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Steer clear of the water

Big crocs spotted at Quarantine IN croc-spotting news this week, a couple of four-metre beasts have been reported lurking at Cook’s Landing in the Thursday Island suburb of Quarantine. Marsat Ketchell and his partner Edith Dorante, who have been keeping an eye the crocs, say people should steer clear of the water. “Pass the word around and have the kids go swimming in your back yard,” Marsat says. He said he had seen six crocodiles in the area recently, fighting over scraps left behind by hunters. “On Tuesday night (February 21) there were two at the half-tide mark fighting over ‘left-behinds’, and they were four metres plus,” he said. “They are so unafraid that they come to within 30 to 40 metres of the Landrover with all my lights on, including the spot light, and watch me watching them. “I park just over the mound behind Benny’s tinnie. “On Wednesday night, there were four at the waterline. Two of them, over four metres long, went into high school oval creek after a couple of hours and never came out. “Last night (Thursday) the same four were joined by two smaller ones from Hammond, which equals six, all in the same area. “Two always swim around to the OTC mangroves at the bottom of Clark Street, and the two monster four-metre crocs always come out of, or swim back into, the high school oval creek. “The other smaller ones head for Hammond.” He said the presence of the crocodiles was worrying, considering there was “no real big mess of left-behinds” at the landing. “We need the trappers here - but where do we relocate them to?” he said.

Uncle Steve’s return ‘a blessing’ He is a life member and Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service, helped establish the Wagga Dance Company, and facilitates cultural awareness workshops in schools and universities. When the Torres News caught up with Uncle Steve on Monday he was chatting with old friends at the public seating area near the Primary Health Centre on Thursday Island. One friend who dropped by was Maluwap Nona from Badu. “It is a blessing to have Steve Mam back in the Torres Strait,” Maluwap said. Uncle Steve says he wants to spread the health message about diabetes to his brethren in the Torres Strait. He pointed to the word sibuwani on the front of the Primary Health Centre on Douglas Street. “Sibuwani is the Islander word for ‘contribution’,” Uncle Steve said. “I am not only interested in helping people, but in making a contribution to Torres Strait Islanders. “It’s not up to me to tell people what to do. I want to work with old people and young people, people who need support.” In July last year, the State Library of Queensland invited Uncle Steve to give his insights into Torres Strait Islander family life and customary adoption practices in a presentation as part of Strait Home, a celebration of the history and culture of the Torres Strait. Despite attempts to ‘retire’ more than a decade ago, Uncle Steve and his wife Aunty Pamela Mam have continued to work with the Torres Strait Islander community. During his induction into the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council Hall of Fame in September last year, Aunty Pam said: “We never have to Steve Mam (left), shown here catching up with his friend Maluwap Ali Nona, is back in the push each other. We’ve done everything Torres Strait after half a century away. PHOTO: MARK ROY together. Everything we’ve done is Sunday, February 26, after 50 years togetherness.” By MARK ROY away. Uncle Steve agrees. Moa Island’s Uncle Steve is wellSTEVE Mam is happy to be home. “I’ve been away in Brisbane for 50 Originally from St Paul’s community, respected and well-known locally, years, and happily married for 50 years,” Steve returned to the Torres Strait on nationally and internationally. he said.

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At the PKA Hall for the third diocesan meeting for 2011-12 are (front row) Fr Aruba, Fr Mari, Fr Banu, LNP candidate for Cook David Kempton, Bongo Sagigi, Fr Aruga, Fr Eseli, Kaurareg Elder Wigness Seriat, (second row) Willie Baira, Betty Sagigi, Fr Bob, Denna Nona, Patrick Amber, (back row) Flora Rose Sagigi and Josie Mast. By MARK ROY

tion Hall on Friday, February 24. “We are the governing body, and come The Diocese of the Independent Christian together for policy-making, clergy appointChurch in the Torres Strait and Kaiwalagal ments to various parishes,” Mrs Sagigi Australia has held its third diocesan council said. “There are 11 parishes within our diocese, meeting for 2011-12. LNP candidate for Cook David Kempton from the top western islands to Tully. “While here, we also had the opportunity was a special guest at the meeting. Diocesan registrar Betty Sagigi said to meet and listen to LNP candidate David clergy and laity travelled from Cairns and Kempton.” She said there had been a healthy level of the outer islands of the Torres Strait for the meeting, held at the Port Kennedy Associa- debate, and the membership was steady.

“We see some members drop out but they are being replaced with new ones,” Mrs Sagigi said. “It is good to see we are still going strong, despite our bishop passing away in 2010.” The late Bishop Gayai Hankin was consecrated and enthroned on April 26, 1998 at St Mark’s Pro-Cathedral at Badu Island. He was also the Parish Priest of the Parish of the Resurrection on Thursday Island. Born on Mabuyag in 1940, serving as a

Diocesan registrar Betty Sagigi at the Independent Christian Church meeting. priest in Papua New Guinea for many years before returning to the Torres Strait to serve as Dean of the Cathedral of All Souls and St Bartholemew Anglican Church on Thursday Island before forming the Diocese of the Church of the Torres Strait. “We still repeat his words, and he is still a guiding influence in the church, even though he is no longer here,” Mrs Sagigi said. “Our meeting today is an encouragement for our clergy to keep strong in the ministry and to carry out his work.”


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Mura Kosker Domestic violence counsellor Rowena Johnson, manager Latoya Nakata, Children and Family Support coordinator Karen Keane and domestic violence counsellor Florence Kris are looking forward to their Open Day on Thursday, March 8. By MARK ROY WOMEN across the Torres Strait are being recognised this week for the important roles they play in our communities. From carers to chief executives, women contribute to many roles, and the diversity of their work is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. Mura Kosker Sorority manager Latoya Nakata says the theme, Everything is Possible, is a natural fit with the Women in Hard Hats program being run by the Department of Communities. “The program is trying to

encourage the take-up of nontraditional roles,� Ms Nakata said. Led by the Office for Women, the Women in Hard Hats initiative works towards addressing women’s under-representation in non-traditional employment in Queensland’s mining, construction, science, engineering and technology industries. Ms Nakata said it was important in bringing about attitudinal and behavioural change among women, girls and employers. “Women are predominantly quiet achievers, but contribute to cultural leadership in their communities, often through arts

and cultural events,� she said. “We want to acknowledge the significant contributions women make on a daily basis, juggling work, home and children.� Mura Kosker has organised events this week to promote the role of women in the Torres Strait. International Women’s Day falls on Thursday, March 8, when Mura Kosker will host an open day at their premises on Douglas Street, Thursday Island. On Friday there is a celebratory dinner at the Gateway Resort on Horn Island. “Liberty Seekee is our guest speaker, and will deliver a talk

on the contribution of women in the Torres Strait during World War II,� Ms Nakata said. “International Women’s Day is also about getting men on board to support women in leadership roles. “We want men to be aware of what women went through to be recognised and not treated as second class citizens.� She said it was important to acknowledge the work of feminists in the 1970s, who fought for women’s rights. “A lot of support services are available now that were not available before because of these women, who were the initiators,� Ms Nakata said. The dinner on Friday, March 9, will present awards in the social, economic and education categories, she said. There will be lucky door prizes and more, sponsored by Gadin Ninja and Suzie’s Stylez. For residents of Hammond and Thursday islands travelling to the event at the Gateway Resort, the ferry will depart at 6pm and return at 10pm. The International Women’s Day Dinner is proudly sponsored by Tagai Campus, CEA, Rotary, McDonalds Charter Boats, and funded by the Torres Strait Regional Authority and the Department of Communities. For reservations and further information, contact Faylene Nakata on 4069 1663.


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Islanders seek self-managed finfish industry By MARK ROY TRADITIONAL fishers and inhabitants on Masig (Yorke Island) say they are frustrated at the lack of answers provided in community meetings around a draft management plan for the finfish industry. Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) visited outer islands of Masig, Warraber, Mer, Erub, Poruma and Ugar last month to hear public comment on the draft Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Management Plan 2012. The draft plan is open for public comment until March 9, 2012. Simon Naawi, a fisherman from Masig, told the Torres News he was “very unhappy� with the process. “It is unfair to Yorke Island,� Mr Naawi said. “The Eastern Islands are the ones that should be making the decisions on finfish management. “That money (from the finfish fisheries) will instead go to all the islands.� He said he believed Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) board members had taken a vote and decided money from the finfish industry should be divided amongst all the islands of the Torres Strait. “They should have divided it equally between Ugar, Mer, Erub and Masig,� Mr Naawi said. “We fish for mackerel all year round. It’s the biggest industry on the Eastern Islands. It’s in our blood.� Speaking to the Torres News from the public meeting with AFMA on Masig on Wednesday, February 22, spokesperson for Yorke Island fishers group Percy Misi said people were “very

unhappy and angry� about not being consulted on the draft plan. “We want to be self-funded and get off welfare, get off the CDEP, but the TSRA and AFMA are not building these enterprises to be self-managed,� Mr Misi said. “Meanwhile we can’t get any answers on how we can jointly manage the finfish fisheries. “There are only four members of AFMA at the meeting, and they cannot answer our questions. “It is a bit disappointing that we don’t have a representative from the TSRA at the meeting. “Neither TSRA chair Toshie Kris nor Kenny Bedford, who holds the fisheries portfolio, is here.� Mr Bedford said the TSRA had held a series of community consultations involving outer island communities, the Indigenous Fisheries Advisory Council and AFMA. “The TSRA met with stakeholders in an earlier consultation process,� Mr Bedford said. “AFMA visited communities to present the draft of the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Management Plan for comment.� Mr Misi said the TSRA and AFMA had not allowed enough time for public comment. “We only have until March 9 to make our submissions, and it is not enough time,� he said. “Instead they have told us to write to our state and federal fisheries ministers.� Mr Naawi said fishers on Masig had been trying to get their processing facility upgraded for years. “Our freezer and factory were built in the 1970s. We put in a submission to the TSRA and only got $20,000. It’s peanuts,� he said.

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Four-wheelers roll out Sea Swift offers career paths

Daniel Mosby with new SES vehicles en route to six islands in the Torres Strait. NEW Polaris Ranger vehicles rolled out across the Torres Strait last week. Daniel Mosby, an Indigenous Disaster Management Field Officer with Emergency Management Queensland, joined other EMQ staff to drive the small, versatile four-wheel-drive vehicles from the regional office in Cairns to the SeaSwift terminal in Portsmith. Dan’s area of responsibility is the Torres Strait, and he will be visiting each of the islands over the next couple of weeks to hand over the vehicles to the SES Local Controller and the community. The vehicles are going to Boigu, Keriri (Hammond Island), Mabuyag, Mer (Murray Island), Iama (Yam Island) and Masig (Yorke) Island. Correction: The photo supplied for an article in last week’s Torres News (SES groups given traction in the Torres Strait, page 12) shows Member for Cook Jason O’Brien with an EMQ vehicle, but not one of the “six new utility vehicles” referred to in the caption and story. We apologise for the error.

AN innovative ‘school to industry’ program that provides a defined career path for year 11 and 12 Tagai College students has started on Thursday Island. Marine cargo/freight transporter Sea Swift has partnered with Tagai College and Tagai College of TAFE to provide the ground-breaking opportunity. The program involves students undertaking a school-based traineeship that provides a Certificate of Construction. The two Year 11, and two Year 12 students attend three days of schooling, studying core subjects to ensure they attain a certificate of education. They then spend one day a week at TAFE studying modules within the Certificate of Construction. On remaining weekdays the students perform a day of work placement at Sea Swift’s Thursday Island depot. The students initially start as Work Placement, and after satisfactory performance, transition to being paid employees. At the completion of Year 12 the students graduate with their traditional Year 12 Certificate of Education, but also a Certificate of Construction. Sea Swift human resources

Year 11 students Anfernee Bani, Solomon Cummings, and Sea Swift TI depot manager Danny Ridley. manager Dan Erbacher said the long term aim of the program was to provide alternative and relevant education programs for remote students, leading to meaningful career opportunities. “We see these trainees as potential future Sea Swift employees, whether it be in our depots, or on our vessels,” Mr Erbacher said. “We will be expanding our workforce and fleet size in the Torres Strait, which is the core of our business. As such, we want to provide opportunities for more local Torres Strait residents to become part of the Sea Swift family.” Mr Erbacher said the inclusive ‘family’ composition of Sea Swift’s workforce correlated with the strong

family networks within Torres Strait communities, and provided a more welcoming and collegial workforce. He said it was important that employment opportunities for persons in remote areas and indigenous communities allowed them to stay at their traditional homes, and not have to move to locations far from home. “Any persons we employ in our depots or on our vessels will be provided with training to allow them to progress to higher skilled and supervisory positions,” he said. “We now have several Vessel Masters in our fleet who are local Torres Strait Islanders - our intention is for this to grow.”

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SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT LXT MAKITA TOOL BAG Bob Katter, Kate Flanders and Lachlan Bensted join with community members Ivy Trevallion, Betty Tekahika, Rob Trevallion and Togther Workplace delegate Jennifer Mairu for a grassroots meeting at the TI Bowls Club. PHOTO: MARK ROY By MARK ROY THE union representing public sector workers, Together, is calling for more transparency in how housing is allocated on Thursday Island. Workers, politicians and the media got together at the Thursday Island Bowls Club on the night of Thursday, February 23 to thrash out issues affecting public services across the region. Housing and remote area allowances were central to the discussions at the ‘Building Blocks’ Community Meeting. As well as a transparent process to house workers, union members lobbied for appropriate locality allowance, arguing that while some workers received hundreds of dollars in allowances and flights to Cairns, others were on an allowance of a mere $6.50 per fortnight. “I can’t even buy three-litre bottle of milk for that,” one worker told the meeting. The Together union organised the com-

munity grassroots forum, inviting all local state election candidates to attend. Together assistant secretary Kate Flanders said Torres Strait residents had a fair bit to say about their vision for a brighter, better future. “Families, including those right here in the Torres Strait are facing real pressures and want political leaders that will stand up for quality services in their local communities,” she said. “Whoever is elected to Queensland’s Parliament shall have to think about continuous consulting with the People of the Torres Strait.” She said the shortage of housing and overcrowding in shared accommodation presented a massive problem for local workers. “With units going for around $1500 per week, and the high cost of living, housing affordability is a massive problem for people here on government salaries,” Ms Flanders said.

