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News & events of the Kaurareg homeland of Kaiwalagal, the Torres Strait homeland, and Cape York homelands of the Anggamuthi, Atambaya, Wuthathi, Yadhaykenu and Gudang Peoples

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Erub fashion designers show their stuff on national catwalk

AILAN Pasin, Erub Art’s fashion designers, got to showcase their designs at the Australian Indigenous Fashion Week earlier this month in Sydney. More on Page 5.>> Julia Thaiday models Sand Lion by Ellarose Savage, one of the pieces to appear in the Indigenous Fashion Week catwalk. Photo: Lynnette Griffiths.

Dental crisis ‘completely unacceptable’ By AARON SMITH SENATOR Nigel Scullion has slammed Queensland Health’s neglect of dental care in the region, when he visited Torres Strait earlier this month. “It is completely unacceptable that people in the Torres Strait don’t get access

to dental care,” Senator Scullion said. “We have to remember that dental care is not just about your mouth, dental care is also about heart failure, as poor dental health and heart failure and chronic disease all go hand-in-hand,” he said. Acting Chief Executive Officer at Torres Strait and

Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service Philip Davies admitted it is a “less than ideal situation”. “Unfortunately the situation is that we are not able to offer any dental services, either treatment or prevention to the Outer Islands,” Mr Davies said. Five Outer Island commu-

nities have dental chairs but all have fallen into disrepair and Mr Davis is not sure when, if ever, they had been in use. Erub resident Ms Phoebe Pilot said there has never been a dentist at her island in the 10 years she has lived there. Continued Page 2. >>

Painful state of dental care on Outer Islands

* No dentist has visited Erub in last 10 years: Resident • Family puts lives at risk to see dentist on Thursday Island • Senator shocked to discover the mobile dental van is still sitting idle • Queensland Health: ‘Not able to offer any dental services, either treatment or prevention, to the Outer Islands.’ • Queensland Health promises to review the situation • Queensland Health confident of solution ‘before year’s end’


Dental crisis ‘completely unacceptable’

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<< From Page 1 Ms Pilot has twice this year nearly been lost at sea, trying to bring young children into Thursday Island by dinghy to visit the region’s only dental clinic. Mr Davies has since promised to review the situation, with a dental expert arrived before the end of the month. Mr Davies is confident a solution can be worked out before the year’s end. “This is one of the reasons I have moved quickly to initiate a review into dental health services in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula,” he said. “I expect this review to be completed by mid-May and we will then be able to start making real progress towards improving dental services to the outer islands. “One of the terms of reference of this review will be to identify and tap into any additional funding sources that could enable us to improve the delivery of dental services in our region, through either the public or private sectors, or a combination of both. “If the Federal Government is able to help us connect with such funding sources, we would be more than happy to collaborate with them to do so,” Mr Davies said. Senator Scullion was shocked to discover that the mobile Dental Drover unit that was commissioned three years ago to address this need is still sitting idle. “As I understand it couldn’t get up the ramps off the barge, but that was three years ago.” The Dental Drover, an $800,000 white elephant, was initially designed to service the outer islands, but has been plagued with problems, including mechanic

Car theft rampage: Lock your vehicles

ABOVE: Three-years-old, $800,000 dental van designed for the Outer Islands on the Torres Strait has never been used. It is sitting on blocks in Weipa. RIGHT: Senator Nigel Scullion. issues, staffing shortages and an uncertainty it was even capable to get off the barge and into the outer Island communities that desperately need it. It is now sitting idle in a shed in Weipa. Mr Davies has not ruled out bringing the Dental Drover back up to Torres Strait. Senator Scullion said he will be reviewing what sort of level of amenity is required in the region. “My people need a visiting dentist to go to the Outer Islands and that they have the required infrastructure there.”

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SGT Jamie Horn, Officer-in-Charge of Thursday Island Police Station, urges once again for residents to lock up their cars and to not leave the keys in the vehicle. His latest appeals comes after four cars were stolen between Sunday evening, April 13, and Monday morning April 14. One of the cars was stolen from the Seaswift Depot and another from Tamwoy Town was smashed through a fence after hitting a telegraph pole. “This are opportunist crimes; they would not occur if people took basic precautions like locking up and not leaving keys inside,” SGT Horn said. Other crimes on Thursday Island include continued vandalism and graffiti that have been occurring over the last few weeks.

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Saibai artist wins 2014 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award by guest judge Franchesca Cubillo, Chair of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and Senior Advisor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, and community representatives Victor McGrath and Alo Tapim. Community members still have a

SAIBAI Island artist Vincent Babia was named Winner of the 2014 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award in opening night celebrations held at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre last Wednesday night. Mr Babia received the $7000 Award from Torres Strait Regional Authority Chairman Joseph Elu for his lino print depicting the legend of Adhebuiya. Mr Elu congratulated Mr Babia and commended all participating artists for contributing outstanding pieces to the exhibition. “As usual the variety of works entered into the Award has been impressive and reflective of the rich diversity of artistic practice in our communities,” Mr Elu said. “I thank all artists involved for their continued support and contribution to the growing recognition of Torres Strait Islander art and culture both nationally and abroad.” Adhe Buiya was selected from 45 works submitted by artists throughout 13 communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area

chance to vote for their favourite work, which will decide the winner of the $1,500 People’s Choice Award. Entries can be made until May 9 by visiting the Gab Titui Cultural Centre. The 7th Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award will be on display at Gab Titui until July 4, 2014.


Other Award winners In addition to the Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Winner, more than $8000 in prizes was awarded across seven categories: Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Runner-Up was awarded to McFarlen Brian Bowie for his work, Apu and Kazi Dhangal. Best Cultural Artefact was awarded to Jimmy Thaiday for his work, Gaba Gaba. Best Craft Work was awarded to Jean Tamwoy for her work, Ngau Aingu Garrpathamai Bugit (My Food Collecting Basket). Best Work on Paper was awarded to Tony Harry for his work, Iron Men Wooden Boats. Best Work on Canvas was awarded to Gordon Hammond for his work, Waubin and Epili. Best Secondary School Work was awarded to Michealine Fauid for her work, Sagerwazer. The National Museum of Australia History Through Art Award was awarded to Ceferino Sabatino for his work, Clinging for Life. This award, which was introduced for the first time in 2011, recognises artworks that best capture aspects of the histories of Torres Strait Islander lives and experiences. Highly Commended awards also went to Alma Sailor (Erub), George Nona (Badu), John Dorante (Hammond Island), Nathan Bob (Hammond Island) and Wasie Tardent (Thursday Island). Commended awards went to Cessa Nakata (Thursday Island), Delizah Levi (St Pauls Community), George Pedro (Thursday Island), Ruth Neru Doolah (Horn Island) and Sam Bon (Thursday Island).

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DATE CLAIMER – NPA CULTURAL FESTIVAL The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council is proud to announce that we are hosting our very own inaugural NPA Cultural Festival this year. This exciting event is open to all Nations of the Torres Strait and Mainland Australia. Come, share and experience a diversity of cultural explosion on ‘red dust country’. This explosive event is a must for your calendar and is not to be missed. Festival Dates: 2nd – 4th October 2014 in the Northern Peninsula Area. For more information please contact NPARC Festival Coordinator Cassandra Adidi on: 0458 051 986 or 40 486 606 at NPA Regional Council Office – New Mapoon or Email:

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ANZAC DAY SERVICE Friday, April 25, 2014 Notice

The 99th Anniversary of ANZAC DAY will be held as follows with the special attendance of the Chief of Army Lieutenant General D.L Morrison AO.  Dawn Service (Green Hill Fort) at 5.30am Dawn Service participants are encouraged to walk to Green Hill and advised to carry a torch due to the early morning darkness.  ANZAC Parade (from Post Office to ANZAC Memorial Park) at 9 am The ANZAC Parade will assemble at the Post Office at 8.30am for 9am start and Ex-servicemen and other official groups are encouraged to participate in the march.  Memorial Service (Anzac Memorial Park) commencing at 9.30am The Memorial Service will include the traditional ANZAC Day addresses and wreath laying ceremony by Service personnel. During the service organisations and family members representing servicemen who served in campaigns will be announced to lay a wreath.

