVIES LICENSED BUILDER PH: 0408 930 905 BUILDING * RENOVATIONS * FURNITURE * LICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL *

MEAT PACK S available or create your own pack!

Advertise HERE in

COLOUR! $45/wk Colour • $30/wk Mono for a 6-month booking (GST inclusive)

BUTCHERS

Deadlines: Advertising – • Box ad bookings: by 10am TUESDAYS • Box ad material: by NOON TUESDAYS • Line Classifieds: by 10.30am WEDNESDAYS Editorial – • General (pics, stories, letters, etc): by NOON MONDAYS • Regular columns: by 5pm FRIDAYS • Sports columns: by 5pm MONDAYS

• Over 20 years experience • Re-gassing • All repairs • Installations • Conversions • All work guaranteed

Call 1300 4895 00 or email ads@cooktownlocalnews.com.au to book your advertisement

“Mouth Watering Meats”

Bulk sides of Lamb, Beef and Pork available ~ Trawler bulk orders most welcomed

Shop 3, 1 Muni St, Hopevale • Ph: 4060 9392 Fax: 4060 9342 • Email: hopevalebutchery@bigpond.com

EQUIPMENT HIRE

PEST CONTROL

COOKTOWN

PEST CONTROL ABN: 37 495 170 374 Mitigation Permit: WIMP01346103

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Opening hours: 8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday 8am to 2pm, Friday and 8am to noon Saturday FREE Delivery to the Cooktown area!

COMMUNICATIONS

Got products to sell, or services you need to let the community know about? ADVERTISE HERE

SNAKES Removed/Identified JIM SYMES

••Annual Annual Inspections Inspections ••Domestic Domestic and and Commercial Commercial Pre-purchase ••Pre-purchase Inspection Inspection Preand andPost Post ••Pre Construction Construction Physical ••Physical & Chemical &Barrier Chemical Barrier

3019•(ph/fax) mobile 04270427 818818 462462 Ph:4060 4060 3019 Fax: 4060or 3017 • Mobile:

PLUMBING

Great value for your advertising $

Email ads@cooktownlocalnews.com.au or call 1300 4895 00

CONCRETING

BSA: 12141087

BRACKENHURST CONCRETING

• All aspects of concreting and civil work • Houses, sheds and driveways • Decorative and exposed concrete • Spraycrete and concrete grinding Nick Prendergast Phone: 0429 923 400

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Trades and Services ROOFING

THE GREEN CORNER green corner top tip

Recycling is FREE and EASIER than you think!

Keep paper, cardboard, glass, steel, plastic containers and bottles, aluminium, scrap metal, green waste and sorted hazardous household waste such as paint and oil (<20 l), solvents, bleach and detergent (<20 l), lead acid batteries, pesticides (<5 l) and gas bottles separate and dispose of them for FREE at: Cooktown Waste Transfer Station....Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat & Sun 9am-12pm Ayton Waste Transfer Station ................ Wed 2pm-6pm, Sat & Sun 11am-2pm Lakeland Waste Transfer Station ........................Mon, Tue, Fri, Sun 8am-12pm For more information P  4069 5444 E  info@cook.qld.gov.au

SOIL TESTING

TOWING / TYRES

Fully accredited, guaranteed rapid results

TOWING - TYRES - MECHANICAL OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Soil Testing Contact Eric George, your local technician 4069 5854 • 0409 686 032 Cairns 4047 8600

GENERAL TOWING – Special local & Cooktown to Cairns rates TYRES – Cars, Utes, 4x4’s and Trucks – most sizes MECHANICAL REPAIRS & SERVICING – All makes & models, 2WD & 4WD

Cooktown Towing, Tyres & Mechanical Ferrari Street (behind Mobil S/S) Cooktown

Phone: 4069 5545 • Mobile: 0408 772 361

TREELOPPING

STORAGE SHEDS

TRADIES

UPHOLSTERY

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$45/wk Colour • $30/wk Mono

THIS COLOUR SPACE COSTS ONLY $45 PER WEEK* Email ads@cooktownlocalnews.com.au or call 1300 4895 00

COLOUR! for a 6-month booking (GST inclusive)

Call 1300 4895 00 or email ads@cooktownlocalnews.com.au to book your advertisement

*CONDITIONS APPLY – GST inclusive – Minimum 6 month booking. $30 per week Mono.

