Police boost for Torres Strait-PNG border - SBS
Queensland police in the Torres Strait have 31 new "eyes and ears on the ground" after taking over responsibility for the local community liaison officers in 14 island communities.
Concerns have long been raised about the lack of police resources covering 40,000 square kilometres of water and hundreds of islands between Papua New Guinea and Cape...
Torres Strait asylum test for Abbott - Sky News Australia
The Abbott government could be facing another asylum-seeker challenge, this time with boats from Papua New Guinea coming across the Torres Strait.
A family of seven West Papuans were detained on Tuesday after taking a speedboat to Australia's Boigu Island, four kilometres south of the PNG mainland.
Torres Strait Island Regional Council...
Torres Strait asylum bid by West Papuan activists a test for Abbott government - The Australian
UP TO seven West Papuan independence activists are believed to have fled across the Torres Strait to northern Queensland in search of asylum after supporting Australian "Freedom
MTV UNVEILS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SCHOLARSHIP TO SUPPORT TORRES ... - PressDoc (press release)
Townson Uta, 18, who hails from the remote Torres Strait Island of Sabai, is the first Indigenous student to be sponsored by the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. He graduated from St Augustine’s in Cairns, thanks to a Yalari scholarship, and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries at the Queensland University of Te...
Implementing computerised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Torres Strait Islanders plan abuse compo class action - ABC Local
By Ashleigh Stevenson
A group of Torres Strait Islanders has asked the Federal Court to allow it to sue the Queensland Government over their alleged mistreatment.
The group of almost 100 people says they suffered abuse after they were placed in mission dormitories in far north...
Torres Strait plea to honour sea wall funds - SBS
Torres Strait island leaders are calling on the new federal government to honour promised funding for sea walls to protect communities from annual inundation by king tides.
Twenty-six million dollars from state and federal agencies was committed before the election.
But with a change of federal government, Islanders are concerned the core...