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20 - 26 August 2012 • Thursday Island • • • Edition No. 1029 • $2.00 inc. GST

Torres Strait gets ‘no bang for its buck’


RESERVISTS in Charlie Company, the 51 Far North Queensland Regiment (51FNQR) based on Thursday Island, are resorting to saying “bang bang” instead of firing bullets or blanks, after their operations budget was cut by 75 per cent. The startling claims were made in the Australian Senate last week by Senator Ian Macdonald, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern and Remote Australia, who says cuts to the army, navy and border protection operations in the Torres Strait has left our northern border wide open. At the same time, airline passengers in and out of the Torres Strait face a doubled passenger movement tax, with the $57.50 fee going towards the cost of newly installed security screening at the airport, he said. “The compulsory installation of security screening technology at the Horn Island airport has created a disproportionate financial burden on the Torres Strait community,” Mr Macdonald said. The security screening facility is currently housed in two sheds placed next to the terminal building, at a cost of $228,000. “At the same time as the Gillard government has removed the Navy patrol boat from their waters, slashed customs staff on Thursday Island and cut funding for the 51FNQR, significantly weakening any security response on land and sea, it is now insisting that the Torres Shire Council somehow meets the cost of installing security screening at the airport, a council with very few resources and definitely not enough to cover the cost,” he said. “The present terminal is too small to fit the equipment in. “The cost of a new terminal has been estimated at $15 million, an impossible sum for a small community to find. “Simply to extend the present terminal to accommodate the facility and a waiting area out of the rain would be $2.5 million, which the council also does not have.” Torres Shire Council chief executive Dalassa Yorkston said in addition to the $228,000 cost of installing the building, the council faced the additional costs of maintaining and staffing the

THURSDAY ISLAND (pictured) is just one of hundreds of islands in the Torres Strait being left wide open and unprotected, with its Australian Navy boat taken away, Customs and Border Protection jobs slashed, and now drastic cuts to the Charlie Company 51FNQ Squadron. Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern and Remote Australia, Senator Ian Macdonald says the irony is that while Charlie Company’s operations are being cut, and border security in the region is down for the count, passengers flying in and out of Horn Airport are being slugged with a 100 per cent tax increase to pay for an inadequate and expensive security screening program. PHOTO: MARK ROY “But only if the Council can match it, Mr Macdonald said the costs should not installation. be borne by the shire. “Additional costs and constraints placed dollar for dollar,” Mr Macdonald said. “Of course, they can’t possibly find “This community is really getting it in on the Torres Shire Council were the recruitment of eight new security staff, including that sort of money. And, even if they did, the neck,” he said. it wouldn’t build them a new terminal, it “This security screening is not just for recruitment, training and uniforms. “Plus the training cost for a Cairns-based wouldn’t even be enough to extend the their benefit, it is for the benefit of the whole country and should be paid for by company to deliver on the job training for present terminal.” Ms Yorkston said the council had to the nation.” the first two weeks of the new security In Senate question time on Wednesday, find the amount in their budget to meet this screening equipment.” August 15, Mr Macdonald asked the She said the council were given a “very funding dollar for dollar. “This means that other community Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr to short timeframe to comply with the new respond the suggestion training days for projects will suffer,” she said. legislation”. “TSC has a very small rate base of six 51FNQR had been cut from 100 to 21. Mr Macdonald said the Australian Continued, Page 2. Government had now offered the council a per cent of its operating budget, and is Defence paramount, Page 2. one-off grant of $460,000 to assist. heavily reliant upon grant funding.”

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Torres Strait gets ‘no bang for its buck’ << From Page 1 “Is the minister aware of reports that 51 Far North Queensland Regiment, a unit with one-third of its force as Indigenous Australian soldiers engaged in conducting reconnaissance and surveillance and engaging with the community in Northern Australia, has had to cut training operations by 75 per cent due to lack of funding?” Mr Macdonald asked. Mr Carr told the Senate he would “seek further advice on the training days available to the unit”, but questioned the credibility of Mr Macdonald’s claims. “He started with the absurd allegation that soldiers were required to say ‘bang, bang’ instead of firing bullets, and he is wrong,” Mr Carr said. “The Army itself advises him, and advises this house, that the allegation is absurd and entirely wrong.” But Mr McDonald said he had been told by reservists they were unable to practice firing weapons using blank ammunition because it was “too expensive”. It was important to have access to ammunition for magazine training drills and to learn how to properly fire weapons, he said, and claimed reservists were using sound effects to keep the training effective.

“Because there’s no bucks, you’ve got to provide your own bang now if you’re a reservist,” he said. Speaking to the Torres News on Thursday, August 16, 51 FNQR Commanding Officer Major Jeffrey Martin said he was not in a position to comment on any of the claims. 51FNQR is based at the Joint Defence Facility on Thursday Island, with three other patrol bases in the Torres Strait, including Horn Island. A Defence spokesman told the Torres News: “The 2012-13 Army Budget has been approved by the Chief of Army and has been provided to Functional Commanders, who will shortly allocate down to units. “Unit commanders are being consulted as part of the current budget allocation process. “Noting that the financial year had already commenced, units were authorised to expend a percentage of their budget to enable normal activities to occur, prior to being allocated their full budget. “The full impact of the budget allocations is currently being assessed by Army in consultation with the chain of command. “Army Reserve Training Days remain a resource consideration associated with the budget allocation process,” he said.

Safety must be priority: Mayor By MARK ROY THE Mayor of the Torres Shire Council, Napau Pedro Stephen, has slammed Australian Government cutbacks to defence and border protection presence in the Torres Strait. “Torres Strait, in terms of homeland security, is paramount to the defence of this country and state,” Cr Stephen (right) said. “The people of Torres Strait will not forget the government’s action during the commencement of WWII, where a northern boundary was drawn across the country along the Tropic of Capricorn.” In 2010, the last Australian Navy vessel in the Torres Strait, the Geraldton-built Southerly 65 class vessel Malu Baizam, was snuck away to Cairns in what the Australian Defence Force claimed was a precautionary measure against cyclones. That boat has never been returned to Thursday Island. Cr Stephen was critical of cuts to Customs and Border Protection jobs in the Torres Strait, reduced from 14 to 8, and said claims that the 51 Far North Queensland Regiment also faced cutbacks were worrying. “Again, this action to withdraw the presence of defence will confirm that this Government does not consider the safety of people living in northern Australia, especially in Torres Strait, a priority,” Cr Stephen said. “Torres Strait will ask the government:

Do they identify our people as Australians or Queenslanders? And if so, stop pretending we don’t exist. “Leaders past and present have lobbied hard to establish the presence of these agencies in our region, because these services provide real career pathways and real employment for our people.” Cr Stephen said border security was a “core business” of the Australian Government, not the local shire. “The Torres Shire Council welcomes any grant, but most importantly welcomes recurrent funding, not dollar-for-dollar, to ensure the user, that is, the community, does not carry the financial responsibility of the Federal government’s core business for security, to guarantee a safe community for our constituents. “No more cost shifting exercise.”


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A fly-in/fly-out mobile polling booth will by used to manage the by-election on Ugar (Stephen Island) on Saturday, September 29. The Stephen Island byelection is being held to fill the vacancy declared in Division 13 of the Torres Strait Island Regional Council following a court decision negating the result of the state-wide local government election on April 28. Mr Jerry Stephen (right) won the election, with a 71 per cent majority, but a civil court action was brought against him by the only other divisional candidate Florianna Bero. A section of the Local Government Act requires candidates in TSIRC elections to live on

the islands in the division for which they are a candidate for two years prior to their nomination. The courts are yet to decide the fate of TSIRC Councillors Aven Noah, elected to the division covering Mer (Murray Island), and Cr Joel Gaiden, whose division takes in Dauan. Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake said that the formal notice of the election will be made on Wednesday, August 22, and the electoral roll for the by-election will close on Friday, August 31. Nominations which are now open will close at noon on Friday, September 7. And need to be lodged with the Returning

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September 28, prior to polling day to be held on the following day, Saturday, September 29. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While this is one of Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more-remote centres in the Torres Strait and the ECQ will ensure that this small by-election will be conducted in accordance with the legislative requirements despite the logistically challenges,â&#x20AC;? he said. Notices and advertising for the election will be circulated to all eligible electors to ensure all participants are aware of the by-election timetable. Full details are available on the ECQ web site www. and enrolment forms and information regarding enrolment is also available by phoning 1300 881 665.

Lock it or lose it, say Police LOCAL police are encouraging vehicle owners to secure their ignition keys, and report to police if their keys are lost or stolen. Thursday Island Police Acting Officerin-Charge Jeff Tanswell said cars were being stolen and taken for joy-rides, sometimes weeks after the keys go missing. But, if missing keys are reported, officers can keep an eye out for particular vehicles, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need a good reason to pull over a driver, but, if we have a report of a set of stolen keys, and see that vehicle on the road in suspicious circumstances, then we can

act,â&#x20AC;? Sgt Tanswell said. The warning comes after a car stolen on the night of Monday, August 6, was later found dumped on Waiben Esplanade, opposite the water reservoir. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It again appears that the owners have had a set of car keys stolen a month earlier,â&#x20AC;? Sgt Tanswell said. It was not the first time a vehicle had been stolen in this way, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our message is donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave your keys in your car, and let us know if your keys are stolen,â&#x20AC;? he said. And while prospective car thieves might have a hard time getting a stolen vehicle off

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Singer’s contribution honoured in artwork AROUND 60 people turned out to the Home and Community Care (HACC) Centre on Thursday Island recently to honour Torres Strait’s favourite crooner, Henry “Seaman” Dan, at the for the launch of a painting of the former pearl-diver turned recording artist. The painting, Uncle Seaman Dan, by Cairns artist Gen Anderson, is a gift to the Port Kennedy Association on Thursday Island. PKA president Romina Fujii said the HACC Centre was filled with clients, tourists, family and friends at the launch of the artwork on Thursday, August 9. “The PKA is honoured to receive this portrait,” Mrs

Fujii said. “It was good for all of us to get together and celebrate the contribution of elders. “We all benefit from the fruits of their labour.” Mayor Pedro Stephen spoke at the launch, with a lunch provided by HACC, the PKA, and the Flexi-Respite Service which operates from the PKA Hall on Thursday Island. Ms Anderson, who lives in Clifton Beach, Cairns, said it was a great pleasure to have Seaman Dan sit for her for his portrait. “I am a great admirer of his music and felt very fortunate to have a couple of private performances during our time together,” Ms Anderson said.

