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LAST weekend the Weipa Billfish Club hosted it’s inaugural ladies gamefish charity fundraiser and judging by the turn out and response, this event will be a permanent fixture on Weipa’s event calendar. The club committee were expecting around a dozen boats to participate in the fundraiser but were blown away at Thursday’s nomination when 21 boats registered, and 54 anglers nominated, including one junior. This was higher than the entries for the main Billfish competition held in October and really highlighted how the ladies of this town get behind charitable events such as this one.  continued page 22 The Weipa Billfish Club’s Ladies Fundraiser best dressed boat award went to the Fish ‘n’ Chicks team aboard the boat Wine Down. Photo: Giembra Busmer

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WEIPA received a little holiday cheer when Santa Claus visited Woolworths last Thursday night and Saturday morning. Santa had many overjoyed children visit, who told him their Christmas wishes – and made sure he knew how well-behaved the children in Weipa are. T h e We s t e r n C a p e NAIDOC Planning committee thanked all those parents and children who came out to participate in the fundraising event and had a photo taken with Santa. Western Cape NAIDOC Planning committee member, Bianca Graham said the support from the community and Woolworths was instrumental in fundraising for NAIDOC celebrations. “This could not have happened without support from the very accommodating staff at Woolworths over the last week,” Ms Graham said. “And an extra big thank you to Santa himself, travelling all that way to bring a little festive cheer to Weipa.” “The fundraiser would not be possible without him.” “The photo packages that were ordered will be sent out over the coming week.”

NAIDOC Planning Committee members Bianca Graham, Megan Skelton, Tracy Gray and Lucy Warren with Santa in the Weipa Woolworths store last Thursday. Photo: Giembra Busmer.

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WELL, well, Christmas is coming and perhaps they will let me out of Canberra so I can spend Christmas back home in Brisbane. After all, there’s not much I can do here. I know Tony has threatened to make all the polies work over Christmas, but that’s not going to happen. They have told him to bugger off, and are packing their bags right now. Always the same at this time of year - one week you are being drowned in festive punch at party after party, and

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the next everyone has gone home for the holidays and Canberra is a lively as a morgue. Can’t say I have achieved very much in the last month, but what did they expect? Tony has been threshing about like a wild and uncontrollable leader of the opposition, and the Opposition are sitting around looking a little miffed because nothing they can do will harm the Coalition more than they are harming themselves. With everything Tony tries turning to dust around him, there is not much we could do to help. No amount of polish and elbow grease will put a shine on the backflips and failures. Whether it is the carbon tax, immigration, education funding, spying on our neighbours, being rude to China... sorry, there’s only so much I can do. Just as well that Joe Hockey is so good at making excuses. I’ve been buttering up the press with

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long lunches but still Gormless O’Driscoll, the News Corp hack in Canberra, made me sit back and think the other day. Between his fourth and fifth pints of Guiness he suddenly said, “You know, I miss Julia sometimes. At least she got things done, even if she didn’t have a majority in the house.” Yes, the backyard in Brisbane is looking very attractive. I am not so sure about work, not with the Oberführer going crazy at the moment. Having a hissy fit over Clive Palmer, sacking judges who won’t toe the line, appointing his ex-commanding officer to run Special Operations against the bikies... and now he’s building a secret tunnel/bunker under his new HQ. I think I might let that all blow over. I’m due some long service leave, and perhaps everyone will be back to normal when I return. Bruce O’Krat, Advisor to the Minister

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Studies have shown that topping up fluoride levels in water can reduce the risk of dental decay by up to 40 per cent

Under the new State Government it is no longer a requirement to fluoridate, instead a local authority can make that decision itself, in consultation with the community. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has said it was the philosophy of the LNP to work with councils and to support informed debate and decision making at the local level. He said Queensland Health continued to advocate for the inclusion of fluoride in water supplies. The WTA has now been informed by the Department of State Development Infrastructure and Planning it is eligible for funding under the new government agreement to install and commission a fluoride plant at the Rocky Point Water Treatment Plant. The funding is only available

until June 30, 2014 so WTA is interested in the communities view about fluoridation of water. Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound found in water, plants, rocks, soil, air and foods. The aim of water fluoridation is to adjust the natural fluoride concentration in fluoride-deficient water to that recommended for optimal dental health. Studies have shown that topping up fluoride levels in water can reduce the risk of dental decay by up to 40 per cent. More than 150 major health organisations including the World Health Organisation, the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Dental Association support water fluoridation. Since the Newman government has allowed local councils to opt out of fluoridation, more than ten have voted to stop fluoridating water supplies. These include Cairns, Cherbourg, Doomadgee, North Burnett, Rockhampton, South Burnett and Wide Bay. Others that have also decided not to proceed include Atherton Tablelands, Bundaberg, Cassowary Coast, Cloncurry, Toowoomba, Whitsunday, St George, Barcaldine, Blackall, Charleville, Paroo and Mount Isa. These decisions have been made for several reasons including the cost of fluoridation, it can be impractical because the town water comes from a bore, the town is too small and/or they have difficulty in attracting and training water treatment plant operators as well as controversy over its use. Anti-fluoride activists claim it is a poison and can cause serious health problems by building up as a toxin in your system. These claims however are unproven. They say it is a form of mass medication. They also say that the dosage cannot

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be properly controlled and that it is costly. The only known adverse effect is a slight increase in dental fluorosis -discolouration of the tooth enamel - but Queensland Health maintains that dental fluorosis is barely detectable whereas tooth decay is painful and expensive. There are increasing scientific studies showing the state of your dental health can be linked to your overall health and well-being.

Anti-fluoride activists claim it is a poison and can cause serious health problems by building up as a toxin in your system

WEIPA Town Authority is seeking feedback from the community as to whether it should fluoridate the town water supply. Fluoridisation of Queensland water supplies was made mandatory in 2008 under the Bligh Labor Government in a bid to reduce the state’s poor dental health record. But that regulation has since changed after the Newman Liberal National Government took office in 2012. Until 2008 Townsville was the only place in Queensland with fluoride in the water. The Water Fluoridation Act 2008 required water suppliers to add fluoride to any public potable water supply that provided water to at least 1000 people.

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going annual costs of $50,000 to maintain the fluoride plant but are interested in community feedback,” WTA Interim Chair Stretch Noonan said. Today around 90 per cent of Australians have access to fluoridated water. Other state and territory populations have high levels of access to fluoridated water including 100 per cent in the ACT, 83 per cent in Tasmania, 77 per cent in Victoria,92 per cent in New South Wales and Western Australia, 90 per cent in South Australia and 70 per cent in the Northern Territory. For more information go to www.health.qld.gov.au/fluoride or the Australian Dental Association www.ada.org.au

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New after-school care facility Cape and Torres health for Western Cape College services to merge IN recent months, Rio Tinto Alcan has been working to deliver a new facility to the Western Cape College that can provide out-of-school-hours care for Weipa families. Rio Tinto Alcan has agreed to invest more than $140,000 to provide a new facility through their partnership with the Western Cape College. Sea Swift and Remote Building Solutions have both contributed to the project, both providing the freight of the facility to Weipa. The Weipa Town Authority, Goodline and Ausco are also to be acknowledged for their support.

Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa manager, Community Relations, Brad Welsh, said the project will be delivered as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Western Cape College in the Weipa community. “It’s very important that Weipa residents are given an opportunity to get their kids into quality care after the school day finishes,” Mr Welsh said. Cairns-based developer Remote Building Solutions has been engaged to design and deliver the new facility, with work to begin immediately after the school year ends.

“Work will soon be under way and will continue during the school’s summer holiday,” Mr Welsh said. Western Cape College principal, Leon Proud, said out-of-schoolhours care programmes are vital in promoting healthy child development and ensuring families can take part in the workforce. “I am pleased that between all parties involved in the project, we are able to provide this facility for working parents and the broader community,” Mr Proud said. It is anticipated the facility will be completed and installed in early 2014.

An artists’s impression of the new after-school care facility to be erected in the grounds of the Western Cape College in 2014.

Four-wheeling Santa delights children SANTA Claus paid the Napranum Early Childhood Centre a visit last Wednesday much to the delight of children and community members. Santa arrived in Cape-style on a quad bike festooned with tinsel before spreading festive cheer to those gathered and giving gifts to the children. Photo: Giembra Busmer.

T H E C a p e Yo r k and Torres Strait– Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Services will merge to improve health service delivery for residents in the far north. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the Torres Strait had been without a health board for some time and this process would result in stronger governance, better representation and ultimately, improved patient services. “The State Government is committed to revitalising front line services and I will be asking Cape York Hospital and Health Service Board Chair Bob McCarthy to develop a plan as to how to move forward with this merge,” Mr Springborg said. “As part of this process, extensive consultation will need to be undertaken and I feel Mr McCarthy is best placed to carry out the task.”