A YOUNG Flatback turtle (above tangled in the ghost net) was recently found entangled in an abandoned fishing net on Cable Beach at Horn Island before being rescued by a ranger from the Torres Strait Regional Authority’s Land and Sea Management Unit. Off duty TSRA ranger mentor Stan Lui found the turtle Mr Lui found the seven-year-old turtle stranded on the foreshore while walking his dogs. TSRA Chairperson Mr Joseph Elu said it was a timely reminder that marine debris is moving through Torres Strait on the currents.

“Abandoned fishing nets from South-east Asia, also known as ‘ghost nets’, drift on the currents, indiscriminately entangling marine life and threatening species that are central to Torres Strait culture,” Mr Elu said. After cutting the turtle free of the net, Mr Lui took it home and treated its cuts and abrasions in his bathtub before setting it free five days later. Ghost nets are just a part of the many types of marine debris that are fouling the otherwise pristine coastline of Island communities in the Torres Strait.

Mr Elu said flatback turtles are listed as a vulnerable species and this particular one was very fortunate to have been rescued by one of our Rangers. “Every year, many turtles are caught in ghost nets from outside the Torres Strait. All fishers must remain vigilant in our waters,” he said. Mr Elu praised Mr Lui for his quick action to rescue and care for the injured turtle. Ghost nets also pose a risk to shipping and could potentially lead to a major incident in the region.

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Torres Strait maritime training program takes out national award AN innovative training program designed to develop the seafaring skills of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people and improve maritime safety in the region has been recognised at a national level. The Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania took out top honours in the “Excellence in

Industry Promotion” category at the Transport and Logistic Industry Skills Council’s 2014 Awards for Excellence. The awards offer the opportunity to recognise and celebrate exceptional achievements and contributions made by organisations in training and workforce development in the Industry. Representatives from

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the maritime training department joined AMC Board Chairman Dr Michael Vertigan AC to accept the award at a gala event in Melbourne on Thursday, April 10. A M C Vo c a t i o n a l Education and Training Manager Jarrod Weaving welcomed the accolade, saying it was testament to the dedication of his team. “We are fortunate to have a group of committed trainers who are focused on providing an outstanding learning experience to all of our students,” Mr Weaving said. “This award is recognition of the team effort that went into planning, developing and

From left: Award presenter Paul Kahlert (All Purpose Transport), Jarrod Weaving (AMC Vocational Education and Training Manager), Ruth Findlater (AMC maritime trainer), Paul Brown (AMC maritime trainer), Adrian Davidson (Australian Maritime Safety Authority), Koeygab Pabai (trained by AMC) and Robert Adams (TLISC CEO). delivering the program deliver three Coxswain Safety Authority, Mari- the program on board and helps reaffirm our an d M ar in e En g in e time Safety Queensland, t h e t r a i n i n g v e s s e l mission statement to be Driver 3 courses as Torres Strait Regional Elizabeth II and are now Australia’s national cen- part of the Torres Strait Authority and Queens- formally qualified with a nationally-recognised tre for maritime training, Marine Safety Program; land Police. A total of 43 stu- certificate and commereducation and research.” a partnership between AMC was invited to the Australian Maritime dents have completed cial licence.

Study finds nine unique coral species in Torres Strait TSRA Ranger Troy Stow records a unique coral find. RECENT marine research recorded almost 100 species of corals for the first time in the Torres Strait and nine that were not previously known to live in Australian waters. The Land and Sea Management Unit of the Torres Strait Regional Authority’s (TSRA) Environmental Management Program, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Queensland Museum, identified 279 coral species and 301 species of reef fish in the Torres Strait. The project was jointly funded by AIMS and the

Australian Government’s National Environmental Research Program. “We expected to find a lot of species on these reefs and the more we have looked the more we have found,” Dr Hugh Sweatman from AIMS said. The communities of coral and reef fish differed at central sites from those at eastern sites. Scientists also found an abundance of temperaturesensitive corals on the southeastern reef flat at Mer, which have decreased in population size since they were first

described 100 years ago. Mer Island is the only survey location where diseases of corals are common in the region. It is also where the coral-feeding crown-of-thorns starfish was first collected from the reef flat in 1913, which were also recorded on neighbouring reefs in the recent 2013 surveys. TSRA Chairman Mr Joseph Elu said he was pleased with the results of the research project. “The project has increased the capacity of rangers to participate in the reef monitor-

ing alongside scientists and better understand our local marine environment and the importance of continuing to care for this natural asset,” Mr Elu said. Reefs at Mer, Poruma, Aureed, Masig and Erub islands were surveyed and results are reported in a Preliminary Report on Surveys of Biodiversity of Fishes and Corals in Torres Strait. The TSRA’s Environmental Management Program continues to monitor and assess coral reef health and marine biodiversity in partnership with AIMS.


Erub fashion designers on national catwalk

Lavinia Ketchell, Julia Thaiday and Pasepa Thaiday model Ailan Pasin clothing.

Samantha Harris in outfit by designer Grace Lee. Photo: Janie Barrett (SMH).

ERUB fashion designers, Ailan Pasin, made their debut at the Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW), which opened April 11 in Sydney. They were with 30 other designers, artists and performers, all showcasing their work. It featured a diverse range of traditional and

contemporary designs from emerging designers and already established industry names. The Erub artists have worked collaboratively with young designer Grace Lillian Lee and artist Lynnette Griffiths to produce their first collection 'Body Language' which features a series of digitally printed

silks and cottons. Ailan Pasin aims to make wearable clothes and accessories for women interested in art, fashion and culture. The garments feature drawings and prints telling unique island stories. AIFW aims to assist in Indigenous economic development and to promote

Garments by Ailan Pasin - Erub Arts, images courtesy of Steven Carter of Jets digital printing.

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Clutch excavation - Aaron Ketchell, Justin Smith and Noel Baker. INSET and RIGHT: Green turtle hatchling BELOW: Green turtle - juvenile resting

Future for Green Turtles looks good in Torres Strait

RECENT surveys in the Torres Strait confirm that Maizub Kaur (Bramble Cay) is successfully producing many green turtle hatchlings for future generations despite their endangered status. The surveys were conducted by Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Rangers in partnership with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection - Threatened Species Branch biodiversity survey team from James Cook University (JCU). TSRA Chairman Mr Joseph Elu commended the work put in by all participants and the collaboration between the TSRA’s Land and Sea Management Unit and the JCU

biodiversity survey team. “The research confirmed high rates of hatchling and emergence success, which is a great outcome for the future generations of green turtles on Maizub Kaur,” Mr Elu said. “The TSRA’s Land and Sea Management Unit participates in co-operative research to monitor and better understand the marine biodiversity in the Torres Strait.” TSRA’s Land Project Manager Shaun Barclay, together with Rangers Aaron Ketchell, Noel Baker and JCU researchers Ian Gynther, David Fell, Alastair Freeman and Justin Smith, found many turtles still nesting on the island, with 155 return tracks recorded on the shoreline

over the three days of the study. They also managed to excavate and count 17 nests, in which 64 per cent of the eggs laid were fully developed and, therefore, able to become hatchlings and successfully leave the nest to make their way to the water. The survey team constructed trenches on key areas of the islands shoreline to monitor and record hatchlings to find out how many made their way to the water over a measured distance and time. Using the figures captured from the 80-metre sample trench line, the team estimated that on average, 290 hatchings per hour successfully reach the water off Maizub Kaur.

