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Council Meeting

All welcome to Mornington Shire Council next ordinary meeting. Located at Council Chambers, Dec 16th from 10.00am. Voice your concerns, celebrate achievements and discuss moving the region forward. Join one of Australia’s most isolated councils in consultations, for the betterment of the Wellesley Island Group….

Massive croc and his lover stalk Island community

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mornington Shire Council is urging residents to stay away from the main swimming and fishing area between Mornington Island and Denim Island. Two large Melamen Dawar (Lardil for crocodile) have been seen multiple times sunning themselves on the foreshore and crossing the channel between islands. It is indicated there…

Island mediation service recognised nationally

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mornington Island wins ground breaking national award Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan MP today awarded remote indigenous law firm Junkuri Laka the National Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award for its Mornington Island Restorative Justice Project. The recipients, Roger Kelly and Dr Berry Zondag, travelled…

Memorial Day November 24 2015

Sixteen years ago, on 24 November 1999, a tragedy rocked the lives of families from Mornington Island, Bentinck Island and Forsyth Island. A Cessna 206 (registered VH-XGR) was conveying passengers from Mornington Island to Normanton for a Land Council Meeting to discuss the High Court’s ruling…

Cattle for island

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]A CATTLE business offering economic foundations and training opportunities for young people could be revived on Mornington Island, following a visit by four senators to the remote indigenous community last week. Read full story[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”544″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”543″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Welcome sign

At the moment, Mornington Shire has is a greeting that warns of a $75,000 fine for bringing alcohol onto the island – a real slap in the face according to some. Mornington Shire Council CEO Frank Mills said it was working hard to move the region forward,…

Wellesley man – o’ – wars

At the northern point of the Wellesley Island Archipelago in the Gulf of Carpentaria, you will find the remote Island community of Gununa and the windswept offices of Mornington Shire Council. The weathered exterior – an unlikely place to find a progressive and predominately indigenous…

NAIDOC keeps culture strong

Mornington Shire Council orchestrated an unforgettable NAIDOC featuring Mr Sean Choolburra. Council collaborated with RFDS, Gununamanda Store, Junkuri Laka, Mirndiyan Arts, PCYC, Save the Children, Jobfind, Mission Australia, Rural Fire Brigade, Mornington Island Ambulance and Queensland Police to bring the Mornington Island community a deadly NAIDOC 2015. Read full story

Comp reaches 13,000 views

A picture featuring a family pet, his nose drifting across the lily scents of Mornington Island dam in the Gulf of Carpentaria, has won the September Photo Competition. The image captured by Tuvili Uluilakeba celebrates the understated friendship between an animal and man in the…

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