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David Lynch announces cast for Twin Peaks revival, including Australians Eamon Farren and Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts is among several Australian actors included in the cast for the revival of Twin Peaks. Photo: Ben Watts The famous Twedes cafe in North Bend made famous by the television show Twin Peaks just before sunset. Photo: Jimmy Anderson
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Gia Carides will also be appearing in the revival of Twin Peaks. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui

Eamon Farren has made a break into the US market with Twin Peaks after appearing in Red Dog and the ABC telemovie Carlotta.

David Lynch has released the full cast of his upcoming Twin Peaks revival.

But in typically eccentric Lynch fashion, the customary US studio press release was replaced with an alphabetised list of 217 names.

Included on the list is Australian actor Eamon Farren, who is making his US debut in the series.

Farren is known for roles in the film Red Dog and the ABC telemovie Carlotta.

He also appeared in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, which was filmed in Queensland and Victoria.

The cast list includes two other well known Australian actors: Gia Carides and Naomi Watts.

Fans of Twin Peaks will be poring over the list, hoping to confirm the return of key favourites from the show’s past.

The list includes several familiar faces, including Kyle MacLachlan, who played Special Agent Dale Cooper, and Sheryl Lee, who played the town’s doomed beauty queen, Laura Palmer.

Sherilyn Fenn, who played rebellious schoolgirl Audrey Horne, Peggy Lipton, who played Double R Diner owner Norma Jennings and Miguel Ferrer, who played FBI agent Albert Rosenfeld are also on the list.

One notable inclusion is David Duchovny, who played transgender DEA agent Denise (formerly Dennis) Bryson.

Since the announcement of the reboot of the series, there has been a great deal of fan buzz around whether or not Duchovny would reprise the role.

The cast list includes Julee Cruise, who sang the show’s original theme and appeared in an episode as a roadhouse singer, as well as Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ethan Suplee and Amanda Seyfried.

The cast list also includes Lynch himself.

Lynch’s reboot of Twin Peaks picks up the story of the iconic 90s mystery drama 25 years later.

It is based on a throwaway line in one of the original series episodes in which murdered schoolgirl Laura Palmer, appearing in a dream sequence, says that she will return in 25 years.

The original series – which was marketed with a massive Who Killed Laura Palmer? campaign – was a critical triumph, though it lasted just two years on television.

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Fruit Fly Council bolstered by new members

RECRUITS: The National Fruit Fly Council now boasts 17 members including six new horticulture industry representatives to bring a broader perspective to issues concerning the pests.THE National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) continues to bolster its credentials with the appointment of a full time manager and six new industry representatives.
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Darryl Barbour has been appointed national manager, entering the role with a background in entomology and experience in biosecurity, pest management, market access, and codes of practice for both Mediterranean and Queensland fruit flies.

Mr Barbour was employed with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources where he was responsible for developing import risk analyses and leading market access negotiations for Australian horticultural commodities.

Plant Health Australia (PHA) executive director and CEO Greg Fraser said Mr Barbour was an excellent choice for the role.

“Darryl will be ideal because of his thorough understanding of the issues, and an ability to work with a range of stakeholders including regulatory officials, growers, packers and industry bodies,” Mr Fraser said.

“The Council will need to ensure that everyone is engaged in fruit fly management.”

Membership of the Council has also been broadened in order to further carry out its mission to coordinate fruit fly management activities at a national level.

There are now 17 members on the council including representatives from the stonefruit, citrus, cherry, pome and mango industries.

The NFFC brings together government and industry members to drive the delivery of a national system that prevents fruit flies being a constraint to sustainable production or a barrier to trade and market access.

It considers the management of Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland fruit fly, which affect yield and market access for Australian produce.

It also oversees efforts to prevent exotic species from establishing.

NFFC independent chair Jon Durham said it was essential to expand membership to increase the representation of people affected by fruit flies, in order to develop a truly national solution.

“We have invited people who will bring a range of experience to the Council including government, peak industry bodies, regional groups, as well as growers and researchers,” Mr Durham said.

NEW FACE: Darryl Barbour has been appointed the national manager of the National Fruit Fly Council.

“Membership also covers pest free areas and places where fruit flies are endemic or transitional.”