“Members want to hear about improved public infrastructure and facilities, and are concerned about job security. “There also needs to be transparency around how housing is allocated.” Ms Flanders said the ‘Building Blocks’ Community Meeting was the first in a series of meetings across the State. “I think it is something the community cares about very deeply,” she said. “Without public servants, people’s lives would not go on in the same way.” A journalist from the Financial Review was present at the meeting along with Bob Katter and candidate for Cook, Lachlan Bensted. LNP candidate David Kempton was on the outer islands, while Member for Cook Jason O’Brien sent his apologies. Ms Flanders said while she had not expected all candidates for Cook to be present, the meeting had still provided an opportunity for local families and community groups to share their ideas, and for politicians to listen.

RDA announces new appointments for FNQ and Torres Strait FOUR new members will join Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait. Regional Australia Minister, Simon Crean and Member for Cook, Jason O’Brien made the announcement last week. Susan Darby, Peter Miller, Joann Schmider and Clive Skarott have been appointed as new committee members. Mr Crean and Mr O’Brien also announced the re-appointment of Councillor Napcia Bin Tahal as Deputy Chair. Katrina Spies, Elizah Wasaga, Paul Gadek, Geraldine McGuire and Peter Scott will continue as committee members.

Mr Crean said the new appointments would ensure RDA continued as a vital connection between all levels of government. “Strong RDA committees are engaging with local communities to maximise economic growth, flexibility, diversity and resilience,” Mr Crean said. Mr O’Brien said the committee would provide “vital input on local intel” to State and Federal Governments. “The committee will foster a common understanding about what really matters to the people of the region and those that wish to invest there,” he said.



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‘Drug resistant TB a priority target’ - AusAid TB death every 20 seconds Every 20 seconds someone somewhere dies unnecessarily from Tuberculosis - a disease which is totally curable. The World Vision’s National TB Advocacy Communication and Community (ACSM) manager Sian White said last month that globally 1.7 million people die from TB in 2006 and this is equal to 4500 deaths a day. She said that in 2006 there were 9.2 million new cases globally including 709 000 cases among people living with HIV AIDS and nearly four out of every 10 TB cases were still not been properly detected and treated.

Ms White said that TB is an infectious disease that spreads from person to person through the air and a person with untreated TB can infect 10-15 people in a single year by coughing near them. She said: “TB can affect any part of the body, but most often it attacks the lungs. The overwhelming majority of people with TB can be cured by administering a six-month course of drugs costing as little as AUD $25. Untreated, the disease is often lethal. Anyone can get TB, but the disease is strongly linked to poverty and poor living conditions, often striking vulnerable and marginalised groups.”

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THE Australian Goverment has once again postponed ending tuberculosis (TB) clinics that treat Papua New Guinea nationals on Boigu and Saibai in the Torres Strait. Senator for Queensland Jan McLucas said following the handover of the clinics to PNG last month, the Department of Health and Ageing held further discussions with Queensland Health and AusAid regarding the need for further clinics. “As a result of these discussions we anticipate that there will be further clinics over the next few months, although the final details of these are yet to be agreed,” she said. Australia has told PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill it considers dealing with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis on the joint international border in the Torres Strait a priority. Australia’s international aid agency AusAid announced an eight-million-dollar project to boost TB facilities in the Western Province capital Daru and along coastal villages. AusAid director general Peter Baxter said the staged handover of PNG TB patients to PNG care would provide the best protection for Torres Strait Islanders. “A number of measures to improve the detection and treatment of TB in Western Province have already been completed,” Mr Baxter said. He said AusAID had opened a specialist TB ward in Daru Hospital and begin a new community program to detect and cure the disease in PNG’s Western Province. “The temporary TB ward is operational and will ensure PNG patients transferring their treatment from Torres Strait clinics receive their specialist

AusAID director general Peter Baxter turns the sod for the new TB ward at Daru Hospital. care and a cure close to home,” Mr Baxter said. He said the temporary TB isolation ward would be used until a permanent ward upgrade and extension is completed early next year. “The new TB ward, to be completed by early next year, includes a six-bed multi-drug resistant isolation ward and a 16bed TB ward built and equipped to World Health Organisation standards. We will replace the existing X-ray unit at Daru hospital and install equipment that provides a diagnosis of multi drug-resistant TB within two hours,” he said. “A communications centre at the hospital is operational and is supporting TB management and referrals by radio, including from the Australian Torres Strait clinics.”

He said a purpose build “sea ambulance” was expected to be completed next month to conduct outreach clinics and provide emergency transport along the South Fly Coast in PNG. “AusAID has also purchased a year’s supply of TB drugs to manage multi-drug resistant TB so that patients handed over to Western Province from Torres Strait clinics can complete their treatment.” Mr Baxter also announced AusAID would support World Vision in a new three-year program called Stop TB in Western Province. “The goal of the Stop TB in Western Province program is to identify at least 70 per cent of people in the province with infectious TB and cure at least 85 per cent of those diagnosed,” Mr Baxter said.

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ANY compromise on indigenous constitutional recognition will have to come from the Federal Opposition, not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, according to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (Congress). Media outlets last month reported Congress had “conceded” it was inevitable that a compromise on indigenous constitutional recognition would be put to voters at a referendum. The Australian quoted Congress co-chair Judy Broun as saying: “I suppose there will always be compromise, that is the reality, isn’t it, of getting something like this brought forward and we know that for it to be successful we need bipartisanship on it.” But Ms Broun said her comments that compromise was “inevitable” had been misrepresented. She told the Torres News it was the Opposition who need to compromise, not the First Peoples. “Some people have interpreted my use of the word ‘compromise’ to mean compromise on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples - when it was a reference to the Opposition,” Ms Broun said.

Ms Broun said Congress recognised the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples was a priority issue. “Following comments made by the Opposition leader in his speech last week, at the tabling of the Closing the Gap Report, Congress is hopeful that the opposition is moving towards compromise on this issue,” Ms Broun said. “Congress is 100 per cent committed to all of the recommendations of the Expert Panel and will fight to achieve the recommendations of the Expert Panel through an informed conversation based on the facts.” In its report, the Expert Panel concluded that any assertion of the sovereignty of the First Peoples would not be successful in a referendum. However it also said reconciliation in Australia would be difficult, if not impossible, unless the assertion of unceded sovereignty was addressed. “Expert advice provided to the Panel was that none of the proposed changes will inhibit or deny sovereignty,” Ms Broun said. The High Court of Australia has previously determined that a ruling in favour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereignty would invalidate the Constitution.



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Mon 5. Hash House Harriers 6pm Tue 6. Esplanade walk/Circuit classes, Seisia Hall 5pm Tue 6. Bingo, Bamaga Tavern 6.30pm Tue 6. Zumba fitness, TI Bowls Club, gold coin entry 7pm Wed 7. University Aspirations Expo, Tagai School, Mabuyag Wed 7. Futsal (indoor soccer) Torres Shire Sports Complex 6pm Wed 7. Wongai Wednesday, Seaman Dan plays Wongai Hotel restaurant, Horn Island 6.30 - 9pm Thu 8. International Women’s Day Thu 8. University Aspirations Expo, Tagai School, Masig Thu 8. Open Day, Mura Kosker Sorority, Douglas St TI, 8.30am - 5pm 4069 1663 Thu 8. Karaoke, Torres Hotel, 7pm Thu 8. IWD Breakfast for students and staff, Tagai Secondary College, 7 - 8am 4069 2240 Thu 8. IWD Information Session Cannon Boggo Hostel TI, 7 - 8pm 4069 1663 Thu 8. IWD Information Session Kaziw Meta College TI, 7 - 8pm 4069 1663 Fri 9. TI Rotary Club breakfast meeting, Ilan Cafe 7am 4069 1531 Fri 9. International Women’s Day Dinner, Gateway Resort Horn Island 4069 1663 Fri 9. Karaoke, Torres Hotel, 7pm Fri 9. Samantha Bloxsom, acoustic set, Jardine Motel 7pm Sat 10. Mini Markets, Port Kennedy Hall, 9am 12pm 4069 2306 Sun 11. Uncle Seaman Dan, Torres Hotel 12-3pm Sat 17. St Patrick’s Day

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Setting the record straight on Queensland Health AS I am no longer an employee of the Queensland Government I don’t have to adhere to the Labor Government’s media policies effectively stopping anyone from speaking out for threat of losing their job I wish to set the record straight. It is important the right information is given to the people of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area. I noticed in the Torres News, February 14-21, Jason O’Brien talking about the Bligh Government’s commitment to the Torres Strait by way of the new primary health clinic at Saibai being ready to go to tender in March, 2012. In actual fact the Bligh Government has had nothing to do with funding the clinic at Saibai. The whole project - including the clinic, staff accommodation and additional accommodation being constructed on Horn Island to support visiting staff to Saibai Island - is being funded by the Commonwealth Govern-

I have no intention of placing myself between Mr Beetham and Mr O’Brien as I believe everyone is entitled to their own personal view about forced amalgamation. However, I do wish to point out some crucial facts. In 2007 the Labour Government forced amalgamation upon Queensland local governments. In the Torres Strait, 15 Island Councils and the Island Coordinating Council were amalgamated into the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC). Amalgamation was decided by the government on a whim with no financial analysis, feasibility or reports. The decision was purely political, and as a result, we are experiencing many hardships. The State Government did not know what the outcome of the amalgamation would look like for TSIRC at the end of the day. Council have been forced to make hard decisions to balance the budget and comply with legislative requirements, while endeavoring to maintain and improve standards. Despite these hardships, Council have battled on and achieved significant results. We have been strategically positioning council by identifying inefficiencies, and completing plans to spell out to government what position we are in, and what support is required. As a result of amalgamation TSIRC receives less grant funding today than the

individual amalgamated Councils combined because any new funding that becomes available, TSIRC are treated as one council, not 15. For example, council received $100,000 for the entire region, where if it were not amalgamated would have received $1.5m in total for the region. The cost of doing business in the Torres Strait has not decreased because of amalgamation, it has increased. The cost of holding one council meeting is between $40,000 and $60,000 because our 15 councillors and executives are required to be brought together. Multiply that by six per annum! Council staff numbers delivering local government services have remained fairly static. It was the mix-up between Local Government and CDEP work that gives the impression of less jobs. It is true that we have streamlined the delivery of enterprises such as guest houses that we still operate. This is purely a budget decision. The amalgamated Councils had the luxury of using CDEP labor to operate these facilities, the new CDEP policy does not allow this anymore. Our mechanical service is the one and only service we have had to shed, however, we have replaced it with a more cost effective service that we anticipate will deliver as good, if not better than before. The establishment of the Cairns office once again came down to money and

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could have been readily made operational to provide for the needs of indigenous peoples who wish to remain in their local community. The new Chronic Disease Centre stage one is meant to be open in June, 2012. There have no commitments from Jason O’Brien or Queensland Health on the additional funding required for the centre to both employ new clinical staff and to accommodate them. Additionally there has been no commitment made to act on the independent expert report recommending the Thursday Island Hospital be replaced. It appears we will have a new chronic disease centre with no staff and a hospital that falls down before we get any commitment from this Government. Two further questions need to be asked of Jason O’Brien and Queensland Health on behalf of the local people: 1. When will the Closing the Gap funded Chronic Disease

program expand to include the additional diabetes nurse, physician and health workers that was approved and funded for the district nearly 12 months ago as I know there has been no reduction in the chronic disease rates in the district, and 2. When will the Public Health Physician funded to the district by the previous DG for an amount of $500,000 be employed, again this was a commitment made nearly 12 months ago, and in a district that has an international border with a country with many high risk diseases and a free movement treaty this position is vital for the future of the people of Australia. Instead of spending over $150,000 on consultants to review the Torres Model of Care, Queensland Health would have been better funding some of the above or employing additional clinicians to treat people in the local clinics. Chris Giles Thursday Island

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ment, not the State Government. Furthermore, these projects have been delayed due to the State Government Crown Law processes relating to the lease of land for the clinic and staff accommodation on Saibai. It is correct that Saibai desperately needs a new primary health clinic, but many of the current clinics on the islands and the NPA need replacement or upgrading, Hammond Island has no clinic, and the Thursday Island Hospital remains a disaster waiting to happen. It would have been far better for the Bligh Government and Jason O’Brien to announce additional capital funds for the district to meet some of these urgent needs, rather than to make announcements about infrastructure they are not funding or have already promised to the district in an effort to buy votes. Jason O’Brien was quite content to support the Renal Dialysis Unit at Bamaga remaining closed despite the fact it

availability. Council saves approximately $36,000 per external employee to have them work out of Cairns. Cairns and Thursday Island are not in the TSIRC local government area which is why Council, during the 2011/2012 budget, passed a resolution to upgrade its public office at Hammond Island. Cairns has always been a stop-gap measure for Council until we can procure the funds to establish an office and housing of staff within our own local government area. Mr Beetham’s comment: ‘’Council sacks anybody who speaks out about the faults of the organisation” is false. I can only assume Mr Beetham’s comment about requiring a permit to return to live in the Torres Strait is reflective of the Local Laws passed by Council last year, and is a misinterpretation. This section of the Local Laws does not relate to indigenous community members. It is my understanding that Mr Beetham’s wife is from Iama, and as such the permit system does not apply. The by-law addresses concerns raised by the constituents of the TSIRC local government area and an ‘open door’ policy is one of them - without any attention to restrict the movements of the Torres Strait people and others that have made the Torres Strait their home. John Scarce Chief Executive Officer Torres Strait Island Regional Council


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Maintenance Alcohol limitations Responsibilities Tell someone where you are going With the cooperation of residents, containers that can breed mosquitoes may be either removed out of the weather or treated to reduce the possibility of breeding. Dr Gair said he encouraged residents to help the DART officers in their work by checking yards, especially after rain, for any container that could hold water. Typical containers include tyres, boats, buckets, pot plants, rainwater tanks, eskies, gutters blocked with leaves, old car bodies, tarpaulins and sheets of plastic, discarded takeaway food containers, and wheelbarrows. “Dengue mosquitoes only breed around homes and in urban areas, and not in swamps or creeks,” Dr Gair said. “Therefore, I urge all residents to take immediate action to help prevent further dengue cases.” The two mosquitoes being targeted, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, are very active during the wet season. There are other types of mosquitoes that breed in the mangroves and these may still bite people. The use of repellants can help reduce the chance of being bitten. More information about mosquito control can be found by contacting staff at the Primary Health Care Centre on Thursday Island.