Nicholls refuses to rule out Ergon depot closures: Union

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AS Cyclone Ita was bearing down on Far North Queensland, many of the communities preparing for its wrath faced another significant threat to their existence, the proposed closure of their Ergon depots, the Electrical Trades Union says. The ETU says: “Treasurer Tim Nicholls, following his secret invitee-only gathering in Toowoomba last week where reports conclude that the Treasurer, when asked specifically whether he would rule out further Ergon depot closures, he refused to do so. “This revelation follows similar comments he made about the future of depots on ABC radio last week when he said: the Government is keen to explore options for private sector investment in Ergon Energy. “There has been some concern about possible changes to how small Ergon Energy depots in rural communities would operate in the future. “In Longreach last week, Mr Nicholls said no decision had been made, but options were being considered.” An angry ETU State organiser Stuart Traill said the Treasurer was cutting the bush adrift and his weasel words would be cold comfort for already understaffed

Ergon workers in far north Queensland who faced the wrath of Cyclone Ita, List of depots that will be directly involved in clean-up efforts, which could also face closure and/or privatisation under the LNPs policy: Thursday Island, Bamaga, Cooktown, Mossman, Ravenshoe, Charters Towers, Georgetown, Normanton, Hughenden. “The men and women on the frontl ine, the people who will put their lives on the line to get the power back on after what we think will be a category 4 cyclone, are dead set heroes, and Nicholls treats them like this. It’s a bloody disgrace, he should hang his head in shame” Mr Traill said, the image of Newman and his PR spin doctors wandering around looking for photo opportunities while communities face isolation and the prospect of losing their Ergon depot shows where the Government’s priorities lie”all spin, no substance”. Mr Traill reiterated the Union’s call for a binding Referendum on asset sales to be held this year and also called on “the Premier and his Ministers to categorically rule out closing any more Ergon depots and further the Union calls on the Government to immediately abandon their plans for further jobs cuts in the industry.”

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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.

Bach Beach, Thursday Island. Photo by Viviane Silva.

Third Tuesday of the month. Torres Shire Council monthly meeting, Council Chambers TI 9am. Every Thursday: TI Bowls Club Social Games from 6pm.

APRIL Mon 21. Easter Monday. Fri 25. Anzac Day


Sat 3. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon. Thu 8 - 11. Touch Football Championships, TI. Sat 17. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon. Sat 17. KRL Seniors (Men and Women) season commences, Thursday Island. Mon 26. National Sorry Day. Tues 27. National Reconciliation Week begins. Sat 31. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon.


Tues 3. Mabo Day. Fri 6. National NAIDOC Week starts. Mon 9. Queen's Birthday. Sat 14. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon. Sat 28. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon.

JULY TBA. Regional NAIDOC Awards Evening. TBA. Torres Shire Family Fun Day, Friday Island. Sat 12. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon. Sat 26. Mini markets, PKA Hall, TI, 9am-noon.

AUGUST Mon 4. National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day.

CHURCH SERVICES Anglican, All Souls and Saint Bartholomew Church meets weekly at 10am at 124 Douglas St Thursday Island Independent Church Parish of the Resurrection TI, Morning Prayer Sundays 10am, Evening Service 7pm Parish of St Bethel,131 William Cr Bamaga NPA, Sundays 10am Uniting Church, 114 Douglas St Thursday Island, Sundays 10am

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Andrew Bolt is wrong: He needs a history lesson COLUMIST Andrew Bolt appears to have started a ‘no’ campaign to constitutional change re the recognition of Indigenous people In Bolt’s attack on Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes, who is Aboriginal, in the article “No Goodes will come of change” (Cairns Post 9/4/14), he objected to remarks by Goodes about Australia’s past history of treating Indigenous people by saying: “Our past was never so vicious.” Bolt needs a history lesson. Making Goodes Australian of the Year was meant to be a unifying factor in our history, not an opportunity to bring further division which is what Bolt’s article does. Bolt says he wants to remove racism but one must wonder if he is trying to promote it instead. His statement, ‘Say no to racism. Say no to racial division. Say no to this change in our constitution’ follows a misrepresentation of the campaign of Recognise of which Goodes has become a public face and the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians. I have been campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote on constitutional change to recognise Indigenous Australians and to remove racism from the constitution. I have also been educating the public and encouraging the government to raise public awareness of the issues prior to holding the referendum.

Research over concern for coastal zone well-being I AM writing to invite those in your readership, who currently volunteer for coastal environmental organisations, to participate in my research. I am a CQU PhD candidate and I am exploring the leadership, management, culture and community interaction and volunteer experience of these organisations along Australia’s eastern coastline. The focus of my research is driven by my concern for the wellbeing of our coastal zone that is at the very heart of our own wellbeing. Increasing coastal populations growth, economic

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Norman Miller presenting his Boomaerang Petition to Speaker Bronwyn Bishop last year in Canberra. It is important for the public gather personally but people can of their rights at the point of to have input into what the also go onto a website to sign the nationhood. wording is that will be put to petition - www.barbara-millerThe right to vote for Indigthe Australian people in the enous people came in 1962 for upcoming referendum and that it I will be campaigning on all states except Queensland is held in the right timing when the theme “Australians Making where it was granted in 1965. awareness of the issues is high. History”. This was prior to the 1967 I presented a petition with Bolt is incorrect when he says referendum which changed the over 2,000 signatures to the ‘the Constitution has never been constitution to give Indigenous House of Representatives which used to stop Aborigines voting’. people the right to be counted in was tabled in Parliament and This is one of the many issues the census as people rather than Hansard on 12 December 2013, covered in my wife Barbara flora and fauna. the last sitting day of Parliament Miller’s book, “William Cooper: He wants to bolt us into past for the year. It was based on the Gentle Warrior” about one of discriminatory practices and recommendations of the Expert our early Aboriginal campaign- misrepresent the nuts and bolts Panel. ers for the ‘uplift’ of his people of the recommendations of the Prior to this, my wife and I as he called it. She records Expert Panel on Constitutional spent a week campaigning in that all Australians, including Recognition of Indigenous federal parliament, handing over Aborigines were British citizens Australians. a giant painted boomerang to prior to Australia becoming a Aboriginal people say when Speaker of the House, Bronwyn nation. It was the passing of the you throw a boomerang, it Bishop on 21 November last Commonwealth Franchise Act will return but we never want year. It read “No Racism in the 1902 and the Commonwealth of to see a return to policies of Constitution” and had about 360 Australia Constitution Act 1900 discrimination. signatures on it. which meant that Indigenous Norman Miller I plan to continue my people were not included as citiCentre for International campaign aiming for 10,000 zens of Australia and could not Reconciliation and Peace Inc. signatures, most of which he will vote. Aborigines were stripped Cairns

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Torres Strait Islands to get their own voice on radio By AARON SMITH ALL the communities of the Torres Strait will soon be receiving their own radio station, staffed by people from their own communities to provide content relevant to them. The ambitious project, funded by the TSRA, is being implemented by Jaan Torv, an American based on Thursday Island for the last two years. “Most of the Outer Islands have the facilities already there but they have been in operative for a number of years and we recently did an evaluation. “The good news is that it’s all doable and we ex-

pect to get to close to half the stations back on air within a few months. “We are just providing these communities the technical platform, and the programming will be self-determined. It will be very supportive of unique island cultures. Each of the Island stations will be low-powered FM stations designed to cover the island that they service. Jaan’s goal is to upgrade the stations with state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment, and putting in industrial-grade equipment in rather than domestic grade. It is a project that has

taken two years to date, but, when it is completed, there will be a total of 16 radios stations operating in the region. Jaan explained that part of the charter of Torres Strait Island Media Association Inc (TSIMA) is to get these stations up and running. “TSIMA has never been closer than we are now to achieving that and the TSRA have been absolutely fantastic in their support. “Also, almost without exception, the islands have been very supportive of this too. This will give them a voice.” Jaan has a background

in broadcasting, radio, television and motion pictures. “I specialise in taking on troubled broadcasting facilities, which this is most definitely one. “We just need to get out there with some seasoned engineers and fix them up, it’s not rocket science. “We can work quickly and efficiently, as we know what the problems are and we can roll them out one by one. There will be paid salary staff, recruited from each community running the radio stations, which Jaan sees as a great opportunity for people. T h e c o m -

