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Sacred Heart is Counted In

Students of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School on Thursday Island sing their hearts out in unison as part of Count Us In, a music program that brings together a half-million students from around the nation each year to belt out a tune. More on page 12. >>

Cholera outbreak ‘no immediate’ threat to Torres Strait “

in Australia, a poor response and lack of funding by the PNG government was blamed for cholera spreading across the country. An article in the Medical Journal of Australia published last week stated: “Australian assistance is needed to control outbreaks in the short term and to develop infrastructure and health systems in the longer term.”

B I L LY G o r d o n (right) will run for the seat of Cook in the next State election, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced in Cairns. “Billy will do something the current Member for Cook, David Kempton, and the government he represents have failed to do - listen to locals and offer strong representation on their behalf,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

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AusAID is closely monitoring the situation in Daru.


A RECENT global pandemic of cholera, that has swept through PNG, did reach the Torres Strait. Although there are yet to be any reports on the Australian side of the border, PNG’s National newspaper has reported that hundreds of locals on Daru Island, in the Western Province, were treated and some 15 children died. In total some 15,000 people were infected and a

total of nearly 500 people died. The outbreak’s proximity to Australia and the regular flow of PNG people through the Torres Strait, on customary and traditional grounds, is being watched by Australia, authorities said. “AusAID is closely monitoring the situation in Daru,” a spokesman said. In 2011 about 400 people died on the PNG side of the border in Western Province in a similar outbreak. In that outbreak there were also no transmissions

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Cholera outbreak ‘no immediate’ threat to Torres Strait

Photo courtesy: Austrtalian Doctors’ International. << From Page 1 Co-author John Hall, associate professor of public health at Newcastle University, told Stefan Armbruster on SBS Radio last week that PNG is a rugged country with a lot of constraints in dealing with cholera effectively. “The recent outbreak was severe and it had a high fatality rate,” Dr Hall said. He described the best way to deal with this disease is early intervention, ensuring fast re-hydration, whether it is orally or intravenously. The best way to prevent the

disease is a supply of clean water and proper sanitation. “On the Australian side of the border we do have 100 per cent coverage of safe water supply and sanitation. “The other thing is cholera affects populations who are malnourished and who have other immune deficiency disorders and there aren’t high rates of those on the Australian side of the border,” Dr Hall said. Australia mobilised teams to help medical teams in PNG and to ensure water supplies were clean during the last outbreak.

Gordon to stand for Cook << From Page 1 “Mr Kempton has been missing in action from his electorate - unavailable, not engaged and just not turning up. “At the same time he has been happy to sit back and support a government that is determined to take Queensland back 25 years.” Current MP for Cook David Kempton said: “I will not respond to personal attacks, I am simply getting on with the job of representing the people in my vast electorate. “I will be more than happy to stand on my record on Election Day.” Mr Gordon turns to the State scene after at unsuccessful bid to win the seat of Leichhardt in September’s Federal election from long-serving

Liberal Warren Entsch. However, the Labor candidate made in-roads into Mr Entsch’s popularity with swings of more than 20 per cent in some parts of the electorate, notably in the Torres Strait. That swing was contrary to the nation-wide movement to an LNP Government. Mr Gordon grew up and worked in North Queensland. He has worked on sugarcane and banana farms, in construction and as a barman and spent many years working with TAFE throughout the Far North, supporting students in the Torres Strait, Cape York and Cairns. He has also been a reservist with the Far North’s 51st Battalion, worked for the Foundation for Young Australians

and Reconciliation Australia and most recently was the Community Development Manager with Skytrans. “I cannot sit by while this MP ignores his electorate and, while the LNP government he represents, focuses solely on slashing jobs and removing front-line services,” Mr Gordon said. “As a father of five I’m determined that every child has the opportunity for not only a better education but the chance to get a decent job at the end of it. “People in the Far North deserve an MP who will fight for better schools and fight for their local hospital and health services. I’m going to hit the ground running, I’m ready to listen and I’m determined to work hard and bring fresh ideas to the table.”

THE Fair Work Ombudsman is visiting Thursday Island and the NPA this week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities. Fair Work Inspectors will visit a random selection of businesses on Thursday Island and the NPA between Monday, November 11, and Thursday, November 14, to discuss steps they can take to ensure they are complying with workplace laws.

They will provide advice about minimum pay rates and conditions, and provide fact sheets and templates designed to help employers meet their pay and record-keeping obligations. Inspectors will also conduct some spot-checks of time-and-wages records and in any cases of non-compliance identified, their preference will be to assist employers to voluntarily rectify any issues. In addition, Inspectors will be avail-

able to answer questions from employers and employees about pay, conditions and other aspects of workplace laws on Monday from1-4.30pm and again on Wednesday between 9am and 12.30pm at Thursday Island Centrelink, on the corner of Hastings Street and Victoria Parade. Employees and employers can drop in during these hours. Appointments are not required. Employers and employees seeking further information and advice can call the Fair Work Infoline 13 13 94.

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NEWS SAIBAI Islander Adeah Kabai is one of the first Torres Strait Islanders to receive a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and diploma in Professional Practice. He graduated last month from the Central Queensland University in Rockhampton.

LEFT: Adeah Kabai with his mother Joyce Kabai. RIGHT: Adeah Kabai with his degree and diploma.

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Saibai university graduate’s words of encouragement By ADEAH KABAI MY graduation day was the proudest moment in my life, knowing how hard I studied to accomplish my dream of becoming a professional engineer and gain employment in the mining industry. My journey was very stressful at times struggling with the anxiety of assignments, exams and homesickness. There were times when I wanted to quit and just return home to the islands, but I never wanted to let my family or community down. I never took education seriously until I was chosen as one of top 20 Indigenous science students to attend the Australian Indigenous Engineering Summer School in 2007. This really opened my eyes to wonders of engineering and how it could really benefit me, my family and

my community. After completing year 12 at St Brendan’s College, I moved to Sydney to live with my Dad and got accepted to study civil engineering at the University of Western Sydney. Being from the small community of Saibai Island, I couldn’t cope with the big city life. Everything was just too fast for me and I knew it would really affect my study. So I moved to Rockhampton to study at CQ University and live with close family friends, Uncle Harley and Aunty Viviene Schwartz, whom I’m forever grateful to. I was faced with many challenges, such as balancing social life with studying. The highlights of studying though would include making really good life-long friends, good relationships with the lecturers and gaining

a cadetship with Rio Tinto. Like any teenager I had some personal problems outside of uni which were really tough on me and really pushed me to almost throwing the towel in, but I had really good people around me who were supportive and advised me to stick at it. I can proudly say that I have done it not only for me but my family, community and all of the Torres Strait. Some people wonder why I chose Civil Engineering. I think it’s a lot to do with what is facing my island home, Saibai Island, and all of Torres Strait. I believe civil engineers are what Torres Strait needs. I’m not saying I will make a difference but I just want to inspire and motivate the local people of Torres Strait to come together and help improve

our home. Saibai is a very low-lying island that is constantly inundated with monsoonal high tides that often damage the civil infrastructure such as, ports, roads, seawalls and dams. Wi t h m y d e g r e e I believe I can make a difference to the community and design and build proper infrastructure that will withstand the damaging weather conditions. It breaks my heart that the government turns a blind eye to the devastating effects of high tides damaging the Torres Strait Islands. It’s happening right on our own door step and nothing is done to prevent this or improve the condition. With my civil engineering degree I hope to inspire the right minds to work together and help

improve our beautiful island home in the Torres Straits. Without the love and support from my family and friends I couldn’t have been as successful as I am in the field of engineering, which is very rare for all indigenous people of Australia. It was very challenging and difficult but it wasn’t impossible. It required a lot of hard work and discipline such as studying regularly, minimising social life and prioritising what was important to me. I lived typical teenage life and hung out with my mates and went out to parties on weekends, but I prioritised carefully. My mother Joyce Kabai was my biggest motivation whom I dedicate my degree to. She was my rock and foundation. Continued Page 7>>