“It was also with much pleasure and interest that I heard his tales of how some of his compositions had come to life. “I also greatly enjoyed his stories about his life on the high seas and the deep sea diving for the precious pearls.” Mrs Fujii said for the time being, Uncle Seaman’s portrait would hang at the PKA office. Consideration would be given to find an appropriate permanent home for the painting, where it would be available for public viewing, she said. Seaman Dan’s latest album, Sunnyside, is due for release on September 7.

Uncle Seaman Dan, a large oil painting by Cairns artist Gen Anderson, donated to the Port Kennedy Association.

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Police vehicles roll out across islands THE Torres Strait Island Regional Council has distributed six community police vehicles to communities who currently don’t have a police vehicle or are in need of a new vehicle. TSIRC said in a statement that reliable and efficient vehicles were necessary for officers who are patrolling, especially after hours.

Other equipment that is on its way for community police are UHF radios, chargeable mag lights and the latest phone and fax machine for each station. All these items will benefit the safety and efficiency of each officer and the community they are working in. There will be two radios per

community so coverage that is not reliable with mobile phones is guaranteed and officers can talk to each other and report back to the station via the radio. The reliable phone and fax also makes it easier to report incidents back to head office and to easily assist other agencies, the statement said.

Torres Shire Mayor Pedro Stephen speaking at the unveiling of a portait of Henry “Seaman” Dan (seated) at the HACC Centre on Thursday Island recently.

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CAIRNS-based Bamaga couple Lency and Neville Newman could be home by the end of October with the proposed re-opening of the Renal Unit at the Bamaga Hospital. Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, who has been a passionate advocate of the Renal Unit, says he has been in constant contact with State Health Minister Lawrence Springborg. Mr Entsch said: “Lawrence Springborg is determined to get Lency and Neville home be the end of October.” The couple, who were married in Bamaga on ANZAC Day in 2011, has lived in Cairns for four years while Lency has her three-times-a-week treatment at Cairns Base Hospital.’ They simply want to go home to Bamaga. Mr Entsch said: “The Minister is trying to develop a solution for all renal units, not just the one at Bamaga. “The opening of the Chronic Disease Unit at Thursday Island Hospital next year will solve the problem of training renal nurses. “The problem with the Bamaga unit, and Weipa as well, is that nurses who get trained don’t stay for long and move on. They go and more come and the pattern continues. “Lawrence is committed to finding a model that could work to find a long-term solution. “The key to the problem is training local people who can assist the renal nurses. “There already is interest from a couple of local people who are prepared to be trained. “The Chronic Disease Unit will allow them to be trained on site, rather than going to Cairns for a month.”

Neville and Lency Newman at their wedding on April 25, 2011. The irony is that the Bamaga is a Queensland Government responsibility, while Mr Entsch is the Federal member. State Member for Cook David Kempton said he would have a statement on the issue for this edition of the Torres News, but, at the time of going to press, nothing had been forthcoming from him.

Member for Cook David Kempton (left) gets a firsthand look at the local crayfishing industry during a visit to Thursday Island last week. He is shown here with crayfisherman Tony Shibasaki and a large spiny rock lobster at Torres Strait Seafood. PHOTO: SANDIE EDWARDS

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Ready to roll in first TSRA election NOMINATIONS are now closed for the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) elections, to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The 2012 election is the first time all members will be directly elected to the TSRA board. The TSRA Board consists of 20 elected members who are Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal people living within a ward in the region. They will now be elected every four years from 2012, with previous terms being three years. Nominations closed on Wednesday, August 15 at 5pm. The nominations received for the 20 wards are as follows: Badu: BAIRA, Horace (Jnr); NONA , Maluwap Ali; GUIVARRA, Wayne. Bamaga: WILLIAMS, Reginald; NEWMAN, Edward Jamal. Boigu: PETER, Eric John, BANU,

Donald; TOBY, Dimas. Dauan: GAIDAN, Joel; MAKA, Sam Colin George; ELISALA, Torenzo. Erub: DOOLAH, Elia; BEDFORD, Kenny. Hammond: SABATINO, Mario. Kubin: No nomination Ngurapai and Muralug: KANAI, Garagu; LOBAN, Yen; MAKAKU, Isaac E. Iama: LUI, Getano B (Jnr). Mabuiag: FELL, Keith M. Masig: MOSBY, Hilda; NAI, Ted Fraser. Mer: NOAH, Aven S, MAZA, Terence ‘Lloyd’. Port Kennedy: SAGIGI, Robert; FUJII, Romina. Poruma: PEARSON, Francis; MOSBY, Phillemon Sereako. Saibai: ENOSA, Ron Maxwell; WAIA Isaac: ANIBA, Chelsea. Seisia: ELU, Joseph.

St Pauls: LUI, Kiwat C; KRIS, John T. TRAWQ: ABEDNEGO, John Stephen, STEPHEN Sereako; GELA, Saimo Bertha June; DAVID, Ned; HARRY, Abigail; STEPHEN, Sam (Kura). Ugar: STEPHEN, Jerry Dixie; BERO, Florianna. Warraber: LUI, Willie. How to make your vote count To vote, you must be enrolled at your correct address on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll by 5pm on Friday, August 31, 2012. If you will not be able to make it to the polling place in your ward on voting day, or attend a pre-poll voting centre, you can apply for a postal vote. Visit or follow the link from the Torres News facebook page.



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

The Wongai Jubilee Ball is this Saturday, August 25, at the PKA Hall. Tickets include a meal, licensed bar, live band, and prizes and are available from Sacred Heart School office during school hours, from 10am-noon outside Col Jones, and may also be available at the door on the night. Don your best Island formal wear and get in early!


Mon 20. Hash House Harriers run, 5.50pm Tue 21. Esplanade walk/Circuit classes, Seisia Hall, 5pm Tue 21. Zumba fitness, TI Bowls Club, gold coin entry, 7pm Wed 22. Antenatal classes, Maternity Unit TI, 6 - 7pm, 4069 0222 Wed 22. Futsal (indoor soccer) Torres Shire Sports Complex, 6 - 8pm Wed 22. Wongai Wednesday, Seaman Dan plays Wongai Hotel restaurant, Horn Island, 6.30 - 9pm Thu 23. TS Carpentaria Cadets, TI Joint Defence Facility, 5.30 - 7.30pm Fri 24. Floral Fridays - time to break out your best floral print dress. Women too! Fri 24. TI Rotary Club breakfast meeting, Malu Paru restaurant, Grand Hotel, 7am, 0438 747 853 Fri 24. Mini-triathlon, TI Sports Complex, 5.15pm Fri 24. Cocktails by the pool, Jardine Motel, 7pm Fri 24. Karaoke, Torres Hotel, 7pm Sat 25. Wongai Jubilee Ball, PKA Hall TI, 4069 2203 Sat 25. HIR&RA Beach Clean Up Day, front beach, Horn Island, 2pm Mon 27. Variety Bash entertainment, Seisia Football Oval, 5.30pm - late Tue 28. Malu Os and Peddells Ferry are hosting the Variety Club lunch at the TI primary school oval. Volunteers welcome Tue 28-Wed 29. Community meetings, TSRA elections. PKA and Tamwoy halls TI, 6 - 7.30pm Wed 29. Independent Diocese Clergy Conference TI Thu 30. Independent Diocese first DC Meeting (2012/13) TI Fri 31. Voter enrolments close for TSRA elections, 5pm Fri 31. First Day Independent Diocese Christian Spiritual Choral Festival TI


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Tagai war canoe project dismantled THE following is the contents of an unsigned memo sent to Tagai State College staff. The memo was forwarded to the Torres News on Tuesday, August 14, by a community member with the request that this information be made public. Gulngu Aymay Project Gulngu Aymay was a project that was conceptualised in 2007 to build a canoe (Sageraw Kuyup) using the cultural knowledge passed on through the Waia family (Ait Koedal, Saibai Island). This project would create staff awareness about the art of making not just a vessel, but a product of a trade culture where the knowledge of clan systems still exists between clans of Saibai Island and coastal villages of PNG. Next Wednesday 15 August the canoe that is located across from Waybeni, Koey Ngurpay Mudh will be dismantled by family members of the Ait Koedal Clan, Saibai Island. A short ceremony involving the handover of canoe parts back to the family will be followed by the burning of the bow at the water’s edge. It is culturally appropriate for this process and ceremony to be witnessed only by a group of males identified by the family. PHOTOS: The Sageraw Kuyup: Above: In 2010 at its launch and blessing. Centre: In 2012. Below: Under full sail.