Attention:

Trades & Services Advertisers To ensure that consumers locating contractors through advertisements published are protected, and that licensed contractors are not being disadvantaged, the Building Services Authority requires that all advertisers

NEWS

LNP super grab hits working mums in Leichhardt ‘hardest’ WORKING mums in Far North Queensland will be the hardest hit by Tony Abbott’s cut to superannuation, according to Billy Gordon (right), the Labor candidate, for Leichhardt. “Tony Abbott will rip $500 from the superannuation accounts of low-income earners in the far north who are on $37,000 or less a year,” Mr Gordon said. “In Leichhardt, more than 30,000 people will be affected by these cuts. Sixty per cent of those people are women, many of whom are working part-time while they look after a young child. ‘ “Low-income earners are already doing it tough. They can’t afford these cuts. “The cut to the super of low income earners featured at the top of Tony Abbott’s plan to deny hard working people greater retirement savings for the future,” he said. “Just like Campbell Newman has

been cutting in Queensland, a Liberal Federal government will cut the Gillard Government’s Low Income Superannuation Contribution if elected on September 14. “The Liberal’s priorities aren’t the working mums of Leichhardt, so what hope has a working mother in Cooktown, Woree or Port Douglas? “And clearly they’re not interested in helping people prepare for retirement either, cuts are all the Liberals care about, cuts, cuts and more cuts. “This short-sighted, politicallymotivated move will increase pressure on the pension and hurt those who are already in financial pain. “Under Tony Abbott’s plan to cut superannuation, an average 30-year- old will be $127,000 worse off in their retirement. Five of the top 10 electorates hit hardest by Tony Abbott’s cut to low income super are in Queensland,” he said.

New members included in Wednesday roll up A GOOD roll up of 12 shooters, including several new members, contested last Wednesday night’s 30-shot Standard Match. From a possible score of 300, Clint’s 250 was good enough to take out first, while newcomer Andrew finished second with 247, with third place going to Andy who returned a score of 243. Members are reminded we will be holding our working bee this Satur-

day, June 1 and are also reminded of the special meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 12. June dates for your diary include: Wednesday, 5 - Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm; Wednesday, 12 - Special General Meeting from 5.30pm; Saturday, 15 - Firearms Safety Course from 8.30am; Wednesday, 19 - Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm;

COOKTOWN BARGAIN. 3 Bedroom house. Good condition, $230K. Phone owner on 4946 9507 for details.

COOK SHIRE COUNCIL COOKTOWN POOL CLOSURE Cook Shire Council would like to advise that the Cooktown Pool will be closed from Monday, June 3 until Sunday, June 16 for scheduled QBuild maintenance works. If works are completed ahead of time, the pool will reopen earlier. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Turtle Rescue

Yuku-Baja-Muliku Rangers are offering their services to assist with any sick or injured Marine Turtles found. We encourage contact with us at any time to implement a speedy recovery for these beautiful creatures to enable a better chance of rehabilitation.

• state words to the effect “cannot perform building work valued at more than $3,300”.

Telephone: 1300 4895 00 Fax: 1300 7872 48 Email: ads@cooktownlocalnews.com.au

house FOR SALE

CLASSIFIEDS

• state their name and BSA licence number on their advertisement or

Non-compliance with these requirements may result in the advertiser receiving a warning or a fine from the BSA. If you do not meet the above requirements in your present advertisement, please contact us as soon as possible with your details.

Wednesday, 26 - Sunset Shoot from 5.30pm; and Sunday, 30 - Practical Shot from 9am. Janne Stewart Secretary/Treasurer

Please contact our office on (07) 4069 6957 or Larissa - 0432 283 357 / Mick - 0408 577 193. Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner & Reserves Ltd • Archer Point Land Trust • www.archerpoint.com.au Ph: (07) 4069 6957 ~ Fax: (07) 4069 6501 • PO Box 1011 Cooktown QLD 4895 Turtle Rescue is supported by

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CAPE YORK ENGINEERING COOKTOWN MARINE

PHONE: 4069 6032 Flexible, quality child care in a safe, nurturing environment

Penrite Oil Agent

Steel and Aluminium supplies • Welding Fabrication: steel, alloy, stainless, site work • Guillotine, Bender, Roller: pipe threading and bending • Machining: lathe, milling • Hydraulics: hose repairs • Bolts, welding equipment • Metroll products, perlins, iron by order • Marine: boat, trailer, outboard repairs, parts and oils

CLASSIFIEDS

Tableland

HARDWOOD TIMBERS With all your local Australian northern hardwood timber SAWMILLING AND SUPPLYING  Structural Hardwood  Flooring and Decking  Poles  Sleepers  Rough and DAR Timber  Fencing Timber

POSITION VACANT

Ph Phil 4069 5224 or Mob 0417 776 524

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Truck Driver/Yard Person Provision of Customer Service

Education QuEEnsland cooktown statE school P-12

PETER & RENEE DAVIS Ph: 07 4093 1234 PO Box 1508, Mareeba, Q 4880 Mob: 0428 154 372 workmattersaust@gmail.com

Essential requirements are a Forklift Licence and HR Licence, with computer literacy preferred. To express your interest contact Rick Butler on 4043 0400 or email rbutler@cairnshardware.com.au

AdministrAtion officer A02 (AAeP) casual Vacancy 11.5 hours PEr fortnight

Cooktown Bowls Club Are seeking an Assistant Manager

Cooktown RSL Memorial Club

applications are invited for the position of Casual Administration Officer AO2 (AAEP). Applicants need to apply in writing (2 page max), addressing administration experience and abilities and submit their current resume.

