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‘Another loaded gun’ threatens


It’s like having ONCE again the Torres Strait is on the frontline of a new and Dengue and Ross River nasty disease. Fever at the But this is one that closing our borders will not prevent same time. and, what experts say, could be a huge outbreak at any moment. Asia, is that it’s like having Dengue and Chikungunya, a viral disease from Africa transmitted by Asian Ross River at same time, so you get Tiger Mosquito (Aedes Aegypti), has the ‘I feel like crap’ from Dengue and spread throughout South-East Asia and the arthritis from Ross River Fever, so really its not much fun,” Prof. Ritchie recently PNG. The Asian Tiger Mosquito is already said. The Asian Tiger mosquito, which well established in the Torres Strait originated in S-E Asia, has gone global, and, with nearby PNG suffering from reaching Europe and the USA. a Chikungunya outbreak, this disease’s It can tolerate both tropical and cold spread to the Torres Strait could be climates and can also carry Dengue and imminent. Yellow Fever. Professor Scott Ritchie, a medical Having been in the Torres Strait since entomologist from JCU, said: “This 2005, the mainland of Australia reprewhat we call a loaded-gun scenario; we sents one of the planet’s last frontiers. already have the Asian Tiger Mosquito; “The reason its called the Tiger all we need now is the virus and we mosquito is because it has stripes and could have an outbreak - maybe a really its aggressive nature has given it the big outback.” nickname the BBQ stopper. It bites The World Heath Organisation at any time of day and even through describes the disease as: Chikungunya is characterised by clothing. “When it arrives uninvited it can an abrupt onset of fever frequently rapidly induce a change of venue,” Prof. accompanied by joint pain. Other Ritchie said. common signs and symptoms include A government-led program of spraymuscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue ing and removing containers than hold and rash. The joint pain is often very water, the mosquito’s breeding ground, debilitating, but usually ends within have managed to keep the numbers a few days or weeks. Most patients recover fully, but in some cases joint of the Tiger Mosquito very low on pain may persist for several months, Thursday Island and Horn Island, but the Outer Islands are more at risk or even years. “This issue with the strain of Chi- especially in the wet season. Continued Page 2 >> kungunya that is in PNG and South-East

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Uncle Seaman into Hall-of-Fame

Uncle Seaman Dan relaxing in Darwin’s Botanical Gardens after being was inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 10. Read more on Page 3. >>


Four more asylum seekers located in Torres Strait By AARON SMITH

<< From Page 1 “Queensland Health has been talking to health departments at all the islands, and everyone has got their eyes peeled for this thing; it’s on our radar. “Unfortunately, Professor Scott Ritchie, a there is no vaccine medical entomologist from for Chikungunya, JCU. all you can do is take painkillers and ride it out,” Prof. Ritchie said. “The fortunate thing is this disease is rarely fatal, but it will make a bunch of people pretty bloody miserable.”

FOUR more asylum seekers arrived in the Torres Strait this month. The Department of Immigration confirmed that an Indonesian citizen and a PNG National were intercepted by an Australian Customs and Border Protection Service patrol boat 9km north of Saibai Island on August 9 and that two Somalis arrived on Boigu by boat on Saturday morning, August 10. TSIRC Cr Ron Enosa (right) said to Torres News: “Where does (Federal Minister) Tony Burke get his information that our borders are secure? “He should come up here himself and see the what the reality is on the islands. “We do not have enough officers stationed up here and other countries can use this as a back door. “We are the ones here dealing with the consequences; it’s my people that feel the frustration with this issue. “I want actual ministers to come up to see the impact for themselves.” The two men Somali men on Boigu were apprehended by Custom

officials and were detained at the Thursday Island police watch house until Monday, August 12, when they were transferred to Horn Island airport and on to the mainland for processing. Inspector David Lacey said: “We received a request to detain the two Somali individuals as there are no facilities on Boigu, like many of the remote areas. They received a routine check-up at Thursday Island hospital, which came back clear.” The two men from West Papua were held over night and sent for processing on the mainland within 24 hours. Inspector Lacey said that they had been intercepted in “nothing more than a canoe.” Torres News asked Inspector Lacey if he thought the number of asylum seekers was increasing in the Torres Strait. “These things happen from time to time and it is quite standard procedure for us to assist Border Patrol and Immigration in this way.” It is expected all four men will be sent to Nauru or Manus Island detention centres.

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Also inducted into the Hall of Fame at the NIMAs was fellow elder statesman of Indigenous music Archie Roach, and legendary Arnhem Land rockers Wirrinyga Band.

Fire engulfs home on Thursday Island By AARON SMITH A FIRE started so quickly in a Thursday Island home last week residents barely had enough time to escape. The blaze, that occurred on Douglas Street at Hocking Point, around 9:20pm on August 12, started in the building’s upstairs bathroom. “I just heard a loud bang and them there was a lot of smoke,” one of the residents said. Watching TV in his lounge room at the time, he could only evacuate the building with his partner and children. “I have no idea what caused the fire. I just grabbed everyone and rushed outside, called the Firies and woke up all the neighbours,” he said. The emergency services

were quick on the scene and the fire brigade soon controlled the fire. They then had to sweep through house and the adjoined neighbouring properties to make sure the fire was completely extinguished and had not spread. At this stage, the incident is being treated as suspicious by the police. Thursday Island Acting Fire Chief Conor Maguire said: “It was a strange one, forensics are still investigating the cause, it may have been an electrical fire. “The explosion sound was probably the glass shower screen exploding.” Thursday Island Rotary are calling on people to give donations of clothing for the family, as they only escaped with the clothes on their back.

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UNCLE Seaman Dan began singing in Darwin 58 years ago, during his days as a pearl diver. It seemed only fitting then that it should be in Darwin where Uncle Seaman was inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 10. Uncle Seaman was led on to the stage in front of a crowd of thousands in the Botanic Gardens of the Top End capital, to receive the coveted Hall of Fame Award. At 84-years-old, the singer proved he can still hit the right notes, as he proceeded to sing his classic track, Perfect Pearl, to the large audience. Uncle Seaman told Torres News performing still gives him great joy.

“When people are smiling it makes me happy inside, that I can put a smile on people’s faces. “It brings happiness to the people.” His manager, Karl Neuenfeld, said the award was a huge tribute to music from the Torres Strait. “For Uncle Seaman what it means is it’s a tribute to him, personally, but also to Torres Strait Islander music. “Because it is different than Aboriginal music, different background, different influences. “And he’s one of the last crooners who really does still croon a tune.”

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Native title rights, regulations and licences: Torres Strait Sea claim IT may have been 21 years since the landmark Mabo judgment recognised native title in Australia for the first time, but historic legal native title decisions are still taking place. The High Court of

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By LAUREN BUTTERLY Lecturer, Faculty of Law University of Western Australia native title claim in Australia to sea country and it was held that native title over the sea could not be exclusive because it was inconsistent with public rights to navigate and fish and the international right of passage. It is also important to note that most of the Torres Strait Sea Claim was determined in 2010 in the Federal Court and was not challenged. There were only two issues left before the High Court: commercial rights and reciprocal rights. Reciprocal rights, in short, were rights argued to be held on the basis of reciprocity between native title holders. The issue of reciprocal rights was dealt with very quickly in the High Court judgment and it was unanimously held that those native title rights could not be recognised. Finally, as was set out in the original 2010 determination, native title rights and interests are subject to, and exercisable in accordance with, traditional laws and customs and the laws of Queensland and the Commonwealth. In this case, in particular, the applicants accepted that they could only undertake commercial fishing if they

obtained a licence. In 2010, the trial judge, Justice Finn, held that the applicants enjoyed nonexclusive native title rights to access, remain in and use their maritime areas and to access and take resources for any purposes. This included commercial purposes. Justice Finn’s decision overturned what had become a conventional understanding that exclusive possession was needed to maintain a claim to commercial rights. On appeal to the Full Federal Court, two judges overturned Justice Finn’s decision and a third judge agreed with Justice Finn in relation to this aspect of the case. The High Court has now set aside the decision of the Full Federal Court. The High Court judgment was clear and concise and explains issues to do with whether regulation of native title is inconsistent with its existence. Legislation applies to all waters in the sea claim area. This legislation is both Commonwealth legislation (from 1952 onwards) and Queensland legislation (from 1877 onwards). The High Court held that there was “nothing

in the character” of a conditional prohibition on taking fish (such as the requirement of a licence) that meant that it extinguished the native title right. The majority judgment stated in its concluding paragraph that: …telling the native title holders in this case, “You may not fish for the purpose of sale or trade without a licence”, did not, and does not, sever their connection with the waters concerned and it did not, and does not, deny the continued exercise of the rights and interests possessed by them under the traditional laws acknowledged, and traditional customs observed, by them. The Torres Strait Sea Claim is a great step forward and of enormous significance to the Torres Strait Islander people who have fought so hard for this win. However, this native title decision should signal the start of a reconsideration of the approach Australia has taken more broadly to Indigenous marine governance The Torres Strait Sea Claim is a great step forward and of enormous significance to the Torres Strait Islander people who have fought so hard for this win. However, this native title decision should signal the start of a reconsideration of the approach Australia has taken more broadly to Indigenous marine governance.