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Mr Springborg said due to their small size, individually, the two health services lack the critical mass for efficient, stand-alone administration. “Combining the two health services will result in a single, efficient administrative structure, reduce unnecessary duplication and allow the health service to put more focus on delivering quality health care,’ he said. “The combined entity will have one executive management team and a single board representing the whole region. “The new Board will have an equal spread of members from the Cape York and the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula communities.” Mr Springborg said the two health services were no strangers to working together and were a single entity as the Peninsula and Torres Strait Regional Health Authority in

the 1990s. “They already cooperate with each other and with the Cairns and Hinterland HHS on a number of matters, including the delivery of specialist outreach clinical services,” he said. Member for Cook, David Kempton said: “I welcome the establishment of the new board as a first step towards greater autonomy for health services in regional and remote areas.” Under the current health reforms, the new combined health service will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and remote communities in Cape York to have a greater voice, a greater scale of operation and more control of their health services. Mr Springborg said the timeline for achieving a merge was flexible but he hoped the new structure could be in place by mid2014.

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Following the Queensland government’s determination that mining will be banned on the portion of Cape Alumina’s Pisolite Hills bauxite project which underlies the Steve irwin wildlife Reserve on western Cape York the company will elevate its focus on development of its Bauxite Hills mine and port project. The board made this decision after a meeting between Cape Alumina’s Chairman, Mr George Lloyd, Managing Director, Mr Graeme Sherlock, and Queensland’s Deputy Premier, Mr Jeff Seeney, this week. The meeting was held to discuss the impact of the Queensland Government’s proposed Cape York Regional Plan on Cape Alumina’s mining lease applications and exploration permits on western Cape York. Mr Sherlock said that “overall the meeting was positive” but the Government and the company did “agree to disagree” on several matters. “The Queensland Government committed to work with Cape Alumina during the finalisation of the Cape York Regional Plan to ensure that the true economic and environmental values associated with Cape Alumina’s Cape York bauxite tenements are fully understood,” he said. The draft Cape York Regional Plan is currently open for public consultation. It is expected that the plan will be finalised by mid-2014. Mr Sherlock said that Cape Alumina remains confident that the Queensland Government will give the company “a fair go” and support the development of the Bauxite Hills mine and port project. “If the Government is serious about creating environmentally sustainable economic development on Cape York then it will work cooperatively with us to advance the development of Bauxite Hills,” he said. “The Bauxite Hills project, along with other proposed resource developments on Cape York, will bring

significant social and economic benefits to the traditional owners and local aboriginal communities through royalties, skills training and business development opportunities. “Cape Alumina is a responsible corporate citizen which has always worked collaboratively with its stakeholders towards its goal of delivering sustainable and profitable bauxite mining projects which make positive social, economic and environmental contributions to the local communities and the broader Australian public. “That is how we are approaching the development of the Bauxite Hills project,” he said. With regard to the Queensland Government’s decision that it would ban mining at the Bertiehaugh Cattle Station and the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve “in perpetuity”, which has had a significant impact on the value of Cape Alumina’s Pisolite Hills project, Mr Sherlock said the parties have “agreed to disagree”. “We remain bitterly disappointed with the Queensland Government’s decision but we acknowledge their right to make those decisions – regardless of whether or not we think that they are in the genuine and longterm interests of all Queenslanders,” Mr Sherlock said. “We were completely surprised by this decision and had expected that the future of the project would be determined through a genuine and rigorous environmental assessment process. “We are also extremely disappointed for the traditional land owners of the Pisolite Hills project area who would have benefited through employment and business opportunities and hundreds of millions of dollars in direct royalty payments,” he said. Mr Sherlock has also rejected the assertion from the Government that it had warned the company that it was going to recognise Bertiehaugh Cattle Station and the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve with a special status.

The proposed Bauxite Hills integrated mine and port project is located approximately 95 kilometres north of Weipa, within the bauxite plateau between the Ducie and Skardon Rivers, and five kilometres south-east of the existing port at Skardon River.

“In all of our meetings with Queensland Government Ministers, their advisers and departmental staff, the Government had confirmed its commitment to due process and that Cape Alumina’s projects would be assessed based on their merits – specifically the environmental credentials of the Pisolite Hills project which would be established by the environmental impact statement,” he said. “For example, as recently as late September this year, the Queensland Government said that: “The consideration of, or grant or otherwise of, the mining lease applications impacting on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve area will

continue through due process with consideration of the requirements of all applicable legislation, including native title rights and interests and environmental impact assessments.” “All we have ever expected is a fair go, for due process to be followed and, more importantly, for decisions to be based upon scientific rigour not politics. “We reserve our right to challenge the Queensland Government’s decision, which will not be enacted until legislation is passed next year.” Mr Sherlock said that Cape Alumina’s exploration tenements predate the establishment of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and the recently declared Steve Irwin Wild-

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life Reserve Nature Refuge, which clearly excluded and preserved the integrity of Cape Alumina’s mining lease applications. “Cape Alumina’s focus must now be on the future of its other bauxite projects with the Bauxite Hills mine and port project being the most advanced,” he said. “The company is confident that, with its remaining bauxite tenements, excluding the resources within the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, it will be able to develop successful bauxite mines on Cape York in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner which will benefit its shareholders, the local communities and all of Queensland.” Submissions Please note that submissions to inquiries become committee documents and are made public only after a decision of the committee. Committees reserve the right to not receive a submission in whole or in part. Persons making submissions must not release them until they have been published by the committee. The prior publication of a submission will not be protected by parliamentary privilege. Submissions can be posted to the relevant committee at: Parliament House, George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000 Bills Bills and Explanatory Notes can be accessed via the committee’s website or at www.legislation.qld.gov.au/ Bill_Pages/Bill_54_13.htm Public hearings Committees will hear from invited witnesses. Members of the public are welcome to observe the proceedings.

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Building work is now well underway on a brand new supermarket at napranum, the biggest ever to be built in the Cape York indigenous community. The Island & Cape store, which is being funded by the Queensland Government and Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council, will supply the approximately 850 local residents with groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy products, clothing and much more. The store’s building frame has now been constructed, with the other stages of construction and fit-out set to be completed over the coming months. Island & Cape Retail Operations Manager Craig Oxlade said the 550 square metre supermarket will also create more than 20 full-time and part-time positions in Napranum. “This is an extremely exciting development for the local residents, one they have been waiting a long time for,” he said. “Residents of Napranum sometimes have to pay taxi fares in excess of $40 each way to travel

to Weipa to shop, so this store will greatly benefit the community.” Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council interviewed prospective businesses to run the store as part of the new supermarket process, with Island & Cape winning the contract. “The council said they chose Island & Cape over other organisations because they were impressed by our track record of running outstanding communitybased stores, and our strong commitment to employing and training local people,” Mr Oxlade said. Work on the new supermarket is expected to be officially completed for a grand opening in mid-2014. Mr Oxlade said there will be nationally-accredited training offered to the store’s new employees, as is the case in all Island & Cape stores. “Island & Cape will also be investing approximately $350,000 in new equipment to fit out the new building, and then it will hold about $500,000 in stock when filled,” he said. “The store will have the latest

point-of-sale systems, including wireless linked ordering system, with integrated security monitoring throughout the complex. “We’d also like to thank the local council, who are making a significant investment in this project over and above the State Government grant.” Mr Oxlade said Island & Cape has a proud 10-year history of working closely with remote communities across the region. “Island & Cape always plays an active role in the communities where we operate,” he said. “We continually invest in the communities, through infrastructure, employment and social contribution. Giving back is a core value of Island & Cape.” The Island & Cape retail division provides Indigenous communities across Far North Queensland with food and goods through retail stores, supermarkets and takeaways. Other Island & Cape stores in the region are located on Badu Island, Dauan Island, Horn Island and Yorke Island in the Torres Strait, and in Aurukun, Wujal Wujal, Hopevale and Yarrabah.

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JCU Alcohol Management Plan survey results RESULTS from a survey conducted by the James Cook University into Alcohol Management Plans in Queensland have been released. During October 2013 the project team surveyed 95 community members from Mapoon, Napranum and Weipa, aged 18 and over, both male and female, some drinkers and some nonedrinkers. Those surveyed were invited to have their say about Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) in the community and their experiences of AMPS.

Before designing the survey and the questions the project team interviewed 85 people with long experience in the area. Some of those interviewed suggested the survey the team conducted to give more people the chance to have a say. Results from the survey included (and see tables below) – Opinion is divided about whether Alcohol Management Plans have: • reduced alcohol-related violence and improved personal safety • benefited the community to make it a better place to live

Communities want to: • play a greater role in determining the management of alcohol • reduce discrimination brought on by these alcohol policies and alcohol restrictions • implement culturally-relevant services for people with alcohol problems in the community. In 2013/14 the project team will continue to conduct research on the effects of AMPs in all of the affected Indigenous communities and regional towns across Queensland and provide feedback to community councils as requested.

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RIO TINTO: South of Embley Project remains an attractive prospect

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DESPITE reports in southern media of the Rio Tinto Alcan South of Embley Project being “put on ice” a Rio Tinto spokesperson has told the Western Cape Bulletin the project remains an attractive prospect. “The project team is still working on getting all regulatory approvals, including the Queensland Land Court in regards to our Environmental Authority,” the spokesperson said. “We are demonstrating capital discipline in a challenging economic environment and it is a matter of identifying when the right time to proceed is.” Rio Tinto has on many occasions stated the importance of the South of Embley Project for the future of Weipa and the communities and economies of the Western Cape and the spokesperson said this had not changed. “The SoE is a fundamentally good project. Rio Tinto needs

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN THIS YEAR’S CATEGORIES INCLUDE: Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year Community Event of the Year Community Group of the Year Sportsperson of the Year Junior Sportsperson of the Year Cultural Achiever of the Year Junior Cultural Achiever of the Year Nomination forms are available at the Weipa Town Office Deadline for entries is January 15, 2014 For more information call WTA on 4030 9400 Awards will be judged on merit not by the number of nominations per person

Ely Education Bursary Scheme 2014

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**.

