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Torres Strait & Northern Peninsula Area Employment & Training Recognition Awards 2021

TSRA Chairperson Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM with Mr Shane Lui of Strait Support

The Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) Employment and Training Recognition Awards (TSNPARA) celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary at Tagai TAFE on Thursday Island, Thursday 14 October 2021.

The TSNPARA are the region’s highest recognition of people, businesses and organisations who strive for success, best practice and innovation in training, employment and community support.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) was proud to support the inspirational employer medium-large award. Shane Lui of Strait Support was the well-deserved winner of this category.

TSRA congratulates all nominees and winners for 2021.




Inspirational Employer Small Award

Tai Ward – Owner of Advance Torres Strait Services


Inspirational Employer Medium – Large Award

Shane Lui – Owner of Strait Support

Torres Strait Regional Authority

Inspirational Apprentice/Trainee Award

Egin Mene – Apprentice of Paul Ware Constructions


Inspirational Trainer/Mentor Award

David Ahboo – Owner of One Way Solutions

TAFE Queensland

Inspirational Employee Award

Bewai Idai – Bamaga Enterprise Ltd

Cape York Weekly

Community Support Award

Bamaga Enterprise Ltd


Deadly Customer Service Award

TI Pharmacy

Simon George & Sons

My Pathways Ken O’Brien Achiever Award,

Wayne Laza & Rosalie Jensen Owner of Café Laza

My Pathways

Jesse Sagaukaz Special Recognition Award

Leitha Assan – Torres Strait Regional Authority


Young Achiever Award

Jakara Assan – Community Enterprise Qld

Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Best Community Social Responsibility Award

Darlene Fell & Ellen Mosby – Treasure Trinkets Recycling

Hutchinson Builders

Best Indigenous Procurement Award

Andrew McAllister – Torres Strait Landscaping Pty Ltd

TAGAI Management Consultants

Outstanding Support During COVID-19 Award

Robyn Emery & Joseph Binjuda – Island & Cape Retail


10 Years Anniversary Special Recognition Award

Tari Sagigi – Strait Fitness


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