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INCORPORATED

completed applications need to be forwarded to the Business services manager, cooktown state school P-12, Po Box 4, cooktown Q 4895. fax: 4069 5651 or email: pcoll20@eq.edu.au

Expressions of Interest Expressions of Interest are now being taken for Community Donations for the next six (6) months, July to December, 2013. Closing date: Sunday, June 30, 2013. Please forward your request to: PO Box 233, Cooktown, Q 4895 or email: cooktown.rsl@bigpond.com

All queries contact Bsm Pauline collins on 4082 0222. the closing date for applications is 3pm, friday, June 7, 2013. the commission for children and young People act 2000 requires the preferred applicant to be subject to a working with children check and as part of Education Queensland policy, employees must undergo a criminal history check.

COOKTOWN Skip Bins. Commercial and domestic rubbish removal and disposal. Ph 4069 5545 or 0408 772 361.

(formerly millers sawmill)

 Cooktown Ironwood  Darwin Stringybark  Ironbark  Melville Island Bloodwood

MacMillan St, Cooktown

TRADES

12 month contract, full-time employment. Salary as per Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 (negotiable at Committee’s discretion depending on experience and qualifications). Applicants must have RSA, RSG and RMLV licenses or be willing to apply. Knowledge of Wildcat gaming software, Quickbooks accounting software, Task Manager POS software (or similar) and Excel highly regarded.

Applications close Friday, June 14, 2013. Application form and position description available on request by contacting the Secretary (all applications must be sent to the following address): Karen Olsen A: PO Box 589, Cooktown, Q 4895 E: karenolsen@bigpond.com P: 0428 696 775

MOTELS AAA CBD CBD CBD – Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments, 71 Lake Street, Cairns. Self catering, secure car parking, pool/gazebo, opp PO and Woolworths. Ph 07 4041 2350.

MOTELS CAIRNS Rainbow Inn. 3½ star, all facilities including cable TV. Close to the city, from $65 per night. Ph 4051 1022.

FOR SALE CONTAINERS for sale or hire. Ph Cooktown Towing, Tyres & Mechanical 4069 5545.

PUBLIC NOTICE STANDBY Response Service. Support and information for people bereaved by suicide. Ph 0439 722 266. 24 hours – 7 days per week.

PUBLIC NOTICE CIVIL celebrant Kathleen Roberts. Naming Ceremonies, Marriages, Funeral Co-ordination. 4069 5004 or 0427 695 004

Cooktown Skip Bins Rubbish removal and disposal Ph: 4069 5545 or 0408 772 361

COOKTOWN MULTI PURPOSE HEALTH SERVICE – JUNE 2013 MONDAY

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Dentist (C/H) Podiatrist (C/H) Dr Gynther (M/H)

Dentist (C/H)

Baby Clinic & Immunisation (C/H)

Dentist (C/H) Dr Gynther (M/H)

Dentist (C/H) Dr Ruben (C/H)

VISITING SPECIALISTS: COMMUNITY HEALTH

HOSPITAL

Dr. Ruben: Paediatrician Dr. Bart: Dentist Dr. Darben: Dermatologist

Dr McDonald: General Physician

MENTAL HEALTH

Dr Thomas: Surgeon

Dr Gynther: Psychiatrist 16 – Cooktown Local News 30 May - 5 Jun 2013

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OUTREACH CLINICS:

Hope Vale

Women's Health NP June 5, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26 Dentist June 5, 12, 19, 26 Psychiatrist June 25

Wujal Wujal

Women’s Health NP June 3, 4, 17, 18, 24 Dentist June 3, 17 Psychiatrist June 26


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FOR SALE

MONTHLY MEETING

PETS & LIVESTOCK FARRIER. Ron Searle will be in Cooktown and Lakeland on JUNE 1, 2 & 3. Trims $30, shoes $70. Ph 0427 846 336.

Returned and Services League of Australia Cooktown Sub Branch

The next meeting will be held at 9am

this Sunday, June 2

at the Sub Branch Office, 132 Charlotte Street Office: 4069 6353 Mobile: 0413 322 625

Jimmy Fay, Secretary

Optometrist visiting Servicing Cooktown since 1997

Public Notice The Cooktown Horse Sports Team will compete at the Lakeland Annual Gymkhana on Satuday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. For more information phone 0428 695 609. GO! COOKTOWN, GO!

POSITION VACANT Barperson Required. Must have experience and RSA & RGS. Email: cooktown.rsl@ bigpond.com .