THUMBS UP: To the volunteer firies who will give up their time for our benefit and protection this fire season. THUMBS DOWN: To the whisper that Australia Post plans to sell off the block that houses staff accommodation on Thursday Island, and the loss of local jobs and local knowledge. Will that grand old weatherboard building, the Thursday Island Post Office, also get the chop? THUMBS UP: To Sea Swift for their second North Queensland Employer of the Year Award, and for helping transport Torres Strait artworks to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. THUMBS DOWN: To pikinini riding quad bikes, with no adult supervision or helmets, in residential areas. THUMBS UP: To the motivated young kids at the TS Carpentaria Naval Cadets on Thursday Island. THUMBS UP: To Spanish mackerel for tasting so gooooood!

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Hovercraft brings back happy memories for our readers LAST week’s photo of the hovercraft on Thursday Island (Shine A Light, Torres News, 13-19 August 2012, page 9) has brought back some happy memories for many long-term residents of the Torres Strait. Elizabeth Namok called the Torres News to say seeing the photograph had brought back wonderful memories of Thursday Island in “the good old days”. “I rode from Tamwoy to St Paul’s in that hovercraft,” Mrs Namok said. “It must have been around 1972 or 1973. I was married then as I married very early. “The people from the Baha’i would usually bring fresh bread over to St Paul’s on the sea plane, but this time I got to ride in the hovercraft.” The contraption uses a fan, or impeller, to inflate the “skirt” underneath the vehicle, creating a cushion of high-pressure air between the hull of the vessel and the surface below, causing it to rise above the surface. A large propeller at the back then moves it along. But despite the complexities of its operation, Mrs Namok said the

hovercraft provided a smooth and quiet ride. “It was quiet and fast, like a big octopus moving backwards. Travelling in it was really lovely,” she said. “I used to stay at Tamwoy Town, and we could hear it when it came in. “There was a landing for it in a clearing in the mangroves, opposite the cemetery.” The hovercraft passenger service to the Outer Islands was run by the Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs. The photograph reproduced in last week’s Torres News was taken in 1975, on Front Beach, outside the Federal Hotel on Thursday Island. We encourage anyone with further information on the hovercraft service, or memories of the days of its operation, to contact the Torres News. Speaking of happy memories, Brother Barry Lamb has written to us about the School Readers used in the 1960s and 1970s. Brother Barry writes: “A special band of wonderful people throughout the world keep their school textbooks throughout life.

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SHINE A LIGHT On our history “Some of these very special people may live on Thursday Island. “The Readers reproduced here will bring memories flooding back to many in recall of their

schooldays. The Dick and Dora readers are from the 1960s and 1970s. “But for almost 50 years all Queensland children learned to read from the Queensland School Readers, which began publication in 1915 and lasted to the 1970s. “These days, of course, people owning printed treasures, if they are happy to share them, can have them scanned. “If anyone would enjoy sharing their textbooks in this way from years gone by, please contact the Torres News and it can be arranged. Ah! Happy memories!”


Torres Strait artists join the best of the best


LEFT: Telstra Art Awards finalist Solomon Booth from Moa (second from right) and his extended family, gathered around his artwork, Baidam Au Titui (Shark Constellation). PHOTOS: MATT GARRICK ABOVE RIGHT: Kara Meta - My Home. Artwork by 2012 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards finalist, Sedey Mabel Stephen from Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Arts Centre). RIGHT: Mersane Loban, from Moa Island, a finalist in the 2012 Telstra Art Awards, with an artwork about her mother, Paiyaga. By MATT GARRICK

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to celebrate his success as an exhibition finalist. He said being selected for his linocut work, titled Baidam Au Titui, was an eye-opening experience. “I didn’t really expect to get this far, but I’m really honoured and overwhelmed,” Mr Booth said. “It highlights my art centre and my region, and it puts the Torres Strait back on the map a bit. I feel proud about that.” Awards judge and curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Glenn IsegerPilkington, said Solomon’s painting was of the same ilk as “heroes” of the Torres Strait printmaking scene, such as Alick Tipoti. “This work is really beautiful in the way it affirms Torres Strait connections to island life, and to the ocean. “And the totem creatures which Solomon has painted within the work are really executed quite finely. “There’s a really subtle shift in colour in the work as well,” said Iseger-Pilkington. In her introductory speech, local Territory art practitioner Juliette Hubbard acknowledged the huge contributions of Torres Strait Islander artists to the annual event over the years. “Influential artists and master craftsmen such as Ken Thaiday,

Dennis Nona, Destiny Deacon and Clinton Nain have shared their knowledge and expertise, enriching many facets of the arts industry through their art practices,” Ms Hubbard said. The Torres Strait Islander to win the coveted Telstra Award first prize was Badu Island artist Dennis Nona for his work, Ubirikubiri, in 2007. The major prize was this year scooped up by Tiwi Islander Timothy Cook, for his mesmerising artwork, Kulama, painted using natural pigments. Northern Territory Museum director Pierre Arpin said to win a Telstra Award amid all the equally outstanding competition was like being given a “blue ribbon of excellence”. “It’s a very difficult selection. How do you choose between one level of excellence and the next? That’s the juror’s toughest job,” Mr Arpin said. The 29th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards finalists will be on display at the museum until Sunday, October 28. For those who can’t make it to Darwin for the show this year, the exhibition will also be featured online gallery. Go to, or simply follow the link from the Torres News facebook page.



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THREE artists from Moa and Erub (Darnley) Islands have joined the exclusive club of being finalists at the Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin. The prestigious awards, with a main prize of $40,000, were handed out at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in the Top End capital on Friday, August 10. Sedey Mabel Stephen, from Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Arts Centre), and Solomon Booth and Mersane Loban, from the Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Art Centre on Moa, were among 63 artists chosen as finalists from hundreds of entrants from across Australia. Ms Loban, who began her career as an artist less than two years ago, was shortlisted for the Telstra Work on Paper category award, worth $4000 in prize money. Her printmaking entry was an artwork about her mother, named Paiyaga. And while the gong went to South Australian artist Raymond Zada for his controversial work, Racebook, Ms Loban said she felt great just being there. “It’s huge. It’s very special. I only started at the art centre in Kubin community in February last year, and it’s been a ride ever since. “This artwork is dedicated to my mother. She’s a very hardworking woman and she had a very big family. We were 24 brothers and sisters. I wanted to show to everybody how strong she is, but also, how strong all of the women in the Torres Strait are.” Fellow Moa artist, Solomon Booth, who grew up in Darwin, was treated to a special homecoming at the awards ceremony. His extended family came along

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TORRES STRAIT RECOGNITION AWARDS 2012 By MARK ROY THEY really raised the bar this year. In its second year of operation, the Torres Strait Recognition Awards are going from strengthto-strength. Quite literally, in fact. This year, the gongs were constructed from metal, after a winner last year dropped and broke their glass award. My Pathway CAA and RSS president Mark England said the stylish works of art - which also

serve a practical purpose for burning candles and scented oils - were constructed by Wayne McGuinness from Aboriginal Steel Art in Kuranda. “We commissioned them because we wanted to get a sense of uniqueness for these very special awards,” Mr England said. And the robust style of the awards was reflected in their presentation, and the exceptional entertainment and hospitality provided on the night. The Recognition Awards acknowledge excellence in the field

of employment and training, so it was fitting that hospitality students from Tagai College provided the food and service on the night, under the guidance of Chef Markus from Accor Hotels, one of eight Gold Sponsors of the night. The Tagai Secondary School Campus Choir and the Campus Dancers both put on a fine show, although perennial favourite Uncle Seaman Dan, who opened the night’s entertainment, was a hard act to follow. Bishop Saibo Mabo conducted the opening prayer, while Fed-

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eral Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch gave the opening speech. Mr Entsch announced that he hoped to set up a training pathway for Torres Strait youth by working in partnership with Bishop Mabo and the Anglican Church on the Parish Hall Restoration Project. The Torres News hopes to have more details on this exciting development in next week’s edition. Mr England thanked all the sponsors for their assistance in recognising the excellent work done by employers and employees, trainers and trainees, and the wider

ABOVE: Some of the nominees for the Torres Strait Recognition Awards 2012 present at the awards ceremony held at Tagai TAFE on Thursday, August 9. ABOVE LEFT: Marie Nona (right) from Tikies Designs on Badu Island receives her Employer Small Business Award from CEA’s Pam Wasaga. The award recognisers an employer who supports employees and is innovative. LEFT: Latoya Nakata (right) receives an award on behalf Mura Kosker, winner in the Employer Medium and Large category, from CEA’s Pam Wasaga. LEFT 3rd from top: David Seekee accepts the Inspirational Mature Age Apprentice Award on behalf of his brother, Peter Seekee, from CEA’s Pam Wasaga and Bob North from Construction Skills Queensland. Peter is an electrical apprentice with Carpentaria Contracting. BELOW: Iris Billy, employed by CEA Warraber Island, receives her Inspirational Employee Award from CEA’s Pam Wasaga (left) and Member for Hammond Nancy Pearson, representing Gold Sponsor the Torres Strait Regional Authority. The award is for an employee who shows leadership and exhibits a desire to succeed.

Torres Strait community over the past 12 months. “The second Torres Strait Recognition Awards was an outstanding success, with [Torres Shire] Mayor Pedro Stephen saying this is just what the region needs, and many others saying they would like to see it as an annual event,” Mr England said. Silver Sponsor Torres News would like to congratulate all those who received a nomination for the Recognition Awards in 2012, and wish the winners all the best in their future endeavours.

Rocky Stephen with his Community Support Award for the Brother Bear Ferry Service on Ugar (Stephen Island). The award recognises business that gives back to community.

Chef Markus from Accor Hotels joins hospitality students from Tagai Tafe, who received certificates of appreciation for the exceptional food and service they provided on the awards night.

Site manager Steve Hay with the Cultural Collaboration award presented to Hansen Yuncken for their work on the construction of the new Mer (Murray Island) school.

