Media Releases

The TSRA distributes media releases to inform the public and media outlets of key initiatives and issues affecting the Torres Strait region. 

The media release library that you are currently visiting will give you access to releases by the TSRA between 2004 - 2017.

2015

692 Torres Strait Rangers leading Coral Reef Surveys 10 December 2015 19700101 []

691 Boat Club Renovations 15 December 2015 19700101 []

690 ED Growing Our Own 15 December 2015 19700101 []

689 GTCC Gallery and Museum Achievement Award 2 December 2015 19700101 []

688 Busy Period for the TSMPP 27 November 2015 19700101 []

687 TSRA awarded the National Trust Heritage Award 27 November 2015 19700101 []

686 Ken Brown Oval Training Facility re-opens on Thursday Island 27 November 2015 19700101 []

685 NGA Indigenous Arts Leadership Programme 23 November 2015 19700101 []

684 Torres Strait Women Graduate from the 2015 WOMENS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 19 November 2015 19700101 []

683 Ettie Mosby CD Recording 16 November 2015 19700101 []

682 Horn Island wins small regional airport award 16 November 2015 19700101 []

681 Torres Strait Rangers launch two new vessels 12 November 2015 19700101 []

680 TSRA Rangers assist in safeguarding the Torres Strait against climate change 10 November 2015 19700101 []

679 Dance Strategy generates performance opportunities during the Torres Strait Treaty anniversary 20 October 2015 19700101 []

678 TSRA holds third economic development summit 7 October 2015 19700101 []

676 Applications open for ALRP 30 September 2015 19700101 []

675 Gab Titui GTCC Renovations 2015 25 February 2016 19700101 []

674 GTCC Art Awards 2016 12 October 2015 19700101 []

673 Updating the Land and Sea Management Strategy for the Torres Strait 7 October 2015 19700101 []

672 Common Funding Round Two 14 September 2015 19700101 []

671 TSRA Rangers join Rivers to Reef to Turtles Expedition 9 September 2015 19700101 []

670 Bold and Colourful Patterns take over Thursday Island 8 September 2015 19700101 []

669 TSRA funded to help preserve languages 15 September 2015 19700101 []

668 Third Economic Development Summit Announced During PM Visit 26 August 2016 19700101 []

667 Statement of Dugong Netting Incident off Saibai 23 August 2015 19700101 []

666 Raine Island Recovery Project 17 August 2015 19700101 []

665 The 2015 TSRA Womens Leadership Program 20 August 2015 19700101 []

664 Roadmap to achieve 100 per cent ownership of Torres Strait fisheries a step closer 10 August 2015 19700101 []

663 Art Fairs Huge Success for Torres Strait Art and Culture 10 August 2015 19700101 []

662 Torres Strait First in Next Generation of Native Title Outcomes 10 August 2015 19700101 []

661 GTCC Peoples Choice Art Award Winner 21 July 2015 19700101 []

660 TSRA announce successful dance strategy applicant 15 July 2015 19700101 []

658 Native Title Conference 2015 8 July 2015 19700101 []

657 TSRA Welcomes Prime Minister Visit 7 July 2015 19700101 []

656 Aquisition of GTCC Art Works 26 June 2015 19700101 []

655 TSRA Part of the Agency Effort to Curb Over Fishing in Protected Zone 2 July 2015 19700101 []

653 Saibai and Boigu Rangers continue monitoring pest fish in Torres Strait 24 June 2015 19700101 []

652 TSRA Welcomes Ranger Program Funding within Northern Australia White Paper 26 June 2015 19700101 []

651 National Museum of Australia unveil Mabo plaque 23 June 2015 19700101 []

650 Over 100 Health Infrastructure Projects Delivered in the Torres Strait 7 July 2015 19700101 []

649 TSRA Chief Executive Officr CEO Reappointed 19700101 []

648 2015 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Winners 19700101 []

647 Climbing Perch on Saibai and Boigu 19700101 []

646 Badu Biodiversity Surveys Find New Discoveries 19700101 []

645 Arts Skills Development Workshops Announced 19700101 []

644 Ninth GTCC Art Awards 19700101 []

643 Cairns and Darwin Art Fairs Calling for Works 2015 19700101 []

642 TSRA Statement on TRL Management Plan 19700101 []

641 Masigal Rangers Protect Rare Green Turtle Nest 19700101 []

640 New Torres Strait masks exhibition to open during art award 19700101 []

639 Boigu Rangers Retrieve Ghost Net 19700101 []

638 2015 art skills workshop 6 May 2015 19700101 []

635 TSRA Announces third ED summit 19700101 []

634 TRAIL graduates 19700101 []

633 TSRA Memorandum of Understanding with Tier One PBC 19700101 []

632 The Late Terry Waia 27 April 2015 19700101 []

631 Torres Strait Maritime Pathways Project awarded 19700101 []

630 Dance Team Funding Applications 2015 19700101 []

629 Torres Strait Marine Safety Program connecting 19700101 []

628 GTCC Celebrates Birthday 17 April 2015 19700101 []

627 Representatives Nominated for PZJA Consultative 19700101 []

626 Economic Development Summit 15 April 2015 19700101 []

625 2015 Torres Strait Language Symposium 18 March 2015 19700101 []

624 TSRA Works to Develop a Torres Strait Finfish 19700101 []

623 Artist Forum 6 May 2015 19700101 []

621 Participants Return from TS Young Leaders Course 19700101 []

620 Monitoring Important Turtle Rookeries in the Torres 19700101 []

619 Vessel incident - Warul Kawa 19700101 []

618 Clark Street Development Part of Wider Housing 19700101 []

617 Warraberalgahl Rangers and community members rescue 19700101 []

616 Torres Strait Cane Toad Busting Wet Season 16 Feb 19700101 []

615 Beche dee Mer Fishery 100 percent owned by Torres 19700101 []

614 2015 Into Business Workshops in the Torres Trait 19700101 []

613 TSRA Supports TSC Stadium Upgrade 30 January 2015 19700101 []

611 Taking out the biggest breeders - a good strategy 19700101 []

610 Torres Strait prepares for climate change impacts 19700101 []

609 Erub Ugar Ranger Vessel 14 January 2015 19700101 []

2014

608 Cairns tragedy statement 19700101 []

607 Clark Street Development 3-Dec-2014 19700101 []

606 Clarke Statement 19700101 []

605 Ailan Kastom wins Queensland Media Awards 19700101 []

604 Installation of Torres Strait Sea Level Gauge 19700101 []

603 Clark Street Development 19700101 []

602 Cane toad control program continues to gather momentum 19700101 []

601 ED Summit One November 2014 19700101 []

600 Womens Leadership program 19700101 []

599 Joint Select Committee Constitutional Reform 19700101 []

598 Grants Workshops 19700101 []

597 Turtle a long way from home helps us learn more about the vulnerable species 19700101 []

596 Kaziw Meta Student Bus 19700101 []

595 Three gold awards for Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Catalogue 19700101 []

594 Erub Art Centre Video Animation 17-Oct-2014 19700101 []

593 Erub Art Centre Video Animation 17 Oct 2014 19700101 []

592 TSRA Board Member returns from Australian Leadership P 19700101 []

591 Indigenous Leadership Graduation 19700101 []

590 Biannual Australian Marine Turtle Symposium To Build Future Partnerships 19700101 []

589 Large healthy seagrass meadows play vital role for dug 19700101 []

588 TSRA Resolve To Recognise 19700101 []

587 Dog Control Program On Mer Island To Help Nesting Sea Turtles 19700101 []

586 TSRA Board Meeting And 20 Year Celebration 19700101 []

585 TSRA Common Funding Applications Due In October 19700101 []

584 Stage 2 Of Horn Island Airport Upgrade 19700101 []

583 Sustainable Horticulture Project Prompts Masig Nursery Refurb 19700101 []

582 Harvest at Bamaga Farm 19700101 []

581 2015 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award Entries Open 19700101 []

580 Celebrating Inaugural Torres Strait Regional Authority Womens Leadership Program 19700101 []

576 Torres Strait Arts Industry Meeting a Success 19700101 []

575 Water Services and Infrastructure upgrades 19700101 []

574 TSRA Celebrates 20 Years 19700101 []

573 Launch of Torres Strait Climate Change Startegy 19700101 []

572 Warraberalgahl and Porumalgal IPA launched 19700101 []

571 TSRA continues funding for Maritime Pathways Project 19700101 []

570 Workshop To Explore Impacts On Infrastructure Through Rising Sea Levels 19700101 []

569 TSRA Announces Funding For Local Initiatives 19700101 []

568 Malu Lamar 21st Prescribed Body Corporate PBC in the T... 19700101 []

567 Kulkalgal People To Be Granted Exclusive Native Title Rights Over Zuizin 19700101 []

566 Launch Of Torres Strait Exhibition In The National Museum Of Australia 19700101 []

565 Torres Strait Dance Teams To Perform at 2014 Indigenous Art Fairs 19700101 []

564 TSRA Board Holds Historic Meeting On Mer 19700101 []

563 Rangers Take Control Of Seagrass Monitoring Program 19700101 []

562 Mabo Day 19700101 []

561 2014 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award People's Choice Awards 19700101 []

560 Torres Strait Islanders Feature In Reef Documentary 19700101 []

559 TSRA Response To 2014 Federal Budget 19700101 []

558 Joint TSRA TSC TSIRC Torres Strait Leaders Forum 6 May 2014 Released 15 May 2014 19700101 []

557 TSRA Chairman Invited To Attend United Nations Permane 19700101 []

556 Commission Of Audit 6 May 2014 19700101 []

555 TSRA Rangers Find New Rodent Population During Biodiversity Surveys 19700101 []

554 Erub Art Centre Clothing Label Featured During Indigen 19700101 []

553 Saibai Island Artist Wins 2014 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award 19700101 []

552 Positive Outlook For Torres Strait Fisheries 19700101 []

551 Delivering For Torres Strait Fisheries 19700101 []

550 Badu Island Hosts Minister For Indigenous Affairs 19700101 []

549 Ranger Rescues Flatback Turtle From Ghost Net 19700101 []

548 Surveys Show Good Outcomes For The Future of Green Turtles 19700101 []

547 Study Finds Nine Coral Species in The Torres Strait Unique to Australian Waters 19700101 []

546 Seven Tertiary Education Scholarships Awarded 19700101 []

545 Senator Scullion to Visit The Torres Strait 19700101 []

544 Draft Community Development Fund 19700101 []

543 Marine Pathways Project Recgonised Nationally 19700101 []

542 IPCC Report Reconfirms Impact of Climate Change 19700101 []

541 Horticulture in schools providing healthy choices 19700101 []

540 Rangers and scientists working together on Moa 19700101 []

539 Cultural Centre Celebrates A Milestone 19700101 []

538 Port Kennedy Social Services Workshop Aims For More Effective Service Delivery 19700101 []

537 Tagai College Campuses Recognised For Reef Stewardship 19700101 []

536 Group Governance Training For Local Not-For-Profit Organisations 19700101 []

535 TSRA Congratulates Latest Round Of Marine Pathways Graduates 19700101 []

534 TSRA Applauds Commitment to Sea Wall Funding 19700101 []

533 St Paul's Celebrates DVD Launch 19700101 []

532 Air Route Deregulation Annoucement 19700101 []

2013

531 Tide Gauges 19700101 []

530 Award Wining Ranger Trainees 19700101 []

529 Australian Government urged to confirm full sea wall funding commitment 19700101 []

528 Strong response to Torres Strait business training initiative 19700101 []

527 TSRA Ranger Boat roll out nears completion after two more blessings 19700101 []

526 Rangers battle to eradicate leucaena weed on Ugar 19700101 []

525 Old and new ways blend in Saibai gardens project 19700101 []

524 Torres Strait planning for climate change adaption to continue 19700101 []

523 TSRA Land and Sea Unit scoops the pool at National environment awards 19700101 []

522 Partnership offers business development opportunities in the Torres Strait 19700101 []

521 Warraber and Iama TSRA Rangers put new boat to work 19700101 []

520 TSRA Chairman calls on Australian Government to honour sea wall funding 19700101 []

519 Team effort boosts Mabuiag Garden Nursery production 19700101 []

518 Remote jobs and communties program in the Torres Strait 19700101 []

517 Edwin Turner wins Gab Titui People’s Choice Award 19700101 []

516 Maritime industry skills training boost for TorresStrait and NPA 19700101 []

514 Communities celebrate as third TSRA Ranger boat goes into service 19700101 []

513 Erub Campus Gardens blitz 19700101 []

512 Sea claim win a cause for traditional owner celebration 19700101 []

511 Excellence Award for Torres Strait Integrated Service Delivery Team 19700101 []

510 Community Involvement Key to Gab Titui Centre Reopening Success 19700101 []

509 Torres Strait programs and initiatives to receive $3.1m TSRA boost 19700101 []

508 Thursday Island kaiar fishery forum an important step forward 19700101 []

507 Gab Titui Reopening Celebrations 19700101 []

506 Masig team efforts cuts invasive Leucaena weed down to size 19700101 []

504 Busy program for Gab Titui grand reopening 19700101 []

503 Enteries now open for Gab Titu 20130517 []

502 Second TSRA Ranger boat now operating from Boigu Island 20130507 []

501 Gab Titui Cultural Centre visits promote community engagement 20130502 []

500 TSRA Rangers to Study Solomon Islands Marine Conservation 20130417 []