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Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service welcomes you to the opening celebration of theand AdgirHealth GubauService Giz– Board Membership The Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula Hospital

Community Centre celebration at Thursday of Island Hospital. welcomes youWellness to the opening the Adgir Gubau Giz– As a statutoryWellness body established the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, Community Centre under at Thursday Island Hospital. the Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service (TS–NP HHS) is Health wellness activities will run duringindividuals the day ontoWednesday 27 looking to and establish a board of suitably qualified ensure the service Health and wellnesseffectively activities and will run during the day on Wednesday 27 performs its functions efficiently. and Thursday 28 November 2013. and Thursday 28 November 2013. To be a part of our first TS–NP HHS board, interested persons are required to complete an application pack which will be submitted for consideration by the The official openingand andcultural culturalMP, celebration willHealth. start 9:30am ononwill Friday The official opening celebration start at at 9:30am Friday Honourable Lawrence Springborg Minister for The Minister then recommend applicants for appointment that he considers to have the best skills, 2929 November 2013. November 2013. knowledge and experience for the role. Applications must be submitted 28 October As this official More detailed information willby be5pm, provided around2013. the community, in the More detailed information will provided around the community, inisthethe application process is required by be law, people who apply by submitting Torres News and on Radio 4MW in only the coming weeks. Everyone correct forms andand a Curriculum Vitae,inwill considered for Everyone positions on Torres News on Radio 4MW thebecoming weeks. is the board.

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By AARON SMITH STAR of the Sea Home for the Aged residents Lena Sagigi and Saimo Gela are not happy with the level of care they have been receiving at the home on Thursday Island, believing services are substandard. Grandson of Ms Gela and nephew of Ms Sagigi, David Gela contacted Torres News concerned about his relatives’ well-being. “My Grandmother is 89 and should be under-24 hour supervision as she is pretty much bed-ridden. She has had three falls in the last couple of years at the Star of the Sea, two this year alone. “I worry she is not being looked after properly,” Mr Gela said. “Her last fall was from her bed and she got a bad cut on her head. When we returned her in the ambulance, the maintenance man was putting a safety rail on her bed. Why wasn’t that there in the first place?” Mr Gela is awaiting to see an incident report of the accident to work out what went wrong. “The general condition of this facility is appalling, people do not want to send their family here; something needs to be done,” Mr Gela said. Blue Care Indigenous Services, an Australian not-for-profit service provider, assumed responsibility for the service of the Star of the Sea on December 10, 2012. General Manager of Blue Care Sue Boisen said: “Where bed rails are requested by residents and their nextof-kin as a way to prevent falls, our staff speak first with them about all the options and alternatives available. “As with all equipment and appa-

ratus, there are risks and appropriate use instructions, which is why all our staff members receive training on their use in a residential aged care environment,” Ms Boisen said. “Star of the Sea Elders Village is a fully accredited facility, and, while the building is older and undergoing repairs, we offer the best possible 24-hour care to residents,” she said. Maintenance, repair and replacement works have begun at Star of the Sea.


I worry she is not being looked after properly.

Blue Care Property Services Director Frank Riley said Building and Asset Services (formerly QBuild) began works in early October and that the works will take approximately six months to complete. “We welcome the commencement of the works which will be funded by a Commonwealth Government grant, and will address the backlog of maintenance at the site and improve the overall condition of the buildings,” he said. “The works aim to improve the structures and finishes of buildings, and will include renovations to resident rooms and staff accommodation, painting, new floor coverings, replacement gutters, and new fencing or fencing repairs where needed.” Ms Sagigi said it was not just the facilities she had issue with, but with staff as well. “The food is very poor, they serve us slops. Also hygiene is terrible,

there is currently an outbreak of gastro here. “One time I was given the wrong medication, but luckily I noticed the pills were the wrong colour and the nurse just laughed saying it was for someone else. “Earlier this year I did not get my mail for three months, which meant I missed out on an appointment with a medical specialist. “I do not have dementia and I notice these things. Also staff are not culturally sensitive and sometimes even have parties late at night,” Ms Sagigi said. Ms Boisen said medication was administered in a safe and correct manner, and she had received no complaints of medication mismanagement at the facility, or any complaints about mail delivery. Ms Boisen said when there were several people at the facility displaying vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms infection control measures were put in place to prevent the illness spreading. Ms Boisen said all residents and interested parties have access to internal and external complaints mechanisms, and are strongly advised to speak to management if they have any concerns. “We always want to ensure we are providing the best possible care to residents, which is why we have an open door policy,” she said. “For privacy reasons, I am unable to publicly answer further questions which are specific to people’s individual care plan or about any personal arrangement they make with us, and we are happy to speak with the resident and their family directly,” Ms Boisen said.

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By AARON SMITH BRAVE of heart is what it can take to keep our kids safe, and that’s the message the Bravehearts organisation had for the Torres Strait last week. Operating since 1997, Bravehearts provides counselling, support, advocacy and awareness programs in the area of child protection. As an organisation they are actively involved in education, prevention, and early intervention

programs. The work with Preschool kids through to Grade 3 Their mascot, Ditto the lion cub, and his buddy, Taurus the Turtle, visited the islands of the Torres Strait, along with MC Allison Jackson, performing an interactive personal safety education program. The Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure! was developed by Bravehearts with input from the best minds, nationally and internationally, in the

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Adeah’s words of encouragement << From Page 3 I just wanted to make her proud, because if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Throughout my undergraduate study I have been very fortunate to be awarded the following academic recognitions that have been very beneficial towards my academic journey: * Two Central Queensland University Indigenous commonwealth Scholarships * Rio Tinto Indigenous Cadetship * Rio Tinto Iron Ore Indigenous Scholarship Since completing my undergraduate degree in June, I’ve travelled overseas to America (Los Angeles, New York and Los Vegas), Turkey (Istanbul) and Africa (Nigeria). I am now living back on Saibai Island until I am relocating to Sydney in January, 2014. I really want to inspire and motivate young indigenous Torres Strait Islander kids to pursue higher education at university level. If I can do it I am 100 per cent confident they can too. I lived on Saibai Island all my life till I attended boarding school down in Yeppoon. There is so much help and support for Indigenous people that want to pursue higher education, such as scholarships, employment opportunities and mentoring.





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Sat 16. Thursday Island Childcare Open Day Sat 16. Mini Markets, PKA Hall TI, 9am - 12 noon Tue 19. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI 9am

APTLY every Thursday on Thursday Island, young mothers meet at Ilan Café at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre to do, well, secret mother’s business. Any mums wanting to connect with other like-minded souls are welcome to join them for morning tea. PHOTO: Marissa Arnot, Eleanor Ward and Cecile De Bretagne (and a collection of rug rats).

Wed 20. Tagai Sports Award Night, 6:30pm

FRODO is a permanent fixture around the streets of Thursday Island, many have tried to give him a home, (and a wash), but he continues to prefer the life of a vagabond, on the road (quite literally, where often snoozes). This small, scruffy terrier sure has a big personality and he knows how to work a crowd. Mornings he frequents Frankie’s Café for breakfast, then lunch he is normally at Ilan Café, and for afternoon tea he is often at the bakery. This chap eats better than I do.

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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.

