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Climate change will leave islanders homeless: study A NEW report is predicting thousands of Torres Strait Islanders will be homeless within the next century due to the effect of climate change. 2007 Australian of the Year Professor Tim Flannery launched the report, The Critical Decade: Queensland climate impacts and opportunities, on September 25 in Brisbane. The study predicts the sea level rise in the Torres Strait will be double the global average, forcing islanders to evacuate to higher ground, including to mainland Australia. Climate Commissioner and report author Will Steffen told SBS it was no longer a question of “if” islanders would have to move, but

“when”. “We do note in the report that we are projecting average sea levels will rise probably between half a metre and a metre, compared to 1990 levels, by the end of the century,” he said. “So it obviously makes a difference whether we end up at the lower end of that, or the upper end, as to how soon and how much we will have to relocate people from those islands. “But we will hit one metre eventually, and go beyond one metre - so the question isn’t ‘if’, the question is ‘when’.” About 7000 people live on 18 of the 274 islands in the Torres Strait between Cape York and the coast of

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Papua New Guinea. The report states that the worstcase scenario would mean large sea-level rises could completely inundate these islands forcing communities to relocate to mainland Australia. “Because the Torres Strait islands - some of them - are extremely low-lying, and because they have a rapid rate of sea-level rise compared to the global average, they are at some risk,” Mr Steffen said. “If you look around the world, in fact, obviously there is a lot of concern for low-lying islands in many of the ocean basins, but we tend to forget the Torres Strait islands are amongst the most-vulnerable around the planet,” Mr Steffen said.

Historically, the low-lying island of Saibai has been at-risk from inundation for some time, with families relocating to Seisia in 1947 after a combination of wet season rain and king tides flooded Saibai. In 2008, king tides began washing graves from the Saibai cemetery out to sea. “Most of these inundation events are obviously coupled with things like king tides,” Mr Steffen said. “It is these inundations that are causing the problems.” Mr Steffen said the science indicated that for some of the islands, complete inundation was “inevitable”. “I believe there are also some preliminary plans to move or relo-

cate some of the people from some of the very lowest-lying islands, which are obviously under most threat.” He said the average height of the communities on Boigu and Saibai were already below the height of the highest astronomical tide, or the “highest tide under average conditions”. He said the sea levels would not stop rising in 2100, and would likely eventually rise “up to several metres”. “We simply have to plan for it not only in the Torres Strait islands, but in other parts of the Australian coastline and obviously other island countries around the world.” Continued Page 3. >>

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Firies battle Milman Hill fires: Ring 000, not mobiles By MARK ROY FIRIES from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) on Thursday Island are reminding people who see a bushfire or a house fire to immediately call Triple Zero (000). QFRS Thursday Island Captain Richard Muhamad said after a fire started on Milman Hill last Monday, officers began receiving calls and text messages to their mobile phones. “The fire started on Monday (September 24) between 5 and 5.30pm, after which people were ringing our mobiles,” Cpt Muhamad said. He encouraged people to do the right thing when reporting a fire, stressing they needed to ring 000 and stay on the line. “We can’t answer mobile calls if we are busy, but emergency operators can take all the necessary details.” Thursday Island Police are investigating after the fires were lit in several locations on the access roads around Milman Hill. Cpt Muhamad said firefighters had to deal with hotspots along the Sadies Beach and the Lions Lookout roads, on both sides of the road. “I feel sorry for the residents of the Star of the Sea (aged care facility) who would have suffered through the

smoke on Monday night,” he said. The fires threatened the wind generators and communications towers on top of the hill, as well as homes along Summers Street, the Australian Joint Defence Facility, and Rebel Marine. “The bigger trucks could not get around the overgrowth along the Lookout Road, so we took the utes in there,” Cpt Muhamad said. “We did a backburn from the communications site, and made a firebreak between Rebel Marine and Sadies Beach up to the Lookout Road.” Cpt Muhamad, who commanded a team of 10 firefighters to combat the blaze, said many of them spent six hours fighting the blaze after already having worked a full day on Monday. “Many of the auxilliaries work a full-time, 9-to-5 job, and were then called out to fight the fires on Monday night,” he said. “We worked through until around 11.30pm, then did nearly a full day on Tuesday.” Speaking to the Torres News on Wednesday, he said all the fires had been safely extinguished. QFRS TI Lieutenant Janelle Marrington said the response from auxilliary officers had been “fantastic” and thanked community members for

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JIMI Bani, Patrick Mills and Ben Barba have been voted the best in their field at the 2012 Deadly Awards. Local acting legend Aaron Fa’aoso also put in a strong showing, with the ABC telemovie The Straits, based on an idea by Fa’aoso, winning Television Show of the Year. But it was a telemovie about Eddie and Bonita Mabo (played by Jimi Bani and Deborah Mailman), and their fight for indigenous land rights, that scooped the pool at the awards on Wednesday, September 26. The ABC telemovie Mabo won: Best film, and; Its two lead actors, Jimi Bani and Deborah Mailman, took out the Best Male and Female Actor categories. Bani also starred alongside fellow actor Fa’aoso in The Straits, the award-winning series set in the Torres Strait. Produced by Penny Chapman and Helen


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Panckhurst and directed by Peter Andrikidis, the cast of The Straits also included Rena Owen, Firass Dirani and Suzannah Bayes-Morton. Set in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, the fictional drama followed the drugsmuggling Montebello family. Basketball player Patrick Mills, who was born on Thursday Island, was recognised as Australia’s leading indigenous sportsman at the Deadly Awards in Sydney. Mills was named Sportsman of the Year at the gala awards ceremony at the 18th Deadlys, held at the Opera House and televised on SBS. The 23-year-old Boomers point guard enjoyed a successful NBA campaign with the San Antonio Spurs and will play for the Melbourne Tigers in the upcoming NBL season. Mills beat a host of strong challengers for the award, including Kangaroos and Maroons halfback Johnathan Thurston and Carlton midfielder Andrew Walker.

There were no surprises when NRL Bulldogs fullback Ben Barba scored the Deadly for NRL Player of the Year in front of a capacity crowd at the awards. Barba, of Boigu heritage, also won the 2012 Dally M Medal last month. Picking up the award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education was a tiny group who do a fantastic job - the Napranum PAL group. League legend, the late Arthur (Artie) Beetson was posthumously awarded The Ella Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait IslanderSport, while the original Sapphires, Beverly Briggs, Naomi Mayers, Lois Peeler, Laurel Robinson and TonyBriggs, who wrote the Sapphires play on which the hit film of the same name was based, were honoured through the Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music.mkm

Jobs could be lost at the Star of the Sea Home By ALF WILSON THIRTY employees of aged care centres and schools around North Queensland have lost their jobs since the companies which ran them were placed into administration. At the time of going to press, the Torres News was unable to confirm how many, if any, worked at the Star of the Sea on Thursday Island. Like so many organisations on Thursday Island, staff from the Star of the Sea are banned from

speaking to media and may be sacked for doing so. Star of the Sea, Diji Meta (Cairns), and Shalom Elders Village in Townsville along with Shalom Christian College were placed under administration on August 20. Congress Community Development and Education Unit Limited (CCDEU), and Shalom Development Services Pty Ltd had run the facilities. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu were appointed joint voluntary administrators of CCDEU and Shalom on

August 20. A spokeswoman for administrator Deloitte confirmed a total of 380 staff redundancies were handed out on September 21 and 23, with 30 of these from the aged care centres and schools. Deloitte National Corporate Affairs and Communications manager Eileen Kerrigan told the Torres News on September 25 that some redundancies included the closure of Shalom, the building arm of CCDEU. “As voluntary adminis-

Climate change will leave islanders homeless: study << From Page 1 “In an orderly fashion we are going to have to move infrastructure back, and we are going to have to move some people. “I don’t think there is any doubt about that - the question is how best can we do that and how soon will these actions have to be taken.” It is not the first time that discussions have been raised on relocating people from the islands of the Torres Strait. After the Second World War, as enlisted men returned to Saibai, its leader, Bamaga Ginau, called a meeting to discuss problems caused by flooding and the effect it was having on the fresh water supply, the limited supply of wood for building and the area of land available for future housing.

In 1946, a decision was made to relocate to the mainland. Once all the families had arrived, Chief Bamaga, the Minister of Lands and some of the islanders chose a site inland from Red Island for settlement. The community, now known as Bamaga, was ideal location with two creeks for fresh water. The family of Mugai Elu chose to settle at Red Island Point using an existing army hut as their home, and in the 1970s, the name of the community was changed to ‘Seisia’. The name was formed by taking the first letter of the names of Mr Elu’s father and brothers: Sagaukaz, Elu, Isua, Sunai, Ibuai, Aken.

trators, we remain focused on ensuring the various CCDEU school, aged care and drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities continue to operate as normal during the administration,” Ms Kerrigan said. “At the same time, CCDEU is being restructured to ensure it, and its services, remain viable into the future.