60HP with 6ft slasher. Helenvale, Cooktown, Endeavour Valley & all places in between. No travel time charged if in the area. $75/ hr. Please phone Allan Morris on 0457 958 807.

CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISE your classified here! Garage Sales, Meetings, Car or Boat for Sale! Email ads@cooktownlocalnews. com.au

Two cultures - One people

Cooktown Discovery Festival

Ocular health Eyesight testing Glaucoma assessment Diabetic sight analysis Contact Lens Consultations

Eyedentity Optical phone: (07) 4033 7575

ROAD CLOSURE - Lions Club Billy Kart Derby • Walker Street, from Hope Street to Adelaide Street on Sunday 9th June 2013 from 6:00am to 4:00pm • The Exclusion Zone will be the area between the two straight lines created from the Queen’s Steps across to the North Shore and the Coast Guard Lease to the North Shore. This exclusion zone will be from 8:00am till 8:00pm to allow for the Re-enactment and the Fireworks. Coast Guard Ramp Opposite North Shore Queens Steps

Opposite North Shore

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For further information on the above Public Notices, please contact Cooktown Discovery Festival Coordinator, Bronwyn Sieverding on 0467 058 731 or email info cooktowndiscoveryfestival.com.au .

Department 0f Environment and Heritage Protection

Public Notice

PUBLIC CONSULTATION OF DRAFT HOPE VALE PLANNING SCHEME

Notice of Proposed Revocation Pursuant to section 173Q of the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection gives notice of the proposed revocation of Monkhouse Forest Reserve described as lot 14 on SP252498, containing an area of 900m2, for addition to an Aboriginal Land Trust. Andrew Chesterman Director-General Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

• Charlotte Street, from Furneaux Street to Green Street (with both Furneaux and Green Streets still open to traffic) on Friday 7th June 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm • Charlotte Street, from Walker Street to Green Street (with Walker, Furneaux & Green Streets still open to traffic) on Saturday 8th June 2013 from 12 noon to 3:00pm [extra 30 min period approved if parade numbers necessitate] • Furneaux Street, from Charlotte Street to Adelaide Street on Saturday 8th June 2013 6:00am to Sunday 9th June 2013 at 9:00pm • Sherrin Esplanade, from behind Bowls Club to Charlotte Street – behind Lions Park, Endeavour and Bicentennial Park, on Saturday 8th June 2013 from 6:00am to Sunday 9th June 2013 at 9:00pm • Adelaide Street, from Charlotte Street (next to Boat House) and corner of Sherrin Esplanade on Tuesday 4th June 2013 to Sunday 9th June 2013

EXCLUSION ZONE - Fireworks Display

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Discovery Festival

ROAD CLOSURES - Discovery Festival activities

Electrical Licensed Contractor No # 2976

Waeco Fridge. Portable – 80Ltr. 12 volt/240 volt. Good Condition. Just serviced(receipt). Sell $600. Phone 0487 409 912 (Cooktown).

Cooktown

PUBLIC NOTICES - Cooktown Discovery Festival

Gas Fridge “Consul” – 231 Ltr. Brand new – unpacked. Cost $2550 (receipt). Sell $1500. Phone 0487 409 912 (Cooktown).

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In accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act (Chapter 3, Part 5, Division 2) and Statutory Guideline (02/12), Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council hereby provides public notice of the public consultation of the Draft Hope Vale Planning Scheme. Public Consultation Period The public consultation period for the Draft Hope Vale Planning Scheme is from Monday, June 3 to Friday, August 2 2013. During the public consultation period, you will be able to view the Draft Hope Vale Planning Scheme at the Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council Office at 1 Muni Street, Hope Vale. The Draft Hope Vale Planning Scheme can also be viewed on council’s website: www.hopevale.qld.gov.au

Remote Jobs and Communities Program

Submissions

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

Anyone can make a written submission about any aspect of the Draft Hope Vale Planning Scheme. The submission must be a properly made submission and:

GRANT FUNDING

• be in writing;

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is seeking applications for project funding under the Community Development Fund, part of the Australian Government's new Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP).

• include the full name and residential address of each person making the submission;

Beginning on 1 July 2013, the RJCP will operate in 59 identified regions across remote Australia, providing a more integrated and flexible employment and participation service and a more collaborative approach to building sustainable communities in remote Australia.

• be signed by each person making the submission; • state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds;

The Community Development Fund provides $237.5 million over five years, with around $37.5 million available in the 2013-14 financial year in competitive grants funding.

• be directed to Hope Vale Council • be received by Council before 5pm Friday, August 2.

Projects will be assessed on their potential to promote economic and social participation and benefit communities and job seekers in the remote regions. Project applications should be based on community priorities and be broadly supported by communities in a remote region or across regions.