Sylvia Tabua receives her My Pathway Ken O’Brien Achiever Award from CEA’s Pam Wasaga and Nicole Akers from My Pathway. Sylvia received the award for her outstanding achievements, going Marcella Ware from TNQ TAFE receives her Deadly beyond, and working towards excellence in her work with St Johns’ Customer Service Award from CEA’s Pam Wasaga and Craig Oxlade from Gold Sponsor, Island and Cape. HACC, as a volunteer with Radio 4MW, and women’s groups. Page 12 Torres News 20 - 26 August 2012

Sue Chamberlain accepts the Inspirational Trainer Award on behalf of TAFE Marine trainer David McIlwain from CEA’s Pam Wasaga and Jo Pyne from Gold Sponsors Tagai and Tropical North Queensland TAFE. Both David and runner-up Althea McKeown from TAFE Childcare were recognised as exhibiting outstanding mentoring and coaching focus for people in training.


Steve Hay, Warren Entsch, award winner Rocky Stephen and My Pathway president Mark England at the awards night.

Uncle Seaman Dan performs for guests at the Torres Strait Recognition Awards 2012.

Member for Leichhard Warren Entsch and Bishop Saibo Mabo discuss the potential for a new training program for youth as part of the Parish Hall Restoration Project on Thursday Island.

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TAFE teachers Barry Tarrant and Lily Jane Shibasaki enjoying a celebratory drink after the awards, hosted by Gold Sponsors Tagai TAFE.

Charleeja Viti receives her Inspirational School Based Apprentice/Trainee Award from from CEA’s Pam Wasaga and Lisa Hall from Gold Sponsor Accor Hotels. Charleeja, a Year 12 School leaver in 2011, is employed with Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort.

Torres Shire food providers now need qualifications PEOPLE working in food businesses in the Torres Shire and Port Kennedy will now need food safety qualifications before the Torres Shire Council will issue them an operating permit. Torres Shire Council is responsible for food safety inspections and now wants to enforce all restaurants, catering businesses and food stall holders in the Torres Shire and Port Kennedy to have the necessary food safety qualifications. Tropical North Queensland TAFE dietitian and food hygiene teacher Dorothy Richmond said the necessary Food Safety Level 1 and 2 qualifications were taught at Tagai TAFE. Ms Richmond said that under the Food Act 2006, every licensable food business in Queensland was required to have a Food Safety Supervisor. “The Torres Shire Council wants to give their people the confidence that food purchased at any food outlet, including food stalls, has been prepared in accordance with food safety guidelines,” she said. “Anyone, including the business owner, stall holder, license holder or employee can be a qualified Food

Safety Supervisor and take the lead role in supervising food safety in their food business.” Torres Shire chief executive Dalassa Yorkston said potential food vendors in the Torres Shire and Port Kennedy needed to be aware that every food business would need a food safety supervisor as a pre-requisite to obtaining future permits. “Food vendors will have six months to fullfil this requirement,” Ms Yorkston said. The Tagai TAFE Food Safety Level 1 course enables food handlers and their supervisors to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to handle food safely. The course is a six-hour workshop with dates to be advised. The Food Safety Procedures Level 2 course enables staff to become Food Supervisors and opens up a pathway for higher employment in the catering industry. The course is full-time and runs for two days. For enquiries or to enrol, call Tagai TAFE on 4212 1500 or 4069 2200. Joseph Wigness from Moa Island in the TAFE commercial kitchen. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Torres News 20 - 26 August 2012 Page 13




The Mosby family welcome their newborn baby girl, Ikasa Florence Begum Mosby, born on Thursday, August 9, 2012, weighing 3100g (6lb 4oz), a baby sister to big brother Genia. Left to right are Yessie Mosby, Genia Mosby, Ikasa Mosby and Monica Mosby. The family would like to thank midwife Ann and all the staff at Thursday Island Maternity Ward. PHOTO: MARK ROY


Mixed reaction to World Heritage listing proposal FEDERAL Environment Minister Tony Burke claims that parts of Cape York could be included on the World Heritage Register as soon as 2013 has brought a mixed reaction from various stakeholders. At a World Heritage Symposium in Cairns, Mr Burke said there would not be a “blanket approach” to the listing and individual communities would be fully consulted. “Traditional Owner groups have indicated they are open to discussions about parts of the Cape being listed on the register,” he said. “If it comes together it could move quite quickly but, if at any point, we find there is no consent from traditional owners, then as far as I’m concerned it stops there.” Mr Burke said the dismantling of Queensland’s Wild Rivers restrictions had delivered a boost to federal Labor’s push for the listing.


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He said the Cape York Land Council’s willingness to restart talks on the issue was a significant breakthrough in attaining Indigenous consent for the nomination. Until now, CYLC chairman Richie Ah Mat has refused to discuss the nomination while the former Queensland Labor government’s four Cape York Wild Rivers declarations remained in place. Mr Ah Mat told The Australian last week he was confident the LNP government would revoke the Wild Rivers declarations and said he was “now willing to sit down” with Mr Burke on world heritage. However, it appears not all stakeholders were invited to the symposium. The Rainforest Aboriginal People’s Alliance was bitterly disappointed they had to stage a peaceful protest outside the symposium for them to be included. Alliance leaders said symposium organisers had broken protocol in not inviting it to a meeting in their region. Adding salt to the wounds was the fact the event was held on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Cape York Sustainable Futures was another group excluded from the talks. CYSF CEO Trish Butler said the group was disappointed it had not been invited to the event, but welcomed discussions that include the people of Cape York being involved in the decision making process. “We believe that a ground up approach needs to occur rather than the consultation processes that we have witnessed in the past which has been to come and tell us what is wanted,” Mrs Butler said. “But very little of what the community has said gets back to the decision makers. “We don’t support any decision making process that is based on the ideals of southern green groups or for that matter those from overseas and believe that any decision on a world heritage nomination lies with the people of Cape York. It is imperative that any process is driven from the ground up.” Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said he welcomed the renewed discussion on Wild Rivers and is pleased to see the Newman government has moved quickly to fulfill its commitment to revoke the legislation. “I also welcome their recognition that residents and landholders are key to discussions on this matter, and would reassure Wild Rivers rangers that they have nothing to be concerned about,” Mr Entsch said. “A number of National Parks have been declared on Cape York over the years, with no management plans and little in the way of funding support to get rangers into the Parks. “The fact that Wild Rivers declarations have been put aside does not mean that responsible conservation will not take place. “This is an opportunity for those rangers trained as Wild Rivers rangers to be transferred across to fill the void in the National Parks where for many years there has been no management underway. “There will also be opportunities for existing rangers to progress and for many more new rangers to be trained up, so it’s potentially very positive.” He said for too long the Labor government has been a slave to the Wilderness Society and the Greens, while the community has been left out of the process. In regards to the World Heritage listing, Mr Entsch said he welcomed Mr Burke’s comments at the World Heritage symposium that there will not be a blanket listing. “Although I think it’s quite appropriate that areas like the McIlwraith Ranges and Shelburne Bay are considered,” he said. “I also welcome moves towards consultation with Indigenous groups, but I would expect that this consultation would also take place with all Cape York residents and community groups. “It’s disappointing that already we see one of the peak representative groups of Cape York - Cape York Sustainable Futures - being excluded from discussions. “Mr Burke still has a lot to learn.” .


Red Cross ‘wonderful’ to St Paul’s family By ALF WILSON FOR the Ronsen family, of St Paul’s Village on Moa Island, the Red Cross is a wonderful organisation. Nairesha Ronsen, aged 3, needed treatment at the Townsville General Hospital and was assisted by the Red Cross. The Torres News saw the Torres Strait family including Dianne Ronsen, Trudy Ronsen, Scotty Ronsen, Nairesha and baby Tikayeah, four months, at Red Cross headquarters near Townsville Hospital. “We have come down from St Paul’s and the Red Cross has been wonderful,” Scotty said as he held Tikayeah. While in Townsville the Ronsen family attended the Red Cross NAIDOC Week Fun Day celebrations. More than 100 people, including family and friends of clients, attended the festivities including Red Cross clients and support workers and other not-for-profit agencies from Townsville. Regional Red Cross Manager James Harmon says: “There was a traditional damper morning tea, a barbecue lunch and a range of other foods available. “We also had rock climbing, face painting, hand painting, boomerang making, musical Dianne Ronsen, Trudy Ronsen, Scotty Ronsen holding sing-a-longs, didgeridoo playing, community baby Tikayeah and Nairesha Ronsen in pram. garden activities, art displays and Red Cross give“We are committed to building long-term and aways. Red Cross works with Aboriginal and respectful relationships, and working together as Torres Strait Islander communities across mainland partners, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. peoples,” Mr Harmon said.

Security forces crack down on peaceful Papua demonstration INDONESIAN police have arrested 10 people for raising the Morning Stag flag, a symbol of Papuan independence, during a rally in Manokwari on Thursday, August 9. The peaceful demonstration in the Papuan province was commemorating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Indonesian authorities claim they were cracking down on subversion against the state, while Amnesty International called for an investigation into human rights violations perpetrated by the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob). In a statement issued on their website, Amnesty said, according to local sources, the Indonesian security forces fired guns into the air to disperse protesters, causing many to flee in fear. “At least six protesters were arbitrarily arrested during the demonstration and some were reportedly beaten by security forces during their arrest,” Amnesty said in a statement. According to reports in the Jakarta Globe, 100 people joined a long march in Manokwari, the West Papuan capital, to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, carrying the Morning Star flag. Police reportedly arrested up to 10 people from the crowd, accusing them of being involved in a seditious act. “You can organise rallies, but don’t bring [Morning Star] flags with the intention of opposing the state. “That is called subversion,” Papua Police spokesman Yohanes Nugroho said in Jayapura. “We have seized the flag as evidence.” Papuan Filep Karma is currently serving a 15-year jail sentence for raising what the government calls the “separatist” Morning Star flag in 2004 in Jayapura. Senior Commander Yohanes said police also arrested two men in Serui, the Papua district of Yapen Islands, for raising another Morning Star flag, while calling themselves citizens of the Federal Republic of West Papua.