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Indigenous communities being more involved in making decisions about their own sea country. In this broader sphere of Indigenous marine governance, we have also recently seen the major expansion of a Sea Country Indigenous Protected Area in the Northern Territory. A claim to sea country in the Torres Strait has been a long time coming. The original Mabo case included a sea claim, but the portion of the claim relating to the sea was not pursued to the High Court for technical legal reasons. The current claim, known as the Torres Strait Sea Claim, was lodged in 2001 and has now been through two Federal Court decisions before its appeal to the High Court. The area in question is approximately 44,000 square kilometres of sea country in the Torres Strait in far north Queensland. Broadly, the claim relates to rights to enter, remain, use and enjoy the area and rights to access and take resources. There are three important preliminary points to note in this case. The first is that native title rights were claimed on a non-exclusive basis. This means that the applicants did not claim the right to control access to the area. The reason for this approach was due to a previous High Court case in 2001, Commonwealth v Yarmirr. Yarmirr was the first

TORRES STRAIT mourned the passing of one its great sons last week with the funeral of Wayne Guivarra from Badu Island. His funeral was Tuesday, August 13 in Cairns. Wayne was passionate about his people and about sport and instrumental in the founding of Island of Origin. Kenny Bedford from Recognition Australia said: “I had the privilege of serving with Wayne Guivarra on the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and the Board of the TSRA. “He will no doubt be best remembered for his leadership role in Sports and Recreation development in our region and for his commitment to Badu Island Rugby League and his passion for the Island of Origin competition. “Wayne Guivarra was also a Champion for the Badu Island community and the Torres Strait as an elected leader, a role he was dedicated to and very proud of. “He was a tireless advocate for his people,” Mr Bedford.


NPA artist wins Telstra Art Award By MATT GARRICK INJINOO-born artist Teho Ropeyarn has taken out one of the major sections at the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin. The award winners were announced at the exhibition’s opening on August 9, with Mr Ropeyarn picking up the Telstra Work on Paper Award. He won for his work Apudthama, which strengthens and reinforces the story of unity of the four clans of the Injinoo area on the NPA. The win, one of the first for an NPA artist, scored Mr Ropeyarn $4000. The 24-year-old emerging artist has been

based in Cairns, but retains his connection to country on the tip of Cape York. Curator of the Telstra Awards Allison Thatcher said the work was a contemporary representation of kinship, country and strength of culture. “The story-telling in Teho’s artwork is so strong. “In how it’s been executed, it’s so simple, yet at the same time features so much detail.” Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Pierre Arpin said picking winners from the 77 finalists was a hard task for the jury. “There were varied opinions around the table, but interestingly,

we came to a conclusion as to the overall Telstra Award winner, without too much difficulty - it was an absolute stunner.” The overall winner of $40,000 was this year won by Canberra artist Jenni Kemarre Martiniello for her glass entry, Golden Brown Reeds Fish Trap. The Telstra Awards will be on display at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory from now until Sunday, November 10.

Mr Ropeyam’s painting, Apudthama.

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YOU WON’T BE SETTLED IN AUSTRALIA Artist Jimmy Thaiday was highly commended at the Telstra Awards for his digital work, Kab Kar - From Then to Now.

Torres Strait artists recognised at Awards By MATT GARRICK ARTWORKS from the Torres Strait that featured in this year’s prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards were as diverse and unique as the region itself. The award winners were announced at the exhibition’s opening in Darwin on Friday, August 9. Although Torres artists did not take out the top prizes, a number of locals were selected to be exhibited among the 77 finalists chosen from out of hundreds of entries to the awards. One such was Erub artist Jimmy Thaiday, who was highly commended for his digital work, Kab Kar - From Then to Now. Mr Thaiday said receiving the commendation would help boost his profile to a new level. “To be on such a big, national stage as being displayed at the Telstra Awards, it’s great. “Not many people get chosen. “I’d missed out the last couple years, so when I got the news that I was in, I couldn’t believe it.” Mr Thaiday also represented arts centre Darnley Arts Centre (Erub Ewer Meta) at the three-day Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair which took place from August 8-11. Other works from the Torres Strait displayed at the exhibition included Darnley-born Robert Pau’s acrylic painting, Coming of the Light Anthology. Curator of the Telstra Awards Allison Thatcher said Mr Pau’s work was a celebration of outside religion. “It all stems back to when the missionaries arrived there on July 1, 1871, and Mr Pau has captured the energy and colour of this moment.” Another Torres artwork on display as a finalist at the exhibition was vinyl-cut print The Coming of Sagai by Glen Douglas Mackie.

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Hard-working Jatinder gets Australian citizenship By AARON SMITH THURSDAY ISLAND welcomed a new Australian last week when Jatinder Kumar received his citizenship in a ceremony at the Department of Immigration. Jatinder first arrived in Australia in 2009 as student studying hospitality in Brisbane and began working for Island Rooster as a cook after completing his studies. Frank Goshtasby, owner of Island Rooster sponsored Jatinder to help him get a 457 temporary work visa. Jatinder got his permanent residency visa in May last year. Frank, himself an immigrant from Iran, came to Australia in 1970 and has been living on Thursday Island for the past 23 years. He has sponsored six people that have since

been awarded citizenship and he has another five people currently being sponsored. “The government shouldn’t mess with the 457 Visa, its a good thing, especially on the islands and in other remote locations where good staff are transitory. “I think the government should send young Australians to a third world country for six months to work for an organisation like Oxfam. “They would come back and truly appreciate what we have here, not take everything for granted and not be racist,” Frank said. Jatinder, who is originally from Punjab in India, said: “I love the people, the culture and freedom here in Australia. I may have been born in India, but I want to grow old and die on this land.”

Jatinder Kumar with friends at his citizenship ceremony.

Far North Ports get greater autonomy with pilotage services By AARON SMITH A CASE of common sense has seemingly occurred with Queensland government. Far North Queensland Ports Corporation, responsible for the port at Thursday Island, has just been granted greater autonomy. They will soon be responsible for their own pilotage services, rather than be controlled by Maritime Safety Queensland, which is based in

Brisbane. Ports North chairman Brett Moller has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement to devolve port pilotage services from the Government to the Port Corporations. Mr Moller said “the initiative is consistent with recommendations of the Independent Commission of Audit and is aimed at boosting local autonomy and decision make responsibilities resulting in economic and operational benefits to

port users and the community whilst maintaining existing high safety and service delivery”. “The transition will occur over a two-year period commencing in November, 201, and involves the transfer of 12 marine pilots from Maritime Safety Queensland who currently deliver around 1500 vessel movements in Far North Queensland Ports from Mourilyan around to Karumba including Weipa. “Ports North has always worked closely

with Maritime Safety Queensland and the marine pilots in Far North Queensland and now welcomes the opportunity to expand its role in managing these Port activities in the Region” Mr Moller said. It’s compulsory for ships over 50 metres to have a pilot (an experienced ship’s master with higher local knowledge) when entering and leaving Queensland ports. The changes will take effect from November.


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‘The doctor will see you now’ Even when you’re 1500km away

NEWS FAR LEFT: NPARC Mayor Bernard Charlie (right) with his auntY Cecilia Wotton and her husband, Lex Wotton, at Palm airport. LEFT: Mayor Bernard Charlie speaks to students.

NPA Mayor meets family on Palm Island By ALF WILSON NPA Regional Council Mayor Bernard Charlie was happy to meet his Auntie Cecilia Wotton and other family members when he visited the Northern Queensland Aboriginal Shire of Palm Island on August 14. Cr Charlie was in Townsville for a meeting of Queensland Mayors the following day with Local Government Minister David Chrisafulli. Palm Island Mayor Alf Lacey invited some Mayors to his island and Cr Charlie was one of seven who travelled there by charter flight in the morning. The others Mayors were Kowanyama Shire Council’s Cr Robert Holness, Mornington Island Shire Council’s Bradley Wilson, Charters Towers Regional’s Cr Frank Beveridge, Sunshine Coast’s Cr Mark Jamieson, Paroo Shire Council’s Lindsay Godfrey, and Goondiwindi Regional Council Cr Graeme Scheu.

The Torres News was also invited and at first most went to the Palm Shire Council offices where they greeted by Cr Lacey. Cr Charlie then met some relatives before the Mayors were guests at a welcoming ceremony at the local Bwgcolman State Primary School. Each Mayor spoke to the students many of whom have descendants on the NPA. “We have five communities Bamaga, Seisia, Umagico, New Mapoon and Injinoo,” Cr Charlie said. They were then taken on a tour of Palm Island with stops at the local cement making factory, one of the dams, the construction camp accommodation complex, the new sub-division where 40 houses will be built, the renovated motel and then to the Coolgaree Sports Bar and Grill for lunch. During lunch, the Mayors looked over to the Reel Women Jetty

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where a huge new pontoon will be built soon. All the Mayors signed a plate for chef Hira Lai Shirestha and then it was time to leave. Just after arriving at the airport around 12.30pm Cr Charlie was met by his Auntie Cecilia Wotton and her husband, Lex. “It has been a great trip too as I got to meet family and see Palm again,” he said. Cr Lacey said it was a great chance to let the visiting Mayors see his beautiful paradise.

Freedom Flotilla on its way to the Torres Strait in Cooktown, the Flotilla will sail northwards to the Torres Strait and then will attempt to sail to West Papua, although the flotilla members have been refused visas by the Indonesian government. The Indonesian military invaded West Papua in 1962 and made it a province of the country and has repressed political dissenters ever since, costing the lives of many. “We’ve spoke to many locals throughout the entire journey and they are giving their full support to bring peace and stability to West Papua. Continued Page 9 >>

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

Tagai student does traditional weaving.