“Around 30 people have been advised that their roles have become redundant. Some will leave the business immediately; some will remain for a further four weeks.” “We understand this is difficult for them, but our role is to do everything possible to ensure a future for CCDEU and the services it provides.”

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If you have concerns about the Bill, talk to your councillor or your community forum who act as a land panel in relation to DOGIT lands. Ask them to make representations to the committee on your behalf. Or tell the committee directly about your concerns. You can tell us by calling 1800 504 022 or by writing to us. Our address is: Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee Parliament House BRISBANE QLD 4000 Email We must report back to Parliament by 27 October 2012 about any problems with the Bill. We hope to hear from you soon. Ian Rickuss MP Chair

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Poll shows voters want separation of representatives By MARK BOUSEN THE recent TSRA election has resoundingly reflected the community’s desire for a definitive separation of representation on the TSRA and its local government

counterpart, the TSIRC. In their first opportunity for separate elections, the people’s voice was never more resoundingly reflected than in the Outer Islands, where seven, sitting TSRA Board members felt the


• Fourteen new members to previous board; • Five Board members are returning; • Nine serving for first time; • Five have served on the board previously. • Seven Board members were defeated; • Seven did not seek re-election; • Two of the five returned were unopposed; • Three are serving on both the TSRA and TSIRC; • Seven current TSIRC Councillors who stood were defeated; • No current TSIRC Councillors who faced an opponent were successful; • One current NPARC Councillor was defeated; • Kubin has no representative;

need for change by the voters. And there was no bigger result than in St Paul’s where three-term serving TSRA Chairman John Toshie Kris was defeated by one vote by Kiwat Lui. The board will have new dimension, with 14 new members to the former board, together with the five who were returned. Five of the 14 have served on the TRSA previously. But the biggest question is now who will be the new Chairman, following the demise of Mr Kris. There at first glance would appear to be three prime candidates - Getano Lui Jnr, Mr Joseph Elu and Erub’s Kenny Bedford,

the alternate Deputy Chair of the previous Board. Kiwat Lui says he can’t believe he was won the seat of St Paul’s, although he was confident throughout the campaign. “I was so nervous on Saturday, I couldn’t take the waiting so I went fishing. My wife told me I had won when I got home,” he said. Mr Lui said the feedback he had been receiving was the people wanted a change. The result was close throughout the counting, and the Torres News understands Mr Lui was leading 45-41 before the counting of postal votes. Mr Kris received eight to Mr Lui’s five, but at the end was still one short of victory.


Torres Strait Regional Authority Election 2012 Results Voting for the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Board Member elections was completed on Saturday 15 September 2012. This is the first election where all board members have been directly elected to the TSRA board. The TSRA board consist 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. All Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living within contested TSRA wards who are 18 years of age and over were eligible to vote. Please see the table below for all results. Ward

Election Status

Elected Member


Counting complete

NONA, Maluwap Al


Counting complete

WILLIAMS, Reginald


Counting complete

PETER, Eric John


Counting complete

MAKA, Sam Colin George


Counting complete



Elected uncontested



Elected uncontested

LUI, Getano B (Jnr)


Elected uncontested

FELL, Keith M


Counting complete

MOSBY, Hilda


Counting complete

NOAH, Aven S

Ngurapai & Muralag

Counting complete


Port Kennedy

Counting complete

FUJII, Romina


Counting complete

PEARSON, Francis


Counting complete

ANIBA, Chelsea


Elected uncontested

ELU, Joseph

St Pauls

Counting complete

LUI, Kiwat C


Counting complete

ABEDNEGO, John Stephen


Counting complete

STEPHEN, Jerry Dixie


Elected uncontested

LUI, Willie

Kubin No candidate nominations were received in the ward of Kubin. A Further election Day for Kubin has now been scheduled for 8 December 2012. A further period for nominations for Kubin will be open from Tuesday 9 October until 5pm on Wednesday 7 November 2012.

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RESULTS Figues are after the distribution of preferences where there are more than two candidates. BADU: Maluwap Ali Nona 146, Wayne Guivarra 94, Horance Baira Jnr 39. BAMAGA: Reginald Williams 42, Edward Newman 28. BOIGU: Eric John Peter 49, Donald Banu 37, Dimas Toby 25. DAUAN: Sam Maka 32, Joel Gaiden 22, Torenzo Elisala 7. ERUB: Kenny Bedford 68, Elia Doolah 49. HAMMOND: Mario Sabatino(unopposed). IAMA: Getano Lui (unopposed). KUBIN: No candidates, election to be held on December 8. Nominations open on October 9 and close on November 7). MABUIAG: Keith Fell (unopposed). MASIG: Hilda Mosby 51, Ted Fraser Nai 39. MER: Aven Noah 101, Terence Lloyd Maza 74. NGURAPAI and MURALUG: Yen Loban 60, Isaac E. Makaku 31, Garagu Kanai 13. PORT KENNEDY: Romina Fujii 115, Robert Sagigi 80. PORUMA: Francis Pearson 46, Philemon Mosby 30. SAIBAI: Chelsea Aniba 49, Ron Enosa 48, Isaac Waia 25. SEISIA: Joseph Elu (unopposed). ST PAULS: Kiwat Lui 50, John T. Kris 49. TRAWQ: John Abednego 105, Sereako Stephen 77, Abigial Harry 50, Saimo Bertha June Gela 42, Ned David 26, Sam Stephen 17. UGAR: Jerry Stephen 19, Florianna Bero 13. WARRABER: Willie Lui (unopposed).

Board profile The five board members returned were: Kenny Bedford (Erub), Willie Lui (Warraber, unopposed), Keith Fell (Mabuiag, unopposed), John Abednego (TRAWQ) and Reg Williams (Bamaga) .Nine serving their first term: Eric Peter (Boigu), Sam Maka (Dauan), Mario Sabatino (Hammond), Hilda Mosby (Masig); Aven Noah (Mer); Yen Loban (Ngurapai and Muralag); Kiwat Lui (St Pauls); Jerry Stephen (Ugar) and Chelsea Aniba (Saibai). The five who have served previously are: Maluwap Nona (Badu); Getano Lui Jnr (Iama); Romina Fujii (Port Kennedy), Francis Pearson (Poruma) and Joseph Elu (Seisa). The seven board members defeated were: Wayne Guivarra (Badu), Donald Banu (Boigu), Torenzo Elisala (Dauan), Philomen Mosby (Poruma), Ron Enosa (Saibai), John T. Kris (St Pauls) and Florianna Bero (Ugar). Three serving on TSRA/TSIRC are: Keith Fell (Mabuiag), Mario Sabatino (Hammond) and Getano Lui (Iama). John Abednego serves on Torres Shire. Current TSIRC Councillors who stood but were defeated: Horace Baira Jnr (Badu), Dimas Toby (Boigu), Joel Gaiden (Dauan), Ted Nai (Masig), Philomen Mosby (Poruma), Ron Enosa (Saibai) and John T. Kris (St Pauls). Current NPARC Councillor defeated: Edward Newman (Bamaga).

Election result shows a ‘healthy democracy’ OUTGOING TSRA Chairperson John ‘Toshie’ Kris (right) said the result of the TSRA election showed a healthy democracy continued to flourish in the Torres Strait region. Mr Kris has been a TSRA board member for three terms and was the Chairperson for the last two terms. “As I end my term as the longest-serving Chairperson of a board that is unique in Australia, there are a lot of people I would like to thank, especially my colleagues who served with me as members of the last two boards. “Both boards were fortunate to have some strong and dedicated leaders who were able to make hard decisions that have led to positive changes for people in the Torres Strait region. “We have made a lot of progress towards delivering the benefits outlined in the Torres Strait Development Plan and each of the TSRA’s Program Areas has made a significant contribution to the region. “I have been assisted in my role by the TSRA’s Portfolio members who have made huge contributions to progress and improve the standing of the Torres Strait region at both national and international levels. “I would also like to thank the Chief Executive Officer and staff for their strong support and professionalism. I have no

doubt that the new Board can look forward to this high level of support and advice continuing.” “The support and partnership of the Torres Shire Council, the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Mayors has also been critical in progressing projects including the Major Infrastructure works and Integrated Service Delivery that have greatly improved health and living standards across the region.” Mr Kris, who will continue to represent St Pauls as a Torres Strait Island Regional Councillor, has ruled out a return to the TSRA in 2016, saying his 12-year involvement had been very rewarding. Mr Kris will be contacting all the newly elected Board Members and invited to attend the TSRA Board induction training which is scheduled for the end of October. After the induction week, Board Members have time to return to their communities to consider the appointment of the new TSRA Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson. The election of the new TSRA Chairperson is will be the first order of business at the new TSRA Board’s inaugural meeting on November 13. This election will also be conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission.