What assistance is offered

How to apply 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.

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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remaining at Weipa and it is more a matter of when is the right time to proceed with mining them.” Speaking at last week’s Weipa 50 years of operation celebrations Pat Fiore, president and chief executive, Bauxite & Alumina said: “I look forward to the Weipa mining operations continuing to generate employment and other economic benefits - not only for the Western Cape, but for the broader Queensland community as well - for generations to come.”

Kempton vows to fight for Cape York industry

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to work carefully through its internal governance and investment processes to ensure that a sound investment decision is made,” the spokesperson said. The spokesperson told the Western Cape Bulletin that the Andoom mine has a current life until the late 2020s, depending on production rates and the mine life could be extended with further exploration potential. “Weipa will continue to be the base of our Western Cape bauxite operations. There are abundant good bauxite reserves

D AV I D K e m p t o n , Member for Cook, says he will continue to lobby to ensure economic development is not compromised in the regional planning process as questions concerning the recent Irwin Wildlife Reserve declaration continue. “I will seek community input and fight to ensure that the correct balance is reached in dealing with mining and all development in my electorate,” Mr Kempton said. “It will be a matter of ensuring that economic opportunity is not hampered by red tape and over emphasis on environmental outcomes when planning for the future. “A very important message has emerged from recent events in the Cape York mining industry. “Residents, businesses and communities must look to diversify if there is to be future financial security in the region. “There are always risks in putting all our eggs in one basket,” he said Mr Kempton said downward pressure in world alumina prices had created doubts about the

Member for Cook, David Kempton says he will fight for Cape York industry.

future expansion of Rio Tinto’s South of Embley project and all bauxite projects in the Cape. “I am assured however that Rio Tinto have not canned the project and will continue with the process for a later commencement date,” he said. Mr Kempton has also expressed concerns at the potential impact of the intended environmental zones in the draft regional plan. “I am encouraging everyone to consider the plan carefully and to make submissions if any existing or proposed business or land use is affected,” he said. “We need to make sure our economic opportunity is preserved in the planning process. “That does not mean there will be no safeguards for the environment but importantly, it will bring a big shift

away from the past Labor Government policy to lock up the Cape.” Mr Kempton assured his electorate that the highest standards around environmental protection would be maintained but said there would be no more blanket policies like Wild Rivers. “I recognise that in achieving the right balance there are some cases where mining will be wholly inconsistent with the long term sustainability of the environment,” he said. “But I am keen to ensure that the regional planning process will not go too far.” Mr Kempton will seek community input at a meeting late in January to ensure there is a consistent and informed response to the regional planning process. “I will lobby the Premier and the Minister to ensure that mining and all industry is able to realise its full potential and contribute to the local and state economy whilst preserving those ecological features that make Cape York a unique place,” he said. “This after all is the main purpose of the regional planning process.” Mr Kempton said he was committed to work-

ing with Cape Alumina and all mining companies in the region to assess the full impact of the recent announcement and to determine if there are options and alternatives to ensure viability. “I understand the concerns of local businesses and I will be making representations to the Minister in respect of this decision and the impact of the regional plan on existing and proposed mining,” he said. “I want to ensure all decisions around environmental protection that impact on mining are made on solid scientific or sound future planning ground.” Mr Kempton said “the planning process has encouraged an unprecedented level of community involvement and I am confident that in the long term we will see a thriving economy within a viable and stable environment” Mr Kempton confirmed his commitment to developing a diversified Cape economy through essential infrastructure such as the PDR and supporting such industries as cattle, tourism, construction, timber harvesting and mining.


NEWS

New dolphin species discovered off northern Australia A NeW humpback dolphin species has been described off the north coast of Australia, Australian Geographic reports. The new species grows up to 2.8m in length and is found all around the north of Australia from Queensland and the NT, to Shark Bay in WA. The dolphins live in coastal waters, deltas, estuaries and inshore reefs. The as yet unnamed animal was discovered by international scientists studying the number of species of humpback dolphin, which are found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans along the coasts of Africa, India and Australia. “The discovery of a new species . . . is always exciting and we are of course delighted,” says Dr Guido Parra, a biologist and research leader of the Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab (CEBEL) at Flinders University in Adelaide. Prior to this study, led by the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), humpback dolphins were divided into an

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Atlantic and an Indo-Pacific species. For the study, the team looked at 180 skulls and tissues samples from 230 dolphins. Dr Howard Rosenbaum, a WCS biologist, says it was one of the most-rigorous analysese to date of these dolphins. The morphological and genetic data, detailed in the journal Molecular Ecology, suggests that Australian humpback dolphins are an isolated population. “Previously, humpback

dolphins throughout the IndoPacific were treated as a single species,” Guido told Australian Geographic. “The discovery that Australian humpback dolphins are a separate species from those in south-east Asia has important conservation implications as they need to be considered separately from populations elsewhere.” “Discovering a new species increases our knowledge about nature,” Howard says.

“In the current context of biodiversity decline and urgent need of effective wildlife and habitat conservation schemes, this knowledge allows . . . plans tailored to protecting each species along its distribution areas.” Guido says further research is being conducted into the dolphins’ habitats, social structure and population numbers to better target conservation efforts.

Cape Animal Protection Shelter is looking for foster carers. Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer please contact Tonia on 0429 699 300

My name is Convo and I am an 11-month old Mastiff-cross looking for a loving family to take care of me. Please call C.A.P.S. on 0498 061 256 to arrange to meet me – I can’t wait to meet you!

Festive season arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support The Department of human Services has special arrangements for payments and services over the Christmas and New Year period. All service centres delivering Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services and most phone lines will be closed on December 25, 26, 27 and 28 2013, and January 1, 2014. Online services, Express Plus mobile apps and phone self-services will still be available over this time. Customers due to receive a payment on a national public holiday may be paid before this date.

Customers will need to budget carefully so this payment lasts unti ltheir next payment is due and people may need to report their job search efforts or income earlier. People can check their reporting dates, update details and report earnings quickly and easily via online services, Express Plus mobile apps or phone self-service. If customers use self-service options to report on a public holiday, they won’t be paid until after the public holiday. When reporting, you must include estimates of gross earnings or other changes for your normal assessment period – while

your reporting date may be different, the assessment period remains the same. Any child support payments made after December 23 will be delayed by the public holidays. The Child Support Information Service (131 107)will still be available over this time. All essential 24/7 Medicare Provider Services for health professionals will remain open and available over the Christmas/New Year period. To find out more about payments and services over the holiday period, visit humanservices.gov.au/holidays.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday with your family and friends However you spend your festive season, please remember to come home safely. Gareth Manderson General manager Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa

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SadLy, the Weipa Town authority and the Town have said goodbye to our CEO Ian Pressley after 12 years of dedicated service to the town. His corporate knowledge will be greatly missed. Ian has moved on to the greener pastures of retirement. We all wish Ian and his family all the best for the future. Warren Seen is stepping in as the Interim CEO whilst we advertise the position. The cyclone shelter negotiations have progressed to the next stage where the State Government has given the WTA an Interim licence agreement which once signed, will give us occupation and utilisation of the cyclone shelter. We will then have to await the necessary government approvals to transfer ownership of the cyclone shelter to the Weipa Town Authority. The reseal of the Courts in Rocky Point seem to have been widely appreciated by the residents in the Courts. Hopefully this will improve their lifestyle over the upcoming wet season. The reseal of the swimming

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pool parking area has now made the area a safer place to traverse for everyone utilising that area. The WTA are working on the beautification of Hay Straight with other stakeholders where we will see the planting of native trees to create an avenue of trees. Fluoridation is always a debatable topic and the WTA is seeking your feedback about whether you do or don’t want your drinking water fluoridated. If you do, the WTA can obtain a grant from the State Government for the installation of the plant and then the WTA must brunt the cost of the chemicals and maintenance forever more which is estimated at $50,000 per annum at the moment. See the article on page 3 of this edition and go to the Western Cape Bulletin Facebook page to have your say. From all the Weipa Town Authority members and staff we wish everyone a safe and festive Christmas and a bigger and better 2014.

WHEn the Lord left his disciples he rose up on clouds and the disciples watched him until he could no longer be seen. Then the angels said something very important to them, that the Lord would be coming back to Earth again in the same way that they saw him go. So the Lord is returning for his people surrounded by clouds, (and many Christians say that his return is very

close now), and it will be a spectacular entrance. Listen to 1 Thessalonians Ch 4 vs 16-18; “There will be the shout of command, the archangel’s voice, the sound of God’s trumpet, and the Lord himself will come down from heaven. Those who have died believing in Christ will rise to life first; then we who are living at that time will be gathered up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

And so we will always be with the Lord. So then, encourage one another with these words.” It will be a joyful sight for those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, but I reckon it will be a terribly scary sight for those who have rejected him and are left behind. Where do you stand right now? Believe him and accept him.