Amnesty International has called for an “independent and impartial investigation into reports that police used unnecessary and excessive force to disperse a peaceful demonstration”. “The rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are guaranteed in Articles 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Indonesia is a state party,” Amnesty International’s website read.



7pm – Midnight Saturday, August 25, 2012 Port Kennedy Hall • Buffet Meal • Licensed Bar • Live Band • Island Formal Wear • Lucky Door Prize & Best Dressed Prizes

Tickets are available now at the Sacred Heart School office during school hours and on Saturdays 10–noon outside of Col Jones

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PORUMA NGURPAY LAG Classroom Olympics Year 1, 2 & 3

Over the past two weeks the year 1, 2 and 3 class at Poruma Campus have been following the London Olympic Games. They even have a classroom medal tally that shows the medals Australia has won. As a result of our keen interest in the Olympic Games we held our own classroom Olympics. Students were divided into two teams which competed against each other.

The team events were a hit!

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ŌĞƌƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĚŝŶ the Classroom Olympic events a medal ceremony took place. Students received individual medals and team shields. The Olympic champion shield went to the ‘Ivan Blue’ team and the silver shield and sportsmanship shield went to the ‘Mui Kuzi’ team. A fun day was had by all students, teacher and teacher aides.



The Tagai TAFE hospitality team are booked up for the rest of the year!!!




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5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 4:55 BTN Daily 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens: The Lakes 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Vixens Run 10:05 Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey: Mind - Continuing her spiritual journey, Judith chats to Shadow Yoga founder Shandor Remet, and former Sydney Swans captain Brett Kirk before joining a 10 day silent retreat. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: Leave It As It Is 12:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:30 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens: The Lakes 2:25 Catalyst Bytes: Perfect Wave 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 22 - Subiaco vs East Perth

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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:00 The Farmer Wants A Wife - Our farmers have to make the gut wrenching decision about which girl will be the first to go home. It’s the girls last chance to make an impression on their farmer and bag a life of love on the farm. 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Bozeman Reaction - When their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon turn to their friends to create a state-of-the-art security system, and Sheldon struggles to cope. 9:30 The Footy Show 11:15 The AFL Footy Show 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 3:30 Newstyle Direct 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The Face” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight - Matt White reports on the latest news and current social issues. 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 TBA 12:20 Room For Improvement: It is tears and cheers as a grotty bedroom/ensuite becomes the ultimate relaxing retreat with gadgets galore. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 6:45 World News 2:30 Feast Greece 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 5 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Gourmet Farmer: Pigs, Proscuitto And Offal - Former SMH food editor Matthew Evans transforms from Australia’s most feared critic to small landholder in Tasmania. Tonight, Matthew feels inspired to make prosciutto and sources two piglets from Jen, a local farmer and former vegetarian. It will be months until they are fully grown, so in the interim he buys a leg of pork from Jen for his own prosciutto. 8:00 Destination Flavour 8:30 Food Additives: An Edible Adventure 9:35 The School: Educating Essex 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:05 Movie: “Black House” (MA v,h) - Jeon, an insurance claims agent, suspects a family of murdering their son with the intention of collecting insurance premiums. When the police don’t take him seriously, he investigates the case on his own. 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:10 Marchlands 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Grand Designs: Cumbria 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Spicks And Specks: Australiana Special - It’s time to raid the ABC wardrobe department again to celebrate the music of Australia. Our special guests are singer Gabriella Cilmi, country singer Troy Cassar-Daly and comedians Dave O’Neil and Frank Woodley. 8:30 Scott And Bailey: In the finale of this two-part episode, Scott and Bailey break their suspects’ wall of silence and discover the banal truth behind the murders. Meanwhile, their private lives remain as complicated as ever. 9:20 Taggart: Abuse Of Trust - A union activist is shot dead and his boss injured leaving a meeting about job losses. The team is initially led to believe it may be a corporate killing but could it be someone closer to home? 10:05 Lateline 10:45 Penn And Teller: Fool Us 11:30 Rage (MA l,d,h,n,s,v)

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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Pyramid 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 7:30 Friday Night Football - Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos 9:30 Friday Night Football - Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs 11:30 Movie: “The Enforcer” (M l,s,n,a,v) - Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organisation made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he’s teamed with a rookie female partner that he’s not too excited to be working with. 1:20 Movie: “Poltergeist” (M h) While living in an average family house in a pleasant neighbourhood, the youngest daughter of the Freeling family seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the television. It is not long when the mysterious beings enter the house’s wall and things take a nasty turn for the worse. 3:30 Danoz 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Atonement” (PG s,l) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season Round 22: Richmond v Essendon 11:30 Movie: “Fierce Creatures” (M) When England’s Marwood Zoo is acquired by a ruthless media mogul, he will accept nothing less than a hefty profit or he will close it down. The zoo is transformed with a scheme to boost attendance: stocking ‘fierce man-eating animals’ because violent entertainment is what people want. Horrified at the prospect of destroying all the soft cuddly animals at the zoo, the keepers revolt - and the fun begins. 1:00 Movie: “Mexico City” -(M) A suspenseful thriller set in Mexico tells the story of a brother and sister who travel to Mexico City and get caught up in the criminal underbelly of a dangerous city. 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 6:15 Spanish Supercopa 2012: Barcelona v Real Madrid 8:35 Weatherwatch And Music 8:40 World News 1:00 Andre Rieu: Under The Stars 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 6 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby - Far From Moscow 8:30 A History of Scotland: Project Scotland 9:35 As It Happened: Death or Freedom: The Jericho Jailbreak 10.30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Angels in Fast Motion” (MA a,d,s) - This is the grim, confronting tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, three young people in their twenties who are each fighting a personal battle with drugs. Set in the winter-grey Danish city of Aalborg, the film is an unflinching and brutal story of addiction in a cruel and depressive world, but with a little glimpse of hope and love through its core. In Danish. 1:20 Kurt Wallander: The Angel Of Death - (M v,l) A choir of young women give an acclaimed guest performance in a country church outside Ystad. But when an 18-year-old member of the choir disappears, Wallander and the Ystad police are brought in to investigate. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Celebrating 25 Years of Rage: 1991 - 1994 (PG) 11:00 Chopper Rescue 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Foreign Correspondent 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors: Tin Tin 1:30 Eggheads 50/50 2:00 Penn And Teller: Fool Us 3:00 Movie: “Storm Over The Nile” (PG) 4:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 5:00 The Wonder Years: Fate 5:25 Walk On The Wild Side 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 New Tricks: This week, Sandra Pullman and her Unsolved Crime and Open Case team are called upon to investigate the apparent suicide of a teenager from 20 years ago. 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Halloween Party - During a Halloween party, a young girl named Joyce Reynolds boasts of having witnessed a murder years before. Later that evening Joyce is found dead. Poirot is called in to unmask the real evil of the night. 10:00 TBA 10:45 United States Of Tara: The Full F*@$ You Finger - Feeling the pressure of college and trying to plan a baby shower for Charmaine, Tara transitions and the alters begin to fight for control of her body. 11:15 Celebrating 25 Years of rage: 1991 - 1994 (MA a,l,d,h,n,s,v.)

6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:00 Danoz 10:00 Joanna Lumley’s Nile 11:00 Children’s Programs 2:30 Crusoe 3:30 Discover Downunder 4:00 The Garden Guru’s 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 2012 Castrol Edge Rugby Championship: New Zealand vs Australia 7:30 Nine News Saturday 8:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 8:30 Howzat! Kerry Packers War 10:30 Underbelly: Badness - Cut Snake And Crazy - Taskforce Tuno cultivates a dangerous and unpredictable informant in their hunt for Terry Falconer’s killers. 11:30 Movie: “Frantic” (M) - A desperate search begins when a surgeon’s wife is kidnapped during a medical convention in Paris. Completely on his own, his only hope of finding her is a streetwise woman whose own life is already immersed in danger. 1:45 Movie: “Big Wednesday” (M) - This is the story of three young surfers, whose individual lives and collective friendship is given the challenge of a transitional decade and a singular, culminating moment of heroic proportions. 4:00 Danoz 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Stitch! 6:30 Handy Manny 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 10:00 The Woodlies 10:30 Legend Of Enyo 11:00 Sea Princesses 12:00 Movie: “Bambi II” 1:30 TBA 3:00 2012 Afl Premiership Season - Rnd 22: St Kilda v GWS 6:00 Seven News 6:30 World’s Strictest Parents - Head-strong Aussie teens in need of some discipline are paired with strict parents on the other side of the globe. Can seven days of tough love tame our wild teens? 7:00 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 22:Gold Coast v Carlton 10:30 Medical Emergency - A 17-year-old boy has been flown in from Echuca after impaling himself on a spiked metal fence and the Air Ambulance are called to a high speed crash to rescue a driver trapped in a 4WD. 11:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 12:00 Movie: “Catcha Fire” (M) - A powerful political drama about a coloured man in apartheid South Africa who is radicalised after being accused of terrorism. 2:00 Special: Exploring Cape York Peninsula 3:00 Stag 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Beyond Tomorrow