Cut red tape, not ribbons, says Minister By MARK ROY REPRESENTATIVES from the Torres Shire Council met with Local Government Minister David Crisafulli recently as he visited Mayors across the state. Mr Crisafulli says the current Local Government Act is choking Queensland’s councils, and the new government would focus on cutting red tape, not ribbons. He criticised the previous Labor government for building infrastructure in the wrong place and at too high a cost. “It doesn’t matter that the poor old council is going to have to inherit the facility and fund its operation costs when it simply can’t,” Mr Crisafulli told the Torres News. “It’s been all about running in at a hundred miles an hour to produce some sort of grand thing you can cut a ribbon on, and then the State and Feds run a million miles and leave the council holding the baby.” “I’ve spoken with most of the 73 Councils throughout the state, and they want change.” He said many councils were also forced to waste precious resources on pointless record keeping. “Councils want the same thing: less regulation,” he said. Mr Crisafulli also promised that despite claims from Federal Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin, the State Government’s share of money for Major

Infrastructure Project water and sewage works was “on the table”. “There’s a bit of a grumble at the moment Macklin came up here with her circus and blew into town and blew out - but let me look you in the eye and say our money remains on the table, the balance of our funding, which is about $13.2 million,” he said. “There is a bucket of money there and it needs to happen.” A former deputy Mayor of Townsville, Mr Crisafulli said it was the Local Government Act that was holding up much-needed works. Everyone who worked in councils knew how ridiculous many of the Local Government Act requirements were, he said. “This is a bad Act Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli meets with Mayor of the Torres Shire Council Pedro Stephen for a briefing which hasn’t led to better- on local issues. PHOTO: MARK ROY the opportunity to present a submis- Complex. requires priority.” managed councils,” he sion to Mr Crisafulli, calling for Four years ago, engineering The Torres Shire Council also said.“It has only multiplied the State Government financial aid to consultants said a leaking roof at tabled a planning report for safe number of hoops Mayors and close the gap in funding disparities, the facility needed replacement, but boat landing facilities for Prince of councillors have to jump through to and also to join with the Federal the estimated cost of $1.115 million Wales Island residents and school get anything done and it has tied up Government to fund a new terminal is well beyond the council’s means. children. a lot of staff along the way.” “This facility was constructed in Mayor Pedro Stephen and TorMr Crisafulli said he was draft- at Horn Island Airport. The submission says a new terthe 1980s and is now past its replace res Shire chief executive Dalassa ing amendments to the acts that minal is needed to accommodate the date,” the submission said. Yorkston took the visiting minister would cut red tape and put Mayors new security screening legislation “A multi-purpose building to and his staff on an informative and councillors back in control of which affects all regional airports. facilitate sports, community events tour of Thursday Island before Mr councils. It also calls for urgent funds to and functions is a well-needed Crisafulli headed to Hammond During the meeting held on replace the Thursday Island Sports community infrastructure that Island. September 6, the Torres Shire took

Health ‘working’ to get Lency Newman home to Bamaga THE Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (HHS) is working closely with the Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula HHS to develop suitable care options closer to home for former Bamaga dialysis patient Mrs Lency Newman, according to a spokeswoman from the office of State Health Minbister Lawrence Springborg. “We are well aware of the issues regarding renal dialysis in Queensland,” the spokeswoman said. “Mr Springborg has met with local member David Kempton and federal member Warren Entsch regarding this issue. “However, a number of options have been discussed with Mrs Newman and her husband,

Neville, that could allow Mrs Newman either to return to Bamaga, or undertake her care on Thursday Island once the new Chronic Disease Centre is opened there early next year. “Staff from the two hospital and health services are working with the Newmans to establish which option might be most suitable for them and sustainable in the longer term. “It takes careful planning to ensure we have a model of renal care that is safe, sustainable and can be replicated across the state in other small communities.” Mr Entsch has said that Lency and Neville would be back home in Bamaga by the end of State Health Minister Lawrence Springborg (left) and Dr Oscar Whitehead at the October. Thursday Island Hospital.

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NEWS THE Cape Cougars, Bully and Cheryl Sanders, have made it first across the finish line at Seisia Fishing Club in in two hours 30 minutes, to win the 2012 Peninsula Pirates Regatta. Edmund and Leighann Ober were second in Nice To See You (It’s Been A Long Time). In third place were Justin and Toby in Pussy Cat. NPA Family Resources entry Blue Wailer won the Spirit of the Race, with Nice To See You second. The Titanic Award went to Edmund Aniba from Hullllo Darling. Six craft entered, with only three finishers. Three were towed in, including one capsize. Thanks to all participants and thanks to the support crew who made it a safe event.

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being lit and spreading into residential areas. Similarly, familiarizing yourself and your family with your local emergency services and evacuation plans could save precious time in the event of an emergency or disaster. The group have already started community educa-

tion activities, helping to raise community awarenesssurrounding disaster management. NPA Artists have also been involved in raising awareness,creating large canvas artworks depicting disaster survival and devastation, displayed at the NPA Show this year.

New T.I. VMR vessel finally arrives

IT’S been a long wait, but the new Thursday Island VMR vessel is finally here. Welcome to the first of a series of updates from the Thursday Island Volunteer Marine Rescue club. The new, purpose-built Naiad rescue vessel, fitted with twin 300hp outboard motors, arrived with its trailer via Sea Swift last week. ‘TI Rescue’ seems to have settled as a name for the boat for the time being, but this may change as the group sees fit. The 8.5-metre, rigid-hull inflatable was originally returned to the

builder to undergo an extensive refit including new outboard motors, electronics, body work, safety gear, trailer and a number of other improvements. Active members will need to undergo an induction on the vessel, and a minimum of training, but we are hoping the club will be fully operational this month. Tagai TAFE has generously offered to provide a secure facility for washing and storing the vessel and gear and a location for a future radio and operations room. As well, TAFE have agreed to allow TI Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) to use their facilities for

training, meetings and other club functions as we get up and going. The lack of appropriate facilities played a major role in the slow down of the club in the past, so the new partnership with TAFE is a big win. These types of strategic relationships and community support will be essential in building and maintaining a successful VMR group, and I hope we can identify other potential community partners as we come online again. Adrian Davidson, Secretary, Thursday Island VMR.

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What’s On

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 Zenadth Kes Rugby League Carnival kicks off this Thursday at Ken Brown Oval, Thursday Island.


Mon 1. Hash House Harriers run, 5.50pm Tue 2. Esplanade Circuit classes, Seisia Hall, 5pm Tue 2. Zumba fitness, TI Bowls Club, gold coin, 7pm Wed 3. Antenatal classes, Maternity Unit TI, 6 - 7pm, 4069 0222 Wed 3. Futsal (indoor soccer) Torres Shire Sports Complex, 6 - 8pm Wed 3. Wongai Wednesday, Seaman Dan plays Wongai Hotel restaurant, Horn Island, 6.30 - 9pm Thu 4 - Sun 7. Zenadth Kes Rugby League Carnival, Ken Brown Oval, TI Thu 4. TS Carpentaria Cadets, TI Joint Defence Facility, 5.30 - 7.30pm Fri 4. It’s Floral Friday, petal! Wear something floral. Fri 4. TI Rotary Club breakfast meeting, Malu Paru restaurant, Grand Hotel, 7am, 0438 747 853 Fri 4. Mini-triathlon, TI Sports Complex, 5.15pm Fri 4. Cocktails by the pool, Jardine Motel, 7pm Fri 4. Karaoke, Torres Hotel, 7pm Fri 4. Karaoke, Seisia Fishing Club, 7pm Mon 8 - Wed 10. Optometrist visiting Saibai Thu 11. Optometrist visiting Boigu Mon 15. Optometrist visiting Thursday Island Tue 16. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI, 9am Fri 26. Catholic Church Fete, 6pm. Sat 27. Horn Island community clean up Sat 27. Sarpeye Ball, with Black Rok Express and DJ Naps, tickets 4069 0537, 4090 3622 Mon 29 - Wed 31. Optometrist visiting Mer


Thu 1 - Fri 2. Optometrist visiting Darnley Mon 5. Optometrist visiting Dauan Tue 6. Optometrist visiting Ugar Wed 7 - Thu 8. Optometrist visiting Masig Mon 12 - Tue 13. Optometrist visiting Iama Wed 14. Optometrist visiting Poruma Thu 15 - Fri 16. Optometrist visiting Warraber Mon 19 - Tue 20. Optometrist visiting St Paul’s Tue 20. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI, 9am Wed 21 - Thu 22. Optometrist visiting Kubin Sat 24. Thursday Island Child Care Centre Open Day, 9am