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Quiz questions 1. Which spice comes from a species of Crocus flower? 2. Which chemical element is named after a village in Scotland: a) hassium, b) strontium, c) barium, or d) dubnium? 3. What is the name given to an inlet formed when a river valley is flooded by either rising sea levels or land sinking? 4. Which big-eared mammals are members of the Leporidae family? 5. When your diaphragm contracts, do you breathe in or out? 1. Saffron comes from a species of Crocus flower. 2. b) strontium is named after the Scottish village of Strontian. 3. A ria is an inlet formed when a river valley is flooded by rising sea levels or land sinking. 4. Rabbits and hares are members of the Leporidae family. 5. When your diaphragm contracts, you breathe in.

ABOVE: Inspector Les Bullus, TSRIC Cr Ted Nai and Assistant Commissionor Paul Stewart. Inspector Bullus was a former Officer-in-Charge of the Thursday Island Police.

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LEFT: TSRIC Mayor Fred Gela addresses the summit.

By INSPECTOR DAVID LACEY QUEENSLAND Police hosted their annual Indigenous Summit last month at the Cairns Convention Centre . This is a yearly event held this year on Thursday, October 24, and at which local government leaders from Indigenous communities across Queensland meet with the senior executive of the Queensland Police to discuss the delivery of policing services in the indigenous communities. . A full morning session was held with Indigenous leaders and Police executive members including Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski and Peter Barron, Assistant Commissioner’s Clem O’Regan and Tony Wright. Also present were members from the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA). An afternoon session involved the Officersin-Charge of the Police stations in the various communities. The purpose of the discussions is to look at what is working well and what can be improved in a partnership approach to increase community safety. It’s an opportunity for local government leaders in indigenous communities, Police and DATSIMA to work together to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for members of their community in terms of community safety.











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Claire Alcorn outside the Thursday Island store, South Korea. ON a recent trip to South Korea, Thursday Island nurse Claire Alcorn discovered a clothing store called ‘Thursday Island.’ Claire was joining her partner to watch him compete in a World championship Rowing competition, she said: “I thought that just the fact that the shop exists is awesome!”


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Ely Education Bursary Scheme 2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa is offering education assistance to eligible Aboriginal people for the 2014 academic year. Assistance is available for students enrolled or planning to enrol for 2014 at a: • Boarding School • Registered Training Organisation • TAFE College • University The Ely Education Assistance Scheme Bursary Programme is one of the company’s commitments made under the Ely Bauxite Mining Project Agreement (EBMPA).

Who can apply? Financial assistance is available to those Aboriginal people who have recognised affiliation to one of the Traditional Owner Groups* that is party to the EBMPA or recognised historical affiliation to the Mapoon, Napranum or New Mapoon Areas**.

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Application forms and guidelines are available from the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council offices in Injinoo and New Mapoon, Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council, Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council, the Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa Administration Building at Lorim Point in Weipa and the Hibberd Library in Weipa. You can also visit the Rio Tinto Community Relations Building behind the Bowls Club in Weipa. Or call 07 4069 8793.

REMEMBRANCE Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11am on November 11, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. This year is not only the 95th anniversary of the armistice on November 11 which ended the First World War, but also the 20th anniversary of the re-interment of the Unknown Australian Soldier in the Australian War Memorial’s Hall of Memory. It is important to remember the contribution Torres Strait Islander have made in Australia’s war-time efforts. Australia’s first all indigenous battalion, The Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion, build upon comradeship and a long tradition of warriors, was formed in WWII with the prospect of a Japanese invasion. They were unusual. At a time when Australian policy was that enlisting non-Europeans was neither necessary nor desirable, these men joined the Australian Army, and were prepared to draw on their own warlike past to defend their homes. PHOTO: Inspection of Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion, Thursday Island, 1945.

Applications close 13th of December 2013. Applicants will be advised of the results in January 2014. *The traditional owner groups are the Taepithiggi People, the Thanakwith People, the Yupungathi People, the Tjungundji People, the Warrangku People and the Dulhunty People (the Atambaya People and the Angkamuthi People). **Refer to Ely Education Assistance Scheme guidelines for eligibility criteria. These can be obtained by calling Rio Tinto Alcan on 07 4069 8793. *** All decisions made by Rio Tinto are final and without appeal.


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By AARON SMITH THE amount of facial hair a man has is negatively correlated to their attractiveness to the opposite sex - so my wife tells me. However, every month we men are allowed to grow our ‘Mo’s’ for a good cause. Thursday Island has a couple of teams doing their best for this year for the charity, Movember. Movember raises funds for men’s health, in particular, testicular cancer, prostrate cancer and metal health. Men donate their face, and much like taking part in a run or a walk for charity, ask their family and friends to sponsor their efforts. Thursday Island Police are in the lead with their fund-raising efforts, where 14 officers are sporting ‘Mo stubble’. They say that they are currently second in the whole state for Queensland Police, beaten so far only by Brisbane HQ. The other team is the Frankie’s Crew where Tyler Pask and Ramau Sharma and sprouting

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SECONDARY Student Accommodation for outer Island students who attend Tagai Secondary College Kaziw Meta College celebrated Halloween last month. College principle Irene Laifoo said: “It was a night when the zombies, witches, vampires and devils came out to dance the night away. “Thank you to Bobby’s for your ongoing support of donations for the prizes.” Apparently a ‘ghoulish time’ was had by everyone.

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School Leaders working in the local IBIS store assisting Store Manager Margaret Larry Mabuiag Island Campus, senior students, have been working hard learning skills to help them develop into Leaders of the Future. Year 7 students have been participating in a ‘Walk About’ Program, which sees them giving back to the community in a number of ways. Tamiley Genai, Jovawn

Bani and Simone Kris will donate their time working at the local Ibis, helping elders with jobs, and working alongside the council and rangers. These experiences allow community members to instil a range of positive skills and advice to the younger students, while the younger students have the opportunity to

give back and help the community that has supported them throughout their Primary School life. Whilst our Year 7 students are out and about, the Year 5 and 6 students have been busy learning about what it takes to be a leader in the build up to student leader elections for 2014. These students will be busy or-

ganising a stall , managing, and donating money to the Cancer Council through a Cupcake for a Cure fundraiser.

Pre Preps at their Teddy Bears Picnic The Campus at Mabugiw Ngurpay Lag has a Pre Prep program. Students attend PrePrep from 9:00-12:10 and are offered the following activities: Real – life situations, Investiga-

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tions, Routines and transitions and, Focused learning and teaching. The students are enjoying all the activities and they really enjoyed our Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

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5:00 World News 1:00 Britten’s Endgame 3:15 The Chopin Preludes 3:25 Elvis Costello 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Finding Your Roots 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Nordic Wild: Reborn 8:30 Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve 9:30 Movie: “Match Point” - In this dramatic thriller, at a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brotherin-law. The two embark on an illicit affair which ultimately leads to dire consequences for them and their partners. 11:40 Movie: “The Valet” (M l,s) - In French. Francis Veber, the master of French farce, combines his classic elements of slapstick with quick-witted dialogue in this romantic comedy. François Pignon, a car service valet at a posh Paris hotel, gets caught up in a wealthy industrialist’s marriage infidelities. He and the businessman’s girlfriend, a beautiful model, must pretend to be a couple for a month. 1:10 Shameless / 3:00 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 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Shamwari: A Wild Life 2:00 Fake Or Fortune? 3:00 Football: W-League 5:00 Midsomer Murders 6:30 Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Bodyline 8:30 Luther: The vigilante killer turns his vendetta on Luther and suddenly Luther faces losing all that he holds dear when he is forced to make an impossible choice. 9:30 TBA 11:00 Movie: “The Godfather” (MA v) - The compelling story based on the novel by Mario Puzo about the life and times of Mafia patriarch Don Corleone and his family. 1:50 Order In The House 2:50 My Favourite Album 4:25 The New Inventors 5:00 The Bionic Vet 5:30 Collectors: Toy Soldiers