The members of the National Fruit Fly Council are:

Jon Durham, independent chairMike Ashton, general manager, Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity, Biosecurity QueenslandDarryl Barbour, national manager, Fruit Fly Council, Plant Health AustraliaSteve Burdette- business development manager, citrus category, Costa Group, Renmark, SATom Eastlake, president, Cherry Growers Australia, Young, NSWGreg Fraser, executive director and CEO, Plant Health AustraliaPeter Hall, chair, Goulburn Valley QFF Taskforce; pome and stoneruit grower, Mooroopna, VicSatendra Kumar, director plant biosecurity and product integrity, Department of Primary Industries NSWJo Luck, director research, education and training, Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research CentreBen Martin, director, Australian Mango Industry Association; mango grower, Bowen, QldDavid Moore, general manager, research, marketing and investments, Horticulture Innovation AustraliaGabrielle Vivian-Smith, chief plant health officer, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, VicSally Troy, assistant secretary, plant health policy, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water ResourcesMark Wilkinson, stonefruit grower, Maida Vale, WAJoelene Williams, Greater Sunraysia PFA industry development committee; stonefruit grower, Swan Hill VicBill Woods, senior entomologist, Department of Agriculture and Food, WAWill Zacharin, executive director, Biosecurity South AustraliaMeanwhile, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) declared an outbreakof Mediterranean Fruit Flyearlier this month following the discovery of flies in the Highgate area.

A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area was established around the outbreak and an eradication program has begun.

PIRSA Manager Plant Health Operations Biosecurity SA Nick Secomb said the quarantine area includes the suburbs of Highgate, Fullarton, Unley, Parkside, Myrtle Bank, Frewville, Glen Osmond, Glenunga, Netherby, Urrbrae, Kingswood and Malvern.

“Residents and businesses within the quarantine area will be receiving information from Biosecurity SA about the outbreak and associated quarantine, detailing what part they can play in preventing its spread,” he said.

“As part of the eradication program, Biosecurity SA officers will be contacting home owners within the quarantine zone to apply organic fruit fly bait to properties and to pick up any fallen fruit. Extra fruit fly traps have also been set up in the area.”

Mr Secomb said South Australia is the only Australian mainland state that is fruit fly free and it is important that it stays that way.

“In 2014-15 the estimated farm gate value of South Australia’s horticultural produce vulnerable to fruit fly infestation,including wine grapes and almonds,was $1.1 billion,” he said.

“This status also helps to secure producers’ access to lucrative citrus markets such as Japan, USA, Thailand and New Zealand, which in 2014-15 was worth approximately $40 million.

“Successful eradication of isolated fruit fly detections such as this one helps to maintain our state’s fruit fly free status.”

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Letters to the editor

CLINIC CRISIS: Bruce Francais says the absence of a bulk billing medical clinic in Katherine proves there is a healthcare crisis in urgent need of political attention. Paid opposition on the noseCHARMAINE Roth is a regular contributor to your paper, often articulating her anti-fracking stance.
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Now, Ms Roth has been exposed as a paid employee of Lock the Gate, something that, until now, was not widely known.

This is dishonest at worst and deceptive at best.

In my mind, two questions arise, the first being whether her views on fracking are biased because of her paid position.

This would mean that her views amount to nothing more than “cash for comment”.

A week or so ago, Lock the Gate had a fundraising dinner, where speakers were brought from overseas and interstate to give their interpretation of what is happening in the gas industry in their backyards.

I stress this is just their interpretation.

My second question is how many paying guests at this fundraising dinner knew they were directly or indirectly paying Ms Roth’s wages?

Some might be okaywith that –Isuspect, however, that some will not be happy at all.

Name and address withheldHealth situation needs immediate triageTHIS is an open letter to all of Katherine’s elected representatives ofthe people, be they Northern Territory government, federal government politicians or members of Katherine’s local government organisation.

Katherine has a health care crisis.

Following upon a well-attended public forum convened in Katherine on April 7to discuss changes and answer questions about the operation of the privately-run Gorge Health, and an advertisement placed in the Katherine Times on April 13explaining the situation, it is clear to see that this town is facing a major problem with healthcare.

Gorge Health is no longer able to bulk bill patients becauseMedicare subsidies have not kept up with inflation.

Bulk billing is provided in many privately-run medical clinics in Darwin and is available in all capital cities,regional centres and in most country towns throughout Australia.

The cost of operating a medical clinic in a remote, isolated part of thecountrysuch as Katherine is prohibitive, due largely to the tremendous difficulty in attracting general practitionersto a region with a harsh,inhospitable climate.

