The latest CAAMA news: William Tilmouth says short Governments and uncertain funding are disempowering Aboriginal people, Anangu people celebrate new 5 million hectare Indigenous Protected Area, Mental Health Week marked with Stress Less Day in Alice Springs and the Tour X Oz cycling from Adelaide to Darwin, and finally the Ceduna Oyster festival draws crowds.
Today’s Nurnakah Show is about LGBTI artists, queer and cultural identities, radical self-expression, politics and art, and general fabulousness!
Mental Health Association of Central Australia along with many service providers in Alice Springs came together for Mental Health Week to raise awareness and provide support for people who may be suffering with mental health. Joining Lorena Walker and Suman Kumar in the CAAMA truck was the sweet sounds of The Everlastings with service providers from Lifeline Central Australia, NT Community Visitor Program, Menzies School of Research and Catholic Care NT.
Mental unwellness affects 20% of the Australian population. this means 1 in every 5 people suffer from a mental disorder. the impact of mental unwellness in our communities, our families, society and our economy is enormous.
A big thank you to all our guests who joined us on Women’s Business Laurel Duffel, Sophie Staughton, Michelle Sweet and Teresa Imms.
Winner of CAAMA Music’s Alukura competition, Dora Smith from Broome has returned to Alice Springs to record her first EP, and says music helps her and her family cope with mental illness.
As mental health week wrapped up in Alice Springs, hundreds of locals came down to the park opposite the Royal Flying Doctors to have a stress free day.
There were many service providers with stalls full of information for people to access, those service providers included Metal Illness Fellowship Australia NT (MIFANT), Carers NT, Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA), Menzies School of Health, Mental Health Central Australian Health Service (MH CAHS), Mission Australia, Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA), Lifline, Catholic Care, The Gap Youth Centre, Headspace, Healthy Life Styles Bush mob and many more.
A respected Central Australian Aboriginal leader says good and effective programs developed by his people have ultimately come to an end because the shortness of Governments and the uncertainty of funding ….ultimately kills them off.
William Tilmouth.. Chairman of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress says too often Governments fail to give Aboriginal programs longevity, time and the opportunity to prove themselves.
Mr Tilmouth says while it was a good thing that Territory Senator Nigel Scullion had retained the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander portfolio… as this would provide some continuity…. he had few kind words for the bureaucrats that ultimately control the implementation of programs.
With just days to go until locals hit the polls the race to claim the two spots on the Alice Springs Town Council is well and truly heating up. All seven candidates sharing different views ahead of Saturday’s by election.
Television personality, musician and daughter of NT Politician Bess Price, Jacinta Price, has stepped up to run for the position for the first time…she says that we should be creating unity within the community rather than division.
The Race to claim the two spots on the Alice Springs Town Council is well and truly heating up. All seven candidates sharing different views ahead of Saturday’s by election.
Now in the final days the race to win public vote is heating up. Vince Jiesman is also in contention for the two spots and says that when it comes to voting at the weekend people should show their support and turn out in numbers.
photo’s courtesy of KRED, W.A. Government, Shire of Halls Creek
The Hall Creek’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee . which is made up of Aboriginal people from across the Shire … representatives from the major communities in the area … and town residents who recently voted to reject a proposed trial of a health welfare card … which limits the amount of cash available to welfare recipients.
Kim Bridge …chair of the Aboriginal advisory committee told CAAMA Radio the cashless welfare card reflects a top down approach which unnecessarily targets all Aboriginal welfare recipients.
Malcolm Edwards …President of the Halls Creek Shire says there was little consultation with the Halls Creek community about the trial and he believes it will have a negative impact on the local community.
Alice Springs Residents will this weekend head to the polls to decide the fate for the town council by elections… so who is running and what do we know them and what will they do for Alice Springs?
Barb Shaw is a local arrente woman and a well known face on CAAMA Radio. She’s a proud Town Camp resident and wants to see money better spent on helping the community. While Caroline Phelps is a single mother who relocated to Alice Springs from the UK over twenty four years ago.
With just four days to go until locals hit the polls the race to claim the two spots on the Alice Springs Town Council is well and truly heating up. All seven candidates sharing different views ahead of Saturday’s by election.
Jason Quin an independent candidate says that although his against high rise development within the central Australian landscape when it comes economic development we should be funding local entrepreneurs to further the future of business in the red centre.