AUGUST Tue 20. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI 9am Fri 23. Rotary breakfast meeting, Grand Hotel, 7am Fri 23 - Sun 25. St Teresa’s College Abergowrie 80th anniversary celebrations, 4780 8300 Sat 24. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Sat 24. Sammy Bloxson Live at the Torres Strait Hotel 5 - 8pm Mon 26 - 30. Human rights and advocacy training Sat 31. Uniting Church Fete, 114 Douglas St Sat 31. Wongai Ball, The Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School Parents & Friends Association Sat 31. Sammy Bloxson Live at the Torres Strait Hotel 5 - 8pm


Sat 7. Federal election Tue 17. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI 9am Fri 20. Multicultural Show Day, Anzac Park, shire holiday Sat 21. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon

OCTOBER Sat 5. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Tue 15. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI 9am Fri 18 - Sun 20. Marine Rescue 2013 Raft Race Sat 19. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon

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

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 OPINION / LETTERS TO ThE EdITOR Email: editor@torresnews.comau Fax: 1300 STRAIT (1300 787 248) EDITOR’S NOTE: Discussion in the Letters to the Editor on the subject of the leases on Mer is closed. The Torres News has given both sides a platform to air the

‘Do not separate’ 40-year lease and granting of reserve I wish to respond to the article that appeared in the Letters to the Editor column of the Torres News dated 12-18 August, 2013. Before I decide on anything, I would like to explain some things that people don’t understand. This is to let everyone know that I have no supporters and I am not a dependent person who could be told to come and see them if I have a problem. I have worked so hard in the past for many years and I have gained experiences to continue to develop professionalism in things I do. Let us accept the fact that Uncle Koiki’s son is not Uncle Koiki. I have heard that something had happened when he left to go to mainland Australia. There are two different people involved here the Meriam Champion Koiki cannot be his son who is a totally different person.

I am responding to the article dated August 12 - 18 2013, Mer Gedkem Le Corporation RNTBC - “Let’s work together to build a stronger Meriam Community”. Firstly I’d like to say that their statement (Mer PBC) to work together is a JOKE and as mentioned they did put up a circus (big show) on December 14, 2012. All they are saying in their comments are all direct personal attacks at the Meriam Elders Group and supporters and nothing else, yet they have the courage to say “let’s work together to build a stronger Meriam Community.” It also states in their letter that “with the arduous task of making it work for Meriam People” with what? Secondly do not desecrate what the MABO Case and the Plaintiffs have stood up for, for you are the very same people who have breached what was written in his diary dated, 16 April 1985 - Torres Strait Council should not permit any Islander to lease any part of these Islands. We must insist that the

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Let me remind everyone that the Big Show was put up by the PBC on MER Island has nothing to do with the Day family moving into the Old Principal’s House. This was agreed upon by the Tagai College and the current Principal has confirmed that the traditional owners are allowed to take over. This move made by the Day family to enter the house was simply to prevent the PBC from taking charge of the building. This is how things are happening on MER Island nowadays. They don’t show any respect to anyone regardless of your social status. Let us get this straight; I, as an elected Councillor and a leader, agreed together with all other Torres Strait leaders that new houses are to be built in the Torres Strait Island communities. This is natural. The 40-year lease arrangements was not in the agenda until one of our Council meetings

held at Badu Island on which all the Councillors were told about it and speeches were made to acknowledgement me of Division 15 MER Island with Native Title issues. I, in return, made it clear to the meeting that MER is an Australian Island Community and she deserves the same outcome as any other Australian Community would receive. I did not agree with the 40-years lease arrangements even if I did, the time factor was so young for me to digest and really understand the potentialities of the leasing arrangements. I could not see any problem if the government was advised by responsible people to take appropriate measures to address the 40- years lease concept on MER Island with the ingredients of Cultural protocols. We support all manner of developments to happen on MER Island should it be Educa-

tion, Health, Housing, Economic Developments, Infrastructure Developments, Arts and Crafts etc. Let us not separate the 40 -years lease and the granting of the reserve as they were materialised from the same parent, born at the same time in the same labour ward. Logically, if you do not have employment that pays you well on the Island, you will struggle to put finance together to pay your Rents considering also the high cost of living on remote island communities. And if you don’t pay your rent, you will be ORDERED to vacate the premises that were once constructed on your traditional land. Wow! My parents would not approve of me to discuss issues of a “Childish Nature”. Thanking you immensely Elder Ron B. Day MER Island.

Issue will now be ‘fought in the AHRC and the U.N.’

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grievances and we consider there to be no further benefit from continuing this discussion in this forum. If both parties come to a resolution we are happy to publish a follow-up report.

Queensland Government recognize our traditional native title to these lands inherited through our Fathers before us” The MABO Case fought directly to deprive the DOGIT system from Mer Island Community, but who of all people brought the DOGIT back to the shores of Mer on December 14 2012, but Mer Gedkem Le Corporation RNTBC, who are puppets for DERM (Department of Environment Resources & Management) and the State Government to play around with as they please. The Meriam Elders Group sent two letters to the Minister for (DERM) to oppose the land transfer prior to December 14 2012, in notification to have further discussions with all (TLO) Traditional Land Owners residing on mainland Australia were disregarded, and the same letter was tabled in Parliament by Elder Steve Mam on the 18/10/12 but was denied, which shows clearly the disrespect of Politicians who are in the same category as the Mer Gedkem Le

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Corporation RNTBC. The Mer Gedkem Le Corporation RNTBC have never explained to Meriams about the Torrens Title which states that there are two ways to extinguish native title rights under MABO Grant a fee simple Grant a lease Both notion as mentioned deprives the basic human rights of Meriam People, and Mer Gedkem Le Corporation RNTBC , Department of Environment Resources & Management and the State Government have breached the basic human rights of the Meriam People and will be held accountable for : Violating the Human Right of Indigenous People of Australia under the United Nation Declaration: Article No. 18, No.19, No.27, No.26 - 1.2.3, No. 28 - 1.2,: Article No .40 - Indigenous Peoples have the right to access to and prompt decision through just and fair procedures for the resolution of conflicts of disputes with States or other parties, as well as to effective remedies for all infringements of their


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The publishers of the Torres News acknowledge the Kaurareg Nation, upon whose land the Torres News makes its home. We pay our sincere respects to the elders and the peoples of the Torres Strait and NPA, across whose traditional lands and seas we report. This newspaper is dedicated to recognising, preserving and promoting the traditional cultures and customs of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal peoples of this region.

individual and collective rights. Such a decision shall give due consideration to the customs, traditions, rules and legal systems of the indigenous peoples concerned and international human rights. We now call for support from all TLO (Traditional Land Owners) throughout Torres Strait Region, NPA, Cape York area, Far North Queensland, Northern Territory, and the Indigenous People of the wider Australian Community to take a stand with the Meriam Elders to fight for our Human Rights Recognition as Traditional Land Owners and as First Nation People of this country. This issue will be dealt with legally through the Australian Human Rights Commission and will be brought to the attention of the United Nation Council for breaches under the “Human Rights Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Yours in Support, Michael Passi Meriam Elders Supporter, Mer Island

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Yalari graduates meet the Governor-General By AARON SMITH TWO Indigenous youths from the Torres Strait and one from Cape York were personally congratulated by Governor-General Quentin Bryce to mark their successful Year 12 graduation from some of Australia’s leading boarding schools. In a special ceremony at Duntroon on August 9, Madeleine Conrad, from Cape York; Michael Noah, from Mer; and Tristian Yamashita, from Thursday Island, graduated with another 21 Indigenous students, thanks to scholarships and pastoral care provided by Yalari, a not-for-profit Indigenous education organisation. “I was bit nervous to meet the Governor-General, but she was really nice. She said I should look forward to next year and use all the opportunities that I can,” Madeleine said. Graduating from The Cathedral School (Townsville), Madeline intends to go to TAFE to study Business Management next year and then university. Michael, who graduated from Townsville Grammar School, said: “It was an honour to meet her, I didn’t really know what to expect, I thought I she would be more serious.” Michael intends to do a carpentry apprenticeship in Brisbane and live with his uncle. “I didn’t know much about the Governor-General before this, but it was an honour to meet probably the most powerful woman in Australia. “I’m excited about becoming more independent and looking forward to hopefully securing an apprenticeship and mainly I’m just so grateful for the educational opportunities I’ve had through Yalari,” he said. Tristian graduated from Marist College in Brisbane and plans to get a diesel mechanic apprenticeship with Rio Tinto in Weipa next year. The three students are among the first from these regions to graduate from the Yalari program. There are many others from the area attending boarding schools in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville who will graduate in the coming years. Yalari Founding Director Waverley Stanley said that he and his team worked with each of the children to ensure their smooth transition into boarding school and their ultimate academic and personal success. “Yalari is committed to providing educational opportunities for Indigenous children from remote, regional and rural Australia so they can meaningfully contribute to our society and reach their full potential. “This opportunity to meet with the GovernorGeneral is a great privilege and caps off five years of hard work and achievement,” he said. Since Yalari started in 2005, they have placed 185 students in 32 schools, of which so far 60 students have graduated, it has an outstanding retention rate of 95 per cent. Yalari’s model is so successful because of the

one-on-one support the children receive and the range of specialised programs Yalari provides throughout their schooling life. Mr Stanley added that when an Indigenous child receives a Yalari scholarship, they become part of the Yalari family, and that help and guidance extends beyond their high school years. “It’s a genuine partnership - students, families, schools, communities and sponsors - all of us work to ensure these children succeed, not only at school but at university and beyond. The alumni then support the younger ones through the program, doing their part to help bring about long-term generational change for Australia’s Indigenous children,” he said.