Indigenous councils seek software solutions INDIGENOUS Councils across Queensland are set to benefit from a cash boost to assist in replacing key financial management software, thanks to a $30,000 State Government grant. Minister for Local Government Paul Lucas last week announced the State Government would provide the grant to the Local Government Managers Australia Queensland Inc (LGMA) to assist Indigenous Councils to identify and source a common software system. “These 12 Councils have decided to work together to identify a common solution that will result in cost savings for their communities,” Mr Lucas said. The Indigenous councils include Aurukun Shire Council, Kowanyama Aboriginal

Shire Council, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, and Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council. “I commend their approach to source a common system and obtain a group rate as it enables better sharing of resources, portability of skills and value for money,” Mr Lucas said. “The software replacement comes after the buyout of a major Local Government software provider resulted in the loss of support for the Councils’ current system. “LGMA will oversee the tendering project and has estimated it will cost $30,000 to employ an independent consultant to review four suitable systems. “Once negotiations are complete, Councils will be responsible for the cost of the introduction of

the new system.” LGMA Queensland President Nick Clarke said with this support from the State Government, LGMA Queensland would be able to identify suitable software solutions for Queensland’s Indigenous Shire Councils. “Through working cooperatively and the use of experts that would otherwise be out of reach, the councils will seek to implement a solution which enhances reporting, creates efficiencies and establishes a support network for finance officers”. Mr Lucas said the grant demonstrated the State Government’s commitment to working with Indigenous Councils to build their capacity in financial management and accountability.

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Queensland Health vector control officers Bret Stafford and Anna DeBruyne undertaking dengue mosquito control work on Thursday Island. PHOTO: MARK ROY RESIDENTS on Thursday and Horn islands might see a couple of workers darting about their yard in the coming weeks. They are part of Queensland Health’s Dengue Action Response Team (DART), and are undertaking surveillance and control work targeting mosquitoes that can spread dengue fever. Queensland Health confirmed two dengue cases in Manunda last month. They are the first known locally-acquired dengue fever cases in Cairns since March 2011. Queensland Public Health Medical Officer Tropical Regional Services Dr Richard Gair said while the dengue season had been quiet, these cases are a crucial reminder for residents in the north to take immediate action. “With the warm temperatures, I strongly urge all Cairns residents to take preventative steps,” Dr Gair said. “It is important that people - individuals as well as businesses - get rid of mosquito breeding sites around the yard and workplace.” Dr Gair said the DART workers would be undertaking yard inspections and setting traps to kill dengue mosquitoes. The Public Health Act allows the authorised officers to inspect yards, set mosquito traps, and apply specific chemicals and undertake a house-by-house eradication program.

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Queensland state election – March 24, 2012


Eye f the

o Cyclone This edition of the Torres News features the inaugural “The Eye of the Cyclone” column. Authored by a mystic, anarchist hermit who roams across the Torres Strait and Cape York, the column takes an irreverent look at important (and totally unimportant) issues of the day affecting the region. All offence is intentional and appreciated. Enjoy. SOMETIMES you just can’t win. There are elections in the air and Queensland’s leading men and women are putting their best feet forward, in the hope that you and I will find them so attractive that we will vote for their owners. What a collection of feet we have to select from. Mostly wearing the expensive and highly polished shoes that lawyers love, there are a few battered elastic sided boots that look as if they’ve tramped a paddock or two. So far, I have had no luck finding my own favourites to vote for (patent stilettos worn with black fishnet stockings), but I live in hope. So there you are, we will choose our parliament from a large pool of lawyers, with a few farmers thrown in. The most interesting farmers are the ones led by Bob Katter, the one with the big voice and even bigger hat. He is not standing himself, but he has assembled a tribe of people

who also wear check shirts and large hats who aim to take Brisbane by storm. Can they do it? Probably not, but as our Bob never tires of pointing out, Pauline Hanson and her One Nation party managed to take eleven seats. Country Queenslanders have an instinctive distrust of city politicians, and straight talking Bob may do even better than Pauline. Wouldn’t that make life interesting? Of course, the major parties will do everything they can to denigrate Bob, but they are having troubles of their own. Labor has just lost one candidate, a sparkling young chap of 19 who has on his resume working as a factory production assistant, a cleaner and a pizza delivery driver. Labor will have to do without his rich experience of life because he gets absolutely rabid when it comes to gays (bad) or white nationalism (good). In fact, his politics are so strange that the party does not know whether to brand him Nazi or Stalinist. On the other side of the fence, the LNP has the mixed blessing of Oberfuhrer Campbell Newman. True, he is a dynamic individual and no-one one is going to accuse him of Stalinism. Unfortunately, he has to work with a crowd of limp, colourless party members who resent being told to pull their socks up and be charismatic. I get the feeling that most of them would prefer another stretch as the Opposition, rather than winning the election under the Oberfuhrer. Right now we have two lame duck parties in Brisbane with a horde of enraged mini-Bobs sweeping down on them like Mongols attacking Beijing. I’m not taking bets on what the new parliament will look like, but I suspect it will be interesting . . .


INVESTING IN THE TORRES STRAIT & NPA • $40 million TI Chronic Disease Health Unit • Better boating pontoons, jetties • Great improvements to education at Tagai State College • Funding for family & community services

• Improved air strips and new helicopter for rescue services • More houses on the way • Support for self determination and protection of your traditional rights

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Home ownership a major issue for voters

Willie Bero, Katter’s Australia Party candidate for Cook Lachlan Bensted, Kura Stephen, Bob Katter and Peter Tapau. PHOTOS: MARK ROY By MARK ROY THE issue of home ownership in the Torres Strait was again front-andcentre during a visit by a candidate for the upcoming Queensland elections. Katter’s Australia Party’s Lachlan Bensted was out on the hustings on Thursday Island recently, holding a community meeting at the PKA Hall on Thursday, February 23. The rural fire brigade volunteer and local rodeo announcer has been endorsed as Katter’s Australian Party Candidate for the electorate of Cook. On his first trip to the Torres Strait, Mr Bensted was accompanied by Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter. While admitting his candidate was “young and green”, Mr Katter said Mr Bensted understood the issues in the Torres Strait that needed strong representation in parliament. “Lachlan has previous experience working with senior politicians and as the youth member for Tablelands,” Mr Katter said. “His knowledge of Queensland politics will stand him in good stead to fight for the electorate of Cook. “He is opposed to the locking up of Cape York which includes the proposed wild rivers and world heritage legislation.” Mr Bensted, who grew up in the Mareeba area and has worked throughout the Cape, said his party supported autonomy for the Torres Strait. “I’m in favour of it being an autonomous region, rather than being dictated to from the south-east corner of the state,” Mr Bensted said. He said the major issue raised at the public meeting was the need for freehold home ownership. “There is an income cutoff for households of $80,000 for public housing, which means if two people are working regular jobs they can lose their family home,” Mr Bensted said. “You’ve got to be unemployed or you can’t have a home here. “This issue goes back to the issue of

title deeds, which are Deeds of Grant in Trust. “This government has thrown a lot of money at the region and just walked away. “All of that money is taken up at the top of an upside-down pyramid. “We are looking for the commonsense implementation of common-sense ideas.” Speaking at a union meeting at the Thursday Island Bowls Club, Mr Katter said under current law, home owners cannot get a title deed if they live in an indigenous area. “Torres Strait Islanders won the Mabo case, but never got a title deed so they can go to the bank and borrow money on their land,” Mr Katter said. “We need to remove the red tape and restrictions and build assets, which will create jobs everywhere. “If we need to override Native Title legislation, we will do it.” Speaking at the Bowls Club meeting, local resident Ivy Trevallion said families had been living in homes for three or four generations and still had no land title. “We are not museum pieces, we are living our culture,” Ms Trevallion said.

Candidate for Cook Lachlan Bensted listens to a Thursday Island resident at a recent meeting. PHOTOS: MARK ROY

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LNP goes with the flow Amalgamation a step back: Kempton on Wild Rivers LNP Shadow Minister for the Environment Andrew Powell said that reports that the LNP had shifted its position on the protection of Wild Rivers were untrue. Mr Powell said the LNP had always made it clear it would protect sensitive areas and waterways. “We have already clearly and unambiguously spelled out our policy in relation to Cape York - which will protect significant areas in consultation with locals,” Mr Powell said. Environment Minister Vicki Darling said the latest policy position was “a complete backflip from previous pledges to trash the landmark legislation”. “They’ve been sprung trying to court Brisbane voters - and the old National Party has had to rein them in,” she said. In mid-February, graziers, traditional owners and environment groups in western Queensland formed a loose alliance to pressure Queensland Opposition leader Campbell Newman to commit to the state’s Wild Rivers laws, she said. “The LNP pander to whatever faceless powerbroker is calling the shots on any particular day,” Ms Darling said. “The only thing people can be sure about is that the LNP will not protect our state’s majestic rivers.”

In September 2011, Mr Newman said statutory plans would be used by the LNP to replace existing and planned wild rivers declarations on Cape York and across the Barcoo, Diamantina and Georgina River systems. In October 2010, during parliamentary debate on wild rivers legislation, previous LNP leader Jeff Seeney said: “We will oppose it, as we should and as every sensible Queenslander should.” Then last month MrPowell said the LNP had no plans to repeal or replace any of the Wild Rivers declarations in Western Queensland “And now we hear that they are back to opposing the protection,” Ms Darling said. “Can’t get their story straight. Can’t protect the environment. Can’t run the state.” Mr Powell said the LNP would not adopt a “one size fits all policy”. “The point we have consistently made is that we have not finalised consultations, and therefore have not yet committed to setting aside the existing declarations until these discussions are complete,” he said. “The LNP wants to protect sensitive river systems.” He said there needed to be a balance between protecting waterways and providing opportunities for pastoralists and Indigenous communities.

Bligh puts Jardine on Wild Rivers list ANNA Bligh wants to declare another five Cape York ecosystems Wild Rivers if re-elected, locking out mining and dams in a bid to preserve the pristine river systems. While fishing for barramundi in Pormpuraaw, on the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Premier announced the state government bid to declare the Jardine, Dulcie, Holroyd, Jacky Jacky, and Jeannie Basins as Wild Rivers. The environmental controls have received criticism from some indigenous groups in Cape York, notably the Cape York Land Council, who say the protections reduce locals’ ability to develop industry and grow their economies. But Ms Bligh said there was a duty to protect the systems from high-impact interference while grazing and fishing could still occur. “They are some of the most pristine river systems in Australia and all of them are home to very special, and in some cases, very

unique flora and fauna,” she said. “We want to make sure these river systems are looked after by traditional owners and indigenous people in the Wild Rivers program, and we want to make sure they’re protected.” Local Pormpuraaw ranger and traditional owner Lenny Ned, who took the Premier fishing on the Chapman river, said the river was like the community’s “shopping centre”. “We live off the land, we live off the water,” Mr Ned told The Australian. “To me it’s really important. “The land will support us and we will be there to support it for the next generation.” He acknowledged the division across the Cape over Wild Rivers, but said it should be up to each community to determine their decision. “In the Pormpuraaw we go the way we want, not want the other communities want,” he said.