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 In Search Of Haydn 2:45 Rhythm Is It! 3:55 Le Rendez-Vous 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 7 6:00 Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: Jug 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 How To Build: A Super Car 8:30 RocKwiz 9:20 Movie: “The French Kissers” (MA s,l) - When Hervé, an awkward high school student, catches the eye of the beautiful young Aurore, he’s forced to choose between his first girlfriend, his rampant libido and his geeky best friend. In French. 11:00 Rainman Goes to RocKwiz - Mark Boerebach is 37 years old and knows everything about the Australian music charts of the 1980s. Born blind, Mark regained 20 percent of his vision after a series of operations, and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome while still in primary school. At the suggestion of his TAFE teacher Russell Kilbey, Mark travelled to Melbourne to test his incredible musical knowledge at the Esplanade Hotel, on the music trivia show RocKwiz. 11:30 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 7 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 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: Costa Del Sol Spain 1 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Walk On The Wild Side 2:00 New Tricks 3:00 Hidden Treasures With Griff Rhys Jones: African Art 4:00 Art Of Germany: Dream And Machine 4:50 Propositions for an Uncertain Future: Simone Slee: How Long Can I Hold This Up? 5:00 Nature’s Great Events: The Final Feast 5:50 Miniscule 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass: African Dads 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Grand Designs Revisited: Brittany 8:15 Dream Build 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: Ordeal By Innocence - Miss Marple investigates when Jacko Argyle is convicted of murdering his adoptive mother. Jacko’s family is surprised to learn that he did have an alibi for the time of the murder. 10:05 Inspector George Gently: Gently Through The Mill - The suspected suicide by hanging of a small town mill owner opens up a web of intrigue around the goings-on of a secret society as Inspector George Gently and his sidekick probe the case. 11:35 Menzies Andd Churchill At War 12:30 Order In The House 1:35 The Jewel In The Crown: The Bibighar Gardens 2:30 Rage

6:00 Team Umizoomi 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Motorway Patrol 1:30 Bronco’s Insider 2:00 2012 Intrust Super Cup - Round 22 - Norhts Devils v Ipswich Jets 4:00 Sunday Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 Big Brother 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 Howzat! Kerry Packers War - Part 2 -Packer’s plans for World Series Cricket are in disarray following attacks from the media, the establishment, and conflict among the players. Facing financial ruin, Packer and his team take radical steps to win over the public and players. 10:30 The Mentalist: Where In The World Is Carmine O’Brien? A police chief is murdered in a resort town, and the case leads Lisbon to reunite with her brother, a bounty hunter who’s searching for a bail-jumper. 11:30 Flashpoint: One Wrong Move 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Spyforce 2:30 Danoz 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Jake and The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Footy Flashbacks 1:00 TBA 2:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia 3:30 Creek To Coast 4:00 Queensland Weekender 4:30 2012 AFL Premiership Season: Round 22: Melbourne v Adelaide 7:30 TBA 11:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 - The V8 Supercars are back at the newly revamped Sydney Motorsport Park for Races 18 & 19 of the Championship. Today’s coverage of the Sydney Motorsport Park 360 includes Race 19 - 220km / 56 Laps. 12:00 Outlaw - Garza and his team fight to expose the truth about car accidents that are caused by tie rod defects, but Al questions Garza’s motives 1:00 Special: Tracking The Rainbow Serpent - Showing the contemporary life, the stories, the dances and the origin of music and decoration of the Australian Aboriginal people. 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 Beyond Tomorrow 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 Football Asia 11:00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Faces Of America: Know Thyself 3:30 Living With The Enemy: A New Beginning 4:30 Salam Cafe 5:00 Cycling Central 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 8 6:00 Thalassa: Burmese Bird’s Nests 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Meet the Romans - All Roads Lead to Rome 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Racehorse 9.30 Sicko - Activist filmmaker Michael Moore looks at health care in the United States in this Oscar-nominated documentary that weighs the plight of the uninsured (and the insured who must deal with abuse from insurance companies) against the record-breaking profits of the pharmaceutical industry, Moore interviews a number of people who have been left broke by medical bills even though they were fully insured, and explains how the corporate drive for profits has left numerous people in financial and medical disarray. 11:35 La Vuelta a España 2012: Stage 9 - Andorra to Barcelona (Flat stage - 194 km). 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Collectors 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 10:30 Issues In Globalisation 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Grand Designs Revisited 1:30 The New Inventors 2:00 Antiques Master 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Restoration Man: Windmill 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A: A lively interactive discussion hosted by Tony Jones where the audience at home and in the studio questions political leaders and opinion makers. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Hunter: A mother vanishes into thin air. Her children, abandoned in her car, also end up missing. As police search for clues it appears that nobody is quite what they seem. 1:35 The Jewel In The Crown: Questions Of Loyalty 2:35 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield

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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 Underbelly: Badness - The Loaded Dog - The police have a major breakthrough on locating Anthony Perish, after Frank agrees to go undercover. Perish arranges a chilling summit meeting with a bikie boss. One of Perish’s henchmen gets a lesson in obedience, and Gary Jubelin’s obsession with catching Falconer’s killers starts to affect his private life. 9:30 Gordon Behind Bars 10:30 CSI: NY - The Cost Of Living 11:30 Memphis Beat - Lost 12:30 The Avengers - The Bird Who Knew Too Much 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “For A Moment, Freedom” 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 PopAsia 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 9 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Hidden Nasties 8:30 Test Your Brain: Pay Attention - This engaging three-part series sizes up the human brain with an intricate succession of interactive experiments to see how easily the brain can be fooled. 9:30 Shameless 10:15 Jerrycan 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Entourage: No Cannes Do - A security threat at LA Airport strains everyone’s hopes of getting to Cannes in time for the Medellin film premiere. Ari attempts to assuage the feelings of Mrs Ari and Lloyd, who both wish to take the trip with him to Cannes, while Billy writes Eric’s new client into his script. 1:40 Entourage: The Cannes Kids 2:20 The Ricky Gervais Show 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 The Prime Ministers’ National Treasures 10:30 Australia’s Prime Ministers 10:35 My Place 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Restoration Man 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:00 Time Team 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Three Men Go To New England 9:30 QI: Fingers And Fumbs - QI is the world’s most impossible quiz. Hosted by Stephen Fry this episode features Alan Davies, Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus and Dara O’Briain. 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Dava Sobel - Multi-award winning American science writer Dava Sobel writes about the natural wonders of the world and her special skill has been to make them less mysterious. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Piotr Anderszewski: Unquiet Traveller 1:55 Songs Of Praise: Advent 1 2007 Linlithgow 2:30 Football: VFL: Casey Scorpions vs Sandringham 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Count Us In 10:20 Being Me 10:40 My Great Big Adventure 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Three Men Go To New England 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 As Time Goes By 6:05 Country House Revisited: Abbey Dore Court Revisit 6:50 Australia’s Paralympians 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Green 8:30 Gruen Planet 9:10 Randling - Wendy Harmer and teammate Benjamin Law take on Genevieve Morris and Toby Truslove in their last hit-out before the finals begin. 9:40 Would I Lie To You? 10:10 At The Movies 10:40 Lateline 11:15 The Business 11:40 The Librarians: My Rock 12:10 Movie: “Roadblock” - (PG) An insurance agent’s obsession with a woman with a taste for spending, leads him into crime. 1:25 The Jewel In The Crown: Incidents At A Wedding 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 22 - Norwood vs Eagles

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 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Einstein Approximation - Suffering from a case of “physicist’s block,” Sheldon’s search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny. 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Beta Test Initiation 8:30 Anger Management: Charlie Tries To Prove Therapy Is Legit 9:00 TBA 9:30 TBA 11:35 Weeds: Head Cheese 12:05 Chase 1:00 Extra 1:30 Danoz 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: “College Can Be Murder” (M v) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4.00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 11:30 30 Rock - Brooklyn Without Limits/College - Jack tries to influence a Congressional election in favour of a particular candidate for the benefit of the network. Meanwhile, Liz has newfound confidence when Jenna helps her find the perfect pair of jeans 12:00 Sons And Daughters - Patricia tells Amanda that Margaret has been over there threatening to kill her. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Crimes Of Fashion: Hostile Make Over” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News at 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Winners & Losers 9:30 TBA 10:30 Cougar Town: Lover’s Touch - There is no time for romance when you’re planning a wedding, and Jules is in full-time wedding mode, that is until Travis is in an accident and rushed to the hospital. 11:00 Hung 11:40 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sex, Funny 12:10 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our lives 3:00 Extra 3:30 Magical Tales 4:00 Kitchen Whiz 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:00 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Farmer Makeovers - The farmers get a surprise makeover to prepare them and their girls for a big social event where the girls will meet the friends and families of their farmers. 9:00 Dallas: Hedging Your Bets - Affairs and blackmail make a power struggle of Southfork complicated. Christopher and Elena take a look at a business deal while attempting to suppress their real feelings. 10:00 Big Brother Confidential 11:00 Underbelly: Badness: The Loaded Dog 12:00 Eclipse 12:30 20/20 1:30 Danoz 3:30 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: “Payback” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Border Patrol 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Match It 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 The Price Is Right 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 TBA 11:30 Parks And Recreation - Comeback Kid- Leslie enlists everyone’s help in staging an attention-getting event. Ben explores a new hobby, while April and Andy adopt a pet. 12:00 Sons And Daughters - Margaret tells Wayne the only way he’s going to inherit his money is if Amanda stays with him because she wants to - and that means being nice to her. Then, Jill’s nightmare brings her to make a decision about Terry. 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Stag 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 EUFA Champions League 6:45 World News 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights: Stage 10 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest Africa: Ethiopia 8:30 Go Back to Where You Came From - In this episode, the refugee experiment gets bolder still. The Australians experience two countries torn apart by war. With ever-present danger, their differences become more pronounced. 9:35 Sandhurst Military Academy: A Matter of Life and Death Risking their lives and having to kill the enemy has always been an inescapable reality for any soldier - but since the war in Afghanistan it’s also almost inevitable for every officer to have to face this. 10:40 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “The Edge of Heaven” (M a,s,l)- Nejat, a professor of German literature, disapproves of his widower father Ali’s choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. He changes his mind when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter’s education. After Yeter’s sudden death, Nejat travels to Istanbul to find Yeter’s daughter Ayten. 1:20 Warriors: Spartacus 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight











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5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Midnight My Love” 2:50 Eclipse 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta a España 2012 Daily Highlights 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: J.K Rowling 8:30 Go Back To Where You Came From - In the second instalment of this multi award-winning series, six prominent Australians risk their lives to experience the reality of refugee life, as they embark on an extraordinary and confronting three-week journey. 9:40 Dateline 10:40 World News Australia 11:15 Movie: “Sunstorm” - (M v,a) When attorney Rebecka Martinsson receives a call that her pastor brother has been murdered, and his former wife, Sanna, has been charged with the crime, Rebecka heads to her hometown to defend her. While investigating the crime, Rebecka comes up against the bigoted religious fanatics that worship in the local church. In Swedish. 1:05 Shameless 2:00 Shameless 2:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


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LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A careless mistake will be difficult to rectify later. Don’t let yourself be distracted from the task in hand. Romance. You will finally come into contact with somebody who has been dying to meet you for ages. Don’t let their enthusiasm overwhelm you. Take it as the ultimate compliment instead.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

This will be a good time to launch a new project. You need to take a risk in order to get this thing off the ground. Go for it! You won’t know until you try. Romance. Don’t dismiss someone who is interested in you just because of their age. You’ll find them much more enjoyable than those your own age.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


Don’t take a disappointment too much to heart. You’ll feel let-down by a friend’s recent behaviour. Acknowledge the mistake and move on. Romance. Don’t get your hopes up too high. You may not get quite as much support as you bargained for. Your partner will be there the next time you need them.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

A small misunderstanding early in the week could have some unfortunate consequences - unless you are quick enough to realise what is going on. Romance. You will need a lot of emotional support at the moment. A close friend will not let you down. Let your partner come to your aid as well.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

A friend whose opinion you respect may be giving you some bad advice. Be polite and listen, but then follow your own instinct. Romance. A person whom you met recently will produce some important changes in your life. Could they be the one you’ve been searching for? Let the results guide your answer.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

A secret which you have been trying to hide may finally come out. You will be surprised how positively your friends react. Romance. This will be an excellent week for romance. Both you and your partner will be in just the right mood for an evening on the town. Dress up and make it a night to remember.


AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A chance to make new friends should not be missed, however busy you may be. You’ll be thankful later in the week. Romance. Try to plan a small surprise for your partner. It will be appreciated much more than you expect. Give it to them when they least expect it to amplify their disbelief.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

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Be careful not to say the wrong thing. A comment that you make in jest may be misinterpreted. Be aware of your gestures. Romance. You may be feeling a little fragile. Your partner will have to be slightly more sympathetic than usual. Realize your current state and don’t put too much emphasis on your partner.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A long conversation with a friend will raise more questions than it solves. Try to get to grips with the original problem before you tackle the next one. Romance. Try not to hide your feelings. Your partner could do with some more reassurance. Freeing your thoughts will be emotionally lifting for you.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You’ll feel that you are being bossed about at the moment. Unfortunately, this is not the best time to make a fuss. Wait until later in the week. Romance. Your partner will have to give you a lot of extra room. Otherwise, you could be a little tetchy at times. Regard this as normal and don’t dwell on it.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

– Robert Frost


You will spend a lot of time with friends this week. You must be careful to get on with everyone, however. A small misunderstanding could cause problems if you are not careful. Romance. You will find it a little difficult to relax with your partner this week. It is important that they are sensitive to your needs.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

Don’t allow your emotions to take the better of you. An impulsive move may create problems later. It’s best to completely avoid this. Romance. Time spent worrying what somebody thinks about you will not bring you closer to that person. You need to take action. Ask them directly about their thoughts.

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Tombstone Unveiling Mrs Gebey Ansey (nee Zaro) 29-09-2012 Celebrations at the TRAWQ Community Hall, Thursday Island Enquiries: Richard Ansey on 0409 120 626

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Repent be baptised name of Jesus Messiah forgiveness of sins so receive Holy Spirit. Awgadh guyithwiar adakawai wati markai kedaamai uurpupagal ngukiuu nu pasinu Yesun Masiak nel. Yesun kanakan garwalgaik adaka sirsiri ngulaiga kedaamai Balbayzig Ngana Sibuwanaar Yesun panipan. Apostle Percy.

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AUGUST 2012 Clinics Dr Helen Pedgrift, Dr Caetlin Jopson, Dr Liza Robertson will be on Mabuiag Island 27th Murray Island 27th, 28th Badu Island 27th, 28th Yam Island 28th Warraber Island 29th St. Paul’s Island 29th Darnley Island 29th Coconut Island 30th Kubin Island 30th Please remember your Medicare card Drop by the Health Centre or ring to make an appointment ALL WOMEN WELCOME

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By Expressions Of Interest TORRES STRAIT TOURS PTY LTD, THURSDAY ISLAND An ongoing business providing scheduled transfers between Horn and Thursday Islands and water taxi and charter operations to Friday, Hammond, P.O.W. Islands and the mainland of Australia. Sale includes: Boats, Buses and Bookings, together with access to private wharf, pontoons, and slipway. Rental accommodation available on Thursday and Horn Islands. To lodge Expression of Interest or for more information please email: Attention Sandie All correspondence will be treated as strictly confidential.

MODEL: Toyota Landcruiser GXL Wagon 200 Series. Colour: Glacier White. Sept. 2009 (Purchased Dec. 2009) (One Owner). DESCRIPTION: Vin/Chassis: JTMHV09JX05004382, Engine No. IVD 0072133. Turbo diesel (82,500 kms), 8 seater, reverse camera. EXTRAS: Tow ball kit, Toyota fitted bull bar, sheep skin and ‘Dingo’ canvas seat covers throughout, cargo mat and floor mats, bonnet and headlight protectors, near new tyres - BF Goodrich Silent Armours. Full service history available - recent service including all new brakes, never off road. May be able to help with relocation.

To lead, provide & facilitate

Rate notices for the half year ending 31st of December, 2012 were issued on the 15th of August, 2012. Council offers a 10% discount on the general rates only, to ratepayers who pay their rates and charges in full by the due date of 14th of September, 2012. You may pay by mail, in-person by cash/EFTPOS or by direct deposit. EFTPOS payments will also be accepted by telephone. Direct debit facilities are also available on application to Council. Further details on payment methods are listed on the reverse side of the rate notice. Any queries should be addressed to the Rates Officer, ph 4069 1336, email: Dalassa Yorkston CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Variety Club Bamaga to Balmain Bash The Variety Club Bamaga to Balmain Bash participants are coming to TI! On the 28th August, they will be travelling from Bamaga on the Peddells Ferry. Malu Os will host a lunch for the participants. This will be held on the oval at Waybeni Buway Ngurpay Mudh. Helpers and donations of food are very welcome.

Priced to sell $69,000 incl gst (ono)

Malu Os

Ph: David & Suzanne Dawson 0424 729 815, home 4096 6862 MODEL: 1975 Honda 750/4 Sante Frame, Custom Chopper. DESCRIPTION: VIN/Chassis: S03816, Engine No. CB750E2550044. Show quality, head turner, handles well. Custom paint by Octane Art. Collectable, very rare. Over $25,000 spent. Only 1500kms done since full rebuild. Registered to February 2013. May be able to help with relocation.

Priced to sell $16,000 (ono) Phone David Dawson 0424 729 815, home 4096 6862



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Council Meeting Date Change Council’s Monthly Meeting usually held on the third Tuesday of the month has been changed to the second Tuesday of September:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 MODEL: 1998 Isuzu NPR 400 series DESCRIPTION: Diesel. 212,000kms. Vin/Chassis: JAANPR71PW7100015, Engine No. 552960. Palfinger PK4400 (9 lineal metre lift), 1.4 tonne over 2 lineal metres (lift pallet of blocks). Tare 4470 GVM 7300. EXTRAS: Registered October 2012. Pallet forks, tie downs, tool box under tray, airconditioned, no rust, all new brakes, full service history available. May be able to help with relocation.

as September 18 coincides with the official opening of day one of the four day event of the Winds of Zendath Cultural Festival 2012 which is being held from September 18 to 21. All Council Meetings commence at 9am in the Council Chambers and residents and visitors are welcome to be part of the public gallery as observers.

Priced to sell $24,000 incl gst (ono)


Good reliable work vehicle.

Phone David Dawson 0424 729 815, home 4096 6862

The CEO will assess any deputation two weeks prior to any of the monthly Council meetings.

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Pride legend Bird to fly coop after season

LEFT: Artist Alick Tipoti’s artwork, Sugu Mawa, currently on display at the Canopy Artspace gallery in Cairns. Mr Tipoti, originally from Badu Island, exhibited his works as part of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair last week. RIGHT: Works by Alick Tipoti at Canopy Artspace.