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Mandela remembered as humble freedom fighter By Mark Bousen

THE late Madiba Nelson Mandela was a humble freedom fighter who promoted truth, justice and reconciliation with violence, a prominent world, human rights figure has said. Professor Gracelyn Smallwood, who last month received a United Nations Award for her 45 years of work and service for national and international health and human rights, told the Western Cape Bulletin at the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) forum at Tweed Heads on the weekend. Professor Smallwood, who lives in Townsville, met Mr Mandela in 1997 when she and Dr Chris Sarra were VIP guests of the South African President for the 20th anniversary of the death in custody of the late Steve Biko. “We were among the millions and we were waving the Aboriginal and Torres Islander flags near Mr Mandela. “The flags were spotted by Mr Mandela’s good friend Kwame Ture, the former Black Panther who was previously known as Stokely Carmichael, who was seated next to Mr Mandela. “Mr Mandela sent one of his guards who was carrying a machine gun and with a dog to invite us to sit in a vacant chair next to him.

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“As there was only one seat, Dr Sarra and I decided to take a rain check and would meet the President at a small function that night.” Professor Smallwood recounts that President Manela was accompanied by journalist Donald Woods, who promoted and assisted with the movie Cry Freedom, the movie based on Biko’s life and death. “Mr Mandela made a humble statement about obtaining reconciliation with the truth. But in Australia, we’re trying to have reconciliation without the truth. “President Mandela also played a prominent role in the mediation with (Libyan leader) Colonel Gaddafi over the Pan Am incident (also known as the Lockerbie bombing). “In a sense, my father, Archie Smallwood, did in Australia what President Mandela did in South Africa about human rights.” The day following the celebrations in South Africa and Professor Smallwood and Dr Sarra travelled

to Libya via Malta to attend a human rights conference where Professor Smallwood talked about how the land rights fought for and won by the late Eddie Koiki Mabo were being watered down in Australia. “This created a massive breakdown and disharmony in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.” Professor Smallwood said there will be harmony only when reconciliation is achieved with truth. “Reparation and reconciliation needs to be made to the First Families, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders/South Sea Islanders as this country has, in the last 230 years, become one of the wealthiest countries in the world on the back of black slavery.” Professor Smallwood is a registered nurse and midwife, prominent figure in Indigenous Mental Health and holds a Master of Science Degree in Public Health, as well as a PhD in First Nations Australian health and human rights. “The United Nations Award is a real honour as I have retired, but it also reflects on my parents, particularly my father who was from the Juru Birrigubba homeland (in the Bundaberg district) and was sent to the infamous Palm Island at a young age under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protection Act,” she said.

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Changes to Mission River Bridge and Andoom Creek Bridge Please be aware that the works on the Mission River Bridge and the Andoom Creek Bridge has been postponed. Work is expected to commence on Wednesday 4 December to replace the speed humps on both bridges with larger speed humps. For your safety, please ensure you drive to the changed conditions, reduce speed and follow the directions of the traffic controllers during the works.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Got an event coming up?

Send us an email detailing the event name, date, time and location to: office@westerncapebulletin.com.au and we’ll include it in the Community Calendar at no charge! DECEMBER Wednesday 11

2013 Weipa Christmas Lights judging.

Friday 13

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Saturday 21

Weipa Community Markets in the park opposite the Squash Courts.

Wednesday 25 Christmas Day Tuesday 31

New Years Eve

JANUARY Wednesday 1

New Years Day

Friday 17

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

Sunday 26

Australia Day

FEBRUARY Thursday 6

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Friday 21

WTA monthly meeting at Council Chambers 8.30am

MARCH Thursday 6

WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am

Saturday 15

CAPS / Weipa Wildlife Care St. Patrick’s night

Friday 21

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APRIL Thursday 3

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Thursday 17

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MAY Thursday 1

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Friday 16

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JUNE Thursday 5

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Friday 20

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JULY Thursday 3

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AUGUST Thursday 7

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SEPTEMBER Thursday 4

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Friday 19

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OCTOBER WTA monthly optional meeting at Council Chambers 8am Weipa Community Care opening hours Mon 10 - 4, Tues - Thu 9 - 4, Fri 9 - 1

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NEWS Final RTA community forum for 2014

Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa general manager, Operations, Gareth Manderson, gives a brief introduction at the Western Cape Cultural Centre prior to the free mine tours commencing.

Joseph Lister, Lisa Jolliffe and James McGuire enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the Cultural Centre following the mine tour.

Grace Sisson, Christine Dolby, Jenny Everist and Sharyn Walker are ready for the mine tour.

Sea Swift offer locals two-for-one cruise deal More Far North Queensland residents will be able to experience one of the most unique and spectacular cruises in the world over Christmas and the New Year thanks to a new two-for-one locals deal, Sea Swift has announced. The hugely popular MV Trinity Bay, winner of a major Tourism Tropical North Queensland award last year, is the only working cargo/ passenger ship in Australasia, and the only cruise ship based in Cairns. Sea Swift will be operating a two-for-one deal for Far North Queensland local residents for passenger travel on the Trinity Bay on the following departure dates (ex. Cairns): December 20, and 31, and January 7 and 14. This offer applies to one-way or round-trip travel. Sea Swift Chief Executive Officer Fred White said the new locals special would allow more Far North Queenslanders to access one of Cairns and Australia’s best kept secrets. “We cruise 48 weeks of the year from Cairns north to Thursday Island and Cape York, and provide the most unique cruising experience of your life,” Mr White said. “This is a special offer to Far North Queenslanders to enjoy a memorable experience over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

“The cruise is just incredible. Enjoy a champagne at sunset as you travel through the Great Barrier Reef, watch dolphins swim along the vessel, and enjoy the beautiful Top End of Australia. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience cruising along one of the most amazing parts of our country, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide access to more locals through this deal. “We’re very popular with the travelling grey nomad crowd, but we’re very keen for more Far North Queenslanders to also have the opportunity to experience this magical trip.” The Trinity Bay has 16 cabins, and is operated by a highly experienced and courteous crew to stringent safety standards. Its features include: • Fully air-conditioned cabins with private ensuites or shared facility cabins

• Five-star buffet meals and a fully-licensed bar • Weekly departures from Cairns to Horn Island, Thursday Island and Seisia (Bamaga) • Interesting, inexpensive land and air tours on Horn and Thursday Islands, and at Bamaga (4WD tour to mainland Australia’s most northerly point) • Take your own transport, it’s your choice. Experience a full cruise; or load your 4WD on board and (depending on seasonal conditions) drive back from the tip of Cape York at Seisia (Bamaga), or drive up to the tip and we can pick you up from the Cape and bring you back and enjoy a cruise down to Cairns. For bookings or further information, call Sea Swift’s booking office on (4035 1234 or 1800 424 422), send an email to bookings@seaswift.com.au, or visit www.seaswift.com.au

A fresh approach to real estate in Weipa Bella, Flicka and Kynan Rogers enjoyed seeing Weipa’s bauxite mining operation.

Brooke and Malcolm Courtnage enjoy the cultural centre after the mine tours.

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Beautifully renovated and immaculately cared for, this four bedroom lowset home has everything for a comfortable Weipa lifestyle. Situated on 988m2 with fully fenced backyard with ample of room for vehicles, boats and already complete with the perfect shed. Recently repainted internally and externally, new split system air conditioners and new flooring in the bedrooms. Modern kitchen with dishwasher and servery, extended lounge and dining area, built in wardrobes, large patio outback perfect for outdoor entertaining. Currently occupied but vacant possession available for the Owner occupier or a great investment with an approx weekly return of $850 PW.

Lowset Family Home

Neat & Tidy

• Well presented • Centrally located • Built-in compact office desk • Airconditioning • Upgraded bathroom • Garden shed

• 1018m2 with fully fenced yard

• Upgraded flooring in living areas • Air-conditioned throughout • Large patio perfect for entertaining

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Available to Live In

Modern Unit

• 996m2

• Air conditioning throughout

• Upgraded kitchen with servery

• Open plan living and dining

• Great location walking distance to

• 357m2

school

• Low body corporate fees

• Large entertaining area

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PARADISE AT THE END OF THE BITUMEN: Only $475,000 LAURA 115 ha, 1 Kilometre of absolute river bank frontage to Laura and Little Laura River. 18 Kilometres east of Laura, large shed and some equipment, owner has lived on property with wife and 2 children for 4 years, fully fenced suitable for cattle, 2 dams, fruit trees, all sorts of birds and

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$380,000 neg.

GEOFF’S OUT OF TOWN SPECIALS

wildlife. MAGNIFICIENT PROPERTY!!!!! MAREEBA DUPLEX: $340,000 2 x 3 bedrooms, 2 x Carports, well maintained, great location, Total rent $525.00 per week. GREAT BUY! LOWER DAINTREE – WONGA BEACH: $195,000 4000m2 vacant land, cleared, levelled and settled house pad, serviced with water, power, telephone, garbage

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collection, school bus and bitumen road, great views of the Daintree Rainforest, 15 minutes from all town services, minutes from ocean or river boat ramps. Site engineered plans are available. QUIET LIFESTYLE! DIRRAN CREEK BETWEEN MALANDA – MILLAA MILLAA: $310,000 5 x bedroom highset home on 4.68 acres, 2 bathrooms, open plan living, ceiling

fans, 2 carports, permanent spring with large rainwater tank, covered swimming pool with outside toilet, fruit trees. This home is a bargain! TULLY - BILYANA: $595,000 94 acres irrigated farmland, leased and growing cane until end of 2013 cane season, suitable for cane, seasonal small crops or cattle property. 15 minutes south of Tully. POTENTIAL FARMER!

