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Town Camp residents challenge grog laws again !

Alice Springs Town Camp residents  have  protested against laws which prevent them  from having a drink in their own homes.
The rally was organized by Four Corners, a men’s leadership group at Tangentyere which  is supported by the Intervention RollbackAction Group and the NT Greens.


Happy Easter

CAAMA would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter!

Bruce Pascoe Shares his story…


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Award winning Aboriginal writer shares his story of reconnecting to his cultural roots and thoughts on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

Listen into Strong Voices every Monday-Thursday from 11am-12pm to hear the rest of this interview.

Bruce Pascoe pt 1

Territory breakaway MLA’s tell why they walked……..

photo courtesy of SBS

(photo courtesy SBS)

A  stern warning  to both  the  Federal  coalition and  Giles  CLP  governments from the three breakaway Aboriginal  MLA’s .. their  people own more than 50 percent of the  of the Northen Territory’s landmass and as  such….they  are key stakeholders in any future develoopments.

Veteran Northern Territory politician  and the  Member  for Namatjira  Alison Anderson says regardless of the Blain bi election Chiief Miinisted Adam Giles needs to be reminded that 18 months ago the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the Territory… put them into power.

Member  for Arnehem Larissa Lee  who joined  Ms Anderson and member for Arafura  Francis Xavier on the cross bench  says the move creates  political history.

Alison Anderson responds to NT Chief Minister

Larissa Lee and Francis Xavier

Mental health expert discusses control… and how it can impact !

Prof. Tim Carey caama photo“Behavior emerges from the natural properties of control systems as they interact with their environment. In engineering, control has been well explained only since the 1930′s. In the life sciences of today, control is not yet part of the explanation for behavior.” -explanation of Perceptual Control Theory.

Professor Tim Carey  is a psychologist specializing in clinical psychology with a background in  special education, and behavior management. Tim’s PhD topic explored the prevalence of counter control in primary school settings and he has continued to investigate the importance of control to psychological well being across a range of contexts.

Tim Carey


Melissa’s Life is an Alphabet Soup


She’s been waking up with us for 14 years!

Now the much loved television personality has a new home on 7TWO with the 7PM news. Her name is Melissa Doyle and she is a mum. Her profile gives her a national platform and means she gets recognised in just about every shop she goes into.

But what is it like for her and her children not to mention her partner. Well, her new book ‘Alphabet Soup’ revels the ins and outs of mother hood on and off the screen. Justin Fenwick caught up with her to chat about what readers can expect and what her life is like now that early morning TV has come to an end.

Founder of Australia’s First Nations denies accusation that the party is Racist !

Maurie Japarta Ryan caama photomaurie ryan part 1

Bush Bands Bash Returns in 2014!

Aboriginal and Islander bands from Central Desert Communities in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Bush Bands Program. The program combines Bush Bands Business, a three-day skills development camp with music industry leaders and the 11th Annual Bush Bands Bash, a foot-stomping concert in Alice Springs that celebrates language and music of Indigenous Central Australian’s.

CAAMA Broadcaster Mikaela Simpson sits down with BBB Coordinator Jasper Wood to discuss the upcoming event.

Bush Bands Bash


Adam vs Alison….the war of words in Territory politics continues !

Adam Giles v Alison Anderson

We cannot ignore the human question of the debate …Race Discrimination Commissioner.

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr  Tim Soutphommasane with Aboriginal  rights campaigner Adam Goodes......A new poll showing 88% of respondents disagree with the idea  that it should be lawful to offend, insult or humiliate a person on the basis of race is further evidence that changes to the Racial Discrimination Act are unwarranted and unwanted according to  Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane.

A first-generation Australian of Chinese and Lao extraction, Dr Soutphommasane was raised in southwest Sydney. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, from where he also holds a Master of Philosophy degree.

Race Relations Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane changes to racial vilification law

Corporate Australia Challenged…


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Tony Abbott’s Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs have called on corporate Australia, to take a bigger role in closing the employment gap after it was revealed 1.3% of all private sector employees were Aboriginal.

Mr Tudge says greater efforts should be made to increase the rates of employment of Australia’s First Peoples.

Alan Tudge


Baseball Grand final Cubs V Panthers

Alice Springs was ablaze with lights, people and ACTION when baseball grand-final 2014 took place at Lyle Kempster Field… Panthers Baseball Club was founded in 1964 and has prospered ever since. Cubs formerly known as CR Heat was formed in the mid to late 90′s by a group of Tennis players including Daryl Wilson , then Tennis Coach Jason Kempe and Tony Ettridge .

Approaching our 50 year anniversary (2014) the Panthers Baseball Club has always been a very social club and one where people are made welcomed, whether experienced campaigners to first time players, young and old, we are about providing opportunities for children and adults to participate in a game of baseball in a fun filled, enjoyable environment. Basic throwing and catching certainly helps though. This WIN adds to the Panthers great history. Panthers defeating Cubs 7-7-8 to be 2014 PREMIERS! This win adds to there impressive list…1965, 1967, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2012, 2013 & now 2014.