Torres Strait artists in blockbuster fair By MATT GARRICK DOWN at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, the gateway to Australia’s beloved Great Barrier Reef, national treasures of a different sort were on display last week. The treasures being the artworks of over 300 Indigenous artists from 24 galleries and art centres across Queensland gathered together for the country’s premier Indigenous art festival, the 2012 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, or CIAF. For three days over August 17 to 19, CIAF transformed the terminal, and indeed the town, into a huge tropical art gallery and performance area. Speaking to the Torres News during preparations for the event, CIAF general manager Ali Copley was savouring the build-up to the event. “All the artists are starting to come into town, from all over Queensland, from the Cape and the Torres Strait, and even from South East Queensland. So it’s all feeling real now,” she said. A bevy of artists from the Torres Strait, representing the region’s art centres, had the opportunity to display their works and treat audiences to a snippet of their traditional cultures. Crawler Excavators

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“The art centres in the Torres Strait use CIAF as a vehicle for promoting their art and culture,” Ms Copley explained. “We have four of the art centres coming to participate - Gab Titui Cultural Centre, and the art centres on Badu Island, Moa Island and Erub (Darnley) Island. “For some people, CIAF will be their first introduction to Torres Strait Island art. “They might know of Aboriginal art and the dot paintings from Central Australia, but for a lot of people coming up from say, Sydney, it will be their first experience.” Visitors also had the chance at the festival to watch the mysterious Badu Island Traditional Zugubal Dancers, listen to the

coconut croons of Uncle Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan, and enter into workshops to weave their own ghost nets. Accomplished artists from the islands, such as Dennis Nona, Alick Tipoti, Solomon Booth, Billy Missi, Glen Mackie and Ken Thaiday Snr displayed works during the event. General Manager of the Australian Art Print Network and agent of Tipoti, Nona and Thaiday Snr, Michael Kershaw, said Queensland Indigenous art was the most innovative and exciting of Aboriginal art around Australia. “The art fair is a great opportunity to see a very diverse range of Indigenous art from Queensland,” he said.

Letter to the Editor

Seeking a long-lost friend I AM searching for a long lost friend. Her name is Reuben Lui (not sure if she’s still called by this name ). She is from Badu Island, and resides at Murray street, Cairns, North Queensland. She used to work with the Queensland Transport, Peninsula Region. Guma Tau Papua New Guinea Editor’s note: Anyone who can help, please call Torres News on 1300 867 737 or email and we will pass on the information.

NORTHERN Pride’s record points scorer Chey Bird (pixtured above) played his farewell game at Barlow Park last Saturday after announcing his retirement at the end of the 2012 season. The 32-year-old veteran pulled on the Pride jersey at home for the last time in the club’s Intrust Super Cup clash against Easts Tigers. Bird, who had scored 572 points in 94 appearances for the Pride prior to the weekend, was an inaugural member of the club in 2008, and a crucial member of the 2010 Grand Final-winning team. The former Townsville Brothers star will not be lost to the Pride though, continuing in his role as manager of the highly-successful Take Pride Program. “It’s been an absolutely fantastic experience to play at a higher level, and meet a whole new circle of friends, and spend time in such a beautiful part of the world,” Bird said. “I feel the timing is right to call it a day, and I’m really looking forward to dedicating my whole time to the Take Pride Program, something I haven’t been able to do fully with my playing commitments. “I’d like to thank the coaches I’ve played under,

especially Andrew Dunemann and Dave Maiden, and every single player I’ve played with - I couldn’t pick out any one individual, they’ve all been great. I’d also like to thank all the Pride fans and volunteers who have been so supportive to me over the past five years.” Bird said the obvious highlight of his Pride career was the 2010 premiership, the first and only time the Pride have won the Intrust Super Cup in their five years of existence. “It’s definitely top of the tree in regards to my playing career. It was just a magical experience,” he said. “I’m also proud of the personal achievements, like scoring the first ever Pride try. I’m maybe a little disappointed I didn’t get to 100 games, but to be honest, I wouldn’t change a thing.” Bird said he was equally proud of what the successful Take Pride Program had achieved since it was launched in 2008. “It’s definitely been the highlight of my working life,” he said. “We’ve made a lot of positive difference to a lot of children in communities around Far North Queensland, and to see the smiles on the kids’ faces makes it all worthwhile.”

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Col Jones store owner Ben Murray and his daughters Madeline and Bella get a hand from KRL secretary LJ Shibasaki (left) and youngsters Cedric, Jarvan, Matatia, Chanel, Malaka and Nicholai to install four new goal post pads at Ken Brown Oval. PHOTO: MARK ROY

Col Jones puts safety first By MARK ROY THE playing field at Ken Brown Oval is looking better, brighter, and safer after new goal post pads arrived on Saturday, August 4. Community-minded sponsors Col Jones have come through again for the Kaiwalagal Rugby League (KRL) with the supply of the brand-new goal post pads. Store owners Ben and Susan Murray said they were glad to support the KRL and help keep the game safe. Ben Murray thanked the juniors and young supporters for their help. “The kids who you see int he photo were very keen in giving myself and Madeline and Bella a hand in tearing off the old post pads and installing the new ones,” he said. “We were very impressed with how they looked once they were in place - they’ve certainly freshened up the field. “They’re bright and bold, and while they might look like something from the set of ‘It’s A Knockout’, it’s that kind of injury that these pads will help avoid.” He said the new pads are also a lot firmer and stronger than the old pads, offering the players greater

protection. “I tested them out with a couple of the kids, and you just bounce off. “I definitely think it would help prevent knockouts and injuries if you were to run into them now.” The new goal post pads are to be used for all local league competitions, including the women’s, the men’s, and the juniors. Ben and Susan are stalwart supporters of the local league, with Col Jones sponsoring the Gladiators in 2010, and getting behind the Roosters early this season with new jerseys, socks and shorts. “We’re big fans of the league, and our girls enjoy watching the games,” Ben said. KRL secretary LJ Shibasaki said with the juniors now playing every Saturday morning from 9am, the new post pads were a valuable asset.


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100m Swim / 2km Off-Road Bike /1km Run / 100m Swim / 2km Off-Road Bike / 1km Run

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Ht 2.72 1.21 1.94 1.50

Kids stop at Half way and Adults Continue Time Ht Time Ht Time 0203 2.46 0229 2.09 0536 0956 1.34 1112 1.48 0846 1453 1.90 2004 2.20 1317 1703 1.69 2040


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


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TIVA presentation night a hit FRIDAY, August 10 gave the local volleyball community a chance to share in each other’s company off the volleyball court. Teams were invited to attend the first formal presentation night since Thursday Island Volleyball Association (TIVA) members re-established the sporting body in 2010. The Mixed, Open Ladies’ and Men’s players and guests were provided with dinner and musical entertainment before official presentation of the recent ‘All Season’ competition results and special fun awards. It was great to see some people getting into the spirit of the night wearing their team shirts with pride. The TIVA committee members and other ‘behind the scenes’ people were given special recognition by Wayne and Marika Seden who spoke on behalf of the players, supporters and spectators, giving the committee special thanks for their time and commitment to the sport. TIVA president Matilda Loban said the night was an overall success, and TIVA looked forward to holding another one next year, as there will be no more regular competitions for the remainder of the year. “We are looking to start up a ‘scrimmage night’ for any interested members to attend and keep up their skills, hopefully when our new equipment arrives, but at the moment we have been focussing on junior development (grade 6-12) with training sessions being held in the last three weeks at the stadium,” Ms Loban said. “Volleyball has been a successful sport on TI this year, and TIVA look forward to making it bigger and better next year with more opportunities to take a TIVA representative side to other southern club competitions.” For further details, or if you would like to get involved, check out our Facebook page ‘TI Volleyball Association’ or email tivassociation10@gmail. com. Congratulations to all our participating teams: Dynamites, I’d Hit That, Pink Ladies, Aces, Spartans, Rangers, Pride, Wildcats, Shortwin, D-Squad, Tagai-Sec & Superstars. Especially those that made it through to the finals of the ‘All season’ competition. Results are below: Mixed Division Season Champions: Tagai Sec Season Runners up: Superstars Player of the Final: Lorrie Loban Most Valuable Player: Tammy Collins Encouragement: Selina Sailor

ABOVE: Wildcats: Florrie Lui, Selina Sailor and Frank Morseu. BELOW: Men’s winners (Spartans) are Gesa Joseph, Frank Morseu, Kimasu Sagigi, Anthony Sagigi, Kempo Gibuma and Sam Bon.

ABOVE: Mixed winners Tagai Sec are: Tammy Collins, Suberia Bowie, Johanna Loban, Lorrie Loban and Matilda Loban. BELOW: Ladies’ winners Pink Ladies: Joy Callope and son, Rosie Gela, Florrie Lui, Alison Trellogan, Joy Bon, Becky Fauid, Janelle Luffman and Tilishia Akee.

Open Ladies’ Division Season Champions: Pink Ladies Season Runners up: Aces Player of the Final: Joy Bon Most Valuable Player: Latoya Billy Encouragement: Kelly East

ABOVE: TIVA President Matilda Loban (left) with Ladies Encouragement award winner Kelly East. BELOW LEFT: Mixed Player of Final, Lorrie Loban. BELOW RIGHT: Ladies’ Player of Final, Joy Bon.

RIGHT: RX Dealers: Ellen Akee (Dynamites), Calvin and Noeleen Willams. BELOW: TIVA helpers: (back, from left): Kempo Gibuma, Frank Morseu, Tammy Collins, Frank Loban, Connie Bani, Anthony Sagigi and Marika Seden and (front, from left): Tilishia Akee, Rita Dorante, Wayne Seden, Johanna Loban (baby Meira) and Matilda Loban.

Open Men’s Division Season Champions: Spartans Season Runners up: Rangers Player of the Final: Sam B Most Valuable Player: Daryl Marou Encouragement: Richard Passi

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