COVID-19 case in Aurukun

COVID-19 case in Aurukun

A case of COVID-19 has been detected in Aurukun.  All community members are encouraged to continue to social distance, wear masks when indoors except when at home and wash hands often.  Should anyone start to have symptoms of COVID-19 such as a sore throat, runny...
Community message from Mayor Keri Tamwoy

Community message from Mayor Keri Tamwoy

I am concerned that our neighbouring community of Weipa has increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases over the past couple of days. Medical experts tell me there is no way we can stop Covid from coming to Aurukun. We must work together as a community to slow the spread and...
NAIDOC Person of the Year

NAIDOC Person of the Year

Aurukun Mayor Keri Tamwoy of the Putch people has been awarded the 2021 NAIDOC Person of the Year Award. Mayor Tamwoy heads the community’s mediation agency Thaa’ Pant Services and chairs the community land management organisation Aak Puul Ngantam. Her strong...
Youth leader elected to Aurukun Shire Council

Youth leader elected to Aurukun Shire Council

Jayden Marrott, 22, has been elected to the Aurukun Shire Council following  a byelection on Saturday. A founding member of the Aurukun Youth Advisory Committee, Mr Marrott said he wanted to show that young people can make a change in their community. “We need...