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New seawall to help climate resilience on Poruma
The opening of a new $5 million seawall in the Torres Strait community of Poruma (Coconut Island) will provide a boost for clima...
Dechlan Brennan 31 Jan 2024
Climate warriors inspire choreographer's new work
A choreographer has been inspired by climate change warriors to create a work about the dangers rising seas pose to the Torres S...
Sea walls, rock lobster populations feeling the pinch
As Torres Strait Islander elders take the Australian government to court for alleged inaction on climate change, the national sc...
Rudi Maxwell 21 Nov 2023
Epidemiologist shares dire prognosis in climate case
Torres Strait Islanders grappling with the impacts of climate change could face an increase in mortality as temperatures rise, a...
Rudi Maxwell 13 Nov 2023
Scientists to testify in Torres Strait climate case
Torres Strait Islander elders are fighting for their lands, culture and existence in the first climate class action brought by...
Rudi Maxwell 8 Nov 2023
Court hears of erosion of gravesites in Australian Climate Case

The Federal Court has heard evidence of graves on Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait) islands being washed away by erosion.  Hearings began on Badu and Boigu Islands where community membe...

Emma Ruben Jun 16, 2023
Former President of Kiribati tours Torres Strait communities in solidarity with climate case

The former President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has been visiting communities in the Torres Strait between in solidarity with Uncle Paul Kabai on Saibai island and Uncle Pabai Pabai...

Giovanni Torre Apr 24, 2023
‘A brilliant boy on a far-away island’ - McKyus Levi launches monsters in the Torres Strait

Torres Strait Islander teenager McKyus Levi has become a published author, with his children’s picture book, The Monsters of McKyus, launched on Thursday Island. Including Pogo Og...

Callan Morse Dec 28, 2022
Historic native title decision celebrated in Cape York and Torres Strait

After decades of struggle a historic native title consent determination has been formally handed down, recognising thousands of generations of shared history across Cape York Penin...

Joseph Guenzler Dec 2, 2022
Torres Strait Islanders descend on Federal Parliament in desperate bid to save their home from climate catastrophe

A group of Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait) Islanders have descended of Federal Parliament for the first time, constructing a replica seawall outside in an effort to have politicians ra...

Jarred Cross Nov 7, 2022
Australia's climate change inaction violates Torres Strait Islanders' human rights, UN finds

Australia has too long failed to take measures to protect island inhabitants in the Pacific from the effects of climate change, a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Commit...

Guest Author Sep 25, 2022
Off northern Australia, scientists and Islanders are sharing knowledge to protect our 'seagrass capital'

Madeina David, 23, recalls fondly her days following her father out on his boat crayfishing to make a living on the remote Iama Island in the Torres Strait. Like everyone on the...

Tom Zaunmayr Jun 11, 2022
'Climate refugee' risk as Torres Strait Islanders take sea level concerns to candidates

Successive Federal governments' failure to protect Torres Strait communities from rising sea levels has left islander residents at risk of becoming "climate refugees", a Federal el...

Tom Zaunmayr Apr 20, 2022
First female Torres Strait mayor appointed to top islander role

The first female Torres Strait mayor has been elevated to the islands' highest public servant role as the head of the regional authority. Vonda Malone, a Torres Strait Islander...

Giovanni Torre Apr 13, 2022
Boigu Island seawall safeguards Torres Strait community from climate change

A one kilometre seawall built on Australia's northernmost inhabited island will mitigate coastal inundation to better protect a remote community from rising sea levels and severe w...

Teisha Cloos Apr 4, 2022
Indigenous delegates at COP26 urge Australian Government to prioritise their communities

COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, being held in Glasgow, from October 31 to November 12. Among Australia’s delegates are three representatives of the Indigenous Pe...

Aaron Bloch Nov 5, 2021
Torres Strait leading the way in vaccination numbers

The Torres Strait Islands are beating the national average for Indigenous vaccination, with 67 per cent of over 12’s on the Islands having received a first dose, and 56 per cent fu...

Sarah Smit Oct 29, 2021
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