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munity radio station on Erub has been running continuously and Jaan thinks its a good example for the others to follow. “Darnley is a beautiful radio station, beautifully run, Walter Lui has done a superb job and if we can run them all like that, then everybody will be happy, and that’s our intention.” The other big news Jaan is excited about is the development of a recording studio on Thursday Island at 4MW’s facility, which should be open by the end of June. “It will be state-of-theart and equal to anything within a thousand kilometres and it will be available to Torres Strait Islanders through the Gab Titui Cultural Centre. “ We a l s o h a v e a generator installed and three phase power backup we can continue unaffected during power outages and a micro link to a bypass Telstra outage installed, all this means programming will not be interrupted. “We have also laid 3km of data cabling inside the building here and also have built a radio station at the Tagai State College which feeds in here to the station at 4MW.”

Jaan Torv on top of Green Fort Hill under the transmitter tower.

The Malu Titan. FOR the first time, Seaswift is offering the chance to cruise the outer Torres Strait islands to be launched next month. Sea Swift’s MV Malu Titan, a real working cargo barge, operates a weekly freight service between Horn Island and various islands of the Torres Strait, as well as down the western side of Cape York Peninsula to Weipa and Aurukun. Members of the general public will now be able to experience this region with a choice of four- or seven-night cruises Sea Swift Marine Manager Captain Terry Russell said the

new cruise, which departs from Horn Island every Sunday from May 4, provides a once-in-alifetime opportunity for tourists to enjoy this truly unique experience. “The outer Torres Strait islands offer some of the most stunning locations you are ever likely to see,” said Captain Russell. “However, before now, due to inaccessibility tourists have never had the opportunity to cruise around this incredible island group. “Enjoy a sunset champagne with dinner as you cruise through

the islands, watch dolphins swim along the vessel, and enjoy the beautiful Top End of Australia. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience cruising in one of the most stunning parts of our country.” The Malu Titan is a 50 metrelong flat-bottom landing barge operated by northern Australia shipping company Sea Swift, and is operated by a highly experienced and courteous crew to stringent safety standards. “Make sure you tick this totally unique adventure off your bucket list,” added Captain Russell.

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DV study points to long-term suffering EARLY findings from a survey of domestic violence victims have uncovered the devastating legacy it imposes on the day-to-day lives of Australian women long after the cycle of violence ends. A research partnership between the University of South Australia and Curtin University has already heard from 175 women who have come forward to tell their story of domestic violence. Their stories reveal that women who are subject to domestic violence are living with the devastating impact sometimes decades after the violence has ended.

The early results of the survey show that the legacy of domestic violence has profound effects on all aspects of women’s lives, particularly in key areas of housing, employment and mental health. Some of the early findings show: • More than 50% of the women have had to change their jobs, hours of work or job type as a result of the domestic violence; • 65% reported that the reason to change jobs was having to move away from the perpetrator or they felt unable to perform their job properly due to lack of confidence

and self-esteem; • Before the domestic violence, the majority of women were in a jointly owned home and have since moved to private rental with an increase in housing costs; • More than 30 % of the women have had to make a significant geographical move as a result of the domestic violence; and • The majority of women reported that they had very good mental health before the violence but their mental health was very poor as a result of the violence, including reporting high levels of anxiety, depression and fear.


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Torres Strait Islander Naval recruits set sail for a new future A LARGE number of Torres Strait Island recruits have joined with fellow Indigenous recruits for the first of two intakes in the Defence Indigenous Development Programme hosted by the Navy in Cairns and around Australia this year. Proud family and friends watched on as 23 new recruits attended Defence Force Recruiting in Cairns, where they took part in the affirmation ceremony and received their confirmation of enlistment certificates. The programme aims to provide skills, experiences and knowledge to assist the recruits to enlist directly into the armed forces once the six month programme is successfully completed. It also aims to provide young Indigenous adults with continuous employment of their choice in the Defence Force. Last year’s graduate class were all enlisted after the programme graduation parade, based on their own efforts.

This year recruits have come from communities in NSW all the way to the Torres Strait and is gaining much credibility in the defence forces as Commodore Andrew Smith said: “DIDP recruits usually

do very well at HMAS Cerberus and often become squad leaders,” as he welcomed the recruits to the programme. Two of the new recruits who were just about to depart after the

ceremony for Cerberus in Melbourne were Alan Anderson, from Normanton, and Naomi Singleton, from Cairns; both were looking forward to all the new experiences ahead,

Alan said he was very excited about leaving for Cerberus and getting a taste of Navy life and experiencing a little bit of recruitment training. He hopes to become a boats Bosun and take part in boarding parties as well as other duties. “I used to be a Park Ranger for four years and always wanted to join the military and see the world,” he said. Naomi said she wanted to become a Marine Technician and experience all the different types of areas she can specialise in. “I wanted to travel and have a stable career and plenty of great mates.” “I used to do office work and found it too restrictive and not satisfying. I wanted to be challenged,” Naomi said. For more information on the Defence Indigenous Development Programme or to enquire about the second intake later this year contact Warrant Officer Don Bowie on 07 4048 8000 or email dbowie@

ABOVE: Torres Strait Island recruits after the affirmation ceremony held in Cairns recently. RIGHT: Alan Anderson and Naomi Singleton. LEFT: Indigenous recruits after the affirmation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Programme held in Cairns recently.

Island & Cape rebrands to IAC Wholesale ISLAND and Cape is rebranding to Interstate & Country (IAC Wholesale) following a period of business expansion into a wholesale division. Island and Cape’s retail division will continue to trade as Island & Cape Retail Enterprises. The new IAC Wholesale entity includes a new logo and website. IAC Wholesale will continue to provide all regular wholesale services, including distribution of food

and goods to remote communities in the Torres Strait, Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf of Carpentaria, as well as urban areas across northern Australia. IAC Wholesale Chief Executive Officer John Smith (left) said: “We understand the Island and Cape name is synonymous with quality products and customer service, and this will continue within the retail division.” “However, due to our retail division’s recent transition, and the

growth within the wholesale division, we felt it important to recognise the distinction. “This is a good time to look ahead in the vital services we provide remote communities across Queensland, and with future planned interstate business. “The rebranding of IAC Wholesale reflects our growth, and I’d like to reassure all our customers that it’s business as usual - but better.”

The past and present of Thursday Island and Torres Strait By BRIAN RANDALL THE former Premier of Queensland, the Hon. John Douglas served as the Queensland Government Resident of Thursday Island for many years and, throughout that time, became a highly regarded member of the local community. In 1900, he wrote and published an overview of the Torres Strait region entitled Past and Present of Thursday Island and Torres Straits, in which he described the region’s history and development. This publication came about as a consequence of the Federation League inviting Mr. Douglas to deliver an address to the people of Thursday Island about Thursday Island and the surrounding region’s history and development. Page 10 Torres News

As well, the Federation League asked Mr. Douglas to make special reference to “the great issue of the day”, with this “great issue” being Federation. It was this address that Mr. Douglas later used as the basis for the publication of Past and Present of Thursday Island and Torres Straits. The majority of the reviews of Mr. Douglas’

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book, at the time of its publication, were very positive. As an example of the positive reception his book on the Torres Strait received, the Sydney Morning Herald, on 3 March 1900, reviewed it along the following lines, “Mr. Douglas knows his island thoroughly and he possesses a clearness of explanation and a vividness of description which are altogether admirable. To help the reader and to add value to the book, are some fine illustrations of the area”. This feature of the work was the use of collotype photographs as a means of illustrating the people and places described in the text.