THE LNP candidate for Cook, David Kempton, was back in Torres Strait last week visiting most of the outer islands as a guest of Robert Sagigi and Seri Stephen. The visit included Horn, St Pauls, Kubin, Badu, Saibai, Mer, Masig, Erub, Poruma, Yam and Thursday Island over several days. He said he witnessed the proud and vibrant culture and lifestyle that Islanders are known for. Mr Kempton said while the region had potential for growth in tourism, fishing, art and craft, it was hampered by over-regulation, red tape and misdirection of funding. “People have to go cap in hand for even the simplest things,” Mr Kempton said. He said one message was received loud and clear from every island. “Labor’s forced amalgamation has made people very angry, and is seen as a major step backwards,” he said. “Decisions about the day-to-day running of the island and its future are now being made by bureaucrats as far away as Cairns and Brisbane.” He said people were frustrated they were not given a say on the amalgamation of island councils. “These bureaucrats were not elected by Islanders to make decisions for them. They are feeling very isolated and forgotten,” he said. “I visited the stores and was very surprised at the cost of basic food items. With people receiving about $500 per fortnight and paying over half that for food, petrol prices over $2 per litre and rent doesn’t leave much for people to save” he said. He said funeral expenses had been hit hard by amalgamation, and was told loved ones had to be transported to Thursday Island and back at a cost of about $14,000, as there was no longer a mortuary on outer islands. “There used to be island funeral funds, which everyone contributed to, but they disappeared with amalgamation,” he said. “I was told of a resident on one island who was a fully qualified plumber yet watched southern contractors come onto the island to do work he could do. “Another fisherman with full licences couldn’t get money to buy an outboard to go fishing, even though he had borrowed before and had a good record. The red tape made it impossible.” He said home ownership and community growth were vital to the future of the Torres Strait. “There needs to be far greater scrutiny of money spent to ensure better outcomes and a redirection of welfare to growing jobs and enterprise,” he said. He was told the current tiers of Government need to be streamlined and made more efficient with a far greater say to the people and less control by bureaucrats. Mr Kempton, who met with Torres Shire Mayor Pedro Stephen and church leaders, said he was made to feel very welcome and thanked the people and Elders for sharing their views with him. “The LNP and Campbell Newman, who visited Thursday Island last year with Warren Entsch, will support me in growing Torres Strait by cutting red tape, stopping waste, growing the economy and sorting out the tenure. The LNP will respect the Island communities and assist them to grow,” he said.

LNP candidate David Kempton (back row, centre) during his visit to the Torres Strait last week. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


David Kempton for Cook David is fighting for: • No Wild Rivers or World Heritage Listings – the LNP will work with Cape York people to continue to protect the Cape. • Indigenous Home Ownership – The opportunity for aboriginal Queenslanders to own their own homes. • Business Opportunities – to provide real jobs. • Protect – Cultural and Traditional rights. • Less Government Control – more independence for the local communities.

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LNP candidate David Kempton (back row, centre) during his visit to the Torres Strait last week. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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Museum of Tropical Queensland showcases Torres Strait culture

An aircraft dance headdress from the Torres Strait. THE culture and history of the people of the Torres Strait Islands will be on show at the Museum of Tropical Queensland from February 27 to April 29. Stories from the Torres Strait: A Celebration through Dance, Music, Song and Story is based on the exhibition Awakening, which was a blockbuster exhibit at the Queensland Museum in 2011. The celebration of Torres Strait culture features objects of extraordinary beauty and significance from the Queensland Museum’s extensive Torres Strait collection. Museum of Tropical Queensland Director Peter McLeod has welcomed the exciting opportunity to celebrate the Torres Strait Island culture with a component of that major exhibition.

“Stories from the Torres Strait showcases the diversity and vibrancy of historical and contemporary arts and culture of Torres Strait Islanders,” Mr McLeod said. “The Torres Strait Islander culture is thousands of years old and forms a vibrant part of North Queensland life, and we’re proud to celebrate it. “Dance, music, song and story have been passed down from generation to generation. They are used to remember ancestors, to tell stories, to record significant events, and to keep family stories alive. “This exhibition provides a oneon-one experience for visitors so they may embrace the dance, music, song and story that resonate from the objects on display,” Mr McLeod said. Museum of Tropical Queensland

Visitor Experience Manager Jason Elliott said that some of the objects on display were brought out for display for the first time ever when curators were developing the exhibition in Brisbane last year. “Stories from the Torres Strait will give North Queenslanders an opportunity to discover an

extraordinary part of the state,” Mr Elliott said. “Traditional and contemporary dharis and masks provide a striking centre piece to the exhibition as the physical expression of an ancient culture.” The Museum of Tropical Queensland - celebrating 25 years in 2012 - is part of the Queensland

Museum network, celebrating 150 years of collecting and connecting in 2012. The museum is located at 78 Flinders Street, Townsville, near the Reef HQ centre. Opening hours are 9.30am - 5pm daily, closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.

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TS Carpentaria looks ship-shape for 2012

Former naval drill instructor Marsat Ketchell has Thursday Island’s naval cadets looking ship-shape at TS Carpentaria recently. NAVY Cadets for 2012 has so far been a roaring success with almost 40 young people turning up and actively participating. Special thanks need to go to Marsat Ketchell for jumping in and running parade for the cadets. With his 26-year history as a naval drill instructor he was able to share his knowledge and experience and this was appreciated by all. Marsat said it was after a family member brought a cadet uniform into his home he was inspired to come along and get involved. After the hour or so of drill he said it was good to get back into the swing of parade and ceremonial activities. Our cadet Leading Seaman also did a marvellous job in explaining parade

and drill basics to recruits. The plan for 2012 is for cadets to be trained in general aspects of seamanship and will involve weekly and weekend activities. There is no cost involved in weekly activities and all recruits are kitted out with appropriate clothing and shoes. Wait to you see the new camouflage uniforms! The new times for cadets are 5.307.30pm on Thursdays. Unfortunately due to staffing issues we are unable to run cadets again until Thursday, April 19. We will endeavour to run every week of the school term. If you would like to be involved in cadets please telephone Janelle Marrington on 0427 696 971. Torres News

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Ilan Arts & Entertainment Ceramic artists fired up about trip ARTISTS Ellarose Savage and Racy Oui-Pitt have travelled to Shepparton, Victoria, for the combined opening of the Shepparton Art Museum and the 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award. The pair were accompanied by Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Art Centre) manager Diann Lui and arts development Lynnette Griffiths. Federal Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts Simon Crean was on hand to open the newly refurbished museum. The 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA) celebrates and supports the rich, vibrant and diverse use of the ceramic medium by Indigenous Australian artists. With a combined prize pool of $33,000, the ICAA is the premier award for Indigenous Australian ceramic artists. Tina Baum, who judged the entries, commended artists for their excellence in quality and workmanship. Winner of the award was Janet Fieldhouse, who appeared recently in the Torres News (‘Tradition leads

Erub artist Ellarose Savage with her entry Kaubet and Sirr at the Shepparton Indigenous Ceramic Art Award Exhibition. PHOTO: LYNNETTE GRIFFITHS way to art prize’, February 15, page for artist use,” she said. The group also visited Melbourne 6). She said during the road trip to galleries to finalise future exhibitions Ellarose’s ceramic sculpture of Shepparton the group visited Aus- and then flew to Sydney to view the Kobet and Sirr was one of 18 pieces tralia’s oldest working commercial Picasso exhibition and the Canning preselected from 37 entries from pottery at Bendigo. Stock Route exhibition. across Australia. “The tour through the museum This multi-faceted trip combined Kaubet and Sirr is based on the and a lesson on the wheel were a several different experiences broadErub story of two brothers. highlight of the trip,” she said. ening artists’ views. The artists will Ms Lui said the ceramic pieces “Further along, the group explored now report back to the centre. were wood-fired and embellished the shipwreck history along the coast Erub Erwer Meta acknowledges with a new medium of ghostnet and of the Great Ocean Road. the support of government funding wire. “This has added a new appreciation bodies, OFTA, TSRA and Arts Q “Ghostnet is collected by our of early sea travel and a further dimen- for operational funding that allows rangers and passed on to the centre sion to our Sea Journeys project.” artists to have this exposure.

Off the Wall

Edmund Laza: “Art to me is an opportunity to express my culture to the world. My grandfather was my inspiration. He was a very good drawer, which is where I first got my interest in art. Azumul, meaning many Azum, is the whole school of fish in my print. In my eyes the only fish I saw while diving one day was the school of Azum. I speared them one after the other, with one eye on the four-metre reef shark menacing nearby. They kept returning to formation regardless of being speared and swimming into the tide in one direction.” Edmund Laza is an emerging artist from Badu Island. In 2009-2010 he completed his Certificate in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts and currently works at Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh (Badu Art Centre). Edmund is currently focused on lino printing, wood carving, screen printing and painting on canvas, basing his designs on natural forms of the landscape and his totems, kadal (crocodile) and thaub (snake). Azumul and other works by Edmund Laza can be purchased from Gab Titui Cultural Centre or online from Badu Art Centre:

Edmund Laza, Azumul, 2011. Lino print on paper, $740 (unframed).

Calling all bush poets Entries have now opened for Australia’s leading bush poetry competitionthe Australian Unity Bryan Kelleher Literary Award. Now in its fifth year, the competition encourages budding poets of all ages to follow in the footsteps of Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson and pen a bush poem. Australian Unity chairman Alan Castleman said last year’s record number of submissions, from poets as young as seven, shows that bush poetry is alive and well in Australia. “The response to last year ’s competition was outstanding with 674 entries received from bush poets of all ages-an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year,” Mr Castleman said. “Australian Unity hopes the competition will continue to grow and that more Australians will take the opportunity to create and contribute bush poetry that embodies the Australian spirit. Mr Castleman said: “It is important that we provide a forum, such as the Australian Unity Bryan Kelleher Literary Award, to preserve the art of bush poetry in a modern time so it can be enjoyed by future generations.” Entry is free and the competition closes on Friday, June 29, 2012. Wi n n e r s w i l l s h a r e i n more than $2250 worth of prizes. Application forms are available online at www. literaryaward or by calling 03 8682 6701.

The Straits: Beautiful one day, deadly the next

Brian Cox and Rachael Blake in a scene from The Straits. Page 14 Torres News

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WARNING: The following contains preview information for this week’s episode of The Straits. Episode 7: Poison Fresh out of hospital, Harry reasserts his authority and formulates a plan to get Noel out of prison. Sissi is falling for Thomson and gets him a job exterminating cane toads at the wildlife farm. Marou is still feeling deeply wounded over Harry’s remarks at the end of Episode 6. In an effort to earn his father’s respect, he and Gary score a stash of drugs from a trader ship in the Straits and then drive south to sell the drugs to another biker gang. The deal goes smoothly until Gary misinterprets the situation and shoots one of the gang, then Gary and Marou have to fight their way out. This opens old wounds for Marou, whose football career was ruined when drugs were found

in his car after an accident several years ago (in which Gary was driving). As Gary and Marou argue, Marou has a moment of clarity - he realises that Harry demands his obedience but has never respected it. At home, Harry is forced to admit to Kitty that he has been having an affair with the family lawyer, Natasha, for years. Devastated, Kitty leaves for the Straits as Marou returns home and confronts Harry. At the end of the episode, Noel is stabbed in prison. The Straits screens this Thursday, March 8, from 8.30pm on ABC 1. If you miss Thursday’s screening, the episode is repeated on ABC 2 on Friday, March 9 at 10.30pm. Or you can always catch up with the twists and turns of the plot by grabbing the latest copy of the Torres News.

out & about @ The Torres Hotel (The Top Pub) PHOTOS: MARK ROY

LEFT: Denis Murray and Bec Konz at the Torres Hotel. RIGHT: Jodie Ridley and Danny Ridley.

LEFT: Elaine and Paul relax on the verandah of the Torres Hotel. RIGHT: Nadine and Barry Tarrant having a top night at the Top Pub.

LEFT: Peter, Bob and Lisa kick back at the Torres. RIGHT: Jackson Seymour and Katie Overson enjoying Friday night at the Torres Hotel.

MOSBY-NAI WEDDING, YORKE ISLAND The bridal party at the wedding on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Groom Yessie Mosby married his bride Monica Nai in a traditional wedding ceremony on the beach at Masig (Yorke Island). The bride was led from her house through the streets of the island, filled with people celebrating and traditional dancers. Guests came from the nearby islands of Poruma and Erub, and the island dancing continued until 5am. Our best wishes to newlyweds Yessie and Monica.

Yessie Mosby and Monica Nai at their wedding ceremony on Masig (Yorke Island).