Tristian Yamashita. from Thursday Island, is congratulated by Governor-General Quentin Bryce at a special ceremony at Duntroon.

Freedom Flotilla on its way to Torres Strait << From Page 7 “We are acting as peace keepers to shine the light on the ongoing atrocities that are happening every day just across the Strait from Cape York”, said West Papuan activist Ronny Kareni. Torres News Group Editor Mark Bousen is in regular contact with freedom fighter Selpius Bobii (right), who is imprisoned in the repressive Abepura State Prison, Jayapura. Mr Bobii is the

General Chairperson of the Front PEPERA West Papua and a Papuan Freedom political detainee. The Torres News will publish a series of articles from Mr Bobii in future editions. Torres News

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Boigu kids enjoy Blue Light Disco By JANE TANSWELL BOIGU Island kids enjoyed a Blue Light Disco this month. It was part of the activities Queensland Police were involved with during the week long boat patrol in the W Conroy to the top western islands of Boigu, Saibai and Dauan Islands. A total of 38 children and their families attended the Blue Light Disco and police gave out lots of prizes including for best dressed, luck door prize, best male and female dancer and musical chairs for the kids and adults. The prizes included shirts, Blue Light bags, torches and lanyards, water bottles, soccer balls, basket balls, net balls and footballs. Police would like to say a big Eso to Mr and Mrs Pabai and the teaching team from Malu Kayay Ngurpay Lag, Constable Joseph BANI and the com-

munity for supporting the event to make it such a successfully night out. Police also attended the beginning of August 1 Annexure celebrations at Saibai Island. This year the celebrations were called the Urapu Waku Festival (meaning “one mat”). The celebrations started on August 1 with a gazetted Bank Holiday and continued there until Friday, 9 August. TSIRC closed Main Road to vehicular traffic and many families have stalls set up on either side of the road on the waterfront and a large stage has been erected for the live music and entertainment on Main Road near the intersection with School road. It appears a lot of skill and effort has gone into the construction and decoration of the stalls giving the island a very festive community atmosphere. Although police attended the celebrations there were no calls for service or disruptions to the community festivities.

School’s finished -

what next? Apply for the School Leavers Leadership course! The Torres Strait Regional Authority is sponsoring five positions for Torres Strait Island school leavers on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s School Leavers Leadership course. The 17 day residential leadership program for Indigenous school leavers and youth aged 18-25 will run in December each year in Canberra. You’ll participate in adventurous activities such as bushwalking, navigation and abseiling, all in beautiful highland surrounds.

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How to apply Applications Close Second Friday in October each year

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For application forms please contact The Torres Strait Regional Authority (07) 4069 0700 or email

ABOVE LEFT: Kids at the Blue Light Disco ABOVE RIGHT: SC Deb Wilson LEFT: Sgt Gabriel Nai, SC Deb Wilsin, SSGT Edward Sam and Sgt Jane Tanswell. BELOW LEFT: At the disco. BELOW RIGHT: CPO Joseph Banu and SC Deb Wilson.


Wongai Ball 2013 Major fundraiser for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

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Wendy Ross from Swimming Queensland with students.

By GLEN HUSSEY SWIMMING classes at the Thursday Island Sports Centre this month were very popular with both kids and local trainers. The Australian Sports Commission Active after School Communities Program in partnership with the State Swimming Association - Swimming Queensland (with funding support from Swimming Australia and the Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation) hosted participation programs, clinics and teacher workshops on Thursday Island. Swimming Queensland Development Coordinator and Disability Manager Wendy Ross was thrilled with the response and the involvement of the community and the interest in TI with Aquatic Programs. Regional Coordinator for the Australian Sports Commission Glen Hussey was ecstatic with the participation numbers that attended the clinics. It was a last-minute planning, on a week where there were many visitors to Thursday Island. Even with AFL and basketball also in town, cooler weather, there was still a great turn out at the pool. The idea behind the swimming program was not only clinics to the children, but training of local coaches within both Tagai and Our lady of the Sacred Heart schools, to guarantee a high quality sustainable program to be delivered directly to the children after the departure of swimming Queensland and the Australian Sports Commission staff. This intensive week allows the continual funding given by the Australian Sports Commission, to be utilised throughout school terms, to deliver various sporting programs within Thursday Island and surrounding areas. The funding allows programs to be delivered directly to the children, and coaches to receive the training and resources they need to do this.

Available to boys and girls aged 7 to 14 Presented by qualified and expert coaches Dates: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September Time: 9am – 2pm Venue: Thursday Island Secondary Campus Lunch included

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Name __________________________________________________________________________ Male Female Date of birth ____________________________ School ____________________________________________________ Parent/guardian name ______________________________ Parent/guardian contact number ____________________ How did you hear about the sports clinic? ___________________________________________________________________ Are you interested in Boarding School in Brisbane? Yes No Medical Conditions/Allergies _____________________________________________________________________________ Please act in the best interests of my child if any medical emergency should arise during the clinic. I authorise you to use for marketing purposes any still or video photographic image of my child taken at this clinic.

Parent/Guardian ___________________________________ Signature ________________________ Thanks to IBIS, Tagai State College, Brisbane Boys’ College and the Torres Strait Youth and Recreational Sporting Association for the their support of the Southern Skies Community Clinic on Thursday Island

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THIS IS OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD This stunning of photograph of a magnificent Seisia sunset was taken by John Charlton, Cape York Adventures.


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Devils, dark angels, vampires and other creatures of the night partied on Saturday night August 10 on the Hammond Island Ferry, to celebrate Daniel Aitken’s birthday.

tagai state college subject night

ABOVE LEFT: The Tagai Tech pathway. ABOVE RIGHT: Tammy Collins explaining to a parent the HPE TAGAI State College held a subject information evening on subjects on offer at the school. Tuesday August 6 at the PKA hall on Thursday Island. LEFT: Suberia Bowie explaining to a student the Business It was an opportunity for parents and students that are entering subjects on offer at the school. Year 11 in 2014, to find out their study options at the school. BELOW: Lyn-Anne Chandler outlining the school Service The evening was attended by about 25 parents and students Guarantee to parents and students. who all found the information provided to be very beneficial. The school offers three distinct pathways at the school including the University Pathway, Employment and Training Pathway and the Tagai Tech (TAFE) pathway. These unique pathways ensure that the school can deliver the Service Guarantee to students in that every student upon graduating Year 12 will have engaged with the unique cultural heritage of the Torres Strait islands and achieve an OP and university entry or be progressing on a clearly articulated VET pathway or be in quality paid employment or have a clearly defined transition plan for students at risk. Parents of students in Year 10 are required to attend an interview (be teleconference or face-to-face) with a member of Tagai State College staff with their student to discuss these options and choose a suitable pathway. Please call (07) 4212 0222 to organise a suitable time. By BRENDAN BEGLEY


Story/Photos ALF WILSON LEFT: From left are uncle Matthew Pearson, mother Nancy Pearson, recruit Bertram Pearson holding his niece Nahlia Pearson-Garnier, and aunty Theresa Cowley. BELOW: Recruits from left with certificates Frazer Wailu, John Lui and Bertram Pearson. BOTTOM:Recruit John Lui with family members who travelled from Cairns.

By ALF WILSON HAMMOND Island has its ninth Australian Defence Force recruit in recent years when 24-year-old Bertram Pearson enlisted at a ceremony in Townsville on August 12. For an Island with a population of around 200 that is a great result and reflects well on Torres Strait Island schools. A total of nine new recruits were enlisted at the Defence Force Recruiting offices in Townsville and included two others of Torres Strait Island descent. They were Cairns youths Frazer Wailu, aged 18, of Murray descent, and John Lui, 17, of Darnley heritage, who have been recruited into the Navy. John will be a Marine Technician while Frazer has enlisted as a Boatswains Mate. Bertram is an Australia Regular Army enlistment and will train as a driver. Family members were there to congratulate the trio. Travelling all the way from Hammond Island were Bertram’s mother Nancy Pearson, uncle Matthew Pearson, aunty Theresa Cowley and niece Nahlia PearsonGarnier, three. “I am so proud of Bertram and this is great - there is no employment on Hammond,” Nancy said.

Bertram said it had been his lifelong ambition to join the Army. “I can go away and travel and this gives me a great opportunity. I was born on TI and went to school there before going to Abergowrie College as a boarder.” The other eight Hammond Islanders who have previously joined the Defence Forces are: Navy Mainstream Marine Tech (Nadia Sedan at HMAS Cairns), Navy Mainstream Marine Tech (Daryl Sedan at HMAS Cairns), Army Mainstream Rifleman (Shananan Davi currently at Kapooka), Army Mainstream Rifleman (Simon Dorante at

Lavarack Barracks Townsville), Gibson Pearson ( Navy Marine Tech at Darwin), Jackson Pearson and Marcellus Sabatino (both Army Riflemen at Robertson Barracks Darwin), McPharlane Pearson (Navy Boatswain Mate at HMAS Cerberus). Defence Recruiting spokesman Luke Hedley said finding recruits from remote Indigenous Recruiting was an important thing. “There is a strong tendency for many of these recruits to join the Navy because many of them come from communities near the sea. But some also want a career in the Navy or Airforce,” he said. Torres News

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Kulkalgaw Ya Publication

The Yangu Pawaw Ngurpay Mudh held a workshop to help the Central Island Communities to bring back Kulkalgaw Ya (Central Islands’ dialect). Currently, the dialect is dormant as it is not spoken every day and so the main objective of this three day workshop was to work with the elders and interested young people to collect words for the Kulkalya Ya dictionary, stories and songs for a future resource book. The workshop, facilitated by Yangu Pawaw Ngurpay Mudh Senior Profect Officer, Dana Ober, and Language and Culture Consultant, Adhi Dimple Bani, was a great success with many enthusiastic Central Island elders involved with the program allowing for us to record their invaluable input. Many traditional stories and songs were collected as the community representatives recalled their stories that were told to them by their parents. By the end of the three day workshop it was evident that the passion for the Kulkalgaw Ya dialect by the Central Islanders had been reawakened. However, there will be a lot more work to be done in order to effectively restore Kulkalgaw Ya and the Yangu Pawaw Ngurpay Mudh will continue to support the Kulkalgaw Ya community to reconstruct their dialect.


The Yangu Pawaw Ngurpay Mudh would like to extend a heartfelt eso to participants of the workshop and the Kulkalgaw Ya community and the leadership of Masig. Mina big eso to the participants: Eldridge Mosby and Mary Mosby (Poruma Island), Nelson Billy and Seriana Billy (Warraber Island), Phillemon Mosby (Poruma Island), Dan Mosby, Moses Mene, Nancy Mene, Ned Mosby, Wycie Billy, Daisy Kabay, Talisha Mabo, Dalassa Billy, Virginia Mosby, Warren Mene, Yessie Mosby, Kazuko David, Rocky Gela, Percy Misi and the Masig Community. Also, a big thank you to: TSRA, Masig TSIRC Council, Masig Muysaw Ngurpay Lag, PBC Rep Pastor Francis Nai, P&C President Hilda Mosby, Seaswift, See Hops Bakery, Cape Air and Masig Mini Mart.

Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom

A recent event organised by Badhulgaw Ngurpay Lag brought the community together and saw students engaged in a range of activities, extending learning beyond the classroom walls.On Friday the 26th July the school, led by the grade 6/7 class and with the support of Mrs Kay Ahmat, Head of Campus organised a fundraiser to raise money for the Cancer Council. Pre-loved items donated by the community were snapped up by bargain hunters. Those feeling lucky took their chances on the Hoopla stall while others simply relaxed and sampled some home-made goodies. A variety of activities were available for the children to enjoy: hairspray, portraits, glitter tattoos, guess how many marbles in a jar, colouring and much more. The grade 6/7 class got a chance to be behind the counter and tested their mathematical and bargaining skills to entice customers to their stalls. Not only did the day bring the community together, but a total of over $3500 was raised for a very worthy cause. On behalf of the school the staff would like to say a big ‘Eso’ to all of those in the community who made this wonderful event happen. COMING SOON @ TAGAI

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Language for Learning Units Last week at Iama campus, the year’s 5-7 class were working on vocabulary and grammar to

Term 3, Week 2 gain a deeper understanding of the text ‘Letters to Rosie O’Brien’. The English curriculum area Attendance Campuses that has subject-specific knowledge and understandings. We need to teach these based on a founachieved 90% and above Badu












dation of familiarised language. To help students with this, we selected a paragraph from the text and came up with hand signs for each of the words. Hand signs enhance opportunities for “meaning making”, helping students to understand the meaning or function of each word used in sentences. This exercise will increase the students’ awareness of grammar, sentence structure and meaning, all of which lead to improvements in writing and reading.

Well Done! Every Day Counts… The Head of Campus is the only officer that approves absences 3 days or more. Please contact your Head of Campus.

What a celebration! Determination Day The Porumalgal Native Title Determination Day was celebrated for the first time recently and it is now a gazetted holiday for the island. Our PBC Chair, Councillor, TSRA Rep, Elders and leaders created a program that included what Determination Day was about; cultural protocols; remembering those involved from the past; the history behind the day and lots of singing, story telling, weaving, painting and playing games with feasting and dancing in the evening. After walking as a community group to the Community Hall singing an island language hymn we stopped to visit the monument (erected to commemorate the decision made

by the High Court’s Judge Drummond here on the island thirteen years ago determining that the land on Warraber and Poruma could be registered on the National Native Title Register) and raised the PBC flag. Mr Frank Fauid and Mr Francis Pearson spoke about the history of Poruma and Warraber, the Mabo High Court Decision and then the decision that followed made here as well as what Determination Day is all about. A beautiful morning tea was followed by rotational activities that the children and community members participated in. Everyone enjoyed the activities and lots of questions were asked

during the history sessions and story telling sessions. All community members were given the opportunity to either write about, draw or perform an item about Determination Day. This continued all afternoon and entries were accepted up until 7.00pm. The prizes were to be presented after the feast and the performances. The winners were announced as follows: • • • • •

Harrison Pearson Rhonda Bonner Rita Bonner Amanda Noack Tisha Gaiden


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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 My Family 1:00 Museum Of Life 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue: Pentillie Castle 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Upper Middle Bogan: Forefathers And Two Mothers 9:00 It’s A Date: How Important Is Honesty On A First Date? 9:30 Would I Lie To You? 10:00 Derek 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Three Men Go To Venice 12:30 Pilot Guides: Madrid 1:30 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 22: East Perth V Perth 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 The People’s Court 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 The NRL Footy Show 10:30 Arrow: Dodger - Oliver asks detective McKenna on a date; a jewel thief named Dodger hits Starling City and targets someone close to Oliver; a pickpocket named Roy Harper steals Thea’s purse; Moira makes a move against Malcolm. 11:30 The AFL Footy Show 1:30 Extra 2:00 4WD TV 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Shattered Trust” (M a) 2:00 The Chase 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:00 TBA 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 8:00 Please Marry My Boy - It’s time for a family holiday to cheer up everyone after the elimination of one potential bride from each home. 9:00 Formal Wars - Unlike the other parents who have seen this as a chance to challenge their daughters, Tanya and Alex’s parents are determined to give their children everything they want. 10:00 Grimm: The Bottle Imp / The Other Side 12:00 The Mindy Project 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 6:45 Spanish Super Cup 2013: Atlético Madrid v Barcelona 9:00 World News 1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Luke Gamble’s Vet Adventures: Nepal 2:30 Food Investigators 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The White God Of Pabellones Islands 6:00 Classical Destinations: Melbourne: Percy Grainger 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation 8:00 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 8:30 Heston’s Feasts: Heston’s 80s Feast 9:30 Vikings 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Highlights 11:30 The Oberver Effect 12:35 Movie: “Control” (MA l) - A stunning and profoundly moving biopic of Joy Division front man Ian Curtis, a tortured soul who committed suicide on the eve of the band’s first US tour. 2:40 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Foreign Correspondent 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Dalziel And Pascoe 2:35 The Wonder Years 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue: Plas Teg 6:50 What’s Your Story? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 QLD 8:00 Vet School: As the 5th Years hurtle towards graduation, they are facing the most challenging cases. Chris is in the referral medicine department - that deals with the most baffling cases, can he work out what’s wrong with poodle Lana? 8:30 Broadchurch: Time is running out to solve Danny’s murder - will the discovery of a vital clue finally unlock the case? Meanwhile, Beth and Mark take an important step in moving on with their lives. 9:20 The Town 10:05 Would I Lie To You? 10:35 Lateline / 11:15 The Thick of It / 11:45 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 The People’s Court 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 7:30 Friday Night Football: Penrith Panthers Vs Brisbane Broncos 9:30 Friday Night Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 11:30 Movie: Any Given Sunday” (M v,l,s,d) - Dalziel becomes involved in a game of psychological one-upmanship with a clever, dangerous killer who invents almost deliberately implausible alibis when his nearest and dearest begin to die around him. 2:30 The Avengers: From Venus, With Love - Astronomer Cosgrove, observing the planet Venus, concentrates so much that he does not notice a nearby glass of beer begin to bubble furiously. 3:30 Extra 4:00 Brand Developers / 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Atonement” (M) 2:30 Surf Patrol 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight: The latest news and current social issues presented by a team of reporters. Hosted by Sharyn Ghidella. 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 7:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 22: Collingwood Vs West Coast 11:00 TBA 12:00 Desperate Housewives: Moments In The Woods - Susan begins to think she’s invincible after undergoing her successful kidney transplant and starts to gamble with the little money she and Mike have- convinced she can’t lose. 1:00 Movie: “Strange Holiday” (G) - Ten young boys are shipwrecked on a deserted island. How will they survive the fierce elements and find their way back home? 2:35 Harry’s Practice 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 Carla CamettiPD: In Sickness And In Health 2:00 Don Matteo: The Relevant Law 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: White Gold of Naples 6:00 Classical Destinations: Finland and Norway 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby 8:35 The Story Of Science: What Is The Secret Of Life? 9:40 As It Happened: Harbour Of Hope 10:40 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Summer Rain” (MA s,v,a) - Antonio Banderas directs this coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s. After the removal of a kidney, teenager Miguelito is discharged from hospital clutching a copy of Dante’s Divine Comedy and a new-found love of poetry. Returning to his gang of friends in Málaga, he soon falls for local beauty, Luli. 1:10 William Shatner’s Weird Or What? 3:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 Catalyst 1:00 Face Painting With Bill Leak: June Salter 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Would I Lie To You? 2:30 Eggheads 3:15 Movie: “To Catch A Thief” (PG) 5:00 Human Planet: Grasslands: The Roots Of Power 6:00 Landline 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Father Brown: The Face Of Death - After a murder at the Kembleford charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man who wants revenge. 8:20 Audrey’s Kitchen: Poached Peaches 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Night Of The Stag - When a missing tax inspector turns up dead in a vat of cider, Barnaby and Jones must hunt for a ‘giant’ killer within a Midsomer village steeped in bizarre local traditions. 10:00 The Walking Dead: Harbinger: Part 2 10:55 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 11:20 Rage: Guest Programmer / 5:00 Rage