Shine a Light On our history The book is believed to represent one of the earliest examples of publishing in Queensland, where this type of photographic reproduction was used. These various images were accompanied by additional notes and information researched and prepared by Mr. Douglas during his travels throughout the region. Past and Present of Thursday Island and Torres Straits, is a valuable and important work, providing a range of information about the area’s early history and development. IMAGE: Reproduced from the actual book, shows the title page illustration including a photograph of the Hon. John Douglas.

Cyclone Ita




Damage far and wide Cook Shire Council’s public floating pontoon battles Saturday’s high winds and squally rains.

Rain continued to fall on Saturday, while floodwaters from the Annan River inundated the Mulligan Highway right back past Keatings Lagoon, near the intersection of Brown Street.

Photos: GARY HUTCHISON. Ita Lifts the roof off the West Coast Hotel Pics left and below: Staff were rudely awoken in the early hours of Saturday morning with the roof dangling precariously close to their heads after the roof had been partly torn off with the ferocity of Tropical Cyclone Ita’s winds. The hotel was rebuilt at its original location around 1876. West Coast Hotel patrons have been assured by its owner Graham McCauley that the Cooktown icon will open for business as soon as possible.

Saturday’s high tide saw the Endeavour River bridge near the airport dangerously close to going under.

This house on the southern banks of the Endeavour River was in danger of being inundated by the rising tide at 11am on Saturday morning.

The flight of this roofing iron was stopped when it was impaled on a palm tree of this Helen Street yard.

Emergency services crews were on the job early trying to remove the most dangerous threats to safety. This fallen tree on the Endeavour Valley Road near the Endeavour River bridge was being assessed for removal.

More houses in danger of being flooded at 11am on Saturday morning.

Seen from its Hope Street frontage, the roof of this house flew down into its yard with a Helen Street perspective where it was stopped by a palm tree.

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Explicit Teaching in our Classsrooms across the Strait! - Behaviour Expectations We are Proud Learners who are Respectful Responsible and Safe

Celebrating Retirement from Education Larry James and Lizzie Lui When: 9 May 2014 Time: 1:30 pm Where: Tagai State College Secondary Campus We invite past students, staff, parents and community to share this special occasion with Larry and Lizzie. A special parade will acknowledge their contributions to educating the children of the Torres Strait over many years. We will celebrate with a sibwanay/omar. We hope that you can join us at this time.

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EVERY DAY COUNTS • Consistent attendance and participation at school are essential factors in achieving social and academic learning outcomes. • All students across Tagai who have 100% attendance will be eligible to be in the draw for a SPECIAL AWARD at the end of each term. This award is to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of the student and their family in honouring their commitment to attend school everyday and reinforce our goal that ‘Everyday Counts.’ • The worthy recipient of this award for Term 1 will be announced in Monday 5 May edition of the Torres News.

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6:00 Rage 8:00 Weekend Breakfast 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Offsiders 10:30 The World This Week 11:00 7.30 Qld 11:30 Songs of Praise: Calderdale 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Compass: The Mystery Of Mary Magdalene: Part 2 2:00 Death In Paradise 3:00 When God Spoke English 4:00 Big Art Ideas 5:00 Midsomer Murders: Market For Murder 6:30 Compass: The Moral Compass 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Restoration Home: Pitkennedy School 8:30 Parer’s War 10:10 Jack Irish: Black Tide 11:45 Movie: “The Great Escape” (PG) 2:35 The Great Escape: The Reckoning - This compelling documentary combines dramatic recreations of key moments during the hunt for the murderers of 50 Allied airmen who escaped from a Nazi Germany prison camp in 1944. 3:30 Talking Heads: Judith Durham 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Best Of Collectors - Meet a peglomaniac; visit tie-land; the cool clean lines of 60s furniture.

6:00 Bubble Guppies 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 2014 Intrust Supercup Dolphins Vs Jets 4:00 Football: West Tigers Vs Gold Coast Titans 6:00 National News Sunday 6:30 TBA 12:00 Financial Review Sunday 12:30 What Would You Do - Using hidden cameras, host John Quiñones observes and comments on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with a dilemma that requires them to either take action or walk by and mind their own business. 1:30 Spyforce: “Decoy”Spyforce operative Erskine is sent to destroy Japanese fuel dumps on an island in the Pacific, as a cover for an allied attack on a nearby island. Starring Jack Thompson, Peter Sumner, Katy Wild 2:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America - Sunday 5:00 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

6:00 Sophia The First 6:30 Doc McStuffins 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 AFL Game Day 11:30 Guys With Kids 12:00 TBA 1:30 Footy Flashbacks 3:00 2014 AFL Premiership Season Richmond Vs Hawthorne 6:00 Seven News 6:30 TBA 11:00 Royal Pains: “Something Fishy This Way Comes” After a steamy ‘workout’ in the back of Harper’s car, Hank gets a call from Christina, but it’s of a professional, not personal, nature. 12:00 Dr Oz 1:00 Ningaloo - Where Ocean Giants Meet - Ningaloo - Where Ocean Giants Meet” Journey to one of the world’s most untapped natural wonders, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia’s largest coral reef and marine park. 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 That ‘70s Show 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Wainwright Walks 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 2014 Superbike World Championship 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Subaru World Of Cycling 5:30 Road To The 2014 FIFA World Cup. Costa Rica, Netherlands, USA and Nigeria. 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Lost Worlds: The Other Pompeii 8:30 Life On Us 9:30 Fracking: The New Energy Rush - Geologist Iain Stewart investigates a new and controversial energy rush for the natural shale gas found deep underground. 10:30 Cycling: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2014 1:00 Movie: “Letters to Father Jacob” - With few options, newly pardoned prisoner Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. 2.25 Movie: “Cafe Du Pont” - Based on the uncommon boyhood of French musician Pierre Perrot, from living under German occupation during World War Two to learning at the feet of philosophers at his parent’s café. 4:10 The Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 4:40 Costa’s Arnhem Land Odyssey Bitesize 4:50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Backyard Science 10:15 Get Into Textiles 10:45 Atoms Alive 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Landline 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 My Family 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer Murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: Headcorn 6:55 Dream Build: Angophora 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 Changi: Seeing Is Believing 12:35 Movie: “Mickey One” (M,Adult Themes, Coarse Language) 2:05 Movie: “We Were Strangers” (M,Violence) 3:50 Movie: “Nurse Edith Cavell” (PG) 5.30 Eggheads: The Irregulars

6:00 Today 9:00 Global Shop Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 National Morning News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Movie: “Arthur” (AT, mcl) 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 TBA 12:00 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - ‘El Bulli’ - Tony travels to Spain’s Costa Brava to cook and dine with chef Ferran Adria at El Bulli before the ‘best restaurant in the world’ closes its doors for good. 1:00 Nitro Circus Live - New Zealand - Carnage ensues when Bilko steals a van to go downhill luging, and the world’s largest homemade water slide claims one of the athletes. 1:30 Extra 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: “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Cons Adv: V,D,L,N) The story of a Texas congressman’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels had long-reaching effects. TOM HANKS. 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 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 12:00 Talking Footy - Three-time premiership superstar Tim Watson and arguably the greatest player of all time Wayne Carey sit alongside host and Bulldogs champion Luke Darcy to dissect all the AFL news and issues on and off the football field. 1:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Sons & Daughters 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Heartbreak Science 2:05 First Australians 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Living Black 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 6:30 SBS World News 7:35 Mythbusters: Exploding Still/Moonshine Run 8:35 Vikings: Unforgiven 9:30 RocKwiz - Declan Melia, Olivia Bartley & Sweet Jean 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Clown - Royal Jester 12:00 Shorts On Screen - Death Of A Shadow 12:35 Movie: “53 Winter Days” M (L,N,V) Set in a bus station during winter, this is a powerful social drama that weaves together three different stories about loneliness. 2:15 Movie: “The Last Summer Of La Boyita ” M (A,N) - Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn’t want to hang around with little kids anymore. 3:50 My Mum Talks To Aliens