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4:00 Basketball: WNBL 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News Mornings 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 The Old Guys 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:00 Dragons’ Den 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Minuscule: The Grasshopper Who Didn’t Know How To Leap 6:05 Grand Designs Revisited: Lambourn 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 (QLD) 8:00 QI 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: The Green Mill Murder During a night out, Phryne becomes involved in a murder when her good friend Charles becomes the number one suspect. 9:30 Luther: Luther is blackmailed by Jenny’s former madam and her heavies who threaten to kill the quirky teenager if he doesn’t comply. Meanwhile he is called to investigate a series of strange, random murders. 10:25 Lateline 11:05 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight: Adam Hills returns to Gordon Street with his unique take on the traditional tonight show. 12:10 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Zazzy Substitution” (PG) 7:30 Friday Night Football: Brisbane Bronco’s v North Queensland Cowboys 9:30 Friday Night Football: Manly Sea Eagles Vs Wests Tigers 11:30 Movie: “Today You Die” (AV v,l) - Steven Seagal stars as Harlan Banks, an ex-con who is hired to drive a delivery truck in Las Vegas. When he picks up $20 million in cash, his double-crossing partner blasts two security men and holds his gun to Banks’ head, ordering him to drive. Banks gets away with the money, but eventually lands in prison. Now his former “partners” want the money and will do anything to get it. 1:30 Movie: “Cactus” (M v,l,s) 3:20 Nine Presents 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Romy And Michele: In The Beginning” (M s) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Surf Patrol 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away: John reveals his connection with Brax to Gina and moves out. Roo flirts with a tradie to get under Harvey’s skin. And questions are unanswered about whether the Walker family will move for Sid’s new job? 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 Movie: “Couples Retreat” (M s) 11:20 Movie: “Death Becomes Her” (M v,a) - Two women, one an author of beauty books and the other a vain actress, constantly compete with each other over who is the more attractive. So they both can’t resist when presented with a magical elixir that promises eternal youth, life and loveliness. They discover, to their dismay, that the fiendish potion has some unexpectedly devastating - and darkly funny - effects. 1:30 Special: In The Footsteps Of The Pharaohs (G) 2:30 Room For Improvement 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 Korean News 5:45 UEFA Europa League 8:10 World News 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Dominican Republic 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Sweden And The Baltic 8:30 God In America: A Nation Reborn 9:30 As It Happened: Apocalypse: The Second World War: Inferno 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “El Calentito” (MA l,s,d,a) - In Spanish. It’s 1981, and conservatives reign in Spain, but a group of renegades find an oasis in a club called El Calentito. They stand for sexual and political freedom, and when the regime falls, the party really begins for three young women, including virginal Sara. 12:45 Movie: “Kurt Wallander: Before The Frost” (M l,v,a) - In Swedish. Kurt Wallander’s daughter, Linda, graduates from the Stockholm Police Academy and starts work alongside her father in Ystad. Their relationship is strained as his family life has been taken up with police work. When Linda discovers a mysterious cult, and puts herself in danger, Kurt is furious. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight


4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:00 Spicks And Specks 11:30 7.30 (QLD) 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Movie: “A Mna For All Seasons” (G) 3:00 Movie: “Rear Window” (PG) 4:50 The New Black: The Farm 5:00 Catalyst Bytes: Imaginary Friends 5:10 Japan Tsunami: How It Happened 5:55 At The Movies: Short Cuts 6:10 Minder: The Art Of The Matter 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: Coming Out Ball 8:30 Spooks: High-level secrets are stolen when Calum is mugged outside Thames House. A random robbery or a theft-to-order? Either way, there are lethal consequences for the agents and assets of Section D. 9:35 Strike Back: A compelling story of betrayal, glory, redemption and revenge played out through the interlinking lives of two former soldiers: military hero Hugh Collinson and discharged veteran John Porter. 10:20 The Honathon Ross Show 11:05 Ashes To Ashes: When reports come in of a disturbance at an illegal drinking den, Gene goes in all guns blazing. 12:00 Rage: Guest Programmer

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Getaway 10:30 Alive And Cooking 11:00 Children’s Programs 2:30 Kicthen Whiz 3:00 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 4:30 Garden Gurus 5:00 South Aussie With Cosi 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:30 Movie: “Bee Movie” (G) - Jerry Seinfeld stars in this animated comedy. As a recent college graduate Barry B. Benson, a worker bee stuck in a dead-end job making honey, finds himself disillususioned with the prospect of only having one career choice. 9:30 Movie: “What Happens In Vegas” (M s,l) 11:30 Movie: “King’s Ransom” (M l,s) - Hoping to foil his own golddigging wife’s plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well. 1:20 Movie: “Don’t Look Now” (M s,v) - After the shockingly unexpected death of their daughter, John and Laura Baxter go to Venice to recuperate, but find themselves confronted by strange premonitory visions. 4:00 Danoz Direct 5:30 Wesley Impact Summer Series

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 Saturday Disney 11:00 Sport Special: Australian Cup Racing 4:00 Three In A Bed 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Movie: “The Lion King” (G) - After being tricked into thinking that he killed his father by his evil uncle Scar, young lion cub, Simba, abandons his identity as the future King.In his journey to adulthood, Simba meets a number of special friends who help him to discover the truth and find his way back to his royal destiny. 8:30 Movie: “Alice In Wonderland” (PG) 10:50 Movie: “The Hard Way” (M v,l) 1:05 Movie: “Undertow” (M v,l) - Two sons move to the woods of rural Georgia following their father’s death, unaware that their evil Uncle Deel is fresh out of prison and hunting them down. Now that the brothers’ isolated world has been marked by violence and greed, it is only a matter of time before it is marked by murder as well. 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz: “Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Diet” Dr Oz reveals five foods to eliminate ASAP and his 2-week weight loss jumpstart plan. Then, how chronic stressors take a toll on our bodies.

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Orpheus And Eurydice 2:50 Art In The 21st Century: Fantasy 3:55 The Beauty Of Maps: City Maps: Order Out Of Chaos 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:35 Hot Cities: Counting The Cost 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Monster Moves: Ocean Odyssey 8:30 RocKwiz: Taasha Coates & Pete Murray 9:15 Mad Men: “Seven Twenty Three / Souvenir” - Don’s attempts to land the Hilton Hotel account backfires, when Hilton refuses to work with him unless Sterling Cooper signs him to a contract. / Don and Betty take a business trip to Rome for Hilton, and manage to renew romantic interest in each other, but the return home brings things back to normal. 11:05 Movie: “An Empress and the Warriors” (MAV v) - In Mandarin. After the death of her father, the King of Yan, Princess Feier tries to rule the warring kingdom but as a woman, her leadership is questioned and she herself becomes torn between the three loves of her life: her most trusted general Muyong Xuehu, the mysterious doctor who saves her life, Lan Quan, and her kingdom. 12:45 Movie: “Ong-Bak” (MAV v,d) In Thai. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight



5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Cham6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The pions League 8:00 Weatherwatch & Music 8:05 World News 3:00 Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 12:00 Movie: “College Can Be Murder” (M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Surf Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Patrol 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Monkey School 6:00 Letters And RSPCA Animal Rescue 5:30 Deal Or No Deal Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat Numbers 6:00 Seven News 6:00 National News 6:30 World News Australia 6:30 Today Tonight 6:30 A Current Affair 7:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 7:00 Home And Away 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification” 8:00 Food Safari: Egyptian - Join Maeve O’Meara as she explores 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 7:30 Earthflight: “Europe” the nourishing foods of Egypt and discovers the country’s 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy 8:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: “Seeing Red” favourite dishes. 9:30 Desperate Housewives: “Always In Control” Bree is 9:30 The NRL Footy Show 8:30 The Spice Trail: Pepper And Cinnamon stunned when she learns who dug up the body of Gaby’s 11:00 David Hasselhoff Roast 9:35 24 Hours In Emergency stepfather and jealousy rears its ugly head when Lynette 12:00 Damages: “Drive It Through Hardcore” (M v,d,s,a) - Patty and 10:30 World News Australia begins to spread untruths to daughter Penny about Tom’s Tom focus on getting in touch with Carol Tobin to see if they 11:05 UEFA Champions League Hour new girlfriend. can learn from her what may have happened on that fateful 10:30 Private Practice: “Step One” - Addison begins in vitro fertili- 12:05 The Fixer: John Mercer, a former member of the Special Forces, Thanksgiving day when her father Louis confessed to them joins an undercover team that operates outside the parameters of zation treatments with Jake’s help, unbeknownst to Sam. that his financial empire was a Ponzi scheme. the law to remove untouchable criminals from society. 11:30 30 Rock 1:00 Alive And Cooking 1:00 Movie: “Reykjavik-Rotterdam” (MA a,l) - Ex-con Kristofer is 12:00 My Big Friggin Wedding 1:30 Danoz Direct stuck in a dull everyday routine, working as a security guard. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Newstyle Direct Faced with money problems, he plans one last heist on a freighter 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Good Morning America to sort out his finances - but nothing goes according to plan. 4:00 NBC Today 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

4:00 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: Downpatrick 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia Shorts: The Chelsea Flower Show 1:05 Herod’s Lost Tomb 2:00 The Ascent Of Money: Risky Business 3:00 Basketball: WNBL: Grand Final 5:30 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Blockbusters And Bestsellers 6:00 Best Of Collectors 6:30 Compass: Donor Unknown: Part One 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Great Expectations: Pip starts his new life as a gentleman in London, quickly acquiring expensive tastes. His twenty-first birthday approaches and Pip waits for his benefactor and his intentions to be revealed. 8:35 Waking The Dead: Harbinger: Part One 9:30 Fry’s Planet Word: Babel 10:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: The Green Mill Murder 11:30 Movie: “The Owl And The Pussycat” (M d,s) - When her neighbour Felix suspects Doris of being a prostitute, he has her evicted. But with nowhere else to go, Doris retaliates by moving in with him. 1:05 Order In The House 2:05 Waking The Dead: Harbinger: Part One 3:00 Rage

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wild World Of Sports 11:00 The Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Australian Athletics Tour 2012 2:00 Movie: “Montana” (PG v,s) 4:00 Sunday Football: Sydney Roosters Vs Penrith Panthers 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 The Great Barrier Reef: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an icon, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Great Mint Swindle 10:30 Australian Families Of Crime 11:30 The Apprentice: “The Croc And The Rat” The remaining celebrity contestants must create awareness for a footwear company’s shoe-donation campaign. One celeb steps up the drama by defecting to the other team. 1:30 Spyforce 2:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Goodmorning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 6:30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 World’s Strictest Parents 11:00 The One - Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic 12:15 Movie: “The Dust Factory” (PG a) 2:15 Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunet Events” (PG a,v) 4:45 Faulty Towers 5:30 Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 TBA 8:30 Bones: “The Crack In The Code” (M) 9:30 Castle: “Kill Shot / Lucky Stiff” (M) - A sniper on a killing spree is terrorizing New York City. With the clock ticking down to the next murder, this could prove the team’s toughest case yet. Then, the murder of a lottery winner has Castle and Beckett inundated with suspects, angered by the victim’s sudden move from the poorhouse to the penthouse. 11:30 Forensic Investigators - Australia’s True Crimes 12:30 The Real Seachange 1:00 Special: The Spitfire And The Lancaster 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:30 ADbc 4:00 Kick 4:30 Food Safari: Lebanese 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Montenegro Reborn 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Becoming Human: Birth Of Humanity 8:30 Brave New World with Stephen Hawking: Machines 9:30 Movie: “Departures” (M a) - In Japanese. Daigo, a depressed and unemployed cellist, inadvertently finds himself after he takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. This exploration into Japanese perceptions surrounding death won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 11:50 Movie: “Sunflower” (M s,a) - In Mandarin. A partly autobiographic story by Zhang Yang, one of China’s leading directors. The story revolves around the relationship between a father and son in an ordinary Beijing family over childhood, adolescence and adulthood. When his father forces Xiang Yang to learn drawing and painting, he rebels fiercely and their relationship becomes strained. 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Backyard Science 10:25 Science Clips 10:35 Ace Day Jobs 10:40 Pyramid 10:55 Catalyst 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Great Expectations 1:30 Monarch of the Glen 2:30 Voices From The Cape 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Wales 6:55 Election Announcement: Greens 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Spooks: MI5 fight to prevent al Qaeda bombings in London, while Harry is duped by a Russian double-agent posing as an MI5 spy. 12:30 The Real Anne Lister 1:30 The Great Contemporary Art Bubble 3:00 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Hot Troll Deviation” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Desperate Emanation” (PG s) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Warewold Transformation” 8:30 Alcatraz: “Paxton Petty” (M v) - An inmate resurfaces and plants bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco. 9:30 Person Of Intrest: “Blue Code” (M) 10:30 CSI: Cold Blood: “Death Of A Beauty King” 11:30 Super Rugby Extra Time 12:30 Damages: “Tell Me I’m Not Racist” (M v,d,s,a) - With Patty’s help, Ellen hires her investigator, Malcolm, to look into her sister’s drug case. She also asks him to look into her own background and particularly her one time babysitter, Ann. 1:30 Entertainment Tonight 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 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: “Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise” (M a,v,s) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Surf Patrol 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 8:30 Revenge 9:30 How I Met Your Mother 10:30 Sports Fever 11:30 30 Rock: “Hey Baby, What’s Wrong Part 1 & 2” Criss and Liz decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but they need to buy a dining room table first. Jack entertains his mother-in-law, Diana, as Jenna frantically looks to Pete to fill in last-minute as the producer of her first live performance on ‘America’s Kidz Got Singing.’ 12:30 Picture This 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Concert Schonbrunn 2011 2:30 The Squiz 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Global Village: Whip Makers 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Mythbusters: Knock Your Socks Off - In a scientific first, Adam and Jamie test whether a bullet fired horizontally and one dropped from the same height will hit the ground simultaneously. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory check whether it is possible to literally knock someone out of their socks. Pairs of socks sent in by viewers were used for the testing of this myth. 8:30 James May’s Man Lab 9:30 Danger 5: Kill-Men Of The Rising Sun 10:05 The Ricky Gervais Show 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 The World Game 12:05 SOS: Suburbia 1:05 Movie: “Man Of Glass” (M v) - In Italian. A powerful and personal drama set in the mafia heartland of Italy in 1972. Based on the true story of informer Leo Vitale, who blew the whistle on numerous mob activities, placing both his life and mental stability at risk. 2:55 Weatherwatch Overnight