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

A dhoeri is not a dancing toy

I AM a Meriam woman and I live in this region, doing a lot of cultural work for the community. We respect one another where I come from. This headdress, or dhoeri, is a sacred emblem, and we don’t want it to be disrespected. We don’t use other people’s dancing weapons. The dhoeri originated in Mer, and is for Meriam boys and men. If you don’t know what it means, you don’t use it. If you want to use it, you need to respect where it came from. Before you wear the headdress, you may need to get cultural advice from Mer elders in the community on how to use the dhoeri. Before you use it, you have to know the whole meaning, from the bottom

to the top, including the fish tails, the frame, the two small feathers at the top, the face, the eyes - everything. For myself, it is an insult wearing the dhoeri and using it in other language songs and dances. It is not culturally appropriate. These days, the dhoeri is used like a toy. It is not used in a spiritual way, but as a component in contemporary dance, without showing respect to the zogo spirit. The dhoeri can only be used in zogo kab, or spiritual dance, and for language. If you are a fluent Meriam Mir speaker, then you can use it. If you can’t speak the Meriam Mir, don’t use it. Betty Tekahika Thursday Island

A big thank you from the Ladies’ rugby league ON behalf of Sundown Sirens, WRL, on Thursday Island we would like to thank Dedeyal Gummas WRL Team for show casing such awesome talent and participating in a great season with us during 2012. Without your commitment to training and fundraising to travel we wouldn’t have a game nor a team to play against. We would also like to thank Raf, family and staff from Uncle Frankies Cafe for sponsoring our team this year, we look forward to working with you again next year. Big Eso to our coach Barry Tarrant for his tireless effort coaching our team. To Miss Betty Namok and Mrs Jaimee Hislop for running water for us Sundown Sirens (pink jerseys) and Deddeyal Gummas (black jerseys) after the women’s rugby on Saturday. league grand final. Sirens won 25-24 in golden-point extra time. Thank you to KRL committee and Sasha all played an important role in our team and families we appreciate you all for always Busch KRL women’s delegate. your contribution is greatly appreciated. being their and cheering us on every game. Last but not least eso to our girls from To anyone who I may have missed please We look forward to seeing you all again Sundown Sirens especially our sisters from accept my deepest apologies and mina koey in 2013. Badu who travelled in to play alongside us eso for youpla everyone for making this Eso, and those who have filled in to make up season happen. Elsie Seriat, numbers throughout this season. You have Finally to our supporters, friends and Thursday Island. THUMBS UP: To the dedicated elders who worked night and day on the preparations and running of Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival. THUMBS DOWN: To the irresponsible dog owner whose dog attacked a one-year-old child on the weekend. Shame on you, your dog should be put down! THUMBS UP: Thanks to all the friendly and professional health workers at Thursday Island Hospital who cared for me during my recent stay. Mark Roy, editor, Torres News. THUMBS DOWN: If my call is important to you, why put me on hold? You think I like listening to classical music? THUMBS DOWN: To people stealing from pensioners. My 40HP Mercury outboard was taken from a boat at Hockings Point on Friday night, September 21, after the Cultural Festival. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the stolen motor please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000, Torres News on 4069 1561, Radio 4MW on 4069 1524, Thursday Island Police on 4069 1520 . Alternatively it would be appreciated if it was returned anonymously.

CHURCH SERVICES Parish of St Bethel,131 William Cr Bamaga NPA, Sundays 10am Uniting Church, 114 Douglas St Thursday Island, Sundays 9am Independent Church Parish of the Resurrection TI, Morning Prayer Sundays 10am, Evening Prayer 7.30pm

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NEWS Work on the Seisia Jetty and Barge Ramp. Photo courtesy John Charlton, Cape York Adventures.

Second stage of Seisia Jetty work to start this month STAGE two of the works on the Seisia Jetty and Barge Ramp is expected to start later this month. Stage one of the works involved the removal of the outer-most berthing dolphin. The works, which took several days last month, involved the closure the barge ramp and inner southern side of the jetty. Stage two of the works involves

the removal and replacement of damaged and missing fending system including piles. The works are expected to take a week and, for the duration of the works, the outer face of the jetty will be closed. These works are anticipated to be undertaken in October. The Pacific Marine Group is carrying out the work on behalf of

the Department of Transport and Main Roads. A group spokesman said the works would be timed to ensure that the existing regular passenger and freight transport movements can occur during the period of works, namely: • The entire jetty including access to the outer face of the Seisia Jetty be available for use between

6pm on Sundays through to 10am on Mondays. • Prior to the closure of the outer face of the jetty the outer breasting pile set must be removed. • At all other times access is available for vessels either on the outer face or the inner (southern) face of the jetty. • The barge ramp is available on Fridays.

The adjacent boat ramp will continue to be available for use during these periods. “These are essential works that will in conjunction with stage 3 of the works (the jetty deck) improve the standard and level of service for all users of the facility. “Your co-operation and understanding during the works is appreciated.”

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RESTRICTIONS apply to the use of the Jardine River ferry following damage to it recently. Temporary repairs have now been completed on the ferry following the incident on September 9. Until further notice the following load restrictions will apply: 1. Only vehicles up to large four-wheel drives (such as Land Cruiser and similar vehicles ) with or without trailers are allowed to cross on the ferry. Normal restrictions regarding numbers etc still apply. This will be managed by Councils operators. 2. Larger vehicles, busses, trucks, semi-trailers and the like are not allowed until further notice. NPATC is presently Investigation the incident and also establishing procedures and protocols that will

A semi-trailer stuck in the Jardine River after falling off the ferry. allow larger vehicles to cross as a take some time, Council is doing matter of priority its utmost to having the ferry fully Council expects the initial engi- operational as soon as possible. neering assessment will be complete The ferry was closed for almost a early/ mid next week. week after a prime mover slipped While permanent repairs may off the ferry into the river.

School holidays program funding cut KIDS Living Safer Lives holiday programs will not be run in the NPA during the school holidays. Over the past two years, school holiday activities have been held across the NPA communities encouraging kids to get out, get active and get involved. NPARC would like to express its thanks to AFL Cape York who ran these activities, funded by the Federal Government’s initiative Kids Living Safer Lives. “These activities really did have an impact on the youths in these communities,” said NPARC Events, Sports and Recreation Coordinator Estelle Gebadi. “The kids responded well to the activities and it got them involved.” A recently completed Active Inclusion Program

funded by the Queensland run Judo classes held Mon- Queensland’s Remote Government through Sport day– Friday, NPA Hoops and Indigenous Hockey and Recreation Services, every Monday night, and Program to run a hockey has helped to prepare staff volley ball games every camp in the second week of the school holidays. Each from Council, community Wednesday night. NPARC will also be activity will be serviced by service organisations and private individuals to partnering with Hockey regular buses deliver sport and recreation programs for the communities. Participants in the training courses have run a range of fitness programs and will be involved in providing safe and active holiday programs for youths in the area. In addition to the PCYC holiday program, N PA RC w ill be supporting Harper Barker, Josephine Sebasio and Douglas Sebasio Xavier Barker to getting judo lessons from coach Xavier Barker.

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 This time you did a video of the story. What was that like?


I was bit nervous at first because I’ve had no experience but once I did it, it turned out better than I expected.

Aaron Tamwoy returns to Kasa Por Yarn 2 as the storyteller. Aaron recently moved to Brisbane after working as the sexual health educator at the NPA Family Resource Centre for five years.  Kasa Por Yarn talks about some taboo subjects. What do you think of this? We all have influences from TV, the internet and magazines about these topics so I believe it’s good to address these issues from a health point of view. People need to be given the

 What do you like about Kasa Por Yarn? I like that it’s a story that relates to the average person living in the Straits or NPA, and the fact that we’ve got local people involved in every aspect from acting and scriptwriting. I also like that it’s talking about issues that I feel need to be addressed.  Do you have a message for your NPA friends and family? I’d encourage them to listen to Kasa Por Yarn 2. It will be bigger and better than the first series.

Helen (Sylvia Tabua) is a single mum who talks to her son Damien (James Nona) about staying safe

In Kasa Por Yarn, Helen is very open with her son Damien about relationships, girls and about using condoms. Adults may feel uncomfortable talking to teens about boys, girls and relationships because they are embarrassed or unsure of what to say or how to begin. But the truth is if you talk to your young people about relationships and sex, you’re looking out for them and protecting them. Nobody wants their young teen to get pregnant. Plan ahead • Fact 1: Many studies have found that teenagers, whose family talk to them about relationships and sex, are more likely to start sex at a LATER age, use

protection, and have fewer partners. • Fact 2: Most kids are bombarded with TV, magazine and web information and images about sex - no matter how hard you try to shield them from it. Kids need good, clear facts; and they need to be able to hear it in an atmosphere of trust, openness and support. 3 tips to get you started 1. Update your own knowledge by checking out these websites or picking up some brochures from the clinic. Focus on providing factual information, free of judgements. Check out: au/sexhealth and www. (a great site for teens).

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2. Talk while doing an activity together (like fishing or cooking). It can be a great way to encourage conversation. Talking about TV shows and magazine articles can be a good way to start a conversation about sex and relationships. 3. Listen carefully. Take young people’s responses and questions seriously, and answer as honestly as you can. If you avoid questions, you may send negative messages about the issues. Remember, kids will always look for the answers and they may need help to understand what they find out. They may already have very wrong information from talking to their friends.