Submissions can be lodged in person, by post or email. For enquiries about the Draft Hope Vale Planning Scheme, visit council’s website: www.hopevale.qld.gov.au, phone (07) 4083 8000 or contact Deb McKenzie at Flanagan Consulting Group, ph: (07) 4031 3199, email: deb@flanaganconsulting.com.au

This first grant round is open from 25 May 2013 until 21 June 2013. Applications must be received by 5pm AEST, 21 June 2013. To find out more about the RJCP and the remote regions, go to www.deewr.gov.au/rjcp To find out more about the Community Development Fund and to access the CDF Program Guidelines, go to www.fahcsia.gov.au/grants-funding

www.fahcsia.gov.au

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Telephone: 1300 4895 00 Fax: 1300 7872 48

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Ross Higgins Chief Executive Officer Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council Cooktown Local News 30 May - 5 Jun 2013 – 17


SPORT LEFT: Two West Australian visitors with their Spanish mackerel catches. Photos submitted. RIGHT: Another angler happy with his Spanish mackerel catch.

DOUBLE HELIX science quiz www.csiro.au

Quiz questions 1. Mice, hamsters and beavers all belong to which order of mammals? 2. Which simple machine consists of an effort, load and fulcrum? 3. Which common skin condition is caused by Propionibacterium acnes?

Take care at boat ramp WELL, BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) Weather was spot on with last week’s forecast. Hope you got out for a fish! Spanish mackerel and long tail tuna were thick at Dawson Reef on Thursday last week, and it was also a great tide for a free dive, so if you missed the window, it was all over by smoko last Friday.

The Endeavor River has been productive this week, with quality fingermark, barra, queenfish and mud crabs amongst the catch this week. The mouth of the Annan River has produced so solid barra on the flood Tides with live baits as well as some good mud crabs. With a blast of South Easters forecast for this

4. What type of environment is investigated using CSIRO’s Starbug? 5. How many legs does a biped have? 1. Mice, hamsters and beavers are all rodents of the order Rodentia. 2. A lever consists of an effort, load and fulcrum. 3. Propionibacterium acnes cause acne, or pimples. 4. Starbug is used to investigate an underwater environment. 5. A biped has two legs.

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energy crisis leaves Hash without trail Party Panthers forfeit Soggy’s Cracklin reached her 14 carton run THE general concept of laying a Hash

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week, estuaries and inland options are the best choices. Lakefield National Park opened last week to Kalpower, and will be open to the north, and east, by June 7 so all options are open and reports are promising. Mark from “Gone Fishing” reported fish to about 75 cm and a few larger rolled on lures on Monday. With a strong wind forecast for the next seven days, we need to take advantage of inland options and try for a barra before the water temp drops any more. The crew building the new boat ramp are waiting for good tide options and

Mitch Roe gets an early backswing ready for this ball. By WAL WELSH SUNDAY was the first game of the season with Marton and Black Mountain Panthers scheduled to slug it out in a Grand Final replay. Unfortunately the BMP boys partied a bit too hard the night before and did not show up. This gave Marton a win by forfeit, so rather than sitting around, a different version of the game was devised so the boys could have a hit out. Teams of two batters had four overs to get as many runs as possible, with five runs deducted if a batsman got out. This turned out to be pretty entertaining, while not overstretching any of those muscle groups that haven’t been used for a while. Marton look like they may have a killer side if they can get those “chalkies” to show up regularly. This weekend will see Council take on Hope Vale down at the Gardens. Hopefully both sides will field a full team and great day will follow.

trail is actually quite easy to grasp. The hare lays a trail of paper clues through interesting places and the pack (of “hounds”) is meant to discover and follow it. A good trail keeps the pack guessing, and forces them to use their brains as well as their feet. This week the hare was Soggy, but she unfortunately had an energy crisis and did not get the trail laid in time. Instead, she persuaded her personal bus driver to take the pack to the industrial estate, where they were kicked out and told to find their way home via the back ends of the race course and the cemetery. You can imagine how well that worked. The whole pack, bar four proper Hashers, plodded homewards along Endeavour Valley Road, and just kept plodding. No racecourse for them, and that is understandable. The real Hashers came home in the dark. Back home, GM Thermo put on her crown and called the circle to order. First up there were some special run numbers to celebrate. Archive has finally reached his 400th run,

(336), and best of all, F*&t achieved his 58 carton run - 1392 runs. At 52 Mondays a year, well, work it out for yourself. Next, we welcomed two virgin Hashers, who definitely enjoyed themselves. Then the focus moved on to less successful Hashers. Lunasee nearly missed the bus, and certainly missed puting her name in the book. Whizz took a break from his hobby of reversing into people’s favourite palm trees, to reverse in to a cherished cheese knife and destroy it. Then there was Soggy, for her pathetic trail, and finally F*&t, for grovelling to the GM. Happily, Soggy redeemed herself by serving up the most wonderful corned beef you have ever tasted, along with tray after tray of food that had been sucked off the table before the Hash scribe reached it (never mind - the corned beef and a potato made him happy). Next week’s run is at Archive and Barran’s. Just turn up at 5.30pm on Monday, June 3 to join in the fun. Contact Moses on either 4069 5854 or 0409 686 032 for details. On-on! Lye Bak