Warren Snowdon, Willem Westra van Holthe and to a much lesser extent, elected members of Katherine Town Council, listen to the people of Katherine and assist to resolve this crisis.

With elections imminent, please listen carefully and do something.

BruceFrancais,KatherineLighting upgrade should have been last resortCOULD either the council or Member for Katherine explain why $450,000 has been allocated to put new lights at Town Oval, rather than spending the money to help out the Katherine Sports and Recreation Club?

There were people employed at the club who added money to the local economy.

How many people, other than council workers, will have jobs because of the new lights?

Name and address withheldYouth Week thanksSOMERVILLE Community Services would like to thank the management and staff of Katherine Cinema 3 for their fantastic work and ability to help provide services to the families and youth that attended the movie afternoon.

The event would not have run so smoothly without the organisational skills of the manager providing popcorn and drinks to the people that attended.

We look forward to working with the cinema in the future on upcoming events to providefree movie afternoons to the people of Katherine.

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Groovin The Moo inbound

Large turnout: A huge crowd is expected again at this year’s Groovin The Moo with tickets still available for the May 7 event in Bunbury. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.GROOVIN The Moo 2016 is rapping its hooveson Bunbury’s doorand with that it’s time to sort out ourset lists.
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With all the killer performerstaking to the stage,careful planning and prioritisationto see all the important acts kicking off at Hay Park this year.

The day kicks off at 11am on the Triple J stage with Verge Collection with Time Pilot the first to hit the stage in the Moolin Rouge tent.

As the day goes on The Channel V stage will play host to Emma Louise, Drapht, Safia and Twenty One Pilots.

Alternatively Boo Seeka, DZ Deathrays, Ms Mr and Jarryd James will light up the Triple J space.

British India will berocking in the tent at 3.30pm and as day turns to night The Rubens hit the Triple J stage at 6.30pm.

Of Monsters and Men take the main stage just before 9pm with headliner Alison Wonderlandmakingher second Groovin The Moo appearance, where she will be showcasing her future garage stylemusic at 9.45pm andclosing out the night.

At the same time Illy and Ratatat will be the headline acts under the Moolin Rouge tent for those a hip hop and electronica twist.

There will also be a number of DJs and local acts to leave everyoneexhausted from a day of dancing and partying.

After finding enormous success in 2015 and securing number one on the Triple J hottest 100 list The Rubens will also play their alternative rock tunes at 6.25pm.

Tickets to the May 7 event are still available online.

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Learn compassion from Anzac memories

Legacy: Army cadets Kris Crane and Cameron Williams, 15, sell badges and collect donations to support Legacy.
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Crowds at the Anzac Day services swelled for the special commemoration of the Anzac assault on Gallipolli on April 25, 1915.

Residents responded to the inclusion of the Esperance Light Horse troop, the vintage car club in period costume and the unveiling of a war history mural in the town centre.

These novel additions to Esperance’s annualparade were part of the Entrenchment Project designed to raise awareness of Australia’s military history and the effects of post traumatic stress syndrome suffered by returning service personnel.

The Project, under the auspices of the Returned Services League (RSL) Esperance sub-branch, supports the values of the Anzac tradition – those of service, sacrifice, honour, unity and remembrance. But with the resurgence of interest in military history it is vital to focus on war’s human cost.

Esperance RSL sub-branch president George Starcevich reminded us more than 100,000 Australians have died in war service and more than double thathave returned injured and disabled. Australia currently has 2,200 service personnel serving overseas in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

The Anzac legend itself grew from Australia’s defeat to the Turks at Gallipolli Cove a century ago.

West Australian playwright Alan Seymour’s classic 1958 play One Day of the Year warned about sentimentalising war when ex-serviceman Alf defends Anzac Day’s celebration of a military defeat: “Now a man’s not too bad who will stand on the street and remember when he was licked, hey.”

The play explored the disillusionment of returned servicemen who felt short-changed as Anzacs and veterans were constructed as resilient, fearless, honourable warriors .

Thus Reverend Frank Rowe’s reminder to those at the Esperance Anzac Day dawn service to show care and compassion to those who return from war struck a chord.

As part of understanding our military history, we are duty bound to take care of Australians who pay dearly for maintaining our security.

Esperance cadets at the Anzac Day commemoration helped promote Legacy, the charity that provides for 8000 widows and 1800 children in Australian families suffering after the death or injury of a partner or parent during defence force service.

To paraphrase Reverend Rowe, live generously and give meaningful support to those who have paid dearly in war.​

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