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6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Dr Oz 1:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 4:00 It’s Academic 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 And Away 7:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:00 TBA 11:15 I Shouldn’t Be Alive: A Dad’s Worst Nightmare - Stranded and lost in the Outback, a father does all he can to avoid watching his daughter die. 12:15 Special: Heartbeat Of The Coral Coast - An entertaining and unique look at the fascinating Queensland coast from Brisbane to Port Douglas with Tony Gordon and Darren McDonald. 2:15 Room For Improvement 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 The Hotel: Do Not Disturb 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: White Gold Of The Afar 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: The Secret Life of Beaches 8:30 Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City: Invasion, Invasion, Invasion 9:30 As It Happened: Elusive Justice 10.35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Princesses” (MA s) - A compelling and poignant tale of friendship and love between two prostitutes struggling to survive life on the streets of Madrid. Caye is a young woman whose family is unaware of her profession. She meets her striking Dominican neighbour Zulema, an illegal alien who’s been badly beaten up. They strike up a close friendship unbeknownst to Caye’s xenophobic co-workers. In Spanish 1:10 Kurt Wallander: Before The Frost - (M v,l) Kurt Wallander’s daughter, Linda, graduates from the Stockholm Police Academy and starts work alongside her father in Ystad. Their relationship is strained as his family life has been taken up with police work. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 Rage (MA) 5:00 Rage (PG) 6:00 Rage (G) 10:00 Rage Guest Programmer (PG) 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Poh’s Kitchen Lends A Hand 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Collectors 1:30 Eggheads 50/50 2:00 Movie: “The Wrong Box” (G) 4:00 Basketball: WNBL 5:00 The Wonder Years: Summer Song 5:25 Miniscule: The Hat Of The Medusa 5:30 TBA 6:00 Saturday Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Doctor Who: The Angels Of Manhattan - The Doctor’s heartbreaking farewell to Amy and Rory sees a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York’s statues come to life around them 8:20 Sinbad - Gunnar and Sinbad are ambushed by the Khaima, a band of warriors, who avenge injustice. Their leader, Obsidian, sentences Gunnar to death for his brutal Viking past. 9:05 Hustle 10:05 The Jonathan Ross Show 10:50 United States Of Tara: Chicken ‘n’ Corn - Dr Hattaras is confronted by Alice who reveals a painful secret, prompting him to reinvest in Tara, but not before a mysterious new alter emerges. 11:20 Rage Guest Programmer (MA a,l,d,h,n,s,v.)

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today Saturday 9:00 Danoz 10:00 Getaway 11:00 Children’s Programs 1:00 Imparja’s Horse Racing - Epsom Cup 5:00 National News: First At Five 5:30 4WD TV 6:00 Nine News Saturday 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:40 TBA 9:40 TBA 12:00 Movie: “The Holcroft Covenant” (M) - Successful New York architect Noel Holcroft has lived his life harbouring a grim secret. His father was the notorious Nazi SS General, Heinrich Clausen, who perished amongst the rubble of Hitler’s crumbling Reich. When Holcroft discovers a letter left by his father informing him of a vast sum of money in a Swiss bank account, he decides to make amends for Hitler’s crimes against humanity and use the money for a good cause. 2:00 The Baron: Enemy Of The State - Exciting, danger-laden, unusual exploits...the human dramas of those who buy, sell or steal precious treasures. 3:00 Danoz 4:30 Wesley Impact 5:00 Bubble Guppies

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekends 11:00 No Ordinary Family 12:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 3:30 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 6:00 Seven News - Sharyn Ghidella presents the latest news, sport and weather. 6:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 11:15 Movie: “Untraceable” (AV) - FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is trying to hunt down a serial killer who uses a website to document his murders. In a sadistic twist, his victims are killed at a faster rate when the site receives more hits, thus making everyone who views the site accomplices to the murder. The investigators must work on a timeline rushed by the dark nature of human curiosity and search for a killer who, having effectively covered his tracks, appears to be untraceable. 1:20 Special: The Magic Of Africa - A spectacular 6000km adventure across Africa with documentary-maker Greg Grainger. 2:20 Auction Squad - The smart way to turn your backyard into an edible garden. 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Beyond Tomorrow

5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall 2:05 The Chopin Preludes 2:15 Jane Austen: The Unseen Portrait? 3:20 The Impressionists: Painting the People 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Rex in Rome: Games Under the Counter \ 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Rebuilding the Past: Hendon 8:30 Prohibition: Scofflaw 9:30 Boardwalk Empire: Broadway Limited - The Thompson brothers become engaged in a battle of wills with Van Alden, as they try to prevent the sole survivor of the shooting from revealing anything about the incident. 10:30 Boardwalk Empire: Anastasia - Jimmy hides in Chicago under the protection of Torrio and Al Capone, but an act of violence threatens to cause further bloodshed. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky encourages his brother to solve the racially-motivated killing of one of Chalky’s employees. 11:30 Movie: “Symbol” - The first strand follows a pyjama-clad man imprisoned in a massive white room with no windows or doors. In the second narrative, a Mexican wrestler known as Escargot Man prepares for an important match against a much younger opponent. 1:10 Great Australian Albums: I’m Stranded By The Saints 3:15 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: Modern Southwark 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Travel Oz 2:00 Sinbad 2:45 At The Movies: Short Cuts 3:00 Ferlinghetti 4:20 ReFace 4:30 First Tuesday Bookclub With Jennifer Byrne 5:00 Wild Russia: Siberia 5:50 Miniscule: Rosy 6:00 Auction Room 6:30 Compass: The Lost War Of The Vatican - Part 1 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Great Southern Land: On The Move 8:30 Call The Midwife: Final. Sister Monica Joan is found wandering near the docks, and returned to Nonnatus House by the police. When she recovers from her adventure, and rejoins the community, she finds herself in trouble with the law. 9:30 Agatha Christies Poirot: Five Little Pigs - The wife of a bohemian painter was hanged for his murder. Thirteen years later their now 21-year-old daughter shows Poirot a letter from her mother proclaiming her innocence. 11:05 Single Handed: The Stolen Child 12:40 Movie: “Midnight Cowboy” (M) - When Joe, a Texas ‘cowboy’ makes his way to the Big Apple to seek his fortune, the only wealth he finds is in the friendship of Ratso Rizzo, a con man with big dreams. 2:30 Rage

5:30 Dora The Explorer 6:00 Weekend Today 8:55 2012 Castrol Edge Rugby Championship 11:00 Motorway Patrol 11:30 Getaway 12:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 The Middle 2:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 3:00 House Husbands 4:00 Getaways European Tour 4:30 The Garden Guru’s 5:00 National News 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 Big Brother 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 House Husbands: Lewis and Gemma’s wedding plans are upset when Lewis’s teenage daughter arrives with a surprise announcement. Mark fears for his job when he gets overly involved in his boss’s family life and Abi’s plans for Gemma’s hen’s night backfire badly. Justin and Lucy take their relationship to a new level. 9:30 The Mentalist: Always Bet On Red - The CBI narrows down a long list of suspects in the death of a high-end divorce attorney, while Jane is questioned by the FBI about the reappearance of Red John. 10:30 Underbelly: Badness - Strike Force Tuno 11:30 2012 ICC World Twenty/20 Cricket: Final 2:30 Danoz 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 8:30 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 4:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2012 5:00 Drive Thru Australia 5:30 Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 9:30 Strike Back - Section 20 trails Latif to South Africa, IRA mercenary Daniel Connolly threatens a weapons-system designer, and Scott trades places with a computer hacker. Then, Scott and Stonebridge try to thwart Connolly’s ruthless plan to deliver ATATs WMD device to Latif. 11:30 30 Rock - Everything Sunny All The Time Always - Liz realizes that she needs to take control of her personal life by fixing up her dream apartment, but she encounters an obstacle along the way. Meanwhile, Jack has his own problems to deal with when Avery is held hostage. Elsewhere, Tracy finds out that Kenneth, Dotcom and Grizz have bonded in his absence. 12:30 Special: Lord Howe Island - Jewel Of The Pacific 1:30 Room For Improvement 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:30 World News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 FIFA World Cup 2014 11:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Speedweek 1:30 Al Jazeera News 2:30 Nuclear Meltdown 3:30 The Spill 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Thalassa: Tropicalisation of the Mediterranean 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Lost Worlds: Battle Castle: Château Gaillard 8.30 The Gene Code: Unlocking the Code 9.30 Surviving Terror - Three families from different parts of the world reveal how their lives were forever changed by some of the most notorious acts of terrorism of the past decade: the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the 2005 London transit bombings, and the Bali nightclub bombing. 10:30 Movie: “Vincere” (M n,s) - The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini’s secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator’s many flaws. In Italian. 12:45 Red Tape and Comedy in North Korea - A Danish-Korean theatre troupe travel to North Korea on the pretext of wanting to perform vaudeville comedy. In actuality they are there to make a guerrilla-style exposé of the ruthless police state. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Art Nation 5:00 Gardening Australia 5:30 Catalyst 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Egypt Unwrapped 1:30 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Katsura Rikyu: Imperial Villa Of The Moon 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 6:00 Restoration Man: Towers Revisit 6:50 Miniscule: Sleepless Night 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 Collision - This five-part British drama tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives forever. 12:25 Movie: “Once Upon A Time In The West” (M) - A lonely woman in the old west is in danger from a band of gunmen. 3:05 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 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 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 CSI: NY: Keep It Real - The boyfriend of a punk rock singer is shot to death in his apartment, and the key to solving the crime may be his missing roommate. 11:30 Memphis Beat: Identity Crisis - Dwight and Whitehead are called to a local bank where a man has taken hostages, claiming he was the victim of a scam. 12:30 The Avengers - Mission Highly Improbable 1:30 Extra 2:00 Danoz 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