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 Behind The News 10:25 Neue Freunde 10:30 Jung In Europa 10:40 La Mappa Misteriosa 11:00 Four Corners 11:45 Media Watch 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 My Family 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer Murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs: Isle Of Wight 6:50 What’s Your Story? - Doctor Electric 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Objects Of Desire 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Writer’s Room - New Girl 10:25 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Movie: “On Dangerous Ground” (,M,Violence) 1:55 Movie: “Rachel And The Stranger” 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 5: Warringah V Sydney University 5:30 Eggheads: The JBs

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: “Moon” (Some Coarse Language) - Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon where he sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems. 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 TBA 12:00 20/20 - 20/20 is news and current affairs show anchored by Elizabeth Varga and Chris Cuomo. 1:00 Extra - Co-hosts Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos reporting in front of a live audience from The Grove in Los Angeles. Catch up on all the latest in Hollywood’s current affairs as we find out what the world’s hottest stars have been up to this week. 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: “The People Next Door” (Cons Adv: A,V) When a mother leaves her violent husband and moves with her three daughters, things are gradually looking up. But soon it all starts to fall apart when she can’t trust those around her. 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 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 10:30 Botched Up Bodies 11:30 Smash: “The Surprise Party” 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 Movie: The Colour Of Paradise 2:30 ADbc 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 Food Safari 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Antiques Uncovered - Ceremony 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 SBS World News Late 11:00 The Killing: Sarah has found the chaplain, who’s wounded and she pursues the perpetrator. 12:10 East West 101 - A Prodigal Fear - Malik works with Agent Skerritt from the NSO to track down the car bomb killers. 1:10 Movie: “A Rational Solution ” - A smart, funny film made for adults. 3:00 The Circuit - Reading the Signs - Sam is back from looking after his son, and Drew and Bella’s relationship continues in secret. 4:00 Food Lovers Guide To Australia 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 My Place 11:00 One Plus One 11:30 Foreign Correspondent 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Devil’s Island 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 My Family 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs: Kensington 6:50 The Checkout. 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Q1: Kit & Kaboodle 8:30 Spicks & Specks 9:00 The Agony of Modern Manners: Dining 9:30 The Kumars (M,Sexual References) 10:00 Would I Lie To You? The Unseen Bits 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Hustle 12:30 Movie: “Impact” (PG) Walter Williams’s wife falls in love with another man and the two of them plot her husband’s murder. 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 4 Essenden Vs Collingwood 5:30 Eggheads - Para Equestrian Drivers

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: “Risky Business” (Sex Scenes, Some Coarse Language) - Joel is a responsible trustworthy son who has been good for too long. Now it’s time for a change. Joel’s dotting parents are going on a vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. 3:00 National News Now 4:15 National Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 National News 7:00 A Current Affair 7:30 TBA 12:00 Rizzoli & Isles - This Is How The Heart Breaks - When Maura meets a new guy named Dennis in a very unusual way, he opens up a different side of her. 1:00 EXTRA 1:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 National Early Morning News 5:30 Today

6:00 Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “The End Of Eden” (Cons Adv: V) 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 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 9:30 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D - ”Providence” With Colonel Glenn Talbot now on their trail, Coulson and his team seek refuge in the last place anyone would look. 11:30 Defiance: “The Bride Wore Black” -The time for Christie McCawley and Alak Tarr’s wedding has arrived but Datak wants to call it off. 12:30 Dr 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


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 ABC News Mornings 10:00 The Wonder Years 11.00 Wonders Of The Universe 12:00 ABC News With Ros Childs 1:00 QI 1:30 The Kumars 2:00 Poh’s Kitchen 2:30 As Time Goes By 3:00 Last Of The Summer Wine 3:30 Midsomer Murders 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs Revisited: West Cumbria 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 The Checkout - Factory Seconds 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Assused: Tracie’s Story 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Girls’ Own War Stories 12:30 Grand Designs Revisited: West Cumbria 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 5: West Perth Vs Sth Freemantle 4:25 ABC News Breakfast: ANZAC Dawn Service 5:30 ANZAC Day: National Dawn Service From Canberra 5:50 ABC News Breakfast: ANZAC Day









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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 My Family Feast 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve 8:35 One Born Every Minute - What Happened Next? 9:30 The Bridge 10:40 SBS World News Late 11:10 Movie: “Goethe! ” - In the vein of Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus, comes this charming take on Germany’s most famous literary genius and rebel starring Moritz Bleibtreu. M(A,S) 1:00 Movie: “The Big Dream” (N,V,L,S) - Michele Placido’s film tells of a love triangle set against the political turmoil and student protests in Italy in the late 1960s. 3:00 Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice - One woman has come to symbolise the struggle of Burma’s people to be free. 4:00 Food Lovers Guide To Australia 4:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014


SUDOKU No. 195

Your  Lucky 


Stars  

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) You may be tempted to do something that is quite dangerous. Unfortunately, you may not realise all the risks involved. Romance. An insight into your partner’s thinking will make it much easier to deal with them. Use this knowledge to your advantage in the near future.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) You may feel tension within your family this week. Quickly get to the source of it so that you can move on with things. Romance. You will be extremely sensitive to changes in your partner’s emotional state. Remember, you need to remain strong so they have someone to lean on.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


A friend who is much older than you may put you in a bit of a dilemma as their point of view will be difficult to reconcile with your own values. Romance. If you use your time efficiently, you will be amazed at what you can achieve this week. Encourage your partner to pick up their pace

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You may have more work to do than you realise. You cannot do it all by yourself and must find a way to get more support from your colleagues. Romance. It may be a while before you can see the benefit of some recent relationship changes. Don’t be quick to judge circumstances.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A family secret may finally be revealed. This will help you to understand some recent history. You may feel a sense of closure. Romance. You will be very grateful for your partner’s support. It’ll be provided just when you need it. They will make time for you in their busy schedule this week.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) This will be a week when you should avoid stress as much as possible. Delegate responsibilities to colleagues where possible. Romance. A friend could have views of your relationship which seem a little old-fashioned. Don’t ignore everything that this person says, however.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


There are a number of jobs which need doing around the house. Try to get a relative to help you complete some of these tasks. Romance. Try not to be too critical of your partner. Your standards may be much higher than theirs. Judging them will only hamper your relationship.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) This is not the best time to get into a dispute. Stay away from topics which you know might cause an argument with colleagues. Romance. If you make the effort this week to create an eventful moment for your partner, you won’t be disappointed. Be creative with what you choose!

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) You may need a little extra reassurance this week. Try not to “fish for compliments”, however. They will come to you if you wait a bit longer. Romance. Your partner will be with you all the way this week. You will be surprised how much you can do together without disagreeing.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You will be trying to get your career goals into better focus. It is important that you develop a clear plan of how you expect to achieve your ambitions. Romance. You might be feeling a little pent-up this week. You need an outlet for your emotional energy. Meet new people!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


Open your eyes,

look within. Are you

satisfied with the life you’re living?

Bob Marley


Try to be as easy-going as possible this week. This would not be a good time to touch on any sore points. Romance. If you are past the “honeymoon stage” in your relationship, try to do small things to bring you back to that point. Call each other just to chat or leave them cute notes..