6:00 Bubble Guppies 6:30 Dora The Explorer 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Financial Review Sunday 10:30 Cybershack 11:00 Australian Fishing Championships 11:30 Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner 12:00 TBA 3:00 Australia’s Got Talent 3:30 Deepwater 5:00 Reel Action 5:30 Musomagic Outback Tracks 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 8:00 60 Minutes 8:30 TBA 10:30 Revolution: No Quarter - On the run from the Militia, Nora leads Miles and Charlie back to the rebel camp. Meanwhile, Aaron and Maggie search for Grace; and Danny stands up to one of Captain Neville’s men. 12:30 Deep Water 1:00 Financial Review Sunday 1:30 Would You Fall For That? 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sofia The First 6:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:00 Kochie’s Business Builders 11:30 Sport Special: Talisker Masters Golf 2013 - Day 4 4:30 TBA 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 TBA 8:30 Bones: The Lady On The List - The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of Charlie McCord, a high school principal who, upon learning he had terminal cancer, created a website where people could go and pay for his inspirational videos. 9:30 Castle: Time Will Tell / The Late Shaft 11:30 Family Tools 12:00 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 1:15 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 Japan Cup Cycle Road Race 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Living Black Conversations 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Pompeii: Cellar Of Skeletons 8:30 Love, Marilyn 10:25 Movie: “No Hard Feelings” (M l,s) - In French. In Belgium in 1954, 17-year-old Laurent thinks his French teacher, nicknamed Vapeur, is also his missing WWII fighter pilot father. Vapeur transmits to Laurent his passion for literature and even triggers in him a vocation for writing. With the help of his best friend, Laurent decides to investigate a possible blood relation with Vapeur. 12:20 Movie: “Paper Soldier” (M a,l) - In Russian. In Kazakhstan in 1961, a Soviet doctor is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts. He can’t agree with the fact that these young men could have to sacrifice their lives for the country. 2:25 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 The Kennedys 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigellissima 6:25 Auction Room 6:55 Audrey’s Kitchen 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: Walls Of Silence 1:05 Parliament Question Time 2:05 My Family: The Son’ll Come Out 2:40 Yours, Mine And Ours 3:10 Movie: “Sherlock Holmes: Dressed To Kill” (PG) 4:25 Movie: “Mexican Spitfire’s Elephant” (G) 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Not Easily Broken” (M a) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Hawking Excitation 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Romance Resonance 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Closet Reconfiguation 8:30 2 Broke Girls: And That Piece Of Sheet 9:00 Two And A Half Men: Justice In Star-Spangled Hot Pants When Alan learns Walden knows Wonder Woman’s Lynda Carter he asks him to set him up on a date with her. 9:30 TBA 11:30 Nikita: Self-Destruct 12:30 Nitro Circus Live 1:00 Extra 1:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 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: “Murder At My Door” (M v,a) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Highway Patrol 8:00 Air Rescue 8:30 The Blacklist 9:30 Scandal 11:30 Mistresses: Ultimatum - Savi fights for her relationship with Harry. April is still reeling from the revelation that her supposedly dead husband, Paul, is actually alive. 12:30 30 Rock 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 Explore - Istanbul And Anatolia 2:00 Grand Central 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Countdown To Catastrophe: Storms 8:30 The Truth About Fat 9:30 Legally Brown 10:00 Swift And Shift Couriers 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Hellfjord: Urban police officer Salmander - a second generation Pakistani immigrant - who, after somewhat accidentally killing his police horse in front of thousands of children, gets relocated to the location farthest north in Norway: Hellfjord. 12:05 Shorts On Screen 12:35 The Family UK / 2:00 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 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigellissima 6:30 Auction Room 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Keating 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Jennifer Byrne Presents: Bragging Rights 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Outcasts 2:35 My Family: Desperately Stalking Susan 3:05 Shamwari: A Wild Life 3:30 Basketball: WNBL: Round 7 - Adelaide Vs Townsville 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Other People’s Money” (M l) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Launch Acceleration 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Countdown Reflection 8:00 Super Fun Night: The Love Lioness - Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer, “The Love Lioness,” a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. 8:30 Revolution 10:30 Embarrassing Bodies 11:30 Weeds: See Blue And Smell Cheese And Die 12:00 20/20 1:00 Extra 1:30 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: “Captive” (M v,s) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Dancing With The Stars 9:30 Body Of Proof: Breakout - An inmate violently escapes from a prison transport van and becomes a dangerous fugitive on the run in Philadelphia. Soon another man turns up dead - who’s revealed to be a witness in the escaped prisoner’s murder trial. 10:30 Suits: War - With Hardman and the Folsom Foods case in the rearview, Jessica is ready to celebrate the firm’s newfound strength, and that means a party to announce the merger. 11:30 Go On: Urn-Ed Run 12:00 Always Sunny In Philadelphia 12:30 30 Rock 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today / 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Chris Isaak Bayond The Sun Live 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 JFK: On the domestic front, civil rights are proving tricky for the administration, as they rely heavily on the support of Southern Democrats. Forced to intervene when Freedom Riders take direct action in Southern states, the administration sends in federal marshals to ensure their safety. But it is only later, when the Governor of Alabama refuses to allow African-American students in the state university, that John F. calls for the passage of a civil rights act. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Masters Of Sex 12:00 Prisoners Of War 12:55 The Plan 2:15 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 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Nigellissima 6:25 Auction Room 6:55 Lessons From The Grave 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Would I Lie To You? 8:30 QI: Horrible 9:00 Ja’mie: Private School Girl 9:30 Shock Horror Aunty 10:00 A Moody Christmas: Operation Sex Via The Homeless 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Young James Herriot 12:30 Parliament Question Time 1:35 My Family: Melbourne Identity 2:05 Movie: Every Girl Should Be Married 3:30 Football: W-League 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Hostages 2:00 Prime Suspect 3:00 National News Now 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification 7:30 RBT 8:30 Hostages 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Passed Pawn 10:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Fallen Angels 11:30 Dallas 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 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: “Sex And Lies In Sin City” (M d,s,v,a) 2:00 The Daily Edition 3:00 The Chase 4:00 Seven News At 4 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Million Dollar Minute 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D 9:30 Surveillance Oz 10:00 Motorway Patrol 10:30 Air Crash Investigations: Caution To The Wind 11:30 That ‘70s Show 12:00 The Cult 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 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 Global Village 6:00 Portrait Of A City 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Richard Hammond’s Miracles Of Nature 8:35 24 Hours In Emergency: No Regrets 9:30 Borgen 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Prisoners Of War: Double Agent - Jamal’s past is exposed unveiling startling plot twists. Uri suffers from poor health, and goes to see his family doctor. Yussuf is not pleased with Ismail’s new bond with Abdullah. 12:05 Movie: “Four Minutes” (MA a,l,v) - In German - A bitter female piano teacher takes on the challenge of training a gifted but self-destructive young convict in a women’s penitentiary. A multi-award-winning drama that radiates soul, hope and courage as it brings together and liberates two enigmatic human beings whose secrets, regrets and trepidations are overcome through their love of music. 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 174

Your  Lucky 



Stars  

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) This should be a very good week for catching up on your reading. Invest your time in a good book and a relaxing cup of tea. Snuggle up with your favourite blanket and enjoy! Romance. Give your partner a surprise gift. This romantic gesture will help to bring you closer together.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may be a little jealous of a friend’s new acquisition. There could be disadvantages that they have not told you about. Remember, the grass isn’t always greener! Romance. A work romance could gradually become more serious. They may consider changing offices at some point.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)


You should have a great deal of extra funds at the moment. Strategize a way to make your money go further for you. You may want to invest. Romance. Your relationship may be on the rocks. Stop ignoring any issues you may have. Bringing them to light is the first step in resolving them!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) Don’t be overly enthusiastic about an upcoming event. You don’t want to get your expectations too high, only to be let-down. Romance. You may find yourself wanting some time with your friends instead of your mate. Give yourself the time to be the person you were when you were single.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Your social life will improve when a friend puts you in touch with an interesting new acquaintance. Make the most of this connection! Romance. Your partner may be demanding more of you than you are accustomed to. They may simply be trying to help you grow as a person.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A friend who lives a long way away from you may start to play an important role in your life. This person has an important message to give you. Romance. You will be very keen to get on with your job this week. Don’t let other your partner take advantage of your sense of duty.


TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You may need to be a little firmer than usual. Be careful not to let your colleagues take advantage of your kindness and generosity. Romance. Be careful not to spend too much time thinking about what you want to do. You need actions, rather than thought, at the moment. Get moving!

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

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You may be tempted to boss people around a little. Frustration may set in due to the lack of progress. You may feel that you are the only one who can get things going. Romance. Don’t allow yourself to get in a rut. The Moon/Uranus Midpoint presently in your sign should bring some improvements.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You will be extremely adventurous and will need to find an outlet for your energy. If you don’t find one, you may start to take your frustration out on other people. Romance. An issue at home will soon be out of the way. Forget about the past and put your energy into more important things.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) A recent event may still be on your mind. Until it is resolved, it may be difficult for you to concentrate properly. Sort this out before moving forward. Romance. A recent success only came about because of the help of your partner. Don’t forget to thank them for their contribution and support.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)


Eighty percent of success is

showing up.

–Woody Allen


Make sure that you don’t take sides in a family squabble. You may be able to sort out the disagreement, but only if you are completely impartial. Romance. You may be a little upset with your partner’s friends. They may be too nosey for your own comfort. Address the issue!

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) An interesting turn of events will put you at the centre of the action for a while. You will need to think fast to avoid being cast aside later on! Romance. This will be the week to finally take the break you’ve been yearning for. Your partner is also in need. Pamper and indulge yourselves!

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King tides coming: Still no seawalls By AARON SMITH

Vonda Moar Malone with daughter Natasha

Vonda completes Australian Rural Leadership Program VONDA Moar-Malone has successfully completed the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) as well as attaining a Graduate Certificate in Australian Rural Leadership through James Cook University (JCU). Vonda started the 18-month program shortly after the 2011 Local Government Elections where she was a high contender for the Mayoralty within Torres Shire Council. The prestigious ARLP course offered Vonda a lot of life-changing learnings and provided a means to understanding her leadership style and tools to groom her to become a more-effective leader. Vonda was one of 29 students who completed the ARLP Course 19 graduating in Healesville, Victoria on September 20, 2013. Over the duration of the course she attended sessions in various locations around the country as well as participating in an overseas component in India in February this year. Some interesting topics that she was exposed to that challenged her thinking were world poverty, food security, ethical food production and live export. Vonda has valued the opportunity to partake in the ARLP and would like to thank to the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) and the Far North Queensland Medicare Local (FNQML) for sponsoring her participation. Attaining this has given her the confidence she requires to continue to fulfil her current responsibilities with the FNQML and put her in good stead for future leadership roles both within and outside of the region.

SEAWALLS continue to be a hot potato in the Torres Strait. A promise by the previous federal government to deliver much needed protection against inundation from the oceans to vulnerable islands, such as Saibai and Boigu, are still continuing to stall. With the wet season approaching, with the monsoonal tides, potential havoc could again hit these communities. Member for Cook David Kempton said last month that the Queensland State Government will stand behind the original agreement to match federal funding, and Federal MP for Leichardt Warren Entsch said he was confident construction would start before Christmas, 2013. However the go-ahead has still yet to be issued. Spokesperson from Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss’s office, who

is also the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, said that the bottom line is that the seawalls are an uncontracted project and all uncontracted projects are still under consideration by Government. Mr Truss’s spokesperson said it will only be considered in the context of the new National Stronger Regions Fund -whenever that may be finalised. The former government approved funding of $5 million under the Regional Development Australia Fund Round Two to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) for the $26.24 million Torres Strait Coastal Protection Works project. The project addresses tidal flooding across six islands in the Torres Strait. Funding partners include the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($7 million), the

Queensland Government ($12 million) and the Torres Strait Regional Authority ($2.24 million). MrTruss’s spokesperson said: “Execution of a funding agreement between the Department and Council has been delayed due to a range of issues, including confirmation of partner funding, endorsement of a Project Implementation Plan by all stakeholders and TSIRC’s delayed responses to draft versions of the activities and milestones to be agreed in the funding agreement.” “The new Government is currently working through specific options on funding for regional development. Arrangements for projects that did not have a contract in place prior to the election are currently being considered.” Hope is fading that anything will be constructed in time to protect these communities from another round of hardship.

Health Service looks back on ‘year of achievement’ THE Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service (HHS) has ended the 2012-13 financial year with a surplus of $1.23 million. The result is included in the Torres Strait-NP HHS inaugural Annual Report, which was tabled in State Parliament on Tuesday, November 5. Torres Strait-NP HHS Chief Executive Simone Kolaric (right) said the surplus would stand the health service in good stead for the 2013-14 financial year. The surplus would be used as a community dividend and would be reinvested into the delivery of health services for the community, she said. Ms Kolaric said 2012-13 had been a year of significant achievement. “We have undertaken a major restructure of the health service in order to cut waste, build appropriate corporate governance structures and streamline and improve frontline clinical services. “Obviously, this was deeply

unsettling for many people but was vital for putting the health service on a sustainable basis for the future. “Everyone is aware the health dollar is not a bottomless bucket and so, as the local health service, we have a responsibility to all to maximise the taxpayer value and benefit for our communities out of the money we do receive. “However, the worst is now behind us and we can look forward in 2013-14 and subsequent years to reaping the efficiency benefits of the restructuring work we did in the past year.’’ Ms Kolaric said the Torres Strait-NP HHS had built or was building strong partnerships with the Cape York and Cairns and Hinterland HHSs, the Far North Queensland Medicare Local and other external providers, including Australian Government and not-

for-profit agencies. “These partnerships will improve collaboration and the development of bilateral agreements for shared health care delivery,’’ she said. The health service also had embarked upon the development of a four-year infrastructure plan designed to revitalise ageing structures and facilities across the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula region. “We hope to have that plan completed by December this year,’’ Ms Kolaric said. “We are also developing an integrated and culturally appropriate health care service delivery model that will focus more on primary health care and building wellness among the community. “The purpose of this model of care is to ensure that developing mental and physical health conditions are identified very early on and addressed at the community and family level before they degenerate to the point where acute medical care is required. We expect

that this new model of care will be ready to roll out from February 2014.’’ Ms Kolaric said the health service also was committed to building robust consumer and community engagement processes in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula region. “We attempted to set up a Consumer and Community Advisory Group early this year but were disappointed at the lack of response to a call for community members to nominate to join the group. “Nevertheless, we will persevere in working to develop a robust community engagement and consultation process during 2013-14. “Another major focus during 2012-13 was the building up of financial and corporate governance and management structures within the Torres Strait-NP HHS to the point where they were robust and sound enough to allow for the appointment of a Board to take over the direction of the health service,” she said.