4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can we Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Australia’s Heritage: National Treasures 10:30 Australian Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 A Farmer’s Life For Me 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 On A Wing And A Prayer 9:25 Election Announcement: LNP 9:30 Genius: Tim Minchin And Alexei Sayle 10:00 Artscape: Anatomy 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 1:35 Hungry Beast: Download 2:00 A Farmer’s Life For Me: Jimmy Doherty wants to see who can come up with unique, profitable products to sell at a farmer’s market. The fledgling farmers are each given crops to turn into produce that represents a harvest from a small farm. 3:00 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The Irish Pub Formulation” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Apology Insufficiency” (PG) 8:00 2 Broke Girls: “And The Rich People Problems” (PG s,l) 8:30 Two And A Half Men: “Not In My Mouth” (PG l,s) 9:00 TBA 9:30 Top Gear 11:00 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A.: “Flamango’s” - Chef Ramsay visits tropical themed Flamango’s restaurant in rural Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Owners Adele and Cheryl are stuck in their old tropical ways so Chef Ramsay will have to set fire to the old décor in order to get them to come around. 12:00 TBA 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Goodmorning 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: “Deceit” (M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Surf Patrol 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue - An extraordinary operation to remove wild horses from a national park requires some special help. An investigation is launched when a cat is snared in a steel trap. And a terrified dog is found living in a sports stadium. 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - April and Henri find out about Heath’s deceitful two-timing behaviour. There’s speculation about a romance between Irene and Eddie. And Tyler returns and steals a knife. 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 8:30 Packed To The Rafters 9:30 Castle 10:30 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 11:30 Royal Pains 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “A Common Thread” (M a,n,s) 2:35 Spaceflies 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Chinese School: The Heat Is On 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Paul Mercurio - Actor, dancer and television chef Paul Mercurio goes on a quest to uncover his past and discovers a story of mafia violence, murky political patronage and innocents caught in the crossfire. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Turquaze” - In Flemish and Turkish. An exploration of the lives of immigrants who find themselves torn between two lands and cultures, with roots in neither. This moving and romantic drama introduces a trio of Turkish brothers living in Belgium who redefine family dynamics after their father’s death. 12:50 Movie: “Villa Paranoia” (M s,v,a) - In Danish. A quirky but touching drama about a sassy young actress who takes time out from the cut-throat world of showbiz to care for an elderly man. Based on Moliere’s play, The Hypochondriac. 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight


ABC 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can We Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News Mornings 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Restoration Home 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Minuscule: A Pathetic She’ Nut’ Igan 6:10 River Cottage: Everyday: Breakfast 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Family Confidential 8:30 The Straits: Fresh out of hospital, Harry reasserts his authority and creates a plan to get Noel out of prison. Meanwhile, in an effort to earn their father’s respect, Marou and Gary score a stash of drugs from a ship. 9:30 Dragons’ Den 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Museum Of Life: All Creatures Great And Small 12:35 Bomb Harvest 1:30 The Clinic 2:20 River Cottage: Everyday: Breakfast 3:10 Rage

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Can We Help? 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 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 The Wonder Years 2:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Restoration Home: Nutbourne Pumping Station 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Woodley: Big Top Magnifique 8:30 Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight 9:30 Outland 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable: Psychics - Do psychic powers exist? Lawrence encounters Australia’s best psychic, an American who can drive a car blindfolded, and ultimately transforms himself into a psychic to try to win a million dollars. 12:00 Moving Wallpaper 12:25 Movie: “Last Train From Gun Hill” (M v) - A marshal tracks down the man who raped and murdered his wife but the man he is after turns out to be the son of an old friend. 2:55 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: “The 21-Second Excitation” (PG s) 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: “The Boyfriend Complexity” (PG s) 8:00 RBT 8:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 CSI: Miami: “Last Stand” (M v) - Miami is ablaze with crime and chaos when Memmo Fiero, Horatio’s wife’s killer, returns to take control of the city. 11:30 Weeds: “Risk” (MA l,d) - Nancy needs Doug to remove the large stolen cross from her foyer, while Andy encourages her to buy weed from the bikers. Celia exacts her revenge on Sullivan by destroying his office with a baseball bat. 12:00 Dark Blue: “Jane Wayne” (M v,d) 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 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: “Hush Little Baby” (M a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Surf Patrol 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue - 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away - Tyler tracks down Casey and chases him while brandishing a knife. Indi becomes jealous and angry when Romeo admits that Ruby joined him surfing. And Brax apologises to Leah for his recent behaviour. 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 8:30 Please Marry My Boy 9:30 The Amazing Race 10:30 How I Met Your Mother 11:30 The Marriage Ref 12:30 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 Korean News 5:30 EUFA Champions League 8:00 Weatherwatch & Music 8:05 World News 1:00 Dateline 2:00 Insight 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Chinese School: The Heat Is On 6:00 Letters And Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Luke Gamble’s Vet Adventures: Uganda 8:30 Arctic with Bruce Parry: Canada 9:30 Empire: Playing The Game - Tonight’s episode describes the growth of a peculiarly British type of hero: the adventurer, gentleman and amateur sportsman - and a peculiarly British type of obsession: sport. 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Rivals” (MAV v,s) - Jacques Maillot’s psychological drama observes the tense and fragile days following a difficult reunion between two very different siblings. Francois is a police inspector who spent years estranged from his brother Gabriel, after the latter spent a decade in prison for murder. Gabriel’s sudden release from jail ends the separation, and both men make an attempt to bury the past. However, the past comes encroaching back and begins to plague both their lives. 1:00 Movie: “Yes” (MA l) 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

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Your Lucky

Your services will be in great demand over this period. Success will depend how much you act upon the feedback you get from your colleagues. Romance. A recent decision by your partner may seem quite hard to understand at first. Don’t take it at face value, however. A powerful aspect to Uranus later this week will give you a bright idea. Be sure to act on this and stick by it if you want to reap the financial reward that this should bring. Romance. Don’t be afraid to show your feelings more directly than you have up to now. If you are too subtle, you will not be noticed.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Be careful that problems at work don’t spill over into your home-life. So long as you try hard to be patient, everything will be resolved. Romance. You may need a little extra emotional support from your partner at the moment. Communications between you will be especially strong, but be careful not to be too demanding.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Activities which don’t need much money will give you a chance to get back on your feet financially. Some recent extravagances have taken their toll. Romance. A favourable aspect to Venus will give your love-life a push in the right direction. A romantic get-together this week will put your relationship onto much firmer ground after a recent misunderstanding.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A surprise move later in the week may leave you wondering what is going on. Talk to a person whom you can trust – your other colleagues may not be so quick to tell you everything. Romance. A power-struggle between you and your partner will not help either of you. Do your best to settle a recent dispute in a way which satisfies both sides.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may find it difficult to tolerate people who don’t know what they are doing. You won’t appreciate having to clear up a mess caused by someone else. Romance. If you are able to relax properly this will be an excellent week for both of you. Be especially careful not to get into arguments, especially ones involving money. You won’t be in a mood for compromise at the moment!


SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) At times this week you will need to spend more time by yourself. You have a lot of work to get through and won’t be happy if you are constantly interrupted. Romance. A new relationship may pick up speed faster than you expect. Very soon you will have to make a decision about how quickly you want to get involved with this person.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A kind word will go a– long way. Your enthuFor all your printing needs siasm and energy will be appreciated by the people around you; however you must be sympathetic to people who are not so dynamic. Romance. A favourable aspect to Neptune this week will improve your powers of intuition, just when you most need them!


CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) Your ability to spot a financial opportunity will help to bring in some money just when you need it most. Make sure you don’t take any more risks than you have to, however. Romance. Time spent with someone whom you hardly know could prove interesting. This person may be much keener on you than you realised. Don’t expect any dramatic developments for the time being, however.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

– Mohandas Gandhi

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

Once you have started a new project nobody will be able to stop you! Your momentum will help you to push through a barrier which has stopped other people in their tracks. Romance. Your partner may find it hard to cope with all your excess energy! A powerful aspect to Mars later in the week could make you a little tense: do your best to use your excess energy constructively.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

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ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)


Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.



Time spent helping out a friend at work may take up more of your energy than you expect. Your input will not go unnoticed, however. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by your emotions. You need to make an important decision and must wait until you are more relaxed.

A few negative comments this week may sap your confidence for a while. You need to take the remarks in context, however, and not overreact. Romance. A person whom you have known for some time may still be interested in you. They will do their best to pretend not to be interested, but their actions will give them away.


ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)


Your  Lucky

A favourable aspect to Jupiter will help to bring a little more luck into your life over the next few days. Don’t miss an opportunity just because a friend tries to put you off. Romance. Your self-confidence will be especially high at the moment. You may need to be the one who takes the initiative in a new relationship.


PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A favourable aspect to Jupiter will give you the confidence you need to sort out a long-standing problem. You need to deal head-on with an issue which you have been trying to avoid. Romance. Your partner will appreciate a few words of encouragement. You might not realise how much they value your support.

A long-standing financial deal will work out much better than you expected. Don’t waste your windfall on something which will only give you a short-term benefit. Romance. A favourable aspect to Mars could make you a little on-edge at times. Don’t give in to an emotional outburst from your partner and do your best to deal with criticism constructively.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You may need to persist a little harder in order to get everything that you want. A recent set-back will only be serious if you use it as an excuse to give up altogether. Romance. The next few days will be a very fruitful period for you and your love life. Make the most of them!

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) A friend who contacts you from out of the blue may not realise how busy you are. Don’t miss a chance to get together with this person, however, because they have an important message for you. Romance. You may be feeling a little up and down at the moment. An unexpected compliment from a person whom you respect will have a strong impact on your mood.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) A colleague at work who has been irritating you recently must be dealt with as sensitively as possible. Make sure you find out the reason why this person is so hostile before you get too involved, however. Romance. A person whom you have met through work may be interested in putting your relationship onto a more romantic footing.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) A favourable aspect to Saturn will help to anchor your thoughts in reality. You need to take those ideas which are actually likely to work and follow them through. Romance. A chance encounter later in the week will give you an opportunity to meet somebody who is going to have an important influence over your future. Do your best to find out as much about this person as possible.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) You may soon get the chance to travel around. You have been getting in a bit of a rut recently, and this would be a good way to brighten up your life. Romance. A misunderstanding with your partner could create problems for a while. Make sure that you don’t rely on a message without checking it carefully.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Don’t get any more deeply involved with an acquaintance who has let you down badly in the past. This person will let you down again if you give them a chance. Romance. You should be feeling very close to your partner at the moment. Time spent alone together will help you to smooth over some recent problems which have created a distance between you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A problem which has been dragging on for months will finally be resolved. Don’t be slow to thank the people who make this possible. Romance. You may be expecting a little too much from your partner. Be realistic about what is really possible and don’t be ungrateful if they can’t quite come up to your high standards at times!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Don’t waste time on a project which is unlikely to actually lead anywhere. You have a lot of more important things to deal with and don’t need to chase red herrings. Romance. You will need to be ruthlessly honest with your partner. Don’t gloss over an incident which you know has affected them deeply.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) A visit from a close friend will help you to focus your thoughts on matters outside your work. You have been putting a lot into your career recently and need time to reflect. Romance. Don’t let a recent disagreement upset you. You are feeling quite vulnerable at the moment and will take criticism seriously, especially if it comes from somebody whom you care about.

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Victoria Parade Foreshore 6 - 9pm, Saturday, March 17


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FOR SALE BY TENDER Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) has a single lot of 10 x Honda TRX ATV Quad Bikes (7 x Honda TRX420 Fourtrax, 3 x Honda TRX500 Foreman) to be offered for sale by public tender. The bikes will be sold as one lot and are not available as individual lots.

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All items will be sold on an â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Is, Where Isâ&#x20AC;? basis, with no warranties or guarantee of operation. All tenders must be submitted on the official tender form which is available from the TSRA office at 46 Victoria Pde, Thursday Island, by emailing or by telephoning (07) 4069 0700. Tenderers will be required to read and accept the terms of sale as set out on the tender form. Items for tender will be available for inspection at 71 Waiben Esplanade, Thursday Island at the following times: Tuesday, March 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.30pm to 3.30pm and Wednesday, March 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12pm to 1pm. Tenders Close: 5pm Friday, March 16, 2012. The successful purchaser will be notified by telephone by Wednesday, March 21 and will be responsible for settlement of account and removal of items by 5pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

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TORRES STRAIT INDIGENOUS FISHERIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is seeking expressions of interest from Torres Strait lslander and Aboriginal people of the region who have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience in Torres Strait fisheries to participate on the lndigenous Fisheries Advisory Committee (IFAC). The IFAC will provide advice to the TSRA Board on the economic development and sustainable management of Torres Strait fisheries and will be formally constituted under section 142M of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander Act 2OO5 (the Act). There are three positions available for appointment on the IFAC. Members of the IFAC will be appointed on the basis of their experience, knowledge and skills in Torres Strait Fisheries. For example, the area of fisheries experience may include, but is not restricted to the following: t t t t t t t

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Expressions of lnterests (EOl) must address the criteria outlined in the EOI information package and be received by TSRA no later than 5pm Friday, April 13, 2012.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Airport Manager at the Horn Island Airport, Torres Strait.

For further enquiries or to obtain an EOI lnformation Package, please contact Mr Shane Fava by phone on (07) 4069 0704 or email

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of the Horn Island Licensed Airport, catering for Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) and general aviation (GA) activities. Accreditation as an Airport Reporting/Works Safety Officer and proven successful experience as an Airport Manager (or similar position) at a primary or regional airport are essential requirements of the position.