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 The Bill Engvall Show 11:30 The Bottom Line 12:00 The Bottom Line 12:30 Financial Review Sunday 1:05 Nine Presents 1:15 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 3:20 The Great Australian Bake Off 4:30 Discover Downunder 5:00 4WD TV - 4WD TV covers all of the up to date news, products and events within the diverse Australian and NZ 4WD scene. 5:30 Getaway 6:00 National News Saturday 6:30 Big Brother Showdown 7:30 TBA 12:00 Movie: “The Holcroft Covenant” (M v,n,l) - Successful New York architect Noel Holcroft has lived his life harbouring a grim secret. 2:00 Movie: “Return To House On Haunted Hill” (AV v,h,l,s) - Eight years have passed since Sara Wolfe and Eddie Baker escaped the House on HauntedHill. 3:35 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:05 Brand Developers 5:00 Life Today With James Robinson 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 TBA 3:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Round 22: Adelaide Vs Melbourne 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Happy Endings 7:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Round 22: Fremantle Vs Port Adelaide 10:30 TBA 12:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2013 Highlights 1:00 Desperate Housewives: The Lies Ill-Concealed - Gaby covertly meets Bree when Carlos forbids them from being friends after learning the truth about his mother’s death. Meanwhile, saved by the late Beth Young’s kidney donation, Susan begins to have inappropriate dreams about Paul. 2:00 Auction Squad 3:00 Parking Wars 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Rubinstein By The Rubinsteins 2:00 Eye Over Prague 3:00 Lily Cole’s Art Matters 3:55 Opera Stories: La Clemenza Di Tito 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 A Year In The Wild: New Forest National Park 8:30 RocKwiz: Norman Blake / Hailey Cramer / Joe Camilleri 9:30 Movie: “Blue Valentine” - Dean and Cindy are a young, working class married couple. Dean works as a painter and Cindy is a nurse in a medical clinic and they have a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they have created together. Dean, a high school dropout, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family. 11:35 Movie: “I’m Not There” (M l,s) 1:55 Shameless 3:50 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: From Glasgow By Train 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Vet School 2:00 Shamwari: A Wild Life 2:30 Meerkat Manor 3:00 China’s Avant-Garde: The New Cultural Revolution 3:25 The Art Of Spiegelman 4:10 The Art Of Fun 5:00 Midsomer Murders: The House In The Woods 6:30 Compass: Lifers: Part 1 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Dream Build: Graffiti House 7:40 Grand Designs Revisited: Brighton Co-Op 8:30 The Time Of Our Lives 9:25 The Iraq War: It’s Hell, Mr President 10:25 Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work 11:50 We’re Livin’ On Dog Food 12:20 9/11: Phone Calls From The Towers 1:35 Midsomer Murders: Bad Tidings 3:15 Pilot Guides: Ukraine 4:00 The New Inventors 4:35 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Travel Oz

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 10:30 Wide World Of Sports 11:30 Sunday Footy Show 1:30 Broncos Insider 2:00 2013 Intrust Super Cup 4:00 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Melbourne Storm Vs Parramatta Eels 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 Australia’s Got Talent 8:00 60 Minutes 9:00 Underbelly: Squizzy: Squizzy Makes The Front Page - Squizzy kidnaps his girlfriend from witness protection. While still on the run from the police, Squizzy and Ida star in a big-budget silent movie. Squizzy learns the price of fame when a former admirer guns him down. 10:00 The Mentalist: Black Cherry 11:00 CSI: Miami: No Good Deed 12:00 Southland: Under The Big Top 1:00 What Would You Do? 2:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:30 4WD TV 3:00 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Fish Hooks 6:30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 TBA 12:30 TBA 1:30 Footy Flashbacks 3:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 22: GWS Vs Richmond 6:00 Seven News 6:30 The X Factor 8:30 Bones: The Blood From The Stones - An undercover police officer who was investigating a string of ATM robberies turns up dead in a van...with a bag of diamonds found inside his mutilated body. 9:30 Castle: The Fast And The Furriest / Love Me Dead 11:30 Fairly Legal: Borderline - At the behest of a client, Ben and Kate head to Lake Tahoe to sort out a jurisdictional dispute between the Nevada and California police departments. 12:30 Special: Australia’s Deadliest Destinations 3 1:30 Harry’s Practice 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 ADbc 5:30 La Vuelta 2013 Daily Highlights 6:00 Demetri’s Castle 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: World’s Oldest Child 8:30 The Observer Effect: What are Australia’s mavericks, powerbrokers and celebrities really like? In an age where 30 second sound-bites and social media dominate our view of the world, host Ellen Fanning uses the news events of the week as a window into the lives of the people who shape our culture and politics. 9:30 Tyson: Assembled from over 30 hours of interviews with Mike Tyson, director James Toback explores the life and career of the former heavyweight boxing champion. 11:10 Movie: “Kings” (MA a,d,l) - Six Irish immigrants land on London’s shores in the late 1970s looking for fame and fortune. Twenty five years on, they reunite for a friend’s funeral. 12:45 Movie: “Tehroun” (M a) - In Farsi. 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 As Time Goes By 1:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue: Riverhill House 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Dalziel And Pascoe: Bones And Silence - Dalziel becomes involved in a game of psychological one-upmanship with a clever, dangerous killer who invents almost deliberately implausible alibis when his nearest and dearest begin to die around him. 1:10 Midsomer Murders: The Fisher King 2:50 Rude Boy Food 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Finals Week 1B: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 The People’s Court 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 TBA 9:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Irish Pub Formulation 10:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Apology Insufficiency 10:30 Two And A Half Men: My Bodasious Vidalia 11:00 Two And A Half Men: I Changed My Mind About Milk 11:30 Episodes 12:00 Nikita: The Swords Edge 1:00 Extra 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 4WD TV 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “919 Fifth Avenue” (M v,s,a) 2:00 The Chase 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 The X Factor 8:40 Mr Selfridge: Harry scores a massive coup when worldfamous ballerina Anna Pavlova agrees to visit the store. Feeling coolness in Harry’s affections, a disgruntled Ellen leans on Frank for support. Reg’s violent tendencies reach breaking point and a formidable new head of fashion arrives. 9:40 Mrs.Brown’s Boys 10:25 Hotel Secrets 11:25 Up All Night 12:20 Celebrity Juice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 America: The Story Of The U.S. 2:00 All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:05 Massive Moves 5:30 La Vuelta 2013 Daily Highlights 6:00 Cassical Destinations 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Destination Flavour Bitesize 7:35 Beat The Ancestors 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 Housos: Cops 10:00 Bogan Pride 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Community: Introduction To Film 12:00 Shorts On Screen: Tender 12:30 Great Australian Albums: Powderfinger: Odyssey Number Five 1:30 Cannot Buy My Soul 3:05 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue: Carnfield Hall 6:55 Australian Encounters: Joe Lyons and Benito Mussolini 1935 and 1937 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Mad Dogs 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Artscape: Weather 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Midsomer Murders: Sins Of Commission 2:05 Rude Boy Food 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 19: Williamstown Vs Northern Blues 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 The People’s Court 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 The Great Australian Bake Off 9:30 TBA 10:30 The Mentalist: Pink Tops - An undercover narcotics cop is murdered, and the team retraces her investigation to solve the case. 11:30 Weeds: Synthetics - Nancy’s former cellmate shows up and complicates things between Nancy and her supplier; Silas and Andy bang heads over how to best utilize the bike shop; and Shane’s internship provides him with some surprising lessons. 12:00 Nothing Trivial 1:00 Extra 1:30 4WD TV 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Final Run” (PG) 2:00 The Chase 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Winners & Losers: Angle Of Repose - After a patient with a suspected case of swine flu is admitted to the hospital, Sophie and Sam find themselves spending the night in isolation with their respective exes. After a night spent in isolation with Doug, Sophie comes to a realisation of her own. 9:30 TBA 12:05 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: The Storm Of The Century 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Celtic Thunder: Voyage 1:55 Duncan Gifford: The Russian Experience 2:30 From The Black Forest To The Black Sea 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta 2013 Daily Highlights 6:00 Classical Destinations: Festivals Of Europe 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Tracey Emin 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Killing: The kidnapper continues to insist that he’s seeking to recover a debt. If Lund is to save Emilie’s life, it will be up to her to find out what the debt is and how it should be repaid. Following a request for Robert Zeuthen’s life in exchange for Emile’s, police set out to organise the exchange. 12:10 Harlan: Hitler’s Other Filmmaker 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 The Jonathan Ross Show 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Country House Rescue: Heath House 6:50 The Checkout: Snack Size: What’s In A Name / Salsa Twister / Dan Ariely 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Horsey 8:30 Gruen Nation 9:15 The Hamster Decides 9:45 Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Micky Flanagan 10:10 TBA 10:40 Lateline 11:15 The Business 11:40 Spooks 12:40 Luther 1:35 Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Micky Flanagan 2:05 Rude Boy Food 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 21: Norwood Vs Central District 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 The People’s Court 3:00 National News Now 4:00 Extra 4:30 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Big Brother 8:30 Arrow 9:30 Embarrassing Bodies: Norfolk - In the clinic, Dr Dawn comes face-to-face with a girl whose rare genetic disorder has left her with tumours all over her face, and Dr Christian tackles testicle pain when he meets a man who can barely get out of bed. 10:30 Embarrassing Bodies: Llandudno/Pregnancy 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 4WD TV 2:00 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Lucy” (M a) 2:00 The Chase 3:00 The Daily Edition 4:30 Seven News 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Slideshow 8:30 Criminal Minds: Brothers Hotchner 9:30 The Mole 11:30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive: Escape From Bear Mountain - In the Summer of 2010, Texan Gary Nall and his friend Dave Akers take a trip in Dave’s Cessna to the Knick Glacier deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Out of the blue they hit a pocket of turbulence and crash land into the mountainside. 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons And Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 7:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 La Vuelta 2013 Daily Higlights 6:00 Metropolis: Bali 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Expedition Wolf 8:35 Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers: South Africa 9:30 The Killing 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Outrage” (MAV) - In Japanese. Takeshi Kitano’s latest yakuza film after Brother, this is the story of a struggle for power between the heads of Tokyo’s gangs. When gang leader Ototomo learns that his right-hand-man Ikemoto has forged an alliance with the drug-dealing Murase family, he is not pleased. The ensuing retaliation triggers violent killings and territorial invasions, while the police are too corrupt to intervene. 1:05 Destination Australia: A Family Divided 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014