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) You may feel left out this week. Do your best to call friends and set some times to meet up with one another. You’ll feel better if you do! Romance. Your own needs are important, as well as those of your partner. You’ll need to sit down together and discuss your wishes.

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Administrator - Thursday Island The Torres Strait Youth & Recreational Sporting Association (TSY&RSA), acting on behalf of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), is responsible for the allocation and administration of subsidy funds for sports and recreational activities to benefit people from within the Torres Strait and NPA Region. Applicant Should • Demonstrate experience in management of an office. • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of sport and recreation in the Torres Strait. • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with indigenous people. • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of working with computers and its various programs. • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of working with computerized accounting programs such as MYOB. • Demonstrate ability to work independently without direct supervision. Main Duties • Oversee the daily operations of the Torres Strait Youth and Recreational Sporting Association office. • Organise quarterly Board Meetings for the Management Board and reporting to the Board at the meeting. • Prepare Periodic Performance Report, Periodic Financial Report and End of Year reports to Torres Strait Regional Authority. • Prepare yearly budget, analyse budget and monitor budget through MYOB computerized program. • Networking with State Sporting organizations, Local Community organizations, Schools and sporting groups for the coordination of programs on Thursday Island. • Network with Local Councils. • Managing the Wongai Court facility and the Boat Club. • Supervision of other Staff. Salary: Employment Type: Based:

$43,873.00 Full Time, 37hrs per week. Torres Strait Youth & Recreational Sporting Assoc. Inc. Office 79 Douglas Street, Thursday Island Qld. 4875

As outlined in the position description, applicants are to submit the following: • A brief resume. • Contact details of 2 referees. • A written response outlining your suitability, referring to the key points in the position description. Your application should address your ability to meet each of the selection criteria. It is advised that you treat each selection criteria separately when preparing your application and provide sufficient information for an assessment to be made. Send or mail your application and resume, outlining qualifications and experiences to: President, Mr Alan Filewood Torres Strait Youth & Recreational Sporting Association Post Office Box 309 THURSDAY ISLAND QLD 4875 By: 4pm, Monday, April 28, 2014. Enquiries to: Administration (07) 4069 2484





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

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“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14. The Bon, Tapim, Peters, Kaigey, John, Blanco, Hankin and Odo families would like to say Au ka Esoau, Koeyma Esso and big thank you to the following Organizations and families who have contributed and gave sympathy to our sad loss of our Dear Late Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother Mr. Ronald Dela Bon. Au ka Esoau to the Marigeths: Mr. Manual Peters, Mr. Joel Auda, Mr. Ngukis Asse, Mr. Jabai Wosomo, Mr. Olsen Sailor, Mr. Mervin Zaro, Mr. Jerry Savage, Mrs. Veda Bon, Mrs. Sarah Bon, Mrs. Helen Bon, Mrs. Velma Ketchell, Mrs. Maryann Bon, Mrs. Angela Bon, Mrs. Angela Peters, Miss Mona Ahwang and Miss Aka Ness Adidi- Kanai. T.I. Hospital and Staff, T.I Primary Health staff- specially the PRAC team Delta & Victor Nona, Diai, Maize & Margo, Dialysis Homo-training team Cairns, Heamo Dialysis team Cairns, Cairns Base Hospital – Oncology, Renal Doctors and staff. Cairns Funeral Directors, Debra Rose Funeral Directors, Torres Shire Council Boys – Anthony Cloudy, T.I. Main events, Bishop Saibo Mabo and families, Bishop Jim Leftwich and families. Fr Stephen Tabo, Fr Simeon Noah and Clarice, Fr. John Noah & family, T.I. Community Justice Group, Mr. Amos Lewin and families, Bernie’s Bakery – TI, All Soul St Bartholomew Anglican Mothers Union, North Queensland Mothers Union, Elders of the Kaureg Nations, Mayor Pedro Stephen & Torres Shire Councilors & Staff, Mr. and Mrs. John Whap, Mr. Wigness Seriat, Miss Emily Gibuma & family, Miss Basana Magala, Mr. Ronald Sailor and Miss Linda Daniel, Miss Ella Kris and Mr. Bobby Kaigey, Mrs. Geiza Lee, Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Sabatino and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lui, Mr. Maori George, Miss May Passi, Mrs. Ooah Teono, Mr. and Mrs. Philemon Pearson and families, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mosby and families, Mr. Victor Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Matthew and families, Miss Audrey Mosby and Mr. Isaac Charlie, Miss Anai Kaddy and Mr. Mota Charlie, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mosby and families, Mr. Derek Brank, Mr. Sammy Mills and Boys, Mr. Terence Yusia and Boys, Mrs. Selon Namok, Miss Sabrina Akee, Miss Talisha Akee, Mr. Joey Sailor and Annie Seriat, Mr. Nelson Wosomo, Mr. Lynton Garama, Mr. Moses Asse and families, Mr. John Saub, Mr. Zacchius Charlie, Mr. Stanley Daniels, Mr. Les Seriat, Mr. Fred Mills & hunting boys, Mr. Tom Mosby, Miss Detta, Mr. Graham, Ex-Navy Mates – Grant Poyzer, Ocka & Suzy, Akeg(Richo), Allan Turner, Steve, Dave Phillips, Ian Fox, Dave & Kerrie Rickman, Bob Thomas Pappy, Geoff & Sue Worth, Nicho, Ron P, Lex & Frances, Roberts, John Nuttman, Lozza & Sue & Family, Marsat Ketchell, John Adidi, Silver Leaf Taxi, Rebels Marine Ferry and Bus Services, Warren Encht Office Staff, Tagai Primary, McDonald Ferry and Bus services, Mr. Ron Laifoo & TI Taxi services. Please Accept our apologies to those families that we have missed your support is greatly appreciated. Mina Big Esso for your prayers and thoughts. “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” Matthew 10:16. But Mari lubabad isa, nalu mabei kurp ida mari narmida. However we know that you now see our creator face to face in a happy home of peace and joy. Love and missed you so dearly wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Glenoa Gela's new show Winds of Woerr - explores the strait's four winds


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TORRES Strait Islander, choreographer, and dancer Ghenoa Gela from Rockhampton is presenting a show, the Four Winds of Woerr, next month in Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival. “This is the first piece I have done in a choreograph context,” Ghenoa said. “There many many versions of the story of the four winds of the Torres Strait, but the one I am trying to tell is from my family lineage. “It’s my mum’s narrative and we have been collaborating with it for a couple of years to figure out how to get it on a platform where a lot of people can see it.” Although Ghenoa grew up on mainland Australia, she was fortunate to learn her culture from her parents and family through traditional Torres Strait dancing and family gatherings. Since getting a Diploma in Careers in Dance she has been an independent artist working across several mediums including hip-hop and Indigenous contemporary from urban to remote communities. Recently, Ghenoa was host and choreographer for Deadly Vibe Australia’s television show Move It Mob Style. Some of her other performance credits include ‘From the Ground Up’ with Circus Oz. In 2011, Ghenoa completed a cultural residency on Moa Island. Winds of Woerr explores the mystical winds, Kuki, Sager, Naigai and Zay, that dictate the seasons and, in turn, life on the Torres Strait “Each wind tells you when to hunt or gather food, and when to plant food, to harvest. It also tells you about news in your family, so it has a very spiritual connection,” Ghenoa said. “I have also used non-indigenous performers, and the challenge has been to get them to represent the Torres Strait influences in their bodies to tell this Torres Strait story. “This story is a lot bigger than I am and if I want to preserve it, this is the way to do that by breaking down the wall between Indigenous and non-indigenous.” Winds of Woerr is supported by Managing and Producing Services (MAPS), a joint initiative of the Australia Council and Arts NSW, managed by Performing Lines.