PORTLAND ROADS, PACKERS BAY ESPLANADE: $970,000 5 acres freehold land with absolute beach frontage nestled into the base of serene rainforest , rustic open plan dwelling with verandah, kitchenette, shower and toilet, gas hotwater system, rainwater tanks, generator, machine shed for solar panels, batteries and alternator, 5 nautical mile from Barrier Reef. WHAT A LIFESTYLE!

SALES – GEOFF BRYANT – 0408 772 592 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – MELISA P: 07 4069 9921 F: 07 4069 9721 Email: admin@weiparealestate.com.au Page 16 Western Cape Bulletin December 11, 2013

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television guide

THURSDAY 12

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine Christmas Special 1:00 Dragons Den 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Jimmy’s Christmas Food Factory 6:30 Antiques Master 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Exhumed 9:00 TBA 9:30 The Hour 10:30 ABC News: Late Edition 10:40 TBA 11:40 Criminal Justice 12:40 Parliament Question Time 1:40 Movie: “The Beguiled” (M n,s,v) 3:25 Movie: “On Dangerous Ground” (M v) 5:00 Shamwari: A Wild Life 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: “Friends With Money” (M l,s,d) 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 Jimmy Conjecture 7:30 Getaway 8:30 Person Of Interest: Lady Killer 9:30 CSI: NY: Unwrapped 10:30 CSI: NY: Blacklist 11:30 Sullivan & Son 12:00 Extra 12:30 The Baron 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: “Dead Before Dawn” (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 TBA 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy: Two Against One - The issues between Meredith and Cristina hit a boiling point when one of them ultimately betrays the other at the hospital. 9:30 Scandal 10:30 The Amazing Race 11:30 Grimm 12:30 Harry’s Practice 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 Korean News 5:30 UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 8:05 World News 1:00 Barbados At The Races 1:30 Meet My Wild Friends 2:30 Law Of The Dragon 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 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Italian Food Safari 8:00 Gourmet Farmer: Beer 8:30 Two Greedy Italians: Saints And Miracles - In this final episode, religious sceptic Antonio and fanatical believer Gennaro eat their way along a culinary pilgrimage through Puglia’s monasteries, holy shrines and festivals to discover whether food and religion are still as closely linked as they were in their youth. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 11:30 Thursday FC 12:30 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

FRIDAY 13

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Shamwari: A Wild Life 11:30 My Family 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 One Plus One 1:00 Hogfather 2:35 The Wonder Years 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Maggie Beer’s Christmas Feast 6:25 Antiques Master 6:55 What’s Your Story? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Gardening Australia: Canberra Special - Costa, Sophie and Angus visit Canberra to explore the art of gardening and the science of horticulture by visiting some of the nation’s most innovative institutions. 8:30 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency: The Big Bonanza 9:25 Death In Paradise: Impossible murders on a beautiful Caribbean island. Detective Inspector Richard Poole is the perfect man to solve them - if only he didn’t just hate sun, sea and sand. 10:25 ABC News: Late Edition 10:35 Hustle 11:35 Rage

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 Extra 11:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 5:00 National News 5:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Bozeman Reaction - When their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon turn to their friends to create a state-of-the-art security system, and Sheldon struggles to cope. 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Einstein Approximation - Suffering from a case of “physicist’s block,” Sheldon’s search for the answer to a physics problem leads him to work at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny. 8:30 TBA 10:40 TBA 12:40 Movie: “Beautiful Kate” (MA l,n,a,s) - Ned Kendall returns to his family home to say goodbye to his dying father, only to have long-buried secrets from the family’s past awakened by memories of his beautiful sister. 2:00 Spyforce 3:30 Extra 4:00 Brand Developers / 4:30 Good Morning America

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 12:00 Movie: “Volcano: Fire On The Mountain” (PG 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 Better Homes And Gardens 8:30 TBA 10:45 Special: Alien Invasion - What if an extra-terrestrial force attacked Earth? What might that look like and how will the people of Earth respond? Experts reveal what could motivate alien invaders to attack Earth, and speculate on how the attack might play out - the strategy alien invaders might use and the most effective ways for humans to respond. 12:45 Off The Map: There’s Nothing To Fix 1:45 Harry’s Practice 2:10 Special: The Kimberley Coast 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lover’s Guide To Australia 1:35 Rex In Rome 2:30 Living Black 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 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 A South American Journey With Jonathon Dimbleby 8:35 The Bible: A History 9:35 As It Happened 10:30 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “Sleeping Beauty” (MA s,n,l) - Follows the haunting story of a young university student who begins an erotic freelance job where she is sedated and sleeps in bed with paying customers, unaware of what they have done to her when she awakes. 12:55 Movie: “The Paranoids” (MA s) - Debut director Gabriel Medina delivers a tragicomedy of errors centring on Luciano, a paranoid narcoleptic, and his meandering struggle to finish a screenplay and enter the rarefied world of film production. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

SATURDAY 14

6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage Guest Programmer 11:30 Exhumed 12:30 At The Movies 1:30 Alexander McCall Smith 2:00 Mastercrafts: Stained Glass 3:00 Basketball: WNBL: Round 11 - Dandenong Vs Sydney Uni 5:00 Great Southern Land: Great Australian Bite 6:00 Monty Don’s French Gardens: The Artistic Garden 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The Paradise 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Still Waters: It’s 1959, the maverick Dr Lucien Blake has returned to take over his deceased father’s medical practice. He also undertakes his other role as police surgeon with precision and gusto. 10:25 Upstairs Downstairs: All The Things You Are - Harry’s desire to impress Beryl leads him and Johnny into the world of boxing. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes is reacquainted with a familiar face who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place. 11:25 Rage Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today - Saturday 10:00 Danoz Direct 11:00 Cybershack 11:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 2:30 The Cricket Show - Join Michael Slater and Brett Lee for all the latest news, updates and expert analysis on all the action as well as first-session recaps, player profiles, Master Classes, international and domestic updates, questions and feedback. 3:00 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 5:00 National News Saturday 5:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs New Zealand Live from the WACA, Perth, the Third Test. After losing The Ashes to England earlier in the year, can Australia push their home country advantage and take the First Test? 7:30 TBA 1:10 Movie: “The Bonfire Of The Vanities” (M l) - Financial “Master of the Universe” Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a boy with his car. 3:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Brand Developers 5:00 Life Today With James Robison / 5:30 Wesley Impact

6:00 Saturday Disney 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Morning Show - Weekend 12:00 Dr Oz 1:00 V8 Xtra 1:30 That ‘70s Show 2:00 Slideshow 3:00 Movie: “Santa Buddies” (G) - The buddies are off on a jolly new adventure when Puppy Paws, pup of the legendary Santa Paws, and his friends travel to the North Pole to save Christmas from disaster. 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender - Dean Miller and his team cover the length and breadth of Queensland with great suggestions for weekends, short breaks and holidays. 6:00 Seven News 7:00 TBA 12:30 Movie: “Borderline Normal” (M a,s) - Two sensitive teenagers from broken homes find comfort in each other’s arms as they help one another to cope with the emotional loss of their families. 3:00 Harry’s Practice 3:30 It Is Written Oceania 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Becoming Traviata 3:00 James Rhodes: Piano Man 3:30 Looking For Picasso 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Finding Your Roots 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wild Iran 8:35 Shackleton: Death Or Glory - In January 2013 polar explorer Tim Jarvis set out to complete the ‘Shackleton Double’ – an authentic recreation of the epic journey undertaken by Sir Ernest Shackleton nearly 100 years before after his ship sank and his 27 man crew we marooned in Antarctica. 9:30 Movie: “Lantana” (M l,s,v,d) - When psychiatrist Valerie Somers goes missing, Detective Leon Zat is called to investigate, whose wife had been getting advice from Somers. 11:40 Movie: “Loft” (M l,s,v,d) - In Flemish. Five friends, all of them married, share a loft apartment to meet their mistresses. One day, they find the body of a young woman there and since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder. 1:45 Shameless 3:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

SUNDAY 15

SBS

6:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Weekend Breakfast 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Best Of Landline 1:00 The Paradise 2:00 Young Performers Awards 3:00 Football: W-League: Round 5 - Brisbane Roar Vs Adelaide United 5:00 Midsomer Murders 6:30 Boomtown 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Possum Wars: Every night around Australia, native possums scamper across rooftops in an endless quest for food and shelter. Forced out of their bush habitats by encroaching development, these mischievous marsupials swarm into cities. 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Maple: Greenshaw’s Folly 10:00 A Beauty Is Born: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty 10:55 My Prince 11:40 Movie: “Charade” (M v) - Screen legends Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn keep their cool under preposterous twists in a deadly chase through Parisian environs. 3:20 Rage 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 The Bionic Vet / 5:00 Order In The House