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SUDOKU No. 162

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LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A few unexpected upheavals could threaten to spoil the good atmosphere at home. Use each available moment to strengthen your bonds. Romance. You might take longer than usual getting home from work today. Be patient because there may be a surprise waiting for you.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) An age gap may be less of a problem than you believe. You may have more in common than you think with this person. Romance. Your light-hearted attitude may frustrate your partner. They may understand your playful manner as a clue that you aren’t able to take things seriously.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


A powerful aspect between your Ruling Planet and the Sun means that you should get any problems out into the open. It’s easier than keeping secrets. Romance. This would be an excellent week for a romantic get-together. You’ll both be in just the right mood for a quiet dinner for two.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A present given to you many years ago will help to put you back in contact with this person. Fortunately, they have not forgotten you! Romance. You will be unstoppable this week! The opposite sex will be longing after you! Be choosy about who you decide to spend time with.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) Work may be a little slow at the moment. You will need to take charge of things and keep busy. Prepare your office for upcoming projects. Romance. Your partner may be behaving a little strangely this week. Additionally, their view of events may be very different from yours.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)


Someone you meet might try to get between you and a close friend. They have no chance of succeeding, however! Romance. A direct, but friendly comment from your partner will help to clear the air. You may be shocked at first, but in the end, it’s better to know their true feelings.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Make sure that your boss knows how hard you are trying. Every bit of extra effort will help, but it may be a while before you get a promotion. Romance. Your partner may not seem like the same person you had first met. Remember that they are not the only one who has changed.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

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The Moon/Uranus Midpoint presently in your sign could bring a slightly unusual contact into your life. Be open to any changes. Romance. Your love-life may require you to be more spontaneous than you normally are. Take every opportunity to meet up with possible love-interests.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You may need to spend some time exercising or doing sporting activities. Recent stresses have taken their toll and you must give yourself the chance to unwind. Romance. Your relationship is on a new level. Remain at this standing for some time before moving further.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You may find it a little harder than usual to express your feelings this week. Do your best to share your emotions with those closest to you. Romance. You may be slightly annoyed with something that your partner has forgotten to do. Allow them a pass, but next time you can complain.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

– Albert Einstein


A friend is impressed with your recent unselfish gesture. They will soon find a way to show their appreciation for your friendship. Romance. A project which you have been working on for a while should suddenly fall into place. It’s perfect timing because you need energy for your partner.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) Your work-life will soon be in better shape than it has been for some time. Take time to update your resume and inform your boss about your accomplishments. Romance. Don’t be afraid to jettison an idea which has lost its use. Your partner will be delighted that you have realized this.

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VALE: John Turner, IBIS Manager, 1 August, 1985- 9 April, 2007 WE are deeply saddened to hear of the news of the passing of John Turner, to his Family and Friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grieving and loss. John played a very important role in the growth and development of The Islanders Board of Industry and Service (IBIS) with over 22 years of service.

From the early days in the Bond Store on the Slipway land through to running one of the flagship stores at Bamaga, John’s contribution in coaching, mentoring and training our young team members to become IBIS leaders and good corporate citizens is well remembered, and we want to formally acknowledge his con-

tribution in being part of what is now a strong community driven organization that can be benchmarked against the best operating in the remote regions of Australia. I know that our words cannot soothe the pain that comes with the passing of a family member however they will be words of fond memories that can be

celebrated in years to come knowing that John has left a legacy with an organisation that will continue to serve the communities of the NPA and Torres Strait well into the future. RIP lan Copeland Chief Executive Officer Islanders Board of Industry and Service

Erub Erwer Meta’s Coming of the Light exhibition in Cairns ERUB ERWER META Art Centre is having their artwork exhibited in Cairns at KickArts Contemporary Arts this month until September 21. Fourteen artists from Erub have put together

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tion to The Coming of the Light. The artists from Erub were: Louisa Anson, Maryann Bourne, Jan Cattoni, Emma Gela, Florence Gutchen, Kapua Gutchen Snr, Luecilla Lalt e Jeanne, Franklin Mye, Carmen Oui, Racy Oui-Pitt, Alma Sailor, Ellarose Savage, Sedey Stephen, JImmy Thaiday and Nancy Naawi. This exhibition refers to the history of The Coming of the Light and combines new works as a result of a return journey where a group of trainee priests from Lifou journeyed to Erub in 2011. They wanted to know what their ancestors experienced and to connect with long lost descendants. In July this year, the people

of Erub travelled to Lifou to visit, reconnect and stand on the land to commemorate the departure of the first ship carrying islander missionary teachers so long ago. “As time goes on, the Pacific connections appear to be less, especially for our young people, this trip is very timely, before things are lost,” artist Kapua Gutchen Snr said. “We don’t speak the same language but we have all been able to cross the divide and communicate through watching each other and using hand signal. I think we are influencing each other,” artist Jimmy Thaiday said. “I want to go back and tell my children island ways are still strong, preserving

and restoring our culture is very important,” artist Florence Gutchen said. Lynette Grffiths, Artistic Director for the exhibition said: “It was the first time many of our artists had travelled overseas. “Through the largescale charcoal works and wood-fired ceramics and vision and sound, the artists have made reference to ancestors and family connections, contemporary stories with common threads and traditional sea craft from past to present”, she said. The exhibition features two large ghost net sculptures, Garum (rock cod) and Daumer (crab) that were recently commissioned by Australian Museum in Sydney.

The new artwork will hang in the Museum’s Surviving Australia exhibition and tells a contemporary story created by the late George Mye, about two creatures that live in the waters off Erub Island. Garum, the rock cod, and Daumer, the mud crab, gaze at each other so much that they fall in love and get married. It is a much-loved local story depicted in murals in the local primary school and the subject of its own song. “It makes a compelling acquisition”, says Scott Mitchell, Head of Culture, Conservation and Business Services at the Australian Museum, who was impressed by the collaboraLEFT: Jimmy Thaiday, Serub Serub Nar.

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RIGHT: Franklin Mye, Kara Ged 2011. RIGHT BELOW: Erub Arts artists, Ceramic posts.

ABOVE: Jimmy Thaiday and young Lifou artists, Nosik muris ged ge (young people of a far away land). BELOW LEFT: Erub Arts artists, Dauma (crab). BELOW RIGHT: Erub Arts artists, Garom (cod) and Dauma (crab).

tive nature of the Erub artists’ practice. “Erub artists are the leading practitioners in the use of ghost net to make large sculptural pieces. “The colourful depiction of Torres Strait marine life bridges the Museum’s dual interests in nature and culture. “Their use of ghost net gives us the chance to explore the way artists are helping to address a significant environmental problem”. Kick Arts Contemporary Arts is located at the Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street Cairns. Entry is free and everybody is welcome.


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FUNERAL NOTICE MALONE, JAMES aged 88 years Late of Villa Vincent Home for the Aged, Townsville. Beloved Husband of Dora. Loving Father of Greg, Kevin, Yvonne, Michael, Peter, Chris, Julie, Terry, Bernard, Cathy and Brian. A much loved Grandfather to twenty-one and Great Great Grandfather to fifteen. ~ Forever in our hearts and remembered always ~ All Relatives and Friends of the late James Malone are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Service which will commence at 10.30am Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Villa Vincent Home for the Aged, Acacia Street, Mundingburra, Townsville. NO CORTEGE No flowers by request, donations to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, South Tower, Terrace Office Park, 527 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006


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Human rights and advocacy course on Thursday Island ROBERT ‘Bongo’ Segigi is a facilitator of the upcoming Indigenous Human Rights Advocacy Program next week on Thursday Island. This is a five-day intensive training program that will help develop knowledge, confidence and skills of community advocates to protect and access their human rights as recognised in Australian and international law. It is run by the Fred Hollows Foundation. Robert said: “We have had a lot of interest in this course, people from all across the region will be attending it next week.”

The program will cover: • Human rights and the rights of indigenous people. • The international and human rights framework and the obligations of the Australian Government to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. • Indigenous engagement with the United Nations and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. • How human rights can be used to hold government accountable at the local. State, national and international level. • Practical lobbying and advocacy skills.

