Peak aboriginal representative bodies are still waiting on the Abbott Government following their proposal to adopt Justice targets aimed at reducing the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands peoples’ being placed in prison
Within just a matter of days after the education union strike on Tuesday, they are now calling for another round of industrial action effecting schools across the Northern Territory.
A breakthrough for teachers in the medical field is helping student nurses to gain real life experiences in a simulated environment.
International Women’s Day is fast approaching and the Anti – Discrimination Commissioner Sally Siever says that although the day is about celebrating the milestones we should reflect and think of those who don’t have it so lucky.
The NSW Minister for Indigenous Affairs has rejected suggestions of political interference in the closure of the state Land Councils investigative magazine ‘”Tracker.”
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation have called on the Abbott Government to adopt justice targets following statistics which show Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are up to 15 times more likely to be in prison and more likely to be the victims of crime.
An alarming new report on Aboriginal youth unemployment reveals the rate has increased in the Northern territory with other regions across the country also of concern.
The author of a book which tells the story of one of Australia’s largest massacres says he believes Aboriginal oral accounts of similar atrocities often contain the true story of what happened despite becoming a little distorted over the passage of time.
The teachers peak body the AEU is calling for more support from Territory government.
A veteran of remote Aboriginal and islander radio has questioned the suggestion from the boss of the Indigenous advisory council that there are no real impediments to the creation of viable commercial activities in remote communities.
In Tasmania where A Cape Barren Island Aboriginal community leader has denied that the island has descended into lawlessness.
CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Marissa Wollogorang, Lorena Walker, Damien Williams
A recent series of commemoration services across the country which recalled one of the worst Aboriginal massacres in Australian history has raised suggestions that government claims to sovereignty over the Burrup PENINSULA are unlawful because of the crime committed against local Aboriginal people.
The Melbourne Demons football club and Northern Territory Minister for sport and recreation Matt Conlan have made some school children’s dreams come true.
The Alice Springs public library will host players from the Melbourne Football Club as part of the community engagement program Read like a Demon day.
CAAMA News team: Paul Wiles, Pam Reilly, Damien Williams.
The global significance of Aboriginal rock art at Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula would guarantee it world heritage listing in any other country …according to a veteran Australian anthropologist with over 40 years experience.
Northern Territory farmers are being given a helping hand with a new package on offer from the NT Government.
CAAMA news team: Paul Wiles, Marissa Wollogorang, Justine Fenwick
The man responsible for a review into the education of aboriginal children in the Northern territory says he believes majority local languages should be taught if the school is able to provide a qualified teacher to teach the language.
In other news there is a new initiative from beyond blue.
Growing concern following Federal Government funding cuts to a health program which helps the victims of a nerve disease prominent in many Aboriginal communities.
Iconic Australian athlete….. marathon great Robert de Castella has shared his own personal growth in understanding Aboriginal and Islander cultures as he continues his journey with the Indigenous Marathon project.
CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Lorena Walker, Damien Williams.
A veteran Northern Territory Aboriginal rights campaigner who climbed the heