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AMP for public review

“Alcohol consumption, misuse and related harm are some of the most challenging issues confronting
communities across the length and breadth of Australia. These challenges are not limited to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, but confront every demographic in Australian
cities and towns. From Kings Cross to Halls Creek, St Kilda to Santa Teresa – communities grapple
with alcohol related harm arising from over-consumption and the extent to which punitive measures
should or should not be applied” (Gooda 2013).

Health benefits of swimming

Australian Swimming Clubs –
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Royal Life Saving Society, Australia –
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Swim and Survive –
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Ministerial visit to region

Mornington Shire Council recently welcomed Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, The Honourable Mark Furner, MorningtonIsland Ministerial Champion Jennifer Howard and Local Member of Parliament Robbie Katter to our pristine country land. It’s just outstanding to have various governments working together; visiting and taking the…

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…


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…

Positive meeting sets tight deadlines to resolve a long standing issue for Mornington Shire

Yesterday marked the third meeting held between Mornington Shire Council, members of Council’s AMP Committee and various State and Commonwealth Government Department representatives on Mornington Island to discuss “homebrew” issues.    Moving towards innovation, Council is seeking extensive community consultations (via several platforms) to validate…

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