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CAAMA news 17-04-14

CAAMA news team:Paul Wiles, Mikaela Simpson, Damien Williams.

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 Northern Territory’s landmass and as such they are key stakeholders in any future developments.

An award winning aboriginal author who’s critical of proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act says he believes there is already enough freedom of speech in Australia.


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CAAMA news 16-04-14

CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Pam Reilly, Mikaela Simpson

The founder of Australia’s first nations political party says he found it offensive that Northern territory female Aboriginal politician Allison Anderson had labelled the party racist.

An independent non-profit company is encouraging families of people with dementia to take part in monitoring and looking after them.

This year’s annual Bush bands bash has been confirmed with Music NT now searching for this year’s hottest Aboriginal and Islander desert sound.


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CAAMA News 11-04-14

CAAMA News Team: Justin Fenwick, Paul Wiles, Pam Reilly, Mikaela Simpson, Damien Williams

Traditional owners of Uluru have lashed back at the government for proposed plans for further development on their country

An Alice Springs based youth refuge is calling on the federal government to wake up to the seriousness of the issue regarding young people who have no where to live.

in other news  a  peak representative body for the delivery of mental health services  is calling on the  Abbott Government to confirm  a  highly successful program will recive ongoing funding for the next financial year.


CAAMA news 10-04-14

CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Lorena Walker, Pam Reilly, Justine Fenwick, Damien Williams

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Rescue Service have re-emphasised the danger of swimming in the Todd River following an overnight incident in Mbantua Alice Springs   where it was feared a youth had been washed away in the fast flowing current.

The rain may have cleared in Central Australia but driving on bush roads can still be dangerous.

Northern Territory households are paying more per week for fuel and transport than food according to a new social services report.

As search efforts for missing flight MH370 continue,  some members  from Northern Territory Emergency Services are now set to play a vital role in the effort to locate the missing plane.


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CAAMA news 09-04-14

CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Mikaela Simpson, Damien Williams, Pam Reilly, Lorena Walker, Justine Fenwick

The guardian of a young aboriginal woman suffering foetal alcohol syndrome says her unnecessary imprisonment and the lack of suitable care for others with the disorder must come to an end.

Plans for the export of live Buffalo from remote communities in the Top end to Vietnam are under way, with the Northern Territory Government keen to involve Aboriginal People.

The desert community of Titjikala in the Northern Territory has taken home two awards, at the national  Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards  held in , South Australia late last week.

In local news central Australia has been drenched by rain following heavy cloud moving.


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CAAMA News 8-04-14

CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Justin Fenwick, Damien Williams

Lawyers acting on behalf of Muckaty traditional owners in the Northern Territory have welcomed the court determination for evidence to be heard in Tenant Creek. A move which will allow more people from the community to attend and give evidence.

Western Australian Greens  Senator Scott Ludlum says he is keen to continue his fight against the proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty ion the Northern Territory.

On the Back of the Repeal of Section 18C the Online Hate Prevention Institute has criticised the Government, and their plans to change the laws surrounding the protection of ethnic persons.

Sport with Damien Williams

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CAAMA News 07-04-14

CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Mikaela Simpson, Pam Reilly

The Australian Greens have seen a swing towards the party of more than 6% following the rerun election in Western Australia. Gains by the Palmer United Party and the Greens have come at expense of the major parties.

The national children’s commissioner is concerned that proposed changes to the racial discrimination act will send the wrong message to Australian youth  that vilification and intimidation  of ethnic  minorities  is ok.

With one in nine women being diagnosed with breast Cancer the Northern Territory health minister is urging Aboriginal women living in communities to take advantage of a new mobile screening service.



CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Justine Fenwick, Damien Williams

The peak representative body for Australia’s Jewish community is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other ethnic groups to challenge proposals by the Abbot Coalition government to water down the Racial Discrimination Act.

Unrest continues in Northern Territory politics with a former Labor Aboriginal MLA adding her voice to the call for the three rebel back benchers to resign from the country Liberal Party.


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CAAMA News 03-04-14

CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Damien Williams, Lorena Walker, Justin Fenwick.

The war of words between NT Aboriginal MLA’s Bess Price and Allison Anderson has escalated with the member for Stuart calling on the Rebel MLA to quit the CLP and allow other members to get on with the business of governing.

In other news growing condemnation of the Abbott  Government’s proposal to repeal a section of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Conversation continues  over the repeal of Section 18c of the Discrimination Act with  a peak  National Aboriginal health  organisation calleing on the Government to rethink the changes.

CAAMA News 02-04-13

CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Mikaela Simpson, Lorena Walker, Damien Williams

The Northern Territory Opposition leader is urging Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles to listen to people and not dismiss their concerns about issues of racial discrimination.

Northern territory Senator Nova Peris has criticised the Giles Government for not allowing public servants to reveal their views on alcohol abuse.

In Canberra where a new report says Aboriginal employees in the ACT public service are being paid less than other non-indigenous, workers.


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CAAMA news 1-04-14

CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Mikaela Simpson,, Damien Williams

Three rebel Aboriginal CLP members who walked out of the Northern Territory Parliament last week after presenting Chief Minister Adam Giles with a list of demands have defended their decisions and rejected claims that the move was purely for self-interest.

The first public hearing of an inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has been told the removal of the Banned Drinkers register is continuing to have negative impacts of Alcohol consumption in Central Australia.


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CAAMA news 31-03-14

CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Mikaela Simpson, Justine Fenwick

A former Northern Territory Aboriginal Labor Minister for Centralia Australia says Chief Minister Adam Giles as the Minister for Police, is ultimately responsible for the current grog policy which led to last week’s protest march and rally in Mbantua Alice springs.

Three Aboriginal backbenchers in the Giles  CLP Northern Territory Government  have  walked out of question time And  Now, one of the three has been dumped by the  Chief minister Adam Giles.

A Tasmanian Aboriginal lawyer and veteran rights campaigner Michael Mansell says amendments to the racial discrimination Act as proposed by the federal attorney General will make it virtually impossible to contain racial vilification inside reasonable limits.


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