Saturday’s Cape York SSAA Rifle Shoot starting at 9am is the first of the new June calendar. For details, contact the Discipline Captain Toby Graves (0486 695 663). The black powder shooters were keen to hold their shoot last weekend, despite some of the shooters having some personal

handicaps as well as the windy conditions. It is a great venue to concentrate on the sport of target shooting, whatever your favourite discipline may be. New shooters and visitors are always welcome to come along to any of the calendar shoots. Anne Williams, Secretary .

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Biggest field ever contests Cooktown Open

WOW . . . The biggest Cooktown Open to date was held last weekend with a field of 95 contesting the top prizes. Thank you to the Cooktown Hotel, Drummond Golf and the Cooktown RSL Memorial Club for your kind sponsorships In what was a demanding and hectic weekend, I would like to thank Kate Thomson for doing such a terrific job as starter and getting all the teams out on time. A few hold-ups were of course experienced but in all, it all flowed pretty well. I would also like to thank Phil Witheridge for helping me out in all ways possible. Not to be forgotten are the course bar attendants Doug McKinless, Keith Smith, Ray Lennox and Michael Giordano. Wal Welsh and Barry Moran also did terrific jobs as the spotter. Graham Burton and Steve Butler also need to be thanked for setting up the course bars on Friday afternoon. The Endeavour Christian College did a fantastic job of catering for the barbecue breakfasts and lunches. Thanks also goes to Andrew Kendray of Cooktown Food Services for the use of the freezer/fridge truck for the weekend, and also the kind donation of the oysters to go with the prawns and to that end, thank you also to Rick Butler of Cooktown Hardware for providing the wheelbarrow to serve the prawns and oysters.

From the feedback received, everyone enjoyed themselves and can’t wait to come back for next year’s Open. Phone calls were even received on Monday morning from out of town players wanting to know the date of next year’s Open so they can book their accommodation in advance. Michael Benjak did another fantastic job this year of running the Sunday afternoon chipping competition. Mick actually won the competition, but as he organised the competition, gave the prize to the next person who was Paul Bartley who kindly donated the $100 putter back to the Club so we could raffle it off and raise some extra revenue. Thanks boys! Locally, Kim Haskell managed to keep the top spot for The Italian Restaurant Weekly Stroke competition last week with a fabulous nett score of 57. Peter Shields wasn’t far behind him in runner-up position with a nett score of 62. The Italian Restaurant competition for this week is a Stableford competition, which is being played off the red tees. This Saturday is the final round of the self-funded 2-Peson Ambrose Championship competition. The usual tee off time of 12.30pm will be in place. Even if you are not competing in the Ambrose Championship you can still come out for a round

Saturday Results / Sunday Results Men’s A Grade Gross Mick Benjak (Paradise Palms) Geoff Musgrave (Cairns) Men’s A Grade Nett Danny Bradley (Mareeba) Ross Sheehy (Cairns) Men’s B Grade Gross Graham Burton (Cooktown) Max Martin (Atherton) Men’s B Grade Nett Max Martin (Atherton) Sean Metcalf (Gordonvale) Men’s C Grade Gross Mark O’Dwyer (Keperra) Eddie Wulf (Mareeba) Men’s C Grade Nett Grant Holmes (Cooktown) John Burns (Cairns) Ladies Division 1 Gross Caitlyn Hendrie (Gordonvale) Alice Burton (Cooktown) Ladies Division 1 Nett Alice Burton (Cooktown) Jaime Hendrie (Gordonvale) Ladies Division 2 Gross Carol McKinna (Cooktown) Marilyn Clark (Cooktown) Ladies Division 2 Nett Carol McKinna (Cooktown) Cheryl Piccone (Atherton) Men’s A Grade NTP 13 Ross McConnell (Half Moon Bay) Mick Benjak (Paradise Palms) Men’s B Grade NTP 5 David McTague (Half Moon Bay) Scott Dowd (Cairns) Men’s C Grade NTP2 John Norris (Mossman) Rick Cowe (Cooktown) Open NTP 9/18 Mick Benjak (Paradise Palms) John

