About CAAMA Radio 8-kin FM
The CAAMA Radio network is an FM and online service which broadcasts Aboriginal radio to remote and regional Australia via satellite and to the world over the internet 24/7. The satellite footprint of the CAAMA satellite service is available to 2/3 of the country, we broadcast on 23 of our own transmitters 149 remote indigenous transmitters and approximately 35 self help transmitters on mine sites and roadhouses across outback and regional Australia with a listening audience in excess of 400,000 people.
Our programming is presented by a staff of 11 full time broadcasters, producers and trainees; we have a strong commitment to training with everyone undertaking training to certificate level. Our programming is in made up of language programs in 4 different indigenous languages from central Australia and English. We have a news service focusing on all indigenous issues, comprising 5 bulletins a day and a 1 hour current affairs program 5 days a week. We are the only station doing a regular indigenous news and current affairs service.
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- A new strain of Hepatitis B found in the Northern Territory
Researchers say a unique strain of Hepatitis B found only in the Northern Territory could be a main contributor to the high rates of liver cancer found in Aboriginal people.
Professor Steven Tong from Menzies School of Health research says although the particular strain which is also only found in Northern Australian Aboriginal people is more aggressive than others, prevention is possible through diagnosis and treatment.
Professor Tong told CAAMA Radio that while most people don’t know that they have the virus, the only way to find out is to get regular check-ups and be tested.
- Justice system not tough enough on drug dealers, says a NSW Land Council CEO
The CEO of a central New South Wales Aboriginal Land council is urging Government to stick to a tough love approach in order to discourage ice dealers and users and also change perspectives towards the drug at a national level.
The Central New South Wales community of Wellington is one of many regional towns across Australia facing an alarming increase in the use of ice.
The towns struggle to deal with the problem has led to the the establishment of community campaigns such as ‘dob in a dealer’, which urges residents to speak up about known dealers in their community.
Leanne Stanley a Wiradjuri woman and CEO of the local Land Council says while the drug is having adverse effects on the town, she firmly believes this situation is not unique.
Ms Stanley says despite the apparent rates of First Nations Peoples involved in dealing or using the drug she believes both the Aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities are being affected in much the same way.
- Making Territorian’s aware of what they are entitled to !
A range of Federal and State government concessions and payments are made available to particular (eligible) households to assist with certain essential living costs, with most administered at the state or territory government level.
Access is often linked to prior eligibility to a Commonwealth concession card or at other times based on a means test or an income test.
Jonathan Pilbrow is a Policy Advisor with the Northern Territory Council of Social Services – a peak advocate for people and communities in the NT that may be affected by poverty and disadvantage.
- ALP National Conference
The federal Labor party says it wants to make the reduction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in prison a key national priority if it wins the next election.
Shayne Neumann the Shadow minister for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has accused the Abbott government of backing away from a previous commitment to help bring down the numbers.
Shayne Neumann says that you can’t close the gap with cuts to services.
- Significant issue to deal with before Statehood – Adam Giles.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles say he believes the move to state hood will not have any impact on Native Title or the NT Land Rights Act.
Speaking on his return from last weeks COAG gathering where state leaders voiced their support for the Northern Territory… the Chief Minister says from his point of view there is no focus on the two pieces of legislation.
Speaking on CAAMA Radio Mr Giles says despite the support of both the Prime Minister and other state leaders there is still a significant issue Territorians need to deal with.
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