Posts Tagged ‘petrol sniffing

Community insists Opal is damaging fuel pumps

Oct 13, 2011 | Discuss

Community insists Opal is damaging fuel pumps

Government agencies and community workers are battling to convince a Central Australian community not to give up on the “unsniffable” Opal fuel and risk igniting a new outbreak of petrol sniffing in surrounding Aboriginal communities. Opal fuel, which was developed by BP as a non-intoxicating alternative to conventional unleaded petrol, was “rolled out” to Central Australian fuel suppliers with subsidies from the previous Coalition government. Although it costs the same t...Read more

Dog Ear Café: How the Mt Theo Program beat the curse of petrol sniffing.

Jul 12, 2010 | 3 Comments

Dog Ear Café: How the Mt Theo Program beat the curse of petrol sniffing.

This week Alice Online will publish short excerpts from Dog Ear Cafe by Andrew Stojanovksi, which is to have its Central Australian launch at Witchetty’s  in the Araluen Art Centre on 5th August at 3pm. You can get the book there and then,  or at Dymocks bookstore. All Andrew’s author royalties go to the Mt Theo Program at Yuenndumu.  Andrew described the book as  “the story of a collective of people, the whole community of Yuendumu.” “So the stories are colle...Read more