Strong Voices 15-05-2018

15th May 2018

On today's program: 

* Yesterday we heard from the CEO of Purple House Sarah Brown about the benefits of more money coming their way from last week’s federal budget. Today we’ll be hearing from the Federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt who spoke to us about the benefits of more dialysis units in the Territory from a politics perspective. 

* We also  head up north and hear about a convoy that traveled to Darwin ahead of the NT Labor Conference. The aims of the convoy were to talk to delegates about the recent decision last month to lift the moratorium on fracking. A motion was passed to say that there should be a ban on fracking, contradicting the Gunner Government’s decision. We’ll hear about what the next steps are then in this debate.

* & changes to banking structures have led to the exclusion of many First Nations people from access to financial services, according to a Deakin University Business School study. We look at what can be done to change banking structures so that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders with access to their money?

Hosted by Philippe Perez