Pender (Tully) Ladies Div 1 NTP 6 Jaime Hendrie (Gordonvale) Patsy McMahon (Atherton) Ladies Div 2 NTP 11 - Men’s A Grade Long Drive Gary Thompson (Atherton) Lui De Zen (Mareeba) Men’s B Grade Long Drive Rob McMahon (Atherton) Craig Bell (Gordonvale) Men’s C Grade Long Drive Dave Webber (Cooktown) Norm Lockwood (Mossman) Ladies Div 1 Long Drive Patsy McMahon (Atherton) Alice Burton (Cooktown) Ladies Div 2 Long Drive Sayah Scott (Cooktown) Kate Thomson (Cooktown) Overall Results Men Ladies Gross Winner Mick Benjak (Paradise Palms) Alice Burton (Cooktown) Gross Runner-Up Lui De Zen (Mareeba) Caitlyn Hendrie (Gordonvale) Nett Winner Max Martin (Atherton) Carol McKinna (Cooktown) Nett Runner-Up John Burns (Cairns) Jaime Hendrie (Gordonvale) Men’s A Grade Winner Geoff Musgrave (Cairns) Men’s B Grade Winner Graham Burton (Cooktown) Men’s C Grade Winner Mark O’Dwyer (Keperra) Ladies Division 1 Winner Sharon Dowd (Cairns) Ladies Division 2 Winner Marilyn Clark (Cooktown)

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FAR LEFT: Carol McKinna watches the path of this chip to the 18th green closely on Saturday. Photos: GARY HUTCHISON. SECOND FROM LEFT: It might have only been a short putt from the edge of the green into the 18th hole, but Alice Burton took no chances and gave it her full concentration. CENTRE: Harison Stroppe (centre), was one of a couple of juniors who volunteered their services as caddies is flanked by Sel Wendt (left) and Marilyn Clark who applauds Harison’s efforts at the end of her round. SECOND FROM RIGHT: Local Steve Butler puts his clubs away after his round in Saturday’s Open. RIGHT: Endeavour Christian College volunteers Louise Basson with Chloe and Kelly Hanna at “catering central” at the Cooktown Open.

Bassani, Christie in Northern rep. squad

The Three Rivers team who contested the weekend’s RARL Far North Queensland Challenge. From Page 20 >> talented players to show their skills.” way.” Queensland Rugby League ReFollowing the carnival, a Northern The Cooktown Local News was at gional Co-ordinator David Maiden United team was selected to play the carnival on day one and saw Three said every team played each other against Queensland Outback on 29 Rivers meet Northern Cape which over the weekend, with games at Jones June in Cairns, as another curtainconsisted of players from Aurukun, Park on Saturday, and West Barlow raiser to a Pride home game. Napranum, Weipa and Mapoon. Park on Sunday. Maiden said it was disappointing Even though Three Rivers lost “The football was fast and furious no team representing the Torres Strait easily, speedy back Fabian Darkan and was well supported by the Cairns took part, due to lack of funding. proved an absolute star scoring two community,” Maiden said. “It’s certainly an issue for our early tries. “The communities taking part in game, we’re trying to provide pathLater on after the game against the carnival love their footy, and it’s all ways, but are still hampered by a lack Palm Island, the opposing captain about bringing communities together of funding,” he said. Fred Bulsey said he was highly and creating pathways for individuals QRL Divisional Manager Scott impressed with the efforts by Three to get to the next level. Nosworthy told the Cooktown Local Rivers. “Often roads are cut off in remote News that Three Rivers would be an “Some reinforcements arrived for areas of north Queensland, especially integral part of future carnivals. them overnight and they stretched us,” during the wet season, so we’re re“This carnival was higher quality Bulsey said. ally pleased this carnival will provide than the last and will only get better,” “We have many relatives up that opportunities for the region’s most Mr Nosworthy said.

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THREE Rivers rugby league fixtures will start next Friday, June 7, after an 11th hour payment of players’ insurance saw a team contest last weekend’s Remote Area Rugby League Challenge in Cairns. Committee members and team delegates are asked to attend a meeting at the RSL Memorial Club next