Queensland Senator Jan McLucas is pleased to be ap- AS excited children start counting pointed Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Shadow down the weeks until Christmas, Minister for Housing and Homelessness. it’s time once again for kids to Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten announced the put their creativity to paper to Shadow Ministry in Canberra last month. help design Federal MP Warren “We have a strong team that will progress Labor Entsch’s annual Christmas Card. values and hold Tony Abbott and his government to “This year, the theme is A account. Christmas Dream,” Mr Entsch “I really look forward to serving in the mental health said. and housing and homelessness portfolios.” “It’s very broad and can Senator McLucas said the Labor Government has a mean different things to different strong track record in both of these fields. children. “Labor delivered record investment in housing during “It may be about a special person they’d like to spend our time in government but there is more work to do. “And it was Labor that gave mental health a national Christmas with, where they want profile and significantly boosted investment in this sector. to go for a holiday, it could be a dream about helping others less We need to ensure the foot isn’t taken off the pedal.” Page 18 Torres News 11 - 17 November 2013

fortunate, or a gift they’d like to give or receive.” The competition has been running for many years now and Mr Entsch said the quality and quantity of entries from around the Leichhardt electorate continued to impress him. “Last year we received more than 400 entries and the range of media used was fantastic - from collage to paint, glitter, stickers, drawing and pastel,” he said. The competition is open to all children aged from 5 years to 12 inclusive, and Mr Entsch congratulated Cairns Penny

for again coming on board as sponsor. Great prizes are up for grabs - the winning entry will receive a $150 First Penny account; second prize is a $100 First Penny account and third prize is a $50 First Penny account. There are also another five $20 accounts for outstanding designs. The First Penny account has been awarded the Best Kids Savings Account in Australia by Your Money Magazine and receives five star rating by Cannex. All schools will receive the application forms and condi-

tions of entry next week so that students can start designing. This competition will close at 9am on Friday, 15 November. Forms can also be collected from the office at 102 Grafton St, Cairns Penny, or downloaded from Mr Entsch’s website at Media/MediaReleases.aspx All entries should be sent to PO Box 14, BUNGALOW, QLD 4870. They must be the original design, in a horizontal A4 format, accompanied by a completed application form.

McLucas in Shadow post

Christmas card competition closing on Friday


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From the end of November a variety of books, CDs and DVDs in Yumplatok will be available to purchase through all the IBIS stores in the Torres Strait and Bamaga. These include a three DVD set of the Gospel of Luke with the voices of many Torres Strait people. Some of those involved in the recording were Fr Stephen Tabo, Fr Victor Joseph, Rocky Gela, Vida Warria, Gingin Harry and others. Also for sale will be a CD and book of the Gospel of Mark, read by Simeon Harry, a CD and book of Colossions, read by Maryann Savage, and the Coming of the Light Book with verses from various books of the Bibles. Next year it is planned to have Scripture books and other material available in Kala Lagaw Ya and Meriam Mir. If you have any questions you can contact Michael Corden at

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Australian public can be confident their politicians are men of integrity


Eye f the

o Cyclone

An irreverent, satirical (and totally fictional) comment upon the issues of life, by our faceless correspondent.

NOW I want to be quite clear about this, so please listen very carefully. The Prime Minister is very happy with the progress of his government and he is pleased to say that everything is proceeding according to plan. Next question, please. Oh dear, I had hoped for a more-sensible question.

Never mind, here is the official and absolutely correct answer, and I quote from a Cabinet statement : In the course of their duties as national figures, leaders and examples to society, members of the governing party are frequently required to attend social occasions. Including weddings. As our members naturally work 24 hours a day, they attend

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On behalf of the 2013 NPA Carnival Committee, Mayor & Councillors of NPA Regional Council, we would like to acknowledge & thank the following people for their assistance and valuable contribution towards the 2013 NPA Carnival. • • • • • • • • •

My Pathway • Noel & Gang • Benny & Gang K.R. Construction B&B Electrics Cape York Plumbing QLD Ambulance QLD Police Remote Area Civil Construction NPA Regional Council • James Ware • Pat Bryden & Richard Sunai • Glen Murray • EHW Crew • Francis Bowie & Charlie Wasiu Cleaners

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• Sarah Phineasa & Crew Bamaga Tavern Resort Bamaga Seisia Campgrounds Bernie’s Kai Kai Bar Positive Concreting Teams in the Carnival 4x Dart Teams Waibeniw Thaiyak 1 Waibeniw Thaiyak 2 Injinoo Basics 8x Basketball Teams • Wizards (Mens NPA) • Lions (Mens TI) • Stags (Mens TI) • TI Frankies (Womens TI) • Western Sunset Sisters

(Womens NAPRANUM) • Hornets (Womens NPA) • Top End Cruisers (Womens NPA) • Cowal Creek Stingers (Womens NPA) 10x Rugby League Teams • Bamaga Roos (NPA) • Alau Eagles (NPA) • Injinoo Crocs (NPA) • 8HB (NPA) • New Mapoon Warriors (NPA) • Chivarii Warriors (NPA) • Palm Island Stingers (PALM ISLAND) • Coen Colts (COEN) • Napranum Natives

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(NAPRANUM) • Aragun Warriors (BADU ISLAND) Billets Stall Holders QRL Referees Volunteers TSIMA (4MW) Sponsors Ropeyarn Famiy Commentators Rita Kebisu Anson Gebadi Rhonda Nawia Dance Teams U16 Rugby League teams Womens 9-aside teams 100m Sprinters

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such weddings during working hours. For this reason, it is entirely appropriate that they should claim travel and accommodation expenses. End of statement. Oh, for goodness sake! Why just you don’t leave the whole business of weddings and rugby league matches alone? You reporters are meant to

be on our side, and all you do is ask embarrassing questions. Very well; the reason members have been repaying travel expenses is not because the original claim was incorrect, but because people like you persist in trying to embarrass the Prime Minister and his colleagues. No, they do not have guilty consciences. Next question, please. No, I feel confident CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: in saying that members CLASSIFIEDS 10.30AM THURSDAY have not been claimADVERTISE your classified ing travel expenses in DOMESTIC here! Garage Sales, Meetings, VIOLENCE order to attend their Car or Boat for Sale! grandmother’s funeral. 24 Hour Service for FOR RENT OR SALE It would not be right, DV CONNECT 3 bedroom house for because the grandrent or sale - 46 Hargrave mother in question is, Telephone St, Thursday Island. Phone 0427 by definition, unable to 1800 811 811 – 415 898. hold political discussion. Lena Passi Women’s DATE CLAIMER Not like weddings. Shelter SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Our members have poKarriri Arts & Crafts Market litical discussions with Day (Hammond Island) from NPA WOMEN brides and grooms all the 9am - 2pm. time at every wedding DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH & FITNESS they attend. Another HELP question, preferably not OVERWEIGHT? DIABETES? about weddings. 24 Hour “I’ve lost 20kg & 92cm overall I see. Well, the Govin 11 weeks”. Turbo-Charge Crisis Shelter your weight loss & Skyrocket ernment maintains the your energy now. Freecall highest standards when Ph: 4069 3020 it comes to corruption, Linda 1800 671 375. so we really have nothing to apologise for. HOUSE FOR RENT Perhaps a secretary has made a mistake now HOUSE FOR RENT HORN ISLAND and again - these things 4 Bedrooms, fully fenced yard, happen. partly furnished, close to shops and You can’t blame the wharf. $500 p/wk + Bond. man concerned. Available Now I have to say you are Email: being quite unreasonPhone: 0429 479 773 able. The amounts of money involved are absolutely tiny - ten or Port Kennedy Association twenty thousand dollars. Who would dream of being corrupt over small Come along and amounts of money like grab a bargain! that? Saturday, NOVEMBEr 16, 2013 The Australian public can be confident that 9.00am to 12.00pm their politicians are port Kennedy Hall men of integrity, and For more information or to book a stall contact certainly would not be the Port Kennedy office on (07) 4069 2306 led astray by such minor sums.