4:05 Movie: “Look Who’s Laughing” (G) 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 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 6:00 Time Team: Les Gellettes 6:50 Miniscule: A Rolling Snail Gathers No Moss 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Poh’s Kitchen Lends A Hand 8:30 Rick Stein’s Spain 9:30 QI: Astronomy 10:00 Artscape: Brian Ferry In Conversation With Virginia Trioli - Virginia Trioli catches up with the most debonair of English rock ‘n’ rollers, Bryan Ferry, to discover more about his passions which have always involved art, music, beautiful women and style. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Comrade Duch: Welcome To Hell 1:30 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 2:30 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days Of Our lives 3:00 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 Big Bang Theory: The Hawking Excitation 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Decoupling Fluctuation 9:00 2 Broke Girls: And The Pearl Necklace - Max and Caroline eagerly await a phone call from Martha Stewart after the domestic maven likes one of their cupcakes. Meanwhile, Caroline loses a lucky keepsake. 9:30 Two And A Half Men: A Big Bag Of Dog 10:00 Episodes 10:40 Episodes 11:20 Weeds 11:50 The Beer Factor 12:15 Chase 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: “Swearing Allegiance” (M v,a) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Toybox 4.00 It’s Academic 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 The X Factor 9:00 GCB - When Carlene takes the GCBs down to unincorporated Juarez for the ground breaking ceremony for the Condos for Christian Living, the GCBs find themselves in danger. 10:00 TBA 11:00 Up All Night: Week Off - When the Ava show takes a break, Reagan is thrilled to spend the week at home with Amy, but her type-A personality and defiant sense of justice upset the delicate balance of Chris’s neighbourhood social life. 11:30 Suits 12:30 Room For Improvement 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 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: “The Lies He Told” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 3:30 Toybox 4:00 Its Academic 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 The X Factor 8:45 Winners & Losers: A Whole New World - When Jonathan and Rhys are the victims of a brutal assault, Frances goes on a crusade to obtain justice. 9:45 TBA 10:45 Smash: Understudy - The show has landed a star, the mercurial Rebecca Duvall, but Eileen is thrown into a panic when Rebecca gets stuck in Cuba. 11:40 Hung: A Monkey Named Simian - Tanya finds out she’s not invited to Frances and Mike’s wedding. After breaking Jason’s nose, Ray steals back his clients. 12:15 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Mataharis” (PG) 2:40 How Can It Be? 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Global Village: Visions of France: Riviera 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters 8:30 Derren Brown: The Experiments: Assassin - Derren attempts to explore the darker side of what makes us tick as human beings. In the first show, he investigates hypnosis and asks if someone could be hypnotised into killing a celebrity. 9:30 Black Mirror: The National Anthem - A twisted parable for the Twitter age, this satirical three-part series taps into our collective unease about the modern world. The first episode is a political thriller in which fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 12:00 SOS 1:05 Living Black 1:35 Pizza World Record 2:05 Wilfred: Dog Of A Town (Part 2) 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Weatherwatch & Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Movie: “Look For A Star” 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of France: Riviera 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Richard Madeley 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “In Mum’s Head” - (M d,l,n,s) Lulu is 15 years old, living in the French countryside with her parents. Her mother has been depressed and sickly as far back as she can remember, and Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her enduring listlessness. One day she finds a reel of film of her mother blissfully happy with another man, Jacques. So Lulu sets out to find her mother’s ex-lover to make her happy again. 12:50 Skins: Freddie - Freddie and Effy are enjoying their time together and carrying on their hedonistic ways with no thought of tomorrow. His family and friends never see him, and at College, he’s been threatened with expulsion if he doesn’t get his work in - and the pressure’s on to fix things. 1:45 Skins: JJ 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

4:10 Movie: “Flight From Glory” 5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programmes 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 6:00 Restaurant: The Cake 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Everything 8:30 Gruen Planet - Wil, Todd and Russel will run the Gruen Planet scanner across the biggest news stories of the week, from home and abroad, pinpointing exactly where the truth stops and the spin, branding and image control begin. 9:05 The Chaser: Hamster Wheel 9:35 Randling 10:15 At The Movies 10:45 Lateline 11:20 The Business 11:45 The Librarians: Milk, Not Cheese, Moon 12:15 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 1:15 Movie: “Bad Lands” (PG) - A posse in pursuit of Indians is stranded in the desert and must battle for survival. 2:30 Football: SANFL: Grand Final - Teams TBA

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 TBA 9:30 Embarrassing Bodies: Tamworth 10:30 TBA 11:30 House Husbands - Lewis and Gemma’s wedding plans are upset when Lewis’s teenage daughter arrives with a surprise announcement. Mark fears for his job when he gets overly involved in his boss’s family life and Abi’s plans for Gemma’s hen’s night backfire badly. Justin and Lucy take their relationship to a new level. 12:30 Eclipse 1:00 Extra 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: “My Husband My Killer” (M) 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Medical Emergency 3:30 Toybox 4:00 It’s Academic 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 8:30 Criminal Minds: The Company - When Morgan’s sister sees a woman who looks like their presumed-dead cousin, Cindi, it forces Morgan to confront a lie he told his family last year to provide closure and compels the BAU to reopen the case of her disappearance. 9:30 Covert Affairs: Suffragette City - “ As Annie’s life hangs in the balance, a tip off from Lena Smith urges the CIA to investigate Annie for treason. 11:30 Parks And Recreation 12:00 Sons And Daughters 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Weatherwatch And Music 5:05 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 Letters And Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Visions of France: Riviera 5:45 Countdown 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Survivors: Nature’s Indestructible Creatures: Frozen in Time 8:30 Living with the Amish 9:30 Barack Obama: Great Expectations - Leading French filmmaker William Karel analyses the first Presidential term of Barack Obama. Since taking office, Obama has had to confront an economic crisis as well as an opposition determined to discredit him and destroy his agenda. The President has been forced to adapt his governing style, and to rein in his ambitions for change. 10:40 World News Australia 11:00 Movie: “Go For Zucker!” (M s) - Jacky Zuckermann feels that he has lost out since the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he must face his brother whom he has not talked to for years, since the Berlin Wall went up and separated the family. In German. 12:40 Iron Chef: Lamb 1:30 Iron Chef: Piglet 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight



5:30 Eggheads 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 Can We Believe The Science? 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Minder 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Alone In A Crowded Room 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 6:00 Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones: Lea 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Rake: Cleaver defends Missy for murder, while Scarlet inadvertently, through an indiscretion with David, gives Cal the ammunition he needs. 9:30 Lowdown: A Bollywood Ending 10:00 Summer Heights High 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: Not For The RichAlone 12:25 The Clinic 1:15 Movie: “Champion” (PG) - A boxer alienates all those around him until he enters the ring with his ultimate foe, himself. 3:00 Rage









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SUDOKU No. 118

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LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may be feeling a little pent-up emotionally at the moment. Calm down before you lose your temper! Try yoga. Romance. Provided you can relax enough, this would be a very good week for a romantic outing with your loved-one. A joined activity will bring you closer and allow you to let off steam.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Your relationships with the people around you may become a little strained. You will need to spend some time by yourself and may be feeling a little anti-social. Romance. A new relationship might suddenly start to heat up. You must decide where to draw the line. Does this relationship interfere with your need for space?

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)


You will shortly receive news from a friend who has a very different lifestyle. Adapt to some of their cultural choices and it will give you something new to discuss. Romance. The Venus/Moon Midpoint in your sign will provide change in your love-life. Be flexible with any chances as not all change is bad.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) A solution to a recent dilemma will be much easier to find if you can put your minds together. You need to come up with a solution that pleases everyone. Romance. You will be in an edgy state today. You may find yourself spending time with someone that you normally wouldn’t devote time to.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) You may be a little afraid of a commitment which could tie you down. Make an effort to see it through. You can always change your mind. Romance. You may find yourself in a moral dilemma. Be careful not to choose the easy option. A solution which is less obvious could well be better in the long run.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You may end up doing more than your fair share of work. Be careful not to overdo it. If your boss notices what you have been doing, the effort should pay off. Romance. Advice from an older relative will be worth following. You may be surprised at what this person has to say. Heed their advice and it will benefit you.


ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Helping out a friend at work could take much longer than you expect this week. You may be tempted to mind your own business in future! Remember that all good deeds are returned. Romance. You’ll find yourself slipping quite easily into a romantic mood. Your partner will be very encouraging.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) You have a lot of jobs around the house which you have been putting off. Try to get them all out of the way in one go. It will leave the rest of the week open for relaxation. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by your emotions. You will make a better decision when you are relaxed. Thus, finish your projects now.

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GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Your ability to organise tasks will come in handy. Don’t mess about with the details and instead just continue on at full-speed. Romance. A colleague who needs your help may become more demanding than you expect. You will have to be clear about what you are prepared to do for them. Don’t do more than you care to.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Don’t let problems at work spill over into your home-life. As long as you are patient, everything will be resolved. The advice should be taken in terms of bringing home-life problems to work. Romance. You may need a little extra support from your partner at the moment. They need to show you they care for you.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford


Some activities which don’t require money may help you to cope financially. A recent extravagance may be taking its toll. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Romance. Don’t get too upset if a secret comes out of the closet. You are the only one who thinks that this was serious enough to hide. Laugh about your silliness.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) Don’t be shy about writing to a friend that you have not contacted for many years. A brief letter could bring you back in touch with this person. They may have also been feeling the same desire. Romance. The Moon/Venus Midpoint will help to heighten your love-life. Go along for the ride.

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St John’s Community Care welcomes new team leader

Ellen Mosby in her new role as team leader with St John’s Community Care on Thursday Island. PHOTO: MARK ROY

ST John’s Community Care has welcomed Ms Ellen Mosby, who took up the position as team leader on Monday, September 3 after previous team leader Sylvia Tabua resigned from her position last month. Ms Tabua said it had been a “wonderful and rewarding experience” working for St John’s, learning about aged care and the services available to help our elderly. “At times it was challenging, starting off with three staff and then seeing the organisation grow,” she said. “Now there are 13 staff on board and clients are increasing.” Ms Tabua said she started in her position in late October, 2009, with the organisation relocating earlier this year to its new office at the old ZKZ building next to the Sower Shop at 71 Douglas Street. “I would like to thank all the staff I have worked with for their support and hard work with St John’s, as well as the other organisations that I worked closely with since I started,” she said.

“A big thank you also to the Board of Directors, manager Effie Bacalakis, and staff of St John’s Community Care at the main office at Redlynch in Cairns. “I would also like to congratulate Ms Mosby, and I have full confidence that she will do a great job.” Ms Tabua said Ms Mosby had “a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of nursing and working with the elderly”. Ms Mosby joined St John’s in November last year, after working at Australia Post on Thursday Island for 12 years. “Prior to my work at the post office, I worked as an enrolled nurse for 14 years,” Ms Mosby said. “I am very excited in my new position as the team leader. “I am looking forward to working closely with other organisations to identify and deliver the services to help our elderly family members at home. “I would also like to encourage families and community members to come into our office or give us a call if you want to find out more information about our services.” The St John’s organisation provides in-home respite and community aged care packages for the elderly and to families who need help at home. For more information on their services you can contact them on 40903666 or email sjccl.torres@

Whaleboat and Bani attract big audience MERWEZ Whaleboat and Jimi Bani (both pictured above) were the stars of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival recently, in what organisers described as “one of the most enjoyable panel discussions of the three-day event”. The Writing and Portraying Words for Film event was hosted by Arts Nexus in Cairns from September 14 to 16. Tropical Writers president Carol Libke said the audience, who numbered close to 100, were thrilled to hear candid accounts of life, love, respect and the correct protocols associated with writing for film from an indigenous perspective. “The audience was enthralled, enlightened and educated in many areas of culture,” Ms Libke said. “Jimi Bani explained that the shark dance could not be performed on a particular island due to the complexities of indigenous customary law. His wide eyes said it all.” Merwez Whaleboat explained important cultural issues such as gaining permission for naming a child and other important traditions. One of the most interesting elements of the talk was how writers went about ensuring the integrity of the Mabo script. “Merwez explained how important it was for her and other family members to look over and approve the script to ensure it was a true snapshot of the life of her Uncle Kioki,” Ms Libke said. The panel discussion was all the more powerful as Jimi Bani, who played the part of Mabo, lives in Cairns with his family. Merwez Whaleboat, a former Tropical Writers member, was keen to make the trip up from Townsville where she teaches English to be part of the third biennial Cairns Tropical Writers Festival. Merwez also sat on a discussion panel with poet David Stavanger,aka Ghostboy, and playwright Tony Robertson to discuss Three Dimensional Storytelling, from an indigenous perspective. “Merwez has so many strings to her bow, she can keep an audience entertained for hours talking about all aspects of writing, including poetry, film and plays,” she said. Page 18 Torres News

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The ARLP is a unique opportunity for selected rural and regional leaders to undertake a program of personal growth and develop the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be effective in local, regional, state, national and international arenas. The program focuses on professional and personal leadership development, examination of key national and international issues that impact on rural and remote Australia, and interaction with leaders in government, industry and the community. The Program aims to: • Work with leaders who are committed to extending their knowledge, understanding and ability, in order to be more effective in their roles • Develop the ‘contextual intelligence’ leaders require to understand the driver that are shaping rural and remote Australia • Improve the capacity and influence of rural leaders to contribute to and engage in all kinds of challenges – in communities, team, organisations, industries, and policy arenas • Expand and develop the network of informed, capable and ethical rural and remote leaders • Encourage collaboration to advance and support rural and remote Australia The ARLP develops capability and effectiveness in three key areas: • Personal effectiveness • Thinking, conceptual and analytical skills • Ethics, values, social responsibility, and appreciation of diversity. TSRA is calling for applications from indigenous leaders in the Torres Strait region to fill one sponsored position on ARLP Course 20. Indigenous people currently in leadership roles or coming in to a leadership role are encouraged to apply. To obtain an application form and for further information please contact Mr Charlie Kaddy at TSRA on (07) 4069 0700 or Email:

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Singers hit the highs with choral performance

POLISHED PERFORMERS: Clarence Noah, Del Passi, Ergon representative Louis Mooka, Tassie McDonald, Rosie Ware and Christine Anu.

CYGNET Repu, Del Passi and Tassie MacDonald were just some of the quality performers who wowed audiences when they played alongside internationally acclaimed singer Christine Anu at the Winds of Zenadth Festival recently. Queensland Music Festival (QMF) organisers had even more community participants at the concert than anticipated, with especially strong representation from Poruma. And the school workshop by the Zelman Quartet was an absolute hit. QMF producer Erica Hart said the Ailan Kores concert was well-received by the 3000-strong audience who packed Ken Brown Oval for the event. “The choir rehearsed very hard in the last few days, themselves missing performances at the Winds

of Zenadth Festival to ensure a good performance,” Ms Hart said. Some standouts were Del Passi and Tassie McDonald dancing a traditional Taibobo before the choir sang the song, she said. “So many traditional and muchloved songs were performed that it is hard to pick a favourite,” she said. Cygnet Repu sang his Torres Strait anthem strongly and passionately to a receptive crowd with a new arrangement where he sang with a chamber orchestra. “I was told by a man from Murray Island that the version of Baba Kari was the most beautiful he had ever heard, a tribute to the arrangement, the choral direction and the musicians,” she said. “Audience members told me how they felt blessed to hear the songs. “Of course Christine Anu sang

her set rousing and wonderfully full-voiced as she performed a new arrangement of My Island Home with lyrics in three languages: English, Saibai dialect and Mabuiag dialect. “A great moment for the home crowd with lots of whistling, an indicator that the audience is enjoying the performance.” Anu also sang a poignant and lyrical song called Missing You, written by Charles Passi from Murray Island with the Ailan Kores in the arrangement by Damian Barbeler, choral direction by Alison Rogers and played by the chamber group made up of Topology and The Zelman Quartet. Anu was greeted very warmly and after the concert, and with so many fans wanting a photo with her, she was mobbed.

Friday night on Thursday Island: Nat King Cole done ‘Ailan Style’ FESTIVAL goers at the Winds of Zenadth were treated to the soothing sounds of Seaman Dan after he breezed into the outdoor venue with songs from his new album, Sunnyside. Seaman Dan and the Soother Band brought the eclectic styles of the Torres Strait islands home with some Nat King Cole classics, songs Uncle Seaman performed while travelling around Australia in the pearling days after World War II. With the release of his new album on September 7, Uncle Seaman has again demonstrated his vocal prowess, showing great range and emotion in the delivery of these classic songs. Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan was born in

1929 on Thursday Island. While in Cairns during WWII, he heard the music-making of the African-American soldiers stationed there. Along with Torres Strait Islander community musicians, they entertained at house parties and racially segregated social events, and it was at such get-togethers where Seaman Dan first heard the new and exciting jazz and popular music styles of the day. After the war, Seaman Dan began to play guitar and sing more seriously, and was especially influenced by the recordings of Nat King Cole. As one of the era’s best musicians and singers, Cole provided a LEFT: With the fuel mix running perfectly, Adrian Stabb evaluates the burn. Health and safety is a major part of the training workshop. Even though no metals were melted, he is wearing protective gear and two sets of eye protection.

role model of someone who was not only musically versatile but who also had a ‘sound’ that was unique. Seaman Dan has continued those traditions of versatility and uniqueness, and his new CD of songs that were popular in Torres Strait Islander communities and in the pubs of TI, where people made their own entertainment and where he was only one of many talented musicians and singers. What a wonderful world!