6:00 Weekend Today 9:00 Cybershack 10:00 Australian Fishing Championships 10:30 Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner 11:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs Englandm 2:30 The Cricket Show 3:00 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 5:00 National News Sunday 5:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 8:00 60 Minutes 9:00 The Mentalist: Wedding In Red 10:00 Unforgettable: Day Of The Jackie 11:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Coup de Grace - The team investigates the accidental shooting of an off-duty cop by another cop, whose unabashed racial bias raises the possibility that the shooting was not accidental. 12:00 Deep Water 12:30 Survivors 1:35 Impractical Jokers 2:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 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 That ‘70s Show 12:00 Dr Oz 1:00 New Zealand On A Plate 1:30 Movie: “Leatherheads” (PG v,l) 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 7:00 Coastwatch 7:30 Wild Planet: North America 8:30 Bones: The Mystery In The Meat - The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a food scientist whose remains were tossed in a meat grinder and mixed into cans of stew served in a school cafeteria. 9:30 Castle: Cisciple / A Deadly Game 11:30 Whitney 12:30 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 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 Launceston Cycling Classis 2013 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 In The Frame 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: The Lost City Of El Dorado 8:30 Secrets Of Stonehenge 9:35 George Harrison: Living In A Material World 11:15 Movie: “The Stranger In Me” (M a,n) - In German, English Subtitles. A time of joy and new beginnings becomes a harrowing experience for new mother Rebecca as she struggles with severe post-natal depression. And with every day that passes, her inability to meet the demands of motherhood becomes more and more apparent. 1:05 Movie: “Unfair Competition” (PG) - In Italian. Gérard Depardieu stars in this poignant depiction of life in Fascist Italy in the 1930s. The lives of two rival tailors are chronicled in this bittersweet drama set during one of the darker moments in Italian history. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

MONDAY 16

7 CENTRAL

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 As Time Goes By 1:00 The Abbey 2:00 A Beauty Is Born: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 River Cottage: Christmas Special 6:45 Little Crackers 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Family Confidential 8:30 Rick Stein’s India 9:30 Rake 10:30 ABC News: Late Edition 10:40 Dalziel And Pascoe: Sins Of The Fathers 12:10 Movie: “The White Tower” (PG) 1:50 Movie: “Morning Glory” (G) 3:10 Movie: “The Leopard Man” (M v) 4:20 Movie: “Journey Into Fear” (G) - An American munitions expert gets caught up in a web of espionage in Istanbul during WWII. 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 Extra 11:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 2:30 The Cricket Show 3:00 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 5:00 National News 6:00 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 8:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary 8:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Adhesive Duck Deficiency 9:00 2 Broke Girls: And The First Day Of School 9:30 Two And A Half Men: On Vodka, On Soad, On Blender, On Mixer! 10:00 TBA 12:40 Nitro Circus Live 1:00 Impractical Jokers: Panty Raid - The guys may be rubbing people the wrong way when they attempt to massage beachgoers on the boardwalk. Later, they head to Times Square to broadcast the news, and try their hands (and feet) at teaching karate 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: “Den Brother” (M v,l) 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 Better Homes And Gardens Summer 7:30 Dog Patrol 8:00 TBA 10:00 Suits 11:30 Mistresses: When One Door Closes... - The judge delivers a shocking ruling in Grey Vs Kim. While the case is closed, there is even more trouble on the horizon for Karen. Paul helps a frantic April search for Lucy after the school reports that she’s gone missing. 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 Words Of Captain Scott 1:55 Planet Egypt 2:50 My Grandmother Beijing 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:30 Global Village 6:00 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Monster Moves: Titanic Train Trek 8:30 America’s Stoned Kids 9:30 Small Time Gangster 10:00 Swift And Shift Couriers 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game 11:30 Hellfjord: Salmander and Johanne sneak into Hellfish at night and come across something strange. They overhear Bosse Nova talking about the infamous serpent Tulla, and despite Salmander’s chronic seasickness he decides to defy his fear and look into this phenomenon. 12:00 Shorts On Screen 12:35 Freddie Flintoff Versus The World 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

TUESDAY 17

IMPARJA

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine Christmas Special 1:00 Rick Stein’s India 2:00 The Dolphins Of Shark Bay 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 River Cottage: Christmas Special 6:45 Little Crackers 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Christmas With Poh 8:30 Nigellissima: An Italian Inspired Christmas 9:30 ABBA: Bang A Boomerang 10:30 ABC News: Late Edition 10:40 Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey 11:40 The Big Steal 1:20 Movie: “Fat City” (M a) - An off-beat drama that focuses on the flotsam and jetsam of a small western town; and on Tully, a boxer who is trying to re-establish himself as a fighter. 2:55 Songs Of Praise 3:30 Basketball: WNBL: Round 11 - Dandenong Vs Sydney Uni 5:30 Eggheads

6:00 Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Brand Developers 11:00 Extra 11:30 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 2:30 The Cricket Show 3:00 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 5:00 National News 6:00 The Ashes: Third Test - Australia Vs England 8:00 House Husbands: Desperate to prove his manhood to his wife and friends, Mark creates major problems for Justin’s home renovation. Justin takes extreme measures to earn some quick cash for emergency work on his house. 9:00 TBA 12:00 20/20 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: “Angel Flight Down” (M 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 Better Homes And Gardens Summer 7:30 TBA 10:30 Suits 11:30 Cougar Town: You Tell Me - Confused by her mixed feelings for Travis, Laurie resorts to destroying things. But when her anger gets out of control, newly appointed mayor Andy has to step in. 12:00 Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia 12:30 30 Rock: Standards And Practices - Jenna hatches a new plan to get publicity, while Jack finds himself begrudgingly playing parent to his teenage nemesis. 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra / 5:30 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Celtic Woman: Home For Christmas 2:00 Hary Janos: Musical Fairytale 2:30 Dream Of Hope 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 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 56 Up - When a cross-section of British seven-year-olds were interviewed for 7 Up in 1964, it was evident that their social backgrounds influenced their attitudes towards life. While the upper class children were self-assured, those from middle and working class backgrounds were resigned to a life of hard work. This premise was put to the test every seven years when the same group were interviewed about the state of their lives. 8:30 The Network 9:30 Coppers 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 Masters Of Sex 12:00 Prisoners Of War 1:00 Nuclear Meltdown 1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight

WEDNESDAY 18

ABC

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 10:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine Christmas Special 1:00 Nigellissima: An Italian Inspired Christmas 2:00 The Jonathon Ross Show 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas 6:45 Little Crackers 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Jingle Bells 8:30 The Agony Of Christmas 9:00 Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow 10:00 A Moody Christmas: Last Minute Airfare 10:30 ABC News: Late Edition 10:40 The Straits: The Proposition 11:35 Criminal Justice 12:40 The Coca Cola Kid 2:20 Movie: “My Forbidden Past” (G) -A woman seeks revenge when family interferes with her marriage plans. 3:30 Football: W-League: Round 5 - Brisbane Roar Vs Adelaide United 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 Police Academy 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 Gorilla Experiment 7:30 Makeover Street - Christmas Edition 9:00 Hostages 10:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dead Air 11:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Double Fault - The CSIs investigate a case involving a rising tennis star, and react to news that Hodges is engaged to an Italian beauty. 12:00 Dallas 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: “Hatching Pete” (G) 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 Better Homes And Gardens Summer 7:30 Mighty Planes 8:30 TBA 11:15 Travel Unravelled 11:40 Cougar Town: Saving Grace - Travis and Andy take a backseat to Bobby’s new tomboy friend, Riggs. Grayson sparks a religious debate when he sighs during Jules’ family prayer. And the Cul-De-Sac Crew form a dodgeball league, but Andy’s attention toward another girl leads to a brawl with a group of pre-teens. 12:00 The Cult: Homecoming 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 James May’s Toy Stories 2:00 Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections 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 The Dales With Ade Edmondson 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lions On The Move 8:30 24 Hours In Emergency: For Better Or Worse 9:30 Borgen 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Prisoners Of War: The Kidnapping 12:10 Movie: “Nobody Else But You” (M s,n,a,l) - In French. Rousseau is a best-selling crime novelist from Paris, who can’t seem to get over his writer’s block. He takes a trip to the coldest village in France, where a local beauty named Candice Lecoeur has been found dead. Candice believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe after going under hypnosis, and her death is ruled a suicide cause by sleeping pills. 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight

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CROSSWORD No. 178

SUDOKU No. 178

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

You may end up doing more than your fair share of work this week. Don’t let yourself be pressurised. Delegate work where you can! Romance. Your relationship may be a little heavy-going at the moment. However, your partner will not let you down if you need them. You need to remain strong!

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

You have forgotten some previously easily recalled information. Review old books and include some more current knowledge on the subject to advance your knowledge. Romance. An old relationship will be in focus this week. Try not to reflect too much on this person for the time being. It ended for a reason!