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The race that stops the nation sure didn’t slow do the festivities at the Torres Hotel on Thursday Island. There was enough hats, canapés and champas to make one feel it was at Flemington.

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QUALIFYING ROUNDS RESULTS Argun Warriors 38 (Harold Mosby, Patock Tamwoy, Yamba Bowie, Maipele Morseu, Eddie Daniel, Cyprian Mossman 1 tries, Harold Mosby 3, Patock Tamwoy, Eddie Daniel 1 goal) d New Mapoon Warriors 6 (Frank Cook 1 try, Ray Misi 1 goal), Napranum Natives 24 (Morris Burke 2, Chris Johnson, Kareem Tabuai, Solomon Fauid 1 tries, Kareem Tabuai, Les Hall 1 goals) d Chivarri Warriors 16 (Harry Lui 2, Young Billy 1, Adrian Amber 1 tries), Alau Eagles 28 (Matt Bon 2, Rex Pablo, Robbie Wilson, McFarlain Baira 1, tries, Marco Wilson 3, Patrick Ropeyarn 1 goals) d Coen Colts 10 (Dylan Creek, Isaac Rokeby 1 tries, Lyall Murgha 1 goal), Roos 26 (Andreas Nona, Torres Sanimo, Travis Wadell, Guyai Binawel, Lewis Whap 1 tries, Bert Whap 3 goals) d Injinoo Crocs 14 (Windsor Bowie 3 tries, Donald Pablo 1 goal), New Mapoon Warriors 38 (Dwayne Bond, Godfrey Daniel, Aaron Bond, Frank Cook, Jack Daniel, Raymond Misi, Bruce Poi Poi 1 tries, Raymond Misi 5 goals) d Palm Island Stingers 0, 8HB Brothers 30 (Nelson Gibuma, Robbie Amber, Ricki Barba, Joe Bond, Milton Mossman 1 tries, Robbie Amber 5 goals) d Chivarii Warriors 0, Argun Warriors 20 (Patock Tamwoy 2, Maipele Morseu tries, Patock Tamwoy 2, Eddie Daniel 2 goals) d Alau Eagles 16 (Jim Baira, Robbie Wilson, Michael Peter 1 tries, Patrick Ropeyarn 2 goals), Roos 38 (Aaron Binawel, Robbie Congoo 2, Danny Yorkston, Linc Port, Bert Whap 1 tries, Bert Whap 4, Aaron Binawel 1 goals) d Napranum Natives 10 (Alfred Bond, Michael Burke 1 tries, Alfred Bond 1 goal), Argun Warriors 54 (Benaia Bowie 2, Yamba Bowie 2, Cyprian Mossman 2, Erimiah Manas, Dale Pablo, Thomas Nona, Aiona Nona tries, Patock Tamwoy 6, Dale Pablo 1 goals) d Palm Island Stingers 10 (Ralph Watson, Assan Wapau 1 tries, Elijah Treloggen 1 goal), Napranum Natives 26 (Morris Burke 2, Chris Johnson, Jimmy Jackonia, Alister Bowie 1 tries, Alfred Bond 2, Kareem Tabuai 1 goals) drew with 8HB Brothers 26 (Robbie Amber, Joe Bond, Keith Pabai, Thearon Pearson, Chastyn Bowen 1 tries, Robbie Amber 3 goals), Coen Colts 30 (Isaac Rokeby 2 Darryl Lightning 2, Peter Tuccandidgee, Karl Adams 1 tries, Lyall Murgha 2, Darby Sellars 1 goals) d New Mapoon Warriors 0, Injinoo Crocs 24 (Brendan Magala, Donald Pablo, Elia Paipai, Titom Sebasio, Gordon Pablo 1 tries, Windsor Bowie, Donald Pablo 1 goals) d Chivarii Warriors 8 (Young Billy, Benjamim Nelliman 1 tries), Alau Eagles 36 (McFarlain Baira 2, Chris Pabai 2, Robbie Wilson, Tom Motlop, Elijah Lui 1 tries, Jim Baira 2, Patrick Ropeyarn, Marco Wilson 1 goals), d Palm Island Stingers 10 (John Watson, Rick David 1 tries, John Baira 1 goal), 8HB Brothers 22 (Charlie Murgha, Joel Marama, Aiden Banu, Thearon Pearson 1 tries, Robbie Amber 2, Chastyn Bowen 1 goals) d Roos 4 (Linc Port try), Argun Warriors 26 (Masi Nona 2, Maipele Morseu, Joey Laifoo, Ricardo Laza tries, Harold Mosby 2, Yamba Bowie 1 goals) d Coen Colts 10 (Karl Adams 2 tries, Darryl Lightning 1 goal), Napranum Natives 26 (Chris Johnson 2, Alfred Bond, Morris Burke, Michael Burke 1 tries, David Reid 2, Kareem Tabaui 1 goals) d Injinoo Crocs 10 (Gabriel Eseli, Windsor Bowie 1 tries, Donald Pablo 1 goal), Alau Eagles 20 (Amos Mooka 2, Angelo Toby, Robbie Wilson 1 tries, Patrick Ropeyarn, Marco Wilson 1 goals) d New Mapoon Warriors 10 (Dally Sailor, Namoo Accoom 1 tries, Raymond Misi 1 goal), Roos 24 (Robert Congoo 2, Travis Waddell, Ted Whap 1 tries, Robert Congoo 4 goals) d Chivarii Warriors 0, Coen Colts 44 (Darryl Lightning 2, Darby Sellars, Dylan Creek, Isaac Rokeby, Robert Oui, James Williams 1 tries, Lyall Murgha 3, Steven Giblet 2, Darryl Lightning 1 goals) d Palm Island Stingers 10 (Dick Mooka, George Tamwoy 1 tries, John Watson 1 goal), 8HB Brothers 16 (Nelson Gibuma, Alick Aidan, Thearon Pearson 1 tries, Robbie Amber 2 goals) d Injinoo Crocs 14 (Boongie Bowie, Windsor Bowie, Ramsley Woosup 1 tries, Donald Pablo 1 goal). POINTS AFTER QUALIFYING ROUNDS Pool A: 8HB Brothers 16.5p 1, Roos 15p 2, Napranum Natives 11.5p 3, Injinoo Crocs 6.5p 4, Chivarii Warriors 0.5p 5. Pool B: Argun Warriors 18.5p 1, Alau Eagles 14.5p 2, Coen Colts 11p 3, New Mapoon 6p 4, Palm Island Stingers 0p 5. INDIVIDUAL PLAYER AWARDS Player of carnival: Windsor Bowie (Injinoo Crocs), Best back: Robbie Congoo (Roos), Best Forward: Matt Bon (Alau Eagles), Player of Grand Final: Eddie Daniel (Argun Warriors).