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The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is a Commonwealth statutory body located on Thursday Island. The TSRA is engaged in a wide range of service delivery functions to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait region. The TSRA is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the following non-ongoing Specified Task position. Expected duration of this position is approximately 3 years:

Records Manager / TRIM Administration Location: Cairns Corporate Services APS 6 (P/N T01827) *SALARY RANGE $69,032 - $79,298 P/A

Terms and Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Torres Shire Council Certified Agreement 2010 with an attractive salary plus a Locality Allowance, Remote Area Living Allowance and fully furnished accommodation. Full details are available in the Position Description. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should obtain an Application Package from the Council Office, 68 Douglas Street, Thursday Island, the Council’s website or contact Council’s Human Resources Officer, Don Benjamin on (07) 4069 1336 or email Applications are to be received by 4pm Friday, March 23, 2012 Phillip Mills CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

* Generous allowances are paid in addition to the salary listed above. Allowances include district allowance. Superannuation is paid at 15.4%. A great opportunity exists for a experienced Records Manager / TRIM Administrator who will be responsible for managing and maintaining records including the further development and implementation of updated electronic document and records management systems. An important part of the role is research and planning for future information management needs, including corporate knowledge retention and disaster recovery. Reporting to the Information Services Manager, the Records Manager / TRIM Administrator takes a leading role in promoting and maintaining best practice records management to support the work of the Torres Strait Regional Authority. The ICT unit is a small and dynamic team that multi-tasks, undertakes challenging and diverse work and operates in a supportive and friendly environment. TSRA is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ and in support of Government policy encourages applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Australians. A merit list may be created. You are required to include 4 documents: t General Application Form t A covering letter not exceeding 1 page t Response to the Selection Criteria outlining your skills and experience not exceeding 350 words per criteria and t “Resume or CV” detailing full qualifications and experience including the names of at least two referees. Closing date for applications is COB Thursday, March 15, 2012. For further information relating to this position please contact Ryan Johnson on: (07) 4069 0700 To obtain a copy of the selection criteria for this position, visit the TSRA website http:// and click on the Employment link on our homepage. Applications should be forwarded via email to or mailed to Recruitment, Torres Strait Regional Authority, PO Box 261 Thursday Island Qld 4875. Note: Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. The TSRA is an equal opportunity employer. Enjoy the benefits of a career in the Australian Public Service.

POSITION VACANT Business Services Manager – AO3 Thursday Island P-7 Campus Classification: Hours of Duty: Duties:

EPO AO3 (Temporary Full-time) 36.25 hrs per week Outlined in package

Business Services Manager – AO3 Thursday Island Secondary Campus Classification: Hours of Duty: Duties:

EPO AO3 (Temporary Full-time) 36.25 hrs per week Outlined in package

Closing Date:

16 March 2012

Applicants must have or apply for a Blue Suitability Card (Commission for Children and Young People). Application packages are available at the Tagai State College Business Unit, 31 Hargrave Street, Thursday Island. (Old High School Site) Interested persons should apply in writing. Applications must address the selection criteria within the package and present a resume. Applications can be dropped off at the Business Unit or mailed to: Business Manager Tagai State College PO Box 1000 Thursday Island Q 4875

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Torres Shire Council invites applications for the positions of Water Officer & Assistant Water Officer on Thursday Island. Applicants must be resident on Thursday Island as these positions include an after hours on call roster. Terms and Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Torres Shire Council Certified Agreement 2010. Applicants wishing to be considered for these positions should obtain an Application Package from the Council Office, 68 Douglas Street, Thursday Island or contact our Human Resources Officer, Don Benjamin. Phone: (07) 4069 1336 or email Applications are to be received by 4pm Friday, March 9, 2012 Phillip Mills CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


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POSITION VACANT CREDITORS OFFICER Torres Shire Council invites applications for the position of Creditors Officer. The successful applicant will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of creditors for payment on a daily basis and to perform various clerical, administrative, data and word processing tasks, and to provide relief services to other administration staff. Terms and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Torres Shire Council Employee Certified Agreement 2010.

Torres Strait Regional Authority Common Funding Round 2012 - 2013 For activities commencing in the period 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2012 The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is calling for applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal organisations and individuals within the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area for grant funding under the following Programs: Governance and Leadership Program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) Capacity Building Initiatives Eligible projects under this program include: t Contribution towards the administrative costs associated with establishing and maintaining a PBC Office t Initiatives that increase the capacity of elected PBC Officers to perform their duties t Initiatives that support PBCs to engage with communities on Native Title issues Economic Development Program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Community Economic Initiatives Scheme (CEIS) Eligible projects under this program include: t Projects that demonstrate ability to create profits and employment opportunities t Projects that lead to the establishment of sustainable industries in the areas of Marine, Tourism, Arts and Craft or Construction t The development of business plans and feasibility studies Healthy Communities Program Eligible projects under this program include: t Healthy Homes initiatives (including health promotion and education) t Healthy Lifestyles initiatives and minor infrastructure Safe Communities Program Eligible projects under this program include: t Social services initiatives such as: t Indigenous women, men and children social development and support programs t Child and family safety programs t Safe and accessible community initiatives such as: t Safe communities infrastructure and equipment t Land and sea communications systems t Community capacity building and awareness Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sponsored by Arts Queensland and delivered through the Culture, Art and Heritage Program Eligible projects under this program include: t Support for purchase of Arts material t Support for the development of artist careers t Locally managed community cultural projects: t festivals, language projects, recording local stories and songs. t Production costs to develop traditional and contemporary artforms: t development of song, dance, art and craft. t local cultural practitioners travelling to workshops or events, t Production costs for projects and events: t rental of equipment such as lighting, sound, hire of venues, temporary structures and catering t Marketing costs for the promotion of a cultural/artistic event: Grant Application forms and Program Guidelines specific to each program are available at under the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Grant Fundingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; menu. Application kits and further information can also be obtained by contacting the TSRA on (07) 4069 0700. Applications Close at 5 pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Completed applications should be marked â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;TSRA Common Funding Roundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and posted to: The Chief Executive Officer Torres Strait Regional Authority PO Box 261 Thursday Island Qld 4875 Alternatively, applications may be emailed to: Applications received after 5pm on April 10, 2012 will not be considered unless prior approval for a late submission has been obtained in writing from the relevant TSRA Program Manager.

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An application kit for this position can be obtained from the Council Office, 68 Douglas Street, Thursday Island or by contacting the Human Resources Officer, Don Benjamin phone: (07) 4069 1336, email or Council website Applications close 4pm Friday, March 9, 2012 Phillip Mills CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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WIS WEI YULPA HEALTH Brisbane Child Asthma and Respiratory Specialists are returning to the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area 19th March to 22nd March, 2012 The Respiratory Specialists Dr Anne Chang and Dr Brent Masters will be attending clinics at Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre from 19 to 22 March, 2012. Dr Anne Chang will be attending clinics at Horn Island Primary Health Centre on Monday, March 19, and Bamaga Primary Health Centre on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Clinic/Hours

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Tuesday 20/3/2012

Wednesday 21/3/2012

Thursday 22/3/2012

Morning 8.30am to 3pm

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Appointment letters will be sent out to children and adolescents (0-15 years of age) who have been referred to the Specialists. Your child can also be referred to the Respiratory Specialists if they have any of the following problems: t'SFRVFOUPSCBEBTUINBBUUBDLTPSJGZPVSDIJMEIBTCFFOJOIPTQJUBMJOUIFMBTUZFBSGPSBTUINB t$ISPOJD MPOHUJNF DPVHIPSMVOHDPOEJUJPOPSQOFVNPOJBUXPPSNPSFUJNFTJOUIFMBTUGFXZFBST t*GZPVSDIJMETOPSFTSFHVMBSMZ IBTEJGmDVMUZCSFBUIJOHEVSJOHTMFFQ JTWFSZUJSFEJOUIFNPSOJOHT HPFTUPTMFFQ during school or while eating dinner or if teachers are worried about your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learning and concentration. t0SJGZPVBSFXPSSJFEBCPVUZPVSDIJMETCSFBUIJOH If u piknini e-gad (asthma) short wind or serious lung problem like: t$ISPOJDDPVHI QSBQBOVHVEDPVHIFNCJOHBEGPSMPOHUJNF  t*GVQJLOJOJFHBETFSJPVTMVOHQSPCMFN t*GFNUFLFUPPNVDI7FOUPMJO t0SFNHBEOVHVETOPSFXFOFNTMFFQ t*GFNCJOHBEBTUINBBUUBDLGSPNUPUJNFTPSNPSFJOZFBS t*GFNCJOJOTJEFIPTQJUBMGPSBTUINBMBTUZFBS t*GVQJLOJOJFUFLFTUSPOHBTUINBNFEJDJOFPS t*GVXPSZCFDBVTFFNHBETIPSUXJOEQSPCMFN ZPVDBOUFLFFNDPNFGPSMPPLEPDUPS If you need advice please ring TI Primary Health Centre and talk to Kathy Cook, District Child Health Nurse or Vera Assan, Child & Youth Health Worker on 4069 0400 or contact your local Primary Health Care Centre.



Lightning storm as seen from Green Hill Fort, Thursday Island. PHOTO: DION VERMEY

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In loving Memory of our wonderful dad

Raymond Geoffrey Babia

Positions available throughout the Torres Strait 1 x Admin Officer – Horn Island 1 x Art Mentor – Horn Island 2 x Art Support Workers – Horn Island Now accepting expressions of interest for multiple vacancies throughout the Torres Strait. Art Sense is a company that sources indigenous art from the general public and showcases it to prospective buyers all over the world. As well as supporting remote artists and communities with community development activities and programs. To be successful for these roles, you will be passionate about art and community development, and have relevant knowledge of indigenous culture. We offer Excellent pay and conditions We are committed to our staff and clients.

1/1/63 – 12/03/11 Although a year has gone by, we still feel the pain of not having you here with us, dad we miss your kind and humble ways, how you reached out and touched people. We were blessed to have you in our lives, to share everything that came along & are still blessed knowing that we feel your presence and that you still live in our hearts. We thank you dad for caring and helping others the way you did, you had a gift so unique that god could give. You are very special to all of us dad, your family, friends and work mates. We‛ll never forget you, as we continue to take one day at a time, miss your smile, hugs, your kind hearted ways, but most of all we miss you. We will treasure beautiful memories of you forever. We love you and miss you so much dad. Lovingly remembered by your kids Manua and Ethel, and your partner Mildred

Email a cover letter and resume to Applications close on Friday, March 16, 2012. Applications will be acknowledged on receipt.

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Psychologist or Social Worker (Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician) A bloom in the leaf litter.

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EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT FINFISH MANAGEMENT PLAN The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) have released the draft Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Management Plan 2012 for public comment. The management plan will formalise the management arrangements for the fishery and provide certainty for operators into the future. AFMA has extended the public comment period and now invites any persons interested to provide written submissions on the draft Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Management Plan by 5pm on March 16, 2012. Please send comments on the draft Plan to: Annabel Jones Manager, Torres Strait Fisheries Australian Fisheries Management Authority PO Box 376 Thursday Island QLD 4875 or fax: (07) 4069 1277 or email to: Copies of the draft TSFF Management Plan, along with an Explanatory Statement breaking down each section of the plan, are available on PZJA’s website ( or by contacting AFMA on (07) 4069 1990. For any further questions please contact Brendan Rayner on (07) 4069 1990.

Specialist Mental Health Service, Thursday Island, Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Health Service District. Remuneration value up to $95 680 p.a., comprising salary between $55 328 $83 859 p.a., employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (HP3) (Applications will remain current for 12 months) Duties/Abilities: As part of the Specialist Mental Health Service, provide a comprehensive response to the different and varying needs of infants, children and young people with mental health problems or mental disorders and their families/carers in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula community. For Social Workers: Potential applicants are advised that the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 requires Queensland Health to seek a ‘working with children check’ from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian prior to appointment to this position. Enquiries: Missy Taumata (07) 4069 0695. Job Ad Reference: H12TO02554. Application Kit: (If you are unable to apply online, please contact Statewide Recruitment Services on (07) 4226 5124.) Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2012. You can apply online at A criminal history check may be conducted on the recommended person for the job. A non-smoking policy applies to Queensland Government buildings, offices and motor vehicles. BlazeQ021713

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Descendants steamroll the competition By ALF WILSON PALM ISLAND: A young side of Torres Strait Islanders named Descendants upset hot favourites Barracudas Green to win the grand final of the inaugural Palm Island Community Challenge All Blacks rugby league carnival held on the North Queensland Aboriginal community of Palm Island on February 25-26. Descendants consisted of young players of Boigu, Murray, Yam and St Paul’s bloodlines who mostly live in Cairns and they beat Barracudas Green 23-22 in a cliffhanger grand final. It was a magnificent performance considering Descendants players were mainly youngsters aged 17 to 20. By comparison, the star-studded Barracudas Green had two former NRL stars in Milton Thaiday (Newcastle Knights), Obe Geia jnr (Cowboys), 2011 North Queensland Marlins back Fred Haines Jnr and at least six stars who represented Palm Island/Bowen in last May’s Foley Shield competition. Seven sides battled it out for honours with the others being Hope Vale, Bindal Sharks from Townsville, and three other Palm island teams Barracudas Gold, Lime Winning Torres Strait Islander side Descendants. More photos see page 25 >> and White. Other sides from Charters Towers, after that on the kicking game of our back played a role in the win by Descendants as Woorabinda and Yarrabah had nominated and playmaker Eddie Daniel, who was later rain fell steadily throughout the carnival buy withdrew. named player of the carnival,” Ware said. causing the field to be waterlogged for the In their qualifying games on day one, Ware nominated Daniel, fullback Nathan second day. Descendants beat Hope Vale 20-10, rolled Pabai, five eight Brian Murgha and forwards It was also very hot at times which Barracudas Lime 20-6, and lost 10-nil to Edward Ingui, Jeremy Estom and Aden allowed Descendants to run the ball and Barracudas Green. Banu as solid contributors. ensure the much heavier Barracudas Green Descendants then won their quarter “Also forward Trevor Wosmo who forward pack had to run. final on day two, beat Hope Vale 20-14 in missed the final due to injury but really Barracudas Green coach Genami Geia a semi final before scoring the nail-biting went well in the earlier games. said he thought his side was a little unlucky one point win in the decider before a huge During the carnival RARL Foley Shield but paid tribute to Descendants. but mainly parochial crowd barracking for representative Ingui continually broke the “They scored a try with three minutes the home side. first line of the opposition defence to set up remaining and considering the conditions The Torres News was at the Palm Island scoring raids by his eager backs. it was a top class match,” he said. Reel Women jetty the day before the carOf a population of 2500, Palm Island Geia said that his best players on the nival to meet the Descendants players and has about 200 people of Torres Strait Island weekend had been Milton Thaiday of officials who arrived by sea after making the heritage and many of them cheered on the Darnley descent, Obe Geia jnr, Fred Haines 35km trip across the briny from Lucinda. Descendants. jnr, Clinton Burns snr, Vernon Bourne, Even before the first game Descendants “It was a great crowd and they clapped Fred Bulsey, Raoul Miller and Clinton suffered a setback when their star forward us when we did something good, even the Pearson. Harry Mooka was a late withdrawal due to Palm Islanders,’’ Ware said. Forward of the carnival Fred Bulsey is work commitments. In the final analysis Mother Nature of Moa and Badu island descent and had Mooka had been pumped up all week to play. Descendants players and officials were picked up by minibus and stayed at the Palm Island PCYC. They were warmly greeted when they turned up for their first game at the Palm Island football oval by Palm Island Mayor Alf Lacey, who co-organised the carnival with Norman Bounghi. Players were looked after throughout the weekend by officials Aviu and Kathy Ware. “Our team is made up of many descendants of the Ware family and we look after our players as if they are all our children,” Kathy told the Torres News. The side had plenty of family and friends from various Torres Strait islands and Cairns phoning them wanting to know results throughout the carnival. During one game players mobile phones continually rang and players worked overtime when they left the field answering text and voice messages. After their historic victory in the grand final a delighted Descendants front rower and team spokesman Elia Ware said it had been a great game. “Barracudas Green were all over us in the first 10 minutes but we turned it around Descendants players arrive on Palm Island for their carnival campaign. Page 24 Torres News 7 - 13 March 2012