Saibai man charged CAIRNS detectives flew to Thursday Island last week to interview a 48-year-old Saibai Island man as part of an investigation into the alleged fraudulent use of funds belonging to a Torres Strait Council. It will be alleged that the man dishonestly applied sums of money to his own use on a number of occasions between 2006 and 2008. He was charged with fraud and is scheduled to appear in the Thursday Island Magistrates Court on May 13. Page 18 Torres News

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A chance reunion for Torres Strait Islanders Torres News also happened to be there to capture the meeting. “I haven’t seen Peter for many years since he worked as a deck hand and security man on the ferry which ran between Townsville and Magnetic and Palm Islands,” 37-year-old Seneva said. The 42-year-old Peter had lived in Townsville but left years ago to work in South Australia. “I live in Adelaide and work at a mine near Cobber Pedy,” he said. Peter said he was visiting Townsville for a few days for a birthday party. “It was good to see Seneva and we were just

By ALF WILSON ERUB man Peter Kabay lives in far away Adelaide and his friend Seneva Baira, of Badu descent, is from Townsville. They hadn’t seen each other for about seven years until a chance meeting at the giant Castletown Shopping Centre in Townsville recently. It was about 2.40pm in the centre car park where Peter was about to get into his 4WD and Seneva was walking into the shops. When they met the pair hugged and took a trip down memory lane. Coincidentally the

Peter Kabay and Seneva Baira meet.

on Thursday Island next October. Peter is a well known Torres Strait Island man who had been involved in teams at various Allblacks carnivals before he went to SA. “I haven’t been back to the Torres Strait since 1988 but will be trying to get back there including Darnley soon. “I’d like to say hello to all my friends and family,” he said in conclusion. Peter is also an official of a Torres Strait Islander ladies rugby league team which contests the annual Queensland Murri Knockout carnival later in the year.

in the right place at the right and same time and so were you,” he said. Seneva also has Palm Island heritage and said there was many Baira family members living on Badu and other Torres Strait Islands. The former champion boxer and female rugby league star now plays club rugby union in Townsville and intends travelling to Badu in July for the 2014 Island of Origin Series. “Some of my sisters will also be going and we will be lining up for a Badu side,” she said. The Baira sisters are also looking forward to the Zenadth Kes carnival

Applications open for Indigenous Youth Leadership Program YOUNG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are being encouraged to apply for the 2014 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. David Kempton (right), Assistant Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Member for Cook said the program gave 40 Indigenous Queenslanders aged 18-25 years, an exciting opportunity to develop their leadership skills and learn about Parliament. “The week-long program begins in

Mr Kempton said the program would help participants develop the skills and confidence to contribute to positive change in their communities. “Participants will have the opportunity to work with mentors during the program and benefit from their inspiration, knowledge and experience,” he said. “It’s also provides a platform to network with Elders and other Indigenous community leaders, MPs and senior government representatives.”

Brisbane on June 21 and will feature leadership and career development workshops, presentations and cultural activities,” Mr Kempton said. “It will then culminate in the Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament, which will see participants take part in a mock parliamentary debate. “During the mock parliament participants will speak for and against a proposed Bill and raise issues of personal importance in the presence of elected Members of Parliament.


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Cape wins U16 AFL title for 4th time in five years By ALF WILSON A CAPE York side which included Torres Strait Islander players won the North Queensland under 16 Australian Rules championships held at Airlie Beach. It was the fourth time in five years Cape York has taken out the prestigious title. Other competing sides were Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Capricornia. C a p e Yo r k w e n t through the carnival undefeated and in their last match narrowly beat Townsville 6-4-40 to 5-5-35. Badu Islander Celestino Nona and another player of Torres Strait descent Lewis Fauid were named amongst Cape York’s best. In their previous match Cape York 3-4-22 defeated Capricornia 0-8-

8 and Celestino Nona was included in the best players. The day before in round one Cape York

7-4-46 thrashed Mackay 3-2-20. Cape York started the carnival in fine style downing Cairns 5-4-34

to 3-7-25. After the carnival an under 16 representative squad was picked for the Under-16 AFL Queensland State Academy Championships in May. Celestino Nona and another Badu Islander Laurie Nona were named in the squad along with

other Cape York players Travis Gulliver, Joe Kura and Steven Schriber. AFLQ North Queensland Development Manager Graeme Pratt congratulated players on making the squad. “There is an enormous amount of talent in North Queensland and to make

the initial squad is a great achievement,” said Mr Pratt. “Those selected now have a chance to further develop their skills and test themselves against the best youth players in the state. SCORES Cape York 3-4-22 (J

Kuranda, T Gullivar, K Marbender 1 goals, Best: T Gullivar, C Nona, K Marbender) d Capricornia 0-8-8 (Best: J Russell, C Murphy, J Redsell, C Redsell, R Raven, T Mackrill), Cape York 5-4-34 (L Pearson 2, R Yateman, B Lui, P Piva 1 goals, Best: T Gullivar, L Kaitap, S Schriber, T Lowah, L Pearson) d Cairns 3-7-25 (J Dickson, J Bowes, A O’Sughrue 1 goals, Best: S Watson, J Dickson, P Stumer, K Kamara, A O’Sughrue). Cape York 6-4-40 (E Charlie 2, L Coleman, T Gullivar, J Kura, S Schriber 1 goals, Best: T Gullivar, L Fauid, L Pearson, C Nona, S Schriber) d Townsville 5-5-35 (N Rice, B Adams, R Guest, D Morrison, D Scott 1 goals, Best: M Fitzsimmons, N Searle, J Williams, D Scott), Cape York 7-4-46 d Mackay 3-2-20, Townsville 7-1-43 d Mackay 4-5-29. Cairns 11-7-73 d Capricornia. Cairns 9-3-57 d Mackay 3-2-20. Townsville 6-6-42 d Capricornia 2-2-14. Cairns 6-6-42 d Townsville 4-2-26. Capricornia 7-3-45\ d Mackay 1-5-11.

Gaze wants Mills to stick with Spurs By Jonathan Healy AUSTRALIAN basketball legend Andrew Gaze is hopeful that Patty Mills (right) will show some loyalty and re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs at the end of the season. Mills comes out of contract at the end of the current campaign and has already indicated that he won’t be making any decisions on his future until the Spurs’ season has concluded. The 25-year-old is likely to receive tempting offers to join a rival franchise, but Gaze would like to see him stay in San Antonio and continue his career under the watchful eye of veteran coach Gregg Popovich. “I am hopeful that he (Mills) can find a way to stay with the Spurs,” Gaze, who won an NBA Championship at San Antonio under Popovich in 1999, said. “The Spurs have meant a lot to Patty and they have been really patient with him for a period with his development. “He isn’t in a program that is looking for a quick fix and he is playing well which indicates that he is very comfortable.” Mills is currently having his best season in the NBA, having increased his output to average over 10 points a game while receiving Page 20 Torres News

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more than 18 minutes of court time behind veteran point-guard Tony Parker. It that kind of form that has caught the eye of rival clubs and has Mills facing a huge dilemma at the end of the season when he weighs up his future. “I am not sure of the exact technicalities of his contract, but he has options to consider in the off-season,” Gaze added. “I would like think that he has found himself an unbelievable organisation with one of the alltime great coaches, but having said that I don’t think anyone is going to begrudge him if someone comes out with a godfather offer to at least have the right to consider those other offers if they are on

the table.” Gaze said he has been impressed with Mills’ performances this campaign and a lot of that success could be attributed to the fitness work he did during the off-season. “He has shown glimpses over the last couple of years, he just hasn’t been able to establish himself in the rotation,” Gaze said. “This year he is well and truly entrenched and he is getting quality minutes and putting up some massive numbers. “He has always been in shape, but now he has just got himself into that elite level shape. “A lot of his success can be attributed to conditioning and the shape he has got himself into and

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