• Using the media, including social media, to get your message heard. • Opportunities for participants from the Torres Strait to share and learn from each other’s experiences and to develop support networks. The training methodology is interactive, with an emphasis on group work, discussion and simulations to ensure the practical relevance of all training sessions. It will be delivered by experienced Indigenous and non-Indigenous human rights lawyers, community advocates and media specialists.

Course facilitator Robert Segigi and course participant Yen Loban.

Yam Islander’s Melbourne adventure By AARON SMITH YAM Islander Ms Helen Kepa has returned from Melbourne after being selected as one of 25 young finalists in this year’s NRA Young Retailer of the Year award. Although the IBIS employee did not win she enjoyed the opportunity to visit Melbourne and attend the gala dinner and ceremony on the July 31 in Melbourne. However, as she was a finalist she was still awarded a DVD player as a prize. Helen found the experience invaluable and will be subsequently rewarded for her effort in a development program to further enhance her retail skills. She also enjoyed Melbourne - a lot. “Wow, it was the best time ever, Melbourne was big, it was pretty and the city lights were so beautiful. But holy moly it was cold. It was only two degrees!”

she said Michael Aw from the Cairns Good Guys congratulated Helen for this significant achievement stating: “To have a young local retailer chosen as an Australian finalist in such a prestigious award is certainly an achievement and one I am more than happy to reward.” Ian Copeland, CEO of IBIS, said that although Helen had not been awarded the title of Young Retailer, she had been a great ambassador for IBIS and feels Helen is evidence of IBIS’s commitment to developing its staff. As well as attending the award and forum, Helen did manage to sneak out for a bit shopping. “ I bought so many clothes, bags , purses everything you can image. The shopping was so good, when I got back to our hotel with all my bags the reception lady teased me saying, ‘you look like you had fun’, I really did,” said Helen.

Helen Kepa with Michael Aw (right) from the Good Guys and Ian Copeland, IBIS CEO, as she received her prize.

PKA inducts new staff with day-long course By AARON SMITH

Mrs Romina Fujii.

PKA had a staff induction workshop last week on Thursday Island. Thirteen people attended the all-day program where they listened to talks and were involved in activities to create a strong bond and to understand the vision of the organisation. Empowering and strengthening yumi families in unity and embracing yumi island customs, is the vision of the PKA and strives to achieve this through four pillars of planning and strategy.

“But there are still many challenges here and it is important the people can have more interaction with services like PKA,” he said. Romina Fujii said, President of the PKA,: “This induction is the opportunity to look at both ourselves and how we can move forward, but also the big picture and how we are all connected to the community and to our partners.” Staff who were in attendance included; Keirra Girva, Dulcie Cook, Dorothy Marekd, Nery Charlie, Katelyn Watson, Cheryl Hooper, Anna Drummond, Laura Wren, Cindy Wamok, Margaret Gabey and Yanna Wona.


‘Unsung heroes’ Awards close Friday THE Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards is searching for unsung heroes within our community. The Awards aim to acknowledge and reward our unsung heroes. The Awards provide an opportunity for communities around the state to embrace and salute the success of our local achievers through youth leadership, events, community service, environmental practices and regional development. Award categories: Community of the Year Award Environment and Landcare Award Regional Service Award Energy and Sustainability

Those pillars are being committed to the community, connected to the people and PKA’s partners, being effective in delivering their service, and building a sustainable future for the future of the community. Gabriel Bani opened the workshop, explaining the ‘cultural landscape’ of the region and shared both some poignant messages and some amusing anecdotes and how things have changed over the years. “Family and kinship are still very strong in th is community and there is a real culture of sharing, which comes from way back before.

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TAGAI COLLEGE ANNUAL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL ON August 8, Tagai College on Thursday Island hosted their annual College Athletics Carnival. The day’s winners were: Under 13 Boys 1. Dwayne Sabatino - Kozac 2. Myron AhWang - Baidam 3. Jimmy Dau - Baidam Under 13 Girls 1. Hagiga Mosby - Kuiam 2. Gaitup Satrick - Kozac 3. Jaub-Lashae Turner - Kozac Under 14 Boys 1. Azariah Tamwoy - Kozac 2. Garo Henry - Kuiam 3. Nathan Bob - Baidam Under 14 Girls 1. Gaidora Elisala - Baidam 2. Florando Sailor - Kozac 3. Timena Blanket - Baidam Under 15 Boys 1. Belano Lui - Kuiam Ceddy Nona - Kuiam 2. Kane Ketchell - Kuiam 3. Thomas Marou - Kuiam Under 15 Girls 1. Te’A Boyd - Baidam 2. Raima Gela - Baidam 3. Alice Jobi - Kuiam Under 16 Boys 1. Ezra Charlie - Baidam 2. Amey Odo - Kozac 3. Andrew Lui - Kuiam Under 16 Girls 1. Isa Matthew - Kuiam 2. Clytie Enosa - Baidam 3. Moesha Soki - Kozac 17 and over Boys 1. Nicholai Mosby - Kuiam 2. Bernard Mosby - Kuiam 3. Ted Mosby - Kuiam 17 and over Girls 1. Polly Matthew - Kuiam 2. Alma David - Baidam 3. Tanya Jobi - Kuiam House Champions 1. Kuiam 2431 points 2. Baidam 1949 points 3. Kozac 1450 points


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Name BigBalaBurger TI Turkey Tipper Tonon BJ Danger Denis Hill Mugai87 KPP Jooti Marakai KINGTUTT

Total Score Total Margin 119 223 116 239 113 237 113 237 113 246 113 278 112 220 112 229 112 266 112 267

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


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Mon 19 Tue 20

Wed 21 Thur 22 Fri 23

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Time 0637 1143 1800 2355

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Time Ht 0222 2.06 1121 1.44 2017 2.21

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Ht 0.39 1.96 1.06 3.38

Time 0716 1215 1840

Ht 0.45 1.99 1.09


Ht 3.30 0.58 2.00 1.17

NEW MOON Thur. Sep 5. Time: 21.36

Time 0110 0834 1328 2001

Ht 3.12 0.77 1.99 1.33

Time 0143 0915 1407 1632

FIRST QUARTER Fri. Sep. 13. Time: 03.08

Ht 2.84 1.00 1.94 1.59

FULL MOON Wed. Aug 21. Time: 11.45

LAST QUARTER Wed. Aug 28. Time: 19.35

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-5.3 4.9 0400 -7.7 0941 5.7 1643 2235

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Sport Renae named for first Kickstart national titles TORRES NEWS


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TORRES Strait Islander Renea Guligo from Tagai college on Thursday Island have been selected by AFL Queensland for the inaugural Queensland female KickStart Squad

to compete at the national championships next month. The KickStart program has been a key driver in developing young male Indigenous

footballers for more than six years and will now incorporate a Youth Girls component to help cater for the growing number of girls playing football. In a milestone for

both indigenous and female football, the first ever KickStart youth girls’ national championships will be held in Melbourne from September 8-13, and involve teams from every state of Australia. Teams will compete in a special nine-a-side format, with a champion to be crowned at the end of what is sure to be an exciting week of football. AFL Queensland’s

Indigenous Programs Coordinator Jesse Green said KickStart Program uses AFL as a vehicle for education, employment, health and participation outcomes for Indigenous people. “The KickStart program goes beyond football,” said Green. “The girls will also

have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, engage with female role models and attend education sessions on topics such as nutrition and personal well-being. “The male program

Titans slay NRL footy competition tipsters

TIPSTERS again suffered at the hands of upsets in round 22 of the Torres News/Sea Swift/IBIS NRL tipping competition. Only walsalad and zorro correctly predicted the Titans would stun the Bulldogs while most were tilted by the Knights’ victory against the Sharks. Not surprisingly no one got all eight correct, but Gilligan 1, Dantho and walsalad got seven right, while a further 17 were correct with six. While some of the leaders struggled, BigBalaBurger (5 winners) was able to edge out his margin by an additional one to three and sits on 119, ahead of TI Turkey (4) on 116. Three further back on 113 is a group of four - Tipper Tonon (5), BJ Danger (6), Denis Hill (6) and Mugai87 (6). Grouped on 112 are KPP (6),

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Kingtutt (6), Marakai (6) and Jooti (6) . Mariner (5) is on 111. 110: Mr Spiggot (5), Sarah Finnemore (6). 109: Mark Hutton (6), 86 (5), VooDoo Magic (6). 108: Leon Whittaker (5), Gilligan 1 (7). 107: beaniebuzza (3), Willy (6). 105: Tigrrrr (4). 104: Rayns (3), Kamiel (5). 103: Seahorse (0). 102: Parra69 (6), theflyingfalafel (6), Maggie Hill (6). 101: MrCM (4), TiNell (5), Marro (5). 100: Deadly Sisters (3), Barry Tarrant (6), esjay (5). This year’s tipping competition is again sponsored by Sea Swift and IBIS, with prizes valued at more than $2300. The winner will receive a

has been incredibly successful and we are thrilled to now be able to offer it to the girls.” The KickStart program and championships provide further development opportunities for other parts of the football industry such as umpiring, coaching and administration with local Indigenous people engaged in these leadership positions for each team.

trip for two to Cairns aboard Sea Swift’s Trinity Bay (value $1850); The runner-up will receive $500 voucher from the IBIS. As the Torres News is printed prior to the completion each full round, results published are a week behind. However, the up-to-date results are published on the operator’s web site after each round. Staff from the Torres News and sponsors are ineligible to enter. Only residents from local post codes and subscribers to the Torres News are eligible to enter. The competition is computer generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Torres News nor the sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators.

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