lined up for winning side Mua Razorbacks at the 2010 island of Origin Series on Badu Island. Referees for the carnival were Rod “Hairy” McCrae, Bernie Ryan, David Rose and David Gillbard. McCrae is a veteran of refereeing at numerous Torres Strait Island carnivals and described the football as top class. “This is the first time I have been to Palm and we were very well looked after,” McCrae said. Most of the Descendants players and officials live in Cairns and they left Palm Island a day after the carnival and would continue celebrations well into the week. “We want to thanks the hundreds of TSI people from most of the TS islands, Cairns and Townsville who wished us well all weekend. We will be back to Townsville in October for the Bindal carnival,” Franchilon Gibuma said.


Descendants proud victors at Palm Island

A Descendants player takes the ball to the line and shapes to pass. A Descendants player runs the ball against Hope Vale.

A Descendants player taken to the ground by Hope Vale players.

Palm island Mayor Alf Lacey welcomes Descendants officials Aivu and Kathy Ware to the community.

Two Descendants players tackle a Hope Vale attacker.

Goods Island a beacon to bushwalkers seeking WWII history By MARK ROY

Mark, Andrew, Cass, Lucy, Cate, Kathryn, Martina and Peter at the World War II battlements on Goods Island.

Exploring one of the WWII buildings.

A SMALL and informal group of bushwalkers took a trek across Palilag on Sunday, February 26, walking around the southern corner of the island and up to the lighthouse. Also known as Goods Island (or Goode Island, pronounced “Goody”, depending on who you talk to) the island was home to some 300 servicemen during World War II. Most of the stone and concrete buildings from the fortress still stand in good repair on the island’s north coast, despite the never-ending work of termites on the timber door and window frames. The lighthouse, damaged by earthquake on New Years Day in 1901, is still operational as an unmanned navigation beacon. Intrepid adventurer Cate Titasey led a group of eight walkers and almost many dogs - Ziggy, Marley, Scampy, Randy and Gina together weigh almost as much as one boxer dog. After two brief ferry rides with their canine companions across the briny in the Madam Dugong, the group headed west along the trail that winds around the coast from the landing. Dozens of turtles put in appearances in the waters between Goods and Friday islands, surfacing briefly before diving down again to chomp on seagrass. The relatively dry weather made for good going, and even better views from the fortresses on the top of the hill at Quoin Point. But the refreshing sea breezes were blocked by the hill on the trail up to the lighthouse, so the cold concrete floors and shade of the old communications bunker provided a welcome relief during the stop for lunch. Having the water in sight during the steep descent was a major incentive, with the bushwalkers knowing they could enjoy a luxurious dip under the coconut trees once they reached the beach. The next walk is planned for Horn Island in a couple of weeks.

The view from the top of Goods Island is worth the walk. Torres News

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A healthy dose of sports in Mapoon nets attention By ALF WILSON

Back: Josh Mene, Amy Eckersley, Chris Collins, Janelle Ling, Wesley Ferns and Matthew Cook. Front: Amanda Nicholas, Daniel Mooka and Harry Mooka.

THE first Cape York Healthy Lifestyle Sports Expo in the Aboriginal community of Mapoon has proved a great success. The expo was conducted by the PCYC Indigenous Business Unit on Wednesday, February 8. PCYC Indigenous Business Unit staff Harry Mooka and Sarah Addo, both of Torres Strait Islander descent, along with seven development officers from six different sporting codes, flew in to nearby Weipa a day before. “Our team drove from Weipa to Mapoon to implement the sports program, the netball and soccer were stationed in the Mapoon sporting complex, whilst rugby league, Australian Rules, softball and hockey were stationed on the Mapoon state school oval. The youths were divided into even numbers and put into stations and were shown the basic skill and drill of the code then put into teams to play a game at each stations,” Addo said. With Rugby League and AFL the most dominant sports in most remote Cape York communities, their aim was to expose Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths to a variety of mainstream sports. “Also to further their knowledge. In the near future with the interest of the community youths and elders they can run tournaments week in week out in the community. And develop a healthy and active lifestyle in their community through these local tournaments, and eventually go on to regional and state trials,” Addo said. All sporting stations were a success and support was given by Mapoon State School and Napranum PCYC staff and community youths. “As expected rugby league and AFL were very dominant but surprisingly netball won the attention of all ages and genders which was a very good indicator that the sport needs to be a lot more active in these remote communities. Overall the day was a success and the feedback was good, the youths are really looking forward to another sports expo in the community and all expectations were spot on so hopefully we will be back in the near future,” Addo said. Mooka is one of the best forwards at north Queensland All Blacks carnivals where he has enjoyed great success being a member of many winning teams. Mooka will be implementing the same program at Pormpuraaw on February 21.

Kid safety needs to be focus of sports FUNDING AVAILABLE Sport and Recreation Funds are available to cater for Sport and Recreation purposes from the 1st April 2012 – 30th June 2012 Submission Application Closing Date: Friday 9th March 2012 Time: 4:00 PM Submission Application must be received on the deadline set, late applications will not be accepted. For further information or to obtain a Submission Application Form, you can contact the following people: Administrator: Mrs Agnes Bani on 4069 2484 Eastern Cluster Rep: Aleesha Savage on 4069 4001 Central Cluster Rep: Kevin Levi on 4069 4277 Near Western Cluster Rep: Abigail Levi on 0438 581 427 Far Western Cluster Rep: Dimas Toby on 4090 1333


A RENEWED focus needs to be taken on safety issues around young people participating in sport, according to a recent Sports Medicine Conference on the Sunshine Coast. The 41st annual Sports Medicine Australia Queensland Branch Conference highlighted the issues relating to injury prevention and safety in sport, and physical activity for children and adolescents. Sports Medicine Australia QLD Branch executive officer Mark Brown said the call for improved safety was particular timely considering some of the tragic events that had occurred in adolescent sport in recent years. “The challenges and emerging trends associated with safety in sport and physical activity for children and adolescents is one of a number of important factors which needs more attention,” Mr Brown said.

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“While increased participation in physical activity is a key component to addressing the obesity epidemic, safety issues are still taking a back seat. “By having the necessary resources available to prevent sporting injuries, participants are more likely to continue to participate in sport and physical activity through receiving the appropriate care they deserve. “A stronger focus on sports injury prevention needs to be taken although this is proving difficult considering recent decreased Queensland State government support for not-for-profit organisations like Sports Medicine Australia Queensland Branch which make it harder to continue to maintain a focus on safety issues in sport,” said Mr Brown. The conference was held on February 11 and 12 at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast.

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Dreamtime Racing made its debut at the Clipsal 500 last weekend.

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New V8 Supercars team Dreamtime Racing made its debut at the Clipsal 500 in the Dunlop Series on the street of Adelaide, South Australia last weekend. The launch of Dreamtime Racing cements an important partnership between private enterprise and Mildura Aboriginal Corporation (MAC). MAC services a vast geographical area in locations along the Murray River both in Victoria and New South Wales. Dreamtime Racing will engage corporate Australia to develop a host of key partnerships to support Aboriginal youths in training schemes as well as engage with the local communities groups throughout the country. Dreamtime Racing will undertake a number of community programs to leverage the racing platform including driver safety in Aboriginal communities and an Apprenticeship employment program. The Aboriginal Employment Program will endeavour to employ Aboriginal youth in Apprenticeship roles provided across all facets of race team operations. Under the guidance of team manager Rob Palermo and MAC, Aboriginal youths Australia-wide will have the opportunity to apply through their local co-operatives groups to join the Team. Dreamtime Racing will have a host of skilled employees that

will also undertake a mentor role with the Aboriginal team members to ensure their craft is developed to the highest level of Australian V8 Supercar racing. Dreamtime Racing will be located at the former Perkins Motorsport facility adjacent to Moorabbin Airport, in close proximity to Kelly Racing’s Braeside headquarters. Kelly Racing will have a strategic alliance with Dreamtime Racing and provide technical and marketing support. Dreamtime Racing will be led by Team Manager Rob Palermo, who will bring decades of motorsport and V8 Supercars experience to the young team. David Russell will campaign the #16 entry and Cameron Waters the #77 Commodore. Both drivers are already well known to the team after forming part of Kelly Racing’s ten driver line-up at last year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Russell made his Development Series debut back in 2003 and will be aiming to win this year’s championship after finishing third in last year’s title chase. Waters enters the 2012 V8 Supercars Development Series after an enormous 2011 season, where he convincingly won the Australian Formula Ford Championship and became the youngest driver to ever compete in the Bathurst 1000 as a result of winning the Shannons Supercar Showdown reality TV series.

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SPORTS participants, parents, coaches, teachers and volunteers are invited to attend a Strength and Conditioning workshop this Wednesday at the Grand Hotel. Presented by Jason Kurfurst from Complete Performance Solutions, the workshop will help attendees plan training for their sports season, and also cover the basic principles of training. Jason has been involved in the fitness industry since 1996, having been actively involved in the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association since 1999 and delivering Level 1 courses across Australia for the past 13 years. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach with pro basketball team Cairns Taipans, Northern Pride Rugby league and the Queensland Academy of Sport in Cairns, Melbourne Storm and Carlton Football Club. With many years experience as a top coach, Jason will cover long-term athlete development, kids’ strength and training, strategies for testing the progress of athletes, training in flexibility, endurance, speed and agility, warm-ups and cool-downs, and more. The workshops will be held from 6-9pm on Wednesday, March 7 at the Grand Hotel, 6 Victoria Parade, Thursday Island.R For more information contact Sport and Recreation Services, Department of Communities on 4036 5434.

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Descendants win Palm Island All Blacks Competition Full details pages 24-25

Torres players take Pride in their origin FOUR rugby league players will do the Torres Strait proud this season when they take the field for Northern Pride in Queensland’s premier rugby league competition - the Intrust Super Cup. Joel Marama (Boigu), Nathan Kepa (Iama), Wees Nawai (Kubin, Moa Island) and Francis Mosby (Thursday Island) have all been selected in the senior Pride squad for 2012, but have not forgotten their roots. Mosby said the Torres Strait players had immense pride in representing not only their region, but also north Queensland as a whole. “We are very proud of our heritage and where we come from, and will display that passion out on the park this season,” Mosby said. “Our team is made up north Queenslanders striving to do the best for our region, and we don’t plan to let anyone down. “We made the finals last year, but we want to go all the way in 2012. “Torres residents can help us do just that by supporting us and getting involved.” And for the first time, Torres Strait residents will get to see their local stars play for the Pride even if they cannot attend a match. Outback Members ($20) and above will receive free live streaming of all home games, meaning you can watch the game no matter where you live. Other popular Pride membership packages start at just $5, and include: - Three For Me (three home games of your choice plus other benefits)

Become a proud member of the ‘local’ rugby league team

Proud to be in the Northern Pride strip are Joel Marama (Boigu), Nathan Kepa (Iama), Wees Nawai (Kubin, Moa Island) and Francis Mosby (Thursday Island). The Torres News will be providing coverage of the Intrust Super Cup throughout the season. - Supporter (for those who cannot attend home games) - Junior (Pride Cubs and Pride Princess). Torres Strait residents and businesses also have the opportunity to sponsor a local player, where their name will appear in the matchday program, broadcast over the stadium loudspeaker

system and promoted on the Pride website. Pride Chief Executive Officer Chris Sheppard said it was important for fans who cannot make home games to be given the chance to still feel part of the club. “We have plenty of options to ensure that you can still be part of the team even if you can’t make

it to any of our games in Cairns,” said Chris. “ We r e p r e s e n t F a r N o r t h Queensland, and so do our players and supporters, so get involved and support your local Intrust Super Cup footy club.” Northern Pride 2012 Season membership packages are now available with options avail-

able for every football supporter, starting from just $5. Visit www. for more details, including player sponsorships. The club’s Intrust Super Cup season kicks off on Saturday, March 10 with a mouthwatering home clash against the powerful Ipswich Jets at Barlow Park.

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