Tag: Island

Australia tends to make u-turn on Manus Island road renewal guarantee

Updated December 11, 2015 21:01:43 The Australian Government has renewed a pledge to fix Manus Island’s primary road following community leaders mentioned it tried to renege on the promise, portion of a package of incentives to host the asylum seeker processing centre. The pledge to re-seal the 30-kilometre road from the Manus provincial capital Lorengau…


Crab bridge helps Christmas Island critters beat the site visitors

By Angus Sargent Posted December 09, 2015 16:41:32 Photo: The specially constructed bridge is aimed at stopping the crabs acquiring crushed on the road. (Supplied: Kirsty Faulkner) Map: Christmas Island 6798 Christmas Island rangers have taken road safety to a whole new level with the construction of a “crab bridge” more than the island’s busiest…


Triple suicide attack kills 27 on Lake Chad island

Posted December 06, 2015 06:39:36 A triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad has killed at least 27 men and women and left more than 80 wounded, a Chadian security source says. It was one more apparent strike by Boko Haram Islamists in spite of a regional offensive to cease the insurgency. “Three…


Snorkeller reported missing at Lord Howe Island

Updated December 03, 2015 08:03:43 Map: Lord Howe Island 2898 A search is underway for a snorkeller missing at Lord Howe Island, off the New South Wales coast. The 20-year-old man from the ACT went snorkelling about 20 metres from the shoreline at Middle Beach on Wednesday afternoon although his pals stayed ashore, police stated….


Former Palm Island mayor-turned-paramedic starts health-related degree

By Kirsty Nancarrow Posted December 02, 2015 12:28:37 A former mayor is studying to become a medical professional to help improve the overall health of Indigenous Queenslanders. Robert Blackley, 40, is the former mayor of Palm Island. He is also a single of the initial men and women to complete the Queensland Ambulance Service’s Aboriginal…


Asylum seekers return to Indonesia after Christmas Island turn-back

Posted November 27, 2015 11:22:28 A boat carrying asylum seekers has arrived in Indonesia carrying the same men and women as a boat turned around at Christmas Island last week. The ABC has confirmed the boat arrived in Kupang, on Indonesia’s Timor Island, and was carrying 17 people, like 1 crew member. The asylum seekers…


North Stradbroke Island traditional owners trial eco-cabins

Posted November 26, 2015 20:58:54 Photo: 1 of two trial eco-cabins established by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation on Stradbroke Island. (ABC News: Kathy McLeish) When sand mining on North Stradbroke Island comes to an end the traditional owners say they will be prepared. The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) have been trialling two eco-cabins,…