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Paddy Poland documentary to air on NITV

Posted: December 8th, 2016

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A WA-produced documentary about Malgana man Jimmy “Paddy” Poland will be shown on NITV (SBS) over the next three years.

“Shark Bay Salt Water Stories: Yarning with Jimmy” is a collection of stories looking at Jimmy’s life growing up around the Gutharraguda (Shark Bay) area over nine decades.

The film tells his stories about growing up in the Shark Bay community, how he worked as a fisherman, stockman, shearing hand, and cook, and how he learned how to carve pearl shell, emu eggs and boab nuts from his father.

You can watch an excerpt here and learn more about the film at the Facebook page here.

YMAC’s Co-Chair Speaks at International Mining Conference

Posted: May 21st, 2013

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YMAC would like to congratulate our Co-Chairperson, Mrs Doris Eaton, who attended the International Mining for Development Conference yesterday in Sydney.

Mrs Eaton was invited to speak on a panel alongside Ms Katherine Heller from the World Bank, Dr Helen Szoke Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia, and Ms Ume Wainetti, Program Coordinator of the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee in Papua New Guinea.

Discussion focused on the challenges and opportunities that arise from mining for developing communities across the world, with particular emphasis on how women from these communities can access and make use of mining benefits.

Delegates at the Conference came from over 60 nations.

Please click here to listen to Mrs Eaton’s interview with SBS Radio following the Conference.

For more information, visit the International Mining for Development Centre website.

Reaching for the Stars: Wajarri story on SBS!

Posted: April 13th, 2010

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At 6pm tonight ‘Living Black’ on SBS will feature a story on the Pia community school in Wajarri country and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

Last year, the Wajarri people signed an Indigenous Land Use Agreement for the construction of the ASKAP project. The agreement had a particular focus on education and training opportunities for the Pia Aboriginal community school, just 30 kms from the telescope construction site.

Happy viewing!

Update: watch it here:

http://player.sbs.com.au/naca/#/naca/living_black/Latest/playlist/Reaching-for-the-Stars/