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events team lead by Aldene Reuben. The whole event was well organised and ran virtually on time. TEAMS Grand final sides as per the official team sheets: ARGUN WARRIORS: Harold Mosby, Patock Tamwoy, Benaia Bowie, Yamba Bowie, Weldon Matasia, Maipele Morseu, Eddie Daniel, Dick Mills, Aiona Nona, Masi Nona, Ricardo Laza, Tallie Nona, Remus Phineasa, Tupoa Ahmat, Thomas Nona, Joey Laifoo, Philomon Eseli, Dale Pablo, Cyprian Mossman, Jamal Nona, Joey Mareko, Jack David, Tolowa Nomoa, George Morseu, Joey Tamwoy, Erimiah Manas, Pafita Nona, Evan Nona, Michael Bowie and Sai Sanimo. 8HB BROTHERS which included many of Torres Strait Island and/or NPA descent was: Wimple Guligo, Nelson Gibuma, Kalani Anau, Albert Bond, Nathan Pabai, Robbie Amber, Charlie Murgha, Leon Bond, Ricki Barba, Arthur Gibuma, Noel Underwood, Edward Ingui, Joel Marama, Joe Bond, Keith Pabai, Hayden Brown, Oscar Fourmile, Alick Gaidan, Ralph Marama, Aiden Banu, Thearon Pearson, Chastyn Bowen, Erra Bond, Francis Tamwoy, Franchelon Gibuma, Milton Mossman, Ralph Barlow. SCORES GRAND FINAL: Argun Warriors 46 (Eddie Daniel 3, Benaia Bowie 2, Yamba Bowie, Patock Tamwoy, Dale Pablo 1 tries, Patock Tamwoy 5, Harold Mosby, Dale Pablo 1 goals) beat 8HB Brothers 12 (Thearon Pearson, Noel Underwood 1 tries, Robbie Amber 2 goals), SEMI-FINALS: Argun Warriors 22 (Dale Pablo 2, Yamba Bowie, Aiona Nona 1 tries, Patock Tamwoy 2, Harold Mosby 1 goals) d Roos 12 (Travis Waddell, Bert Whap 1 tries, Bert Whap 2 goals). 8HB Brothers 26 (Charlie Murgha 2, Kalani Anau, Oscar Fourmile, Keith Pabai 1 tries, Robbie Amber 3 goals) d Alau Eagles 18 (Amos Mooka, McFarlain Baira, Malin Nakachi, Daniel Mairu 1 tries, Marco Wilson 1 goal). << Qualifying match scores on Page 22.

Report by ALF WILSON, Photos by ROGER BARTLETT QUALITY Badu Island side Argun Warriors took out the grand final of the Dan Ropeyarn Memorial Northern Peninsula Area Cup (NPA) rugby league carnival at Bamaga, beating another star-studded side 8HB Brothers from New Mapoon 46-12. Ten sides competed in two pools of five at the QRL sanctioned carnival from October 31 to November 2 at Bamaga’s Yusia Ginau Oval. Referees travelled from Cairns, including Northern Division Regional Co-ordinator David Maiden. The other teams were Injinoo Crocs, Alau Eagles, New Mapoon, Palm Island Stingers, Napranum Natives, Coen Colts, Roos and Chivarii Warriors. Players and supporters were there from the NPA, Torres Strait Islands, Cape York and even as far away as Cairns, Yarrabah, Townsville and Palm Island. Newcastle Knights NRL player Travis Waddell lined up with the Roos, with 20 qualifying matches held to determine who would meet in the semifinals. In the final analysis strong defence was one of the reasons for the Argun victory which complemented their abundance of attacking flair. In their qualifying games Argun scored 138 points and conceded just 42. By comparison 8HB Brothers also had good defence in the lead-up matches scoring 94 and conceded 44. Argun Warriors were coached by Tala Nona and the manager was Barry Nona. Argun Warriors founder and team organiser Keiji Bowie told the Torres News that the stand outs in the forwards were Masi Nona, Ricardo Laza, Dicky Mills and Joe Tamwoy. “Everybody played well and we went through undefeated. Others who went really well included Maipele Morseu, Yamba Bowie, Benaia Bowie, Eddie Daniel and Aiona Nona. Our coach Tala Nona inspired the boys,” Keiji said. Player of carnival was Windsor Bowie (Injinoo Crocs), best back Robbie Congoo (Roos), best forward: Matt Bon (Alau Eagles), and player of grand final: Eddie Daniel (Argun Warriors). QRL Northern Division Regional Co-ordinator and referee David Maiden told the Torres News the NPA players had been participating in a six-week 9’s competition in the lead-up to the NPA carnival in order to gain match fitness and conditioning. “It seemed to pay dividends with the local teams being very competitive against all visiting sides. “It also saw local referee George Sailor who only turned 15 on Thursday officiate in the match between two local sides, alongside Peter McKinnon who controlled the Cairns and District Rugby League grand final. “George did a very good job and has a promising career ahead of him if he decides to continue refereeing,” David said. Thanks to the hard work of the NPA Regional Council

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Argun Warriors challenge Dingoes



We still think we are the best and are willing to prove it.

IMPERIOUS Badu Island side Argun Warriors want to challenge Murri Knockout winners Southern Dingoes to a match for the title of best All Blacks rugby league side in Queensland. The challenge was inspired by Argun Warriors taking out the $20,000 first prize for winning the NPA Dan Ropeyarn Memorial Cup

at Bamaga earlier this month, << See report and photos, Pages 22 and 23. Emotions were running high for Argun Warriors organiser Keiji Bowie after his side took out the NPA Carnival. “We still reckon we are the champion Queensland All Blacks carnival side. and we would like to challenge Southern Dingoes to play us at a neutral location, such

as Rockhampton, which is midway between us,” he said. Mr Bowie said his side was ready to meet Southern Dingoes soon before they play Newcastle Yowies early next year for the title of Australia’s best All Blacks side. “We still think we are the best and are willing to prove it,” he said. Torres News has been unable to contact Southern Dingoes for a comment.

From left are Beneia Bowie, Keiji Bowie, Yamba Bowie and Boyd Bowie.

THE CHALLENGE Keiji Bowie was overjoyed that his beloved Argun Warriors had taken out the prestigious Bamaga carnival beating 8HB Brothers easily in the final. That followed Argun Warriors’ victory in the decider of the Island of Origin Series on Badu Island in early July when they beat Koey Buay Wagadagam 36-18. But something was still missing for Keiji at the back of his heart despite the thrill of winning the Torres Strait and NPA double. Between those carnivals, Argun Warriors had contested the 2013 Arthur Beetson Murri Knockout in Ipswich during September where they were attempting to defend their title. Argun Warriors had won the 2012 Murri Knockout grand final which qualified them to meet the winner of the NSW Knockout Carnival - Newcastle Yowies - last February at Davies Park in Brisbane. The 28-24 win over the Yowies earned Argun Warriors the title of Australia’s best All Blacks rugby league side and that Murri versus Koori showdown was dubbed an Indigenous State of Origin. But for Argun Warriors disaster struck during the 2013 Murri Knockout after they were undefeated in their qualifying games (two wins and a draw) over the first two days.

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Argun Warriors finished sixth on the ladder of the 26 teams in the Men’s Deadly Choices division. They qualified for the elimination semi-finals featuring the top 16 teams in which Argun Warriors met another Torres Strait Islander side, Wagadagam Storm, with many players of Mabuiag descent. Argun Warriors trailed 22-16 until the final minute when they scored a try reducing the deficit to 22-20. Argun kicked a conversion from near the sideline after the ful-ltime siren sounded. Carnival rules, on initial appearance, gave Argun Warriors the win as they had scored first and triumphant players celebrated ready for a quarter-finals’ appearance and a probable march to back-to-back titles at the rich $50,000 prize. However a protest was fired in when it was claimed that noted goal kicker Harold Mosby had been inter-changed after the final try was scored. Rules did indicate that unlimited interchange was allowable and the required 25 players were on the team sheets according to Argun officials. The protest was upheld by officials resulting in Argun Warriors being disqualified and Wagadagam Storm advanced to the quarter- finals. That is now history hence the Argun Warriors challenge to Southern Dingoes.

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