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

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You will have a lot of energy this week, but could make a mistake because you are not thinking clearly enough about what you are doing. Concentrate on what is in front of you! Romance. You may be more concerned about the way you look than your partner does. They may need to improve their appearance.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

A social gathering will remind you to be open to meeting others. You need to stray from your group of friends and get some new insight. Romance. This will be a great time for your relationship. You may be tempted, but don’t boss your partner around too much. They need to feel in complete control of their life.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

Don’t become jealous because of a friend’s success. Congratulate them for their accomplishment. They have worked hard to get where they are. Romance. You may be embarking on a new relationship this coming week. Be sure to put your best foot forward. You don’t want to mislead a potential partner.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

FINDWORD No. 178 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA

You will receive some money from an unexpected source. If you can, save it rather than spend it because you may be short of cash in the next few weeks. Romance. Your partner will have a suggestion which is worth taking up. It’s not often they feel so strongly about something. They’ll be happy you’re on board.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Try not to let yourself be dragged into something that could be difficult to get out of. Be sure to read the fine print! Romance. The more honest you are with yourself about recent events, the more chance you have of improving the situation. Try to keep your feet on the ground and your partner may do the same.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

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MUDDY RIVER

Try not to be too negative about your job. There are some hidden benefits that you may have been taking for granted. Look for the perks and make a list! Romance. A romance which appears to have lost momentum may suddenly pick up speed. You will need to prepare yourself for this change of pace.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A somewhat pointed remark about your appearance may take you by surprise. Try to think of something to say back to this person! Romance. A few changes in your relationship would strengthen it substantially. Don’t be afraid to make your point! Your partner may wish to change the same things!

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

Try not to take any unnecessary risks this week. An opportunity which seems worthwhile could have hidden dangers. Take it one step at a time. Romance. An important decision will be easier if you don’t try to analyse it too much. You need to look at the basics of the situation versus the details of it.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

–Pablo Picasso

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SOLUTIONS No. 178

You won’t be satisfied until you have gotten to the bottom of recent events. Identify the key points and ask witnesses their side of the story. Romance. You may find yourself getting involved in a situation with your partner that is not easy to get out of. Take things slowly this coming week and tread lightly.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

A small concession will help you to get what you are after. Don’t be afraid to give up something of value. You may have to give a little to get a lot. Romance. The Moon/Uranus Midpoint in your sign may attract a rather unusual person to you. You may not be ready for someone like this in your life.


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meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm at the Golf Club. Contact Tonia 0429 699 300 or Randall 0428 199 248

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BE CROC WISE! 15 minutes 18th Dec.

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INJURED WILDLIFE Phone Kristy – 0427 799 748

How to be Crocodile Wise • Be aware of crocodiles – keep your eyes open, you might not be able to see them, but they are there. • Do not feed or otherwise interfere with crocodiles, small or large. • Avoid areas where large crocodiles or their nests have been seen • Camp at least 50 metres from the waters edge • Stand at least a few metres back from the waters edge when fishing and don’t stand on logs overhanging deep pools. • Do not clean fish, prepare food or engage in other activities on the waters edge and adjacent banks. • Dispose of food scraps (including fish) away from areas where people gather. • Keep arms and legs inside boat hulls. Western Cape Bulletin December 11, 2013 Page 19


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Intention to remove vehicles from property, Evans Landing Please be aware the following vehicles will be removed from Lot 597 Iraci Avenue, Evans Landing, on 23 December 2013.

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Aerial seeding on the East Weipa tailings facility Please be aware a low flying aircraft will disperse seed over the East Weipa tailings dam on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 December.

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East Weipa tailings dam works Construction works is being conducted in the East Weipa tailings dam. This work is being conducted in Cell 1 as shown in the image below. There is no work being conducted in Cell 2, adjacent to the community.

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Public Notice Mine lease closure A section of the mine lease, located south and east of the RAAF Scherger Base, is closed to public access. There is no public access, as shown in the map below, from 8 May until 31 December 2013.

Work will be carried out through to December 2013.

Your safety and the safety of our employees is paramount—please remember employees will be working in this area at any time throughout the year.

During construction there will be constant watering to reduce any dust generation.

Only authorised personnel and Traditional Owners can access this area.

There will be no night works.

Sunday Church Services 10am - Singing and Worship; 10.30am Service starts 6.30pm Prayer Meeting and Evening Healing Service every Sunday Tuesday 6pm - Youth Group Contact: James Hughes 4069 7228 Wednesday School 5 to 7pm Contact: Gay Lesine Huni 0428 146 899 • Kids Club Mon & Thurs • Hoopla Fri Night Fundraising We invite people to attend early morning Prayer meetings with us every day 5 – 6.30 am For Weddings, Baptism, Marriage and Funeral contact Pastor Palmer Wapau, 0447 801 660 Community Minister Napranum

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Fellowship times held at the Napranum Community Hall Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm Sunday School 9am Midweek Wednesday 7pm

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SPORT

Dirt karters celebrate 2013 season at awards ceremony 2013 HON

OLL O UR R

JUNIOR ENDURO 3rd - Gabby Hyytinen 2nd - Benn Batterham 1st - Rachel Brooker KT MEDIUM ENDURO 3rd - Scott Wallace 2nd - Derek Mowles 1st - Phil Rye KT HEAVY ENDURO 3rd - Brody Roots 2nd - Michael Brooker 1st - Peter Arndt 125CC ENDURO 1st - Howard Waretini JUNIOR 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP 3rd - Gabby Hyytinen 2nd - Caitlyn Enman 1st - Benn Batterham KT MEDIUM 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP 3rd - Ben West 2nd - Phil Rye 1st - Derek Mowles KT HEAVY 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP 3rd - Chris Pilkington 2nd - Justin Hyytinen 1st - Troy Batterham 125CC 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP 3rd - Tia Batterham 2nd - Kirrily Baldwin 1st - Howard Waretini SHIELDS Engine Blowups - Danny Metcalfe Frequent Flyer - Mel Storey Tyre Wall Terrorist - Peter Arndt Start Ya B*****d - Hyytinen Family

Rachel Brooker won the Junior Enduro Class at the Weipa Dirt Karts Presentation night at Golfies.

Elijah Rye accepting the award for his dad Phil who won the KT Mediums Enduro Cup.

Ben Batterham was second in the Junior Enduro and won the 2013 Championship.

Peter Arndt the Tyre Wall Terrorist winner and also won the KT Heavy Enduro.

The Frequent Flyer award went to Mel Storey.

Howard Warentini won the 125cc 2013 Championship for Weipa Dirt Karts.

Derek Mowles came second in the KT Mediums Enduro class.

Michael Brooker was awarded second place in the KT Heavy Enduro class for 2013.

Scott Wallace was third in the Medium Enduro class for the Weipa Dirt Karts.

Justin collected second in the KT Heavy 2013 Championship and Start Ya B*****d Award.

Danny Metcalfe won the shield for the most engine blowups. Three in one night.

Mowlesy presented Caitlyn Enman with her participation award for 2013.

Major sponsor Weipa Bowls Club: manager Tania accepts framed jumper.

Mollie Enman received a participation award for the 2013 season.

Jaxen Mowles received his participation award from Dirty Mowles team owner Mowlesy.

President Ben West came third in the KT Medium 2013 Championship.

Tia and Troy Batterham were the Club Person of the Year.

Troy and Mowlesy present Kirrily Baldwin with her second place trophy in the 125cc Championship.

Ben West presented Danny with a momento of the club and wished him all the best in Perth.

Major sponsor Goodline: Tony with the framed Weipa Dirt Karts jumper.

Major sponsor NQCEC: Matt Blane receiving a framed Weipa Dirt Karts jumper.

Major sponsor Kowari Motors: Chris with Troy Batterham and Mowlsey.

Mary Hindmarsh won the award for Best Presented Kart for Lion Racing.

Western Cape Bulletin December 11, 2013 Page 21


SPORT

Inaugural Weipa Ladies Billfish Competition hailed a success

BILLFISH ACTION: Team Pink Bits was awarded the champion boat prize.

 from page 1 The idea for the Ladies Billfish Fundraising Competition came from a few of the female Weipa Billfish Club members who have fished a similar style of event in the past, aiming to have a fun day and raising money for the McGrath Foundation. The McGrath Foundation places Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, as well as increasing breast cancer awareness in young Australian women. With a prize for the best dressed boat, there was high anticipation for what would await everyone at the boat ramp on Saturday morning. When we came around the corner at 6.15am we were greeted with a sea of pink. There were skippers dressed in tutus, pink wigs of various shapes and forms, a boat full of superhero’s, pink flags and balloons flying off any available structure on the boats and our illustrious president even had a garden bar complete with a couple of floating Killer Whales towed behind the boat. Of course, there was the inevitable water bomb fights and Darren was trying hard to harpoon Duane’s Killer Whales. It was great to see the women really get into the spirit of the day and Stretch and Giembra from the Western Cape Bulletin were faced with the hard task of picking the best dressed boat. The title for this year’s tournament went to team “Fish n Chicks” on the boat Wine Down. The boats all lined up single file and had a sail past Evans Landing wharf and then roared off into the wild blue to start fishing . . . well most of us did. Team Envy got the hard luck award as they had

to pull out right at the start with a blown water pump. Mick and Lou got a bottle of Champers complete with water pump impeller for their troubles.’ Once out past the harbour the fleet was greeted with a stiff South East breeze which stayed with us all morning, before dying out to a glorious afternoon. The rolling seas of the morning saw quite a few crews turn green and start feeding the fish. The fleet were spread far and wide from Duyfken down to South of Pera and the fishing started out slowly for most boats. At the first radio sked only a couple of boats had seen a Billfish, although most boats were getting amongst the other Gamefish, namely Mackerel and Tuna, and of course big Barracuda. Just after 11am the call came in that Linda Jay from team “Pink Bits” had tagged the first Billfish of the competition, a Black Marlin. At the second sked Linda’s fish remained the only Billfish caught, although a couple more had been raised. The Billfish were proving difficult to find despite the fact that there were good patches of bait around Later that afternoon Team “Pink Bits” announced they had landed another Billfish, a Sailfish this time for angler Kylie Argent, and then jumped another one off. With just under an hour remaining a number of boats raced to where “Pink Bits” were fishing and trolled for the remainder of the day in an area a mile wide - all to no avail. When cease fishing was called at 5pm Team “Pink Bits” remained the only boat to catch Billfish that day and Linda and Kylie and their team of Duane and Groober

