Month: July 2015

Long way from paradise

The traditional island home for the 1500 Lardil, Kaiadilt, Yangkaal and Gangalidda people is under threat from all the things that afflict indigenous communities elsewhere – a lack of industry, little employment, paternalistic misdirected services, and a lack of housing and infrastructure, along with a…

Deadly rural fire crew

MORNINGTON Shire Council has reestablished its Rural Fire Brigade in the Gulf to help improve response times to blazes. The Bureau of Meteorology announced a fire warning last week for the North West as a result of dry conditions, asking travellers and residents to take…