Casey Conway announced as keynote speaker for the 2017 Aurora Ball.

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The Aurora Group have announced the final entertainers and the exciting keynote speaker for the 2017 Aurora Ball, including Brendan Hay, Casey Conway and DJ Dan Murphy.

The fantastic Brendan Hay – This captivating escape artist will feather your fantasies with a flamboyant, fantastical performance.

The inspiring Casey Conway – Our keynote speaker is a former NRL player turned model, indigenous community role model and LGBTIQ activist. We can’t wait to hear from him on Saturday night.

And our floor-filler is DJ Dan Murphy! Responsible for some of the biggest parties and most memorable moments in town, this much-loved dance floor maestro will get the party started and keep it going long into the night.

The Aurora Group is a charity, raising funds to disburse to gay, lesbian and transgender community organisations. Aurora exists so people can donate to a broad range of causes that benefit the community. It is the fund raising organisation people choose when they want their money to benefit the community as a whole and not just one specific cause.



Christine Anu shares her life, lyrics, and love for Far North Queensland

Christine Anu. (Photograph: Pedro Virgil)

CHRISTINE Anu is arguably one of Far North Queensland’s most well-known celebrity ­exports.


The singer-songwriter shot to fame in 1995 with the APRA Award-winning song My ­Island Home and followed it up in 2000 with a cover of Sunshine on a Rainy Day. 

These days the Torres Strait Islander is working on radio, raising her two kids, and continuing to evolve as an artist.  Christine recently spoke with Cairns Post about life, lyrics and her love for Far North Queensland.

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