499 Satellite tracking provides insights into flatback turtle movements 20130326 []

498 Six Scholarships ATES Awarded to Torres Strait Tertiary Students 20130312 []

497 TSRA Sea Rangers Trained to Monitor Coral Reef Health 20130315 []

496 Website upgrade improves access to TSRA information 20130306 []

495 TSRA Member for Erub Accepts Rural Leadership Program Challenge 20130221 []

493 High Court of Australia reserves Torres Strait sea claim decision 20130214 []

492 Scientific Surveys of Torres Strait Reefs to Start in February 2013 20130213 []

490 Feral dog control to protect Mer Island turtles 20130305 []

488 Tropical Rock Lobster Kaiar Management Plan Best Way Forward 20130123 []

487 Call for more Indigenous Fisheries Advisory Committee Members 20130121 []

485 TSRA calls on State government to match funding 20130115 []

484 TSRA Rangers Visit Warul Kawa 20130111 []

483 Limited Response to Tropical Rock Lobster TRL Kaiar Buyout Disappointing 20130111 []

482 TSRA welcomes mainland turtle and dugong surveillance operations 20130109 []

2012

479 Torres Strait dance team to perform at WOMADELAIDE 2013 20121126 []

478 TSRA Board elects eight Portfolio Members 20121114 []

477 TSRA elects new office bearers 20121113 []

476 Tagai College solar system to promote clean energy options 20121001 []

475 New look Gab Titui Cultural Centre to reopen in 2012 20121001 []

474 Climate Change Possible Relocation Torres Strait Island Communities 20121004 []

473 Two Torres Strait graduates from Australian Rural Leadership Foundation ARLP 20121028 []

472 TSRA Chairperson to stand down after 12 years 20120926 []

469 Indigenous Rangers National Conference 20120912 []

467 Horn Island Finalist in National Landcare Outstanding Effort Award 20120905 []

466 Torres Strait Artists triumph at Darwin and Cairns Art Fairs 20120904 []

465 National Tree Day a first for 13 Torres Strait communities 20120803 []

464 TSRA Election Completed What Happens Next 20120913 []

462 Traditional Dugong Hunting Sanctioned Under Management Plans 20120802 []

462 Purple spider dance perform at Henley Festival 20120730 []

459 TSRA welcomes first Torres Strait Ranger boat 20120808 []

457 Two Torres Strait artists share Gab Titui Peoples Choice Awards 20120710 []

456 Call for more consultation on Qld animal welfare changes 20120704 []

455 Torres Strait waters support largest Dugong population in the world 20120709 []

454 TSRA Election Declared 20120621 []

453 Childrens dugong book to support Torres Strait marine management 20120621 []

452 TSRA Rangers restore degraded Thursday Island watercourse 20120621 []

451 TSRA Rangers target six Torres Strait Islands for Biodiversity Profiling 20120622 []

450 At long last a $12-million answer to Torres Strait coastal concerns 20120605 []

449 TSRA Sea Manager completes public sector management studies 20120604 []

448 Segar Passi announced winner of 2012 Gab-Titui Indigenous Art Award 20120531 []

447 Mabo Day 28 June 2012 20120530 []

446 TSIMA 4MW looks to bright future as the Voice of the Torres Strait 20120509 []

445 Art Awards Present Opportunities for Torres Strait Artists 20120504 []

443 Dental studies and ticket home to Thursday Island for Sinitta 20120401 []

442 Sea Connections Exhibition a higlight of Titui birthday celebrations 20120424 []

441 Support sought for campaign to protect sustainable traditional hunting 20120401 []

440 New TSRA Land and Sea Rangers to work with six communities 20120319 []

438 Tourism opportunities to be assessed by TSRA sponsored group 20120326 []

437 TSRA seeks sustainable and appropriate marine management solutions 20120314 []

435 Torres Strait relocation of island communites 20120306 []

434 Zagul hunting ban 20120330 []

433 Birds eye view of marine habitat near Torres Strait shipping channel 20120305 []

432 Young Torres Strait women develop leadership skills 20120222 []

431 Indigenous Tourism Conference 20120208 []

430 TSRA Governance Review 20120209 []

429 TSRA Continues Support to Regional Communications in 2012 20120216 []

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