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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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Title

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Other title

The West Arnhem Wire

Creator

West Arnhem Regional Council

Collection

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Date

2014-02-13

Location

Jabiru

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers; West Arnhem Region; Arnhem Land (N.T.); Newspapers; Periodicals

Publisher name

West Arnhem Regional Council

Place of publication

Jabiru

Series

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Volume

Edition 307, 13 - 26 February 2014

Previously known as

The West Arnhem Wire

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

West Arnhem Regional Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/249128

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/566986

Page content

ITS cOURSES AND HORSES FOR cHINESE NEW YEAR West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang8 The West Arnhem Wire | 13 - 26 February 2014 IT was a cultural gathering with a gourmet twist on the 1 February weekend when a few community members in Gunbalanya got together to celebrate Chinese New Year. West Arnhem Regional Council Tenancy Management Officer Donna Summerell hosted the celebrations at her home, with Home and Community Care staff member Ivy Lim preparing the wonderful courses of Asian-style cuisine. The food, company and the picturesque view of the billabong in the background set the theme for what is expected to be a great year The Year of the Horse. FEDERAL Opposition Leader Bill Shorten popped in to the East Arnhem community of Nhulunbuy (Gove) last week to see how the town is bearing up as Rio Tintos alumina refinery closes down. Local families have begun a mass exodus after 1100 workers were given their marching orders as a direct result of the shutdown. Mr Shorten is taking the Abbott government to task for doing nothing to lessen the impact on the 4000-strong community. After a flying visit to Nhulunbuy on Friday, 7 February, Mr Shorten told the Arafura Times he would take what he had seen and heard to Canberra to rally for the region. We will make this an issue which we will pursue on a persistent basis in the parliament, Mr Shorten said. He told reporters it was clear the government knew nothing about regional and remote communities and they care even less. Meanwhile a group of local businesses and property owners has branded Rios threeyear transition package assistance which cuts power and general rates for Nhulunbuy businesses as woefully inadequate. OPPOSITIONS GOvE vISIT IS SHORTEN SWEET Bill Shorten and ALP Senator Nova Peris during their recent visit to Nhulunbuy. PHOTO: MATT gARRiCK