Month: July 2017

Mornington Island big winner

The federal government will spend $11.8 million upgrading more than 90 regional airstrips across the country, with remote Queensland townships Julia Creek and Mornington Island among the biggest winners. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester confirmed the latest round of funding as the Australian Airports…

NAIDOC DELIVERS

Incredible Country muso Kirsty Lee Akers performed on July 6th as part of NAIDOC 2017 – Our Language Matters. The performance (a first in the remote region since Yothu Yindi toured to Gununa in the 1980’s), followed the well respected Mornington Shire Shire NAIDOC Awards. The awards provide a platform to recognise the positive contributions and deadly achievements of our local indigenous residents. Recipients…