Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his new 12 member indigenous advisory council will engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including existing advocacy bodies to ensure that the Government has access to a diversity of views.
The new board of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has “thoroughly endorsed” the achievements made at the Ayers Rock Resort, declaring its “complete support for the management team” and that the board would continue to help ensure the high standards of service at the resort continue.
The Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has ordered an immediate clean-up and investigation following a uranium spill at the Ranger Mine in the Northern territory.
The world is mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela…the man credited with breaking the back of South Africa’s system of apartheid and became an international symbol of reconciliation and human rights. Mandela was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.
A twenty year veteran of medical research into health and wellbeing says a more coordinated approach is needed between communities, governments and scientists to help create an accurate knowledge base about Aboriginal people which can help guide government policy.
Music and video is playing an important role in helping young Aboriginal men and women retain their language and culture…. but also acquire the life skills they need in a changing world.
A Northern Territory youth ambassador promoting the recognition of Aboriginal and TSI peoples in the Australian Constitution says now is the time for the country to come together to support and acknowledge their rightful place in history.
27 year old Gumbaynggirr woman Lilly Brown has become the first Aboriginal Australian to graduate from Cambridge University.
The Northern Territory Opposition says a plan by the chief minister Adam Giles to scrap the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority is another example in a long line, of Adam Giles destructive pattern of behavior.
The Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion has announced Immediate and significant changes to the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP).
The Commissioner heading up a new inquiry into the Native Title Act has urged the Aboriginal and Islander community to share information on how the Act is working and how it impacts on the claim process.
The largest Native Title determination granted to Aboriginal people in the far west of South Australia will take place next week.
Descendants of Hermannsburg water colour artist Albert Namatjira have met the Queen before the international premiere of the play “Namatjira” at the UK’s largest arts centre.
Peak Aboriginal and Islander groups have expressed “major concern” at the failure of the Royal Commission investigating Institutionalised child sexual abuse to acknowledge the specific traumatic history that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children faced.
The Northern Terrtory Minister for Tourism says this week’s international cricket match between the Australian chairman’s XI and England in Mbantua Alice Springs will put the town on the international sporting map.
Members of the Australian chairmen’s XI told CAAMA Radio that they are looking forward to be facing the English test side this week and they are expecting England to be fired up.
CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Damien Williams, Mikaela Simpson.
There has been further criticism of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new indigenous advisory council. This time from Aboriginal leader Pat Dodson, who says more local Aboriginal people should be having more of a say.
A massive explosion of Feral Camels in Central Australia has empowered aboriginal people of the Central South West to establish the Ngaanyatjarra Camel Company.
The creativity of background workers involved in the art sector will be recognized when Tangentyere council and Tangentyere artists announce the winner the 2013 Desart Artworker Photography Prize.
The founder of the country’s first political party dedicated to the advancement of Aboriginal and Islander Australians says the selection of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new Indigenous advisory council is insulting and a slap in the face to the Aboriginal people of Central Australia.
The disturbing level of violence against women in the Northern Territory has again been highlighted at white ribbon Day in Alice Springs.
A Sydney based radio development officer is critical of the infighting that takes place in most Aboriginal communities and says people need to get into a mindset of being more positive.
CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Lorena Walker, Mikaela Simpson
A Pitjantjatjara elder from the South Australian APY lands has sent a strong message to both the South Australian and Federal governments- ” The loss of money and service provisions to his people will not force them to leave their country and assimilate into the wider community.”
A Central Australian organization which helps people deal with suicide says that it’s important to talk about it, even though it’s a sensitive subject.
Hundreds of men from across the country have made a pledge in time for this year’s White Ribbon Day celebrations to never commit or tolerate violence against women.
A veteran researcher into job creation programs for Aboriginal and Islander people’s living on country has called for remote community views to be included in the Abbott governments review of Indigenous employment.
The North Australian Aboriginal Justice agency has called on the Giles Government to act on the new evidence regarding the social impacts of alcohol and to take real steps to address alcohol-related harm in the Northern Territory.
The Victorian government has reached an historic settlement of the Dja Dja Wurrung people’s native title claims under the states Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010.