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cleaned up all the Billfish awards on presentation night. The weigh-in began at 10am Sunday morning and one of the first fish to be weighed in was a massive 21.8kg Spanish Mackerel caught by Alana Schwertfeger. This fish eventually took out the heaviest Gamefish category, and closest to her was Andrea Kennedy in second place with a 12kg Tuna and a 6kg Mackerel for 18 points. Young Bella Raleigh took out the prize for heaviest junior Gamefish with a nice Mackerel. The majority of the fish weighed-in were Mackerel and Tuna. Sunday’s presentation ceremony was a cocktail party theme and it was great to see the teams make the effort to dress up for the night and get into the cocktail spirit, with the ladies looking very glamorous. A donation bucket was handed around for the McGrath Foundation with each donation receiving a ticket in the draw for the major prize from sponsor Sea Swift which was a trip for two aboard the Trinity Bay for five days from Cairns to Thursday Island and return. More than $2000 was raised for the McGrath Foundation. With presentations over it was time for the ladies and girls to let their hair down and enjoy the evening. There were some memorable sights over the course of the two days - some great rivalry amongst the teams and a lot of flashing from various boats (you know who you were, and I have evidence!); some interesting dance moves at the cocktail party and of course some nice fish weighed-in. Overall the competition has been a huge success and of course an event like this is not possible without sponsors. The Weipa Billfish Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their support with this competition: major sponsors - Sea Swift and Carpentaria Contracting; sponsors: Weipa Bowls Club, Weipa Auto & Marine, Weipa Tackle World, The Tinny Shack, Kym-Maree’s Beauty Room, Mo Tackle, Paul Lee Pushers, and Peter McCulkin. We would also like to thank Stretch and Giembra from the Western Cape Bulletin for their support in promoting the event and taking photos of the sail past and presentation evening, and Stretch for doing a fine job as MC at the awards night. Also Chris and Tania at the Bowls Club for providing the food, venue and service, and finally the following teams for their support and participation: Teaser Girls, Pink Bits, Humpin’ Hooters, Strippers, Fish ‘n’ Chicks, Bar’d up, Deadly Hunter Girls, Reel Action, Last Cast, Tag Team, Envy, C-Jay, Sproggets, Mumma Billies, Pink Busters, Pirates of the Cape, Billie Babes, Reel Therapy, Boat Mobile, Chinese Junk and – Frenchy Just Realty.

Bella Raleigh with club president Duane Singleton, was the junior champion angler with a nice Spanish Mackerel.

Alana from Team Chinese Junk earned herself the heaviest gamefish and most points prize with a 21.8kg Spanish Mackerel.

BIG DAY OUT: Champion boat award winners Team “Pink Bits” which included champion angler Linda (second from left) and runner-up Kylie (right) at the Weipa Billfish Club’s Ladies Fundraiser presentations. Linda and Kylie also picked up the first and last Billfish tagged awards respectively.

Team Stripper’s Andrea received the runnerup heaviest gamefish and runner-up heaviest gamefish points awards.

ALL DECKED OUT: Best dressed boat award winners Team Fish ‘n’ Chicks at Sunday’s presentation evening held at Weipa Bowls Club.

Winner of the hard luck award was Mick from Envee whose team was a late withdrawal due to a mechanical failure at the boat ramp.

Winner of the major raffle prize, a Sea Swift trip for two from Cairns to Thursday Island and return was Sheree Ailey.


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Cheryl from Team Fish ‘n’ Chicks fighting a Mackerel during Saturday’s competition.

The ladies onboard Daze Off enjoying the sail past to mark the start of the competition.

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The girls from Team Bar’d up Tina, Zoe, Piriti and Tegan.

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FRONT 9 – TEE OFF BY 0730 LAST SUNDAY Team Chinese Junk during the sail past.

Winner – Grant Crossley Runner Up – Viv Dick Hoffmans – Cass Smallwood N.T.P. – Steve Abraham Longest Drive (Mens) – John Dall Longest Drive (Womens) – Soa Mickelson

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Golf Notes with Clarkey

ANOTHER weekend of hot and humid conditions couldn’t deter the hardy Weipa golfers from chasing the little white ball around the paddock in pursuit of their last chance in 2013 to get their name up in lights. On Saturday, December 7 Bobby Stevens did just that, carding 47 stableford points. A remarkable score given that he

set some records a couple of weeks ago with another outstanding round. The handicapper, not Santa, will be knocking on Bobby’s door in the coming weeks. Runner-up on Saturday was the improving Roy Burley proving practice makes perfect. Nearest the pins were Roy on the 9th and Mark Tillmouth on 15. On Sunday, December 8 a big feild braved the heat to play a single stoke. The event, which had some

Team Stripper and their vessel were pretty in pink for the Ladies Billfish fundraiser.

very nice Christmas hams up for prizes, was sponsored by the club. In a very keenly contested competition Ash Wilkinson won the day on a countback with a 69 nett. The runner-up was Roy Burley. The handicapper will also be out to pay Roy a visit. Mark, Matt, Brett and Sandy filled the minor placing picking up a nice ham each. Nearest the pin winners were Kev on the 9th, Ollie on 15 and Peter brilliantly took out the 18th. Thanks to all who turned out

Quiz questions 1. The solstices occur in which two months? 2. What term describes organisms lacking the pigment melatonin? 3. What is the study of the immune system called? 4. True or false: in a typical adult human, there are more microbial cells than human cells? 5. What is the main component of butter: fat, water or milk solids?

for the year’s last event. If you turn up Saturdays and Sundays at noon in the coming weeks chances are some form of comp will be happening (skins etc). Golf comps will probably resume some time in January. As this was the last weekend of “offical”  competion I would like to, on behalf of the committee and staff at the club, wish all the members a merry Christmas and a happy and safe NewYear. Until 2014, will see you the 19th – Clarkey

Quiz answers

SENIOR

A Hawaiian theme prevailed onboard Reel Action for Saturday morning’s sail past.

1. The solstices occur in June and December. 2. TAn organism that lacks melatonin is called an albino. 3. The study of the immune system is called immunology. 4. True; a typical adult human body contains many more microbial cells than human cells. 5. Fat is the main component of butter.

Team Pink Bits gets into the Billfish action on Saturday.

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While the Western Cape Bulletin takes every care to ensure the information contained in the Tide and Weather information is correct, the Western Cape Bulletin accepts no responsibility for it’s accuracy. Information is provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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WELL, I survived my trip to Cairns Hospital and with a few new stents in the heart I should be around for a while now, and thank you for all your well wishes. The weather has been up and down with the wet season taking hold but there have still been a few fish around both inshore and offshore. Last weekend saw the first of many ladies fundraiser competitions for the McGrath Foundation held and a great effort to have 21 boats entered. There is a more comprehensive report inside this edition but I take my hat off to the ladies that competed as the early morning conditions were not the greatest and they persevered until the conditions got better.

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The cocktail party presentation was a blast and my congratulations go to the prize winners. I would also like to thank the sponsors of this event because without them there would be no comp, so support your local businesses. On the capture front there were some great fish caught on the troll with Alana’s 21.8 kg Spanish Mackerel, Linda’s 50kg Black Marlin along with numerous Longtail Tuna, Giant Trevally and a host of smaller Mackerel. Dylan Wilhelmi took Beau McCormick, Ortiz Hazel and Andrew Neep for a run up to Duyfken Point on Sunday and had a pretty rough time of it getting up there, but once around

the corner it calmed down a bit. The guys scored some Tuskers and Queenfish but had to deal with the ever-present Shark population, with Andrew getting stretched on a particularly large specimen. Up at Mapoon Meshek Gray and his cousins Avril and Leon Yeatman caught a large Spanish Mackerel trolling off the mouth of Mapoon. There are lots of big Queenies chasing the mullet schools just off the beaches and there are plenty of Milk Fish as well. In the rivers I haven’t heard much at all but the surface activity seen just off the loader wharf is unbelievable with fish busting up everywhere. The water in the rivers is pretty dirty with the run-off

from the rain but this can only be a good thing for things to come. The Mission River bridge was producing Bream and small Queenies during the day, and at night the Salmon come out to play on live bait. There should be some Mangrove Jacks and Cod in the creeks for the lure tossers and if you happen to get a Barra make sure it goes back in quickly unharmed. I need your reports so I can pass on the information to the readers so send them and your fishing photos to my e-mail address. ‘Til next week, smooth seas, calm breezes and tight lines. Cheers China

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