G’day again, WELL, heartbreaking doesn’t even begin to describe last Friday night’s loss to the West Tigers. Their try right at the death for them to beat us 22-20 left us all shattered. We had the game won, but threw it away in the end. Sure, there were some earlier video ref calls that went against us, but in the final wash-up, we lost our composure and started to rush things, trying to score when we didn’t have to. We pride ourselves on our defence, but instead of hammering the final nails into the victory coffin, we started pushing passes and dropping the ball. I suppose you could call it, “Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”. For myself, I was a bit “rusty” in the first half, but settled down in the second. I did hurt my knee though and I’m not sure yet of my availability for this Sunday’s game against the Titans on the Gold Coast. It was a bit puffy last Sunday and I’m due to have a scan on it. Depending on those results and it how it responds to treatment will depend on whether I play. We do have a big turn-around between games, with us playing last Friday night and not having to saddle up again until Sunday, but other than giving us more time to recover from injuries, we’d all much prefer to play quickly - to put things right for the loss against the Tiges. Get that game out of our systems and make up for the wrongs we committed in a game we should have won. This weekend we will be without our State of Origin reps, Jimmy Tamou (New South Wales) and our Queensland reps in Johnno (Johnathan Thurston), Matty Scott and Brent Tate. Being selected for your state is a great honour and we’re all behind the boys, hoping they play their hearts out, but come back injury-free for us. I’m not sure who will be taking their places against the Titans, but we have great depth in the Northern Pride and Mackay Cutters with them travelling in first and second respectively in the Intrust Cup. It’s a perfect opportunity for those guys to step up and show their wares in the NRL and plant themselves in the mind of the coach for future call-ups when the origin boys return. On the subject of my contract negotiations with the Cowboys, my manager held talks with the club’s management over the weekend. I’ve still to get together with him to see how they went, but I’d much prefer to see my career out in Townsville. We’ll be talking again with the Cowboys again soon and hopefully it will be all sorted soon. - MATT BOWEN

Tied up on 59 are Nikki (3) and Beagleb2 (3). Prickly (2) sits on 57 with Pootie Tang (4). 56: Maggie_P (2), Kintaine (3). 54: Camf (6), Wazza (2). 53: Cameron Neill (4). Camf registered six in a dominant display in a very difficult round, missing the Panthers’ win against the Dragons and the Titans’ huge victory against the Eels. Yet, Camf navigated the mine field of upsets with the Tigers, Warriors and Sharks. In fact, he was the only one to tip the Sharks, one of only five to support the Warriors and one of four to choose

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the Tigers. Dogs of War!!!!, although near the bottom of the ladder, scored five - missing the Panthers, Titans and Sharks. On four were Eye of the Tiger, Pootie Tang, Cameron Neill, Harry The Bear and Team Terr and Mickey Blue Eyes. The winner of the Cooktown Local News/Hinterland Aviation and Inn Cairns NRL footy tipping competition will received a return flight to Cairns with Hinterland Aviation and three nights’ accommodation in Inn Cairns right in the heart of Cairns. The runner-up will receive $250 from the Cooktown Local News. << Full details Page 18.

WUJAL Wujal’s Johnathan Bassani has been picked in the Northern representative side after competing for Three Rivers at the Remote Area Rugby League Far North Queensland Challenge in Cairns last weekend. Bassani has been selected on the wing and another Wujal Wujal footballer, Brandon Christie, has been listed as a shadow player. That team will meet Outback Queensland at Cairns on June 29 as a curtain raiser to a Northern Pride Intrust Super Cup match. Bassani was the inaugural winner of the Three Rivers competition Matt Bowen medal in 2011. Three Rivers was one of five sides to contest the FNQ Challenge after player insurance premiums were paid. The others were Palm Island Barracudas, Bowen, Southern Cape and Northern Cape.

This Northern Cape player (left) looks set to wrap up the Three Rivers player with the ball. Torres withdrew in the Alister Gibson from Wujal week leading up to the Wujal told the Cooktown carnival because of financial Local News that he was considerations. delighted two local playBowen won last Sun- ers had gained recognition day’s final beating Palm whilst representing Three Island. Rivers. Each side played each “The two days of football other once and Three Rivers were awesome and we as a lost all games - Results were: community at Wujal Wujal Bowen 42 d Three Rivers 14, are so happy two of our playNorthern Cape 36 d Three ers have been successful. Rivers 8, Palm Island 26 d “We have a football field Three Rivers 16, Southern up and running here at our Cape 44 d Three Rivers 6,. community” Three Rivers trainer The official Queensland Rugby League program for the carnival listed all sides including Three Rivers players which included: Jaymin Cobus, Fabian Darkan, Stephen Doughboy, Jellicoe Yoren, Geoffrey Jack, Evan Costello, Genis Cobus, Alvin Yoren, Cameron Nipper, Buckin McLean, Clayton baird, Dale Sykes, Johnathan Bassani, Brandon Christie, Gauai Wallace, Adrian Kulka and Alister Gibson. This Three Rivers player tries hard to break free from the Northern Cape defender’s tackle. << Continued Page 19.

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Bassani, Christie in Northern rep. squad

Upsets side step footy comp. tipsters WOMBAT_101 has had his/her lead trimmed by one to four after round 11 in the Cooktown Local News/Hinterland Aviation/Inn Cairns NRL footy tipping competition. Wombat_101 now has 66, after correctly tipping only three of the eight winners on the weekend in a round which played havoc with tipsters. Eye of the Tiger, with four, sits on 62, one ahead of TheFantasticMrsFox (3) on 61. The Warriors’ big win against the Knights, the Sharks stunning upset against the Rabbitohs and the Tigers’ victory against the Cowboys send most tipsters to the side-line.

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