Seaman Dan with Cindy Drummond, who is guest vocalist on two tracks from his new album. PHOTO: KARL NEUENFELDT. INSET: Nat King Cole.

Dr David Hamilton adjusts the flow and mix of the new furnace.

After the test, the inside of the furnace is clean and the crucible (the melting pot in the middle that holds the bronze) shows good heat, indications of a perfectly efficient and clean burn. including silicone rubber and alginate, artists and the broader community finishing, including editioning, and on Badu”. pricing in flat markets and for start-out “We also received support letartists. ters from elders here, Badu Island “There are some vacancies - just a Foundation and Native Title, along few - and if anyone is interested they with TSRIC - a big thank you to all should come and see me at the Art concerned,” he said. Centre,” he said. “This could be one of “Our Badu name is getting out, those rare, life changing events - and and we have some established artists start people on careers they could in Melbourne already wanting to really enjoy very much.” come and work here, and be taught Mr Butler said the Badu Art Centre by local artists, and to put ourselves Board, comprising Laurie Nona, Flora on the map. and Josh Au, Dick Williams and Alick “We have to be able to play on Tipoti, should be congratulated for the same playing field. There is no their vision and support in helping question - we are certainly right there create “a truly world-class facility for now!”

Bronzed Aussies fire up Badu workshop “IT’S a real beast !” Dr David Ham- Torres Strait Regional Authority and ilton shouts above the roar of the artists at the Badu Arts Centre. furnace. A 45-year casting veteran and “Far better than anything I’ve built master, Dr Hamilton said he had never before - this is better than many in all seen a furnace burn so well and so of Australia.” efficiently, and was “extremely proud” Dr Hamilton and his collaborator in of the Badu set up. all things bronze and casting, Adrian Badu Arts Centre manager Richard Stabb, slipped quietly into Badu on Butler said the foundry was assembled the morning of Saturday, September by the artists in May, with many 22, to prepare for the first ever bronze supporters from the Badu community workshop in the Torres Strait. lending a hand, including CEA and It was Dr Hamilton and Mr Stabb’s rangers in their time off. second trip to Badu. “This helped keep costs to about The pair of “bronzed Aussies” a third of what the foundry is actuset up the foundry with help from a ally worth,” Mr Butler said. “Last Culture Arts and Heritage grant from week, starting Wednesday, classes Page 22 Torres News 1 - 7 October 2012

are planned for up to 15 people, and teaching will cover the history of casting. “Did you know it was developed by the Chinese more than 5000 years ago?” Participants will go through an Occupational Health and Safety course before learning simple pour mould techniques that make use of cuttle-fish. “They will then go on to the morecomplex burn-out mould making, including lost wax, balsa wood and other techniques,” Mr Butler said. The workshop will also consider the finer aspects of mould making,



OUT FISHING: Catching some diamondskins and garfish from the rocks near Bach Beach last Wednesday are Marjorie Blanco, Johanna Sabatino, Stephen Blanco, Marcella Blanco, Joseph Blanco, Harriet Blanco, and Joseph Blanco.


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Torres Strait players on trial for Pride Academy THREE Torres Strait boys have trialled for Northern Pride Rugby League Football Club’s Academy Under 18 squad for next season. Josh Saylor, Riley Baira, and Kazu Savage are all hoping to get picked for the 2013 squad when the Pride name the successful triallists next month. The three boys were able to make the trip to Cairns as part of a special bursary developed by the Pride in memory of former player and Torres Strait Islander Francis (Maia) Mosby, who tragically died in a car accident in May From left: Josh Saylor, Riley Baira and Kazu this year. Northern Pride Chief Savage who trialled Executive Officer Chris from the Pride’s 2013 Sheppard said the bursary Under 18 Academy. has been officially named the Maia Mosby Fund. “Francis was a trailblazer in showing how someone from the Torres Strait can achieve so much,” he said. “This unique fund will create further opportunities and pathways for Torres Strait Islanders to accomplish their dreams.” The three boys will be up against some tough competition, with more than 80 players attending the trials at Barlow Park in Cairns - more than double the number of Under 18s triallists from last year. Sheppard said the newly-expanded Academy program was more successful than ever. “This year, we’ve had more than 200 kids come down to trial with us for the 2013 season Under 18s and Under 16s squad. “That’s a phenomenal number, and just shows the passion we have for the game of rugby league in this region.” Sheppard said the Intrust Super Cup club is proud to offer opportunities to players from across the whole of FNQ. “As a footy club we are proud of our roots and are lucky to have strong support from across our region,” said Sheppard. “We do a heap of work in the Torres Strait in partnership with the Take Pride Program, and this is another way of establishing pathways for local players to make a name for themselves and get to the next level. “One of the main reasons the Northern Pride was set up in the first place was to provide pathways for our young junior footy stars to progress through the ranks.”


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Horn Is. basketballers net Torres News Cup By MARK ROY SCHOOLKIDS from Hammond, Horn and Thursday Islands competed in the Torres News Cup recently, with the Horn 2 Team taking home the inaugural basketball trophy sponsored by Torres News. The primary school teams in the tournament were taking part in an Active After-school Communities (AASC) program that focuses on helping young players try a new sport or improve their skills. The program also provided an avenue for young players to be selected for a

basketball championship next year in Cairns, said Active After Schools coordinator Marty Long. “From Term 1 in 2013, we’ll be training up teams for the Peninsula Basketball squad in Cairns,” Marty said. “We’ll have a team of 11- and-12 year-olds heading down. It is something for them to go for.” Marty visited the Torres Strait with Bundaberg player and fellow AASC co-ordinator Ryan Burns, visiting Badu and Kubin, and hosting the Torres News Cup on Thursday Island, with two teams from Sacred Heart School, two teams from Horn Island Primary, and four teams from

Thursday Island Primary. “Mark Akee has been helping out over the past six weeks, running the Active After School program, which culminated in the tournament here at the Torres Shire Sports Complex,” Marty said. “Mark has been coaching with Tagai teachers Nina Gibbs and Deborah Steele on Thursday Island, and Lisa and Greg on Horn Island, and Lasmintan Ah Boo at Sacred Heart. “We’d like to see more adults involved with coaching kids at the younger level, where these skills are best developed. “You need to get them interested at that age, and keep them going.”

With this in mind, the program coordinators also ran a clinic for high school students to provide them with coaching skills. “Active After School will continue to promote basketball in the schools,” Marty said. “It is a quick and easy sport to learn, and the Torres Strait has produced some very high-profile players, such as Patrick Mills and Nathan Jawai.” The Australian Government’s Active After-school Communities program, funded by the Australian Sports Commission, is a national initiative that provides primary school children with access to

free sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot of 3pm to 5.30pm. The program provides a positive and fun experience to help kids develop a love of sport. Regional coordinators work with local sporting clubs, volunteers, private providers, teachers and OSHCS staff, retirees, senior secondary and tertiary students, and parents, brothers or sisters to deliver the program. If you are interested in becoming involved, contact AASC coordinator Marty Long at Marty.Long@ausport.

Horn 2 Team, winners of the Torres News Cup, proudly bring the basketball trophy back home to the Tagai Horn Island Campus. (Back row) AASC Some of the Tagai Thursday Island Primary Campus students who joined Horn Island students and students from Our coordinator Ryan Burns with Hayley, Che’Lei, Kahtyjah, Agai, Marty Long, and (front row) Jazmyn, Giomi, Caleb, Phillip and Miss Lisa. PHOTO: MARK ROY Lady of the Sacred Heart School in the Torres News Cup basketball competition at the Torres Shire Sports Complex.

Thursday Island Primary Red Team: Jaace Bani, Ms Deb Steele, Deliah Cooper, Dylan Weston, Leo Petrou, Stanley Assan, Jarrod Laifoo, Ruth Neliman, Clarissa Laifoo, Robert Gibuma, and Thomas Williams.

Some of the Tagai Thursday Island Primary Campus Mr Greg (left) and Ryan Burns (right) with Horn students who joined Horn Island students and students from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School Island Primary Campus Horn 1 Team: Mataika, Mikaila, Aliyah and (front) Kosta, Igarnie and Alion. in the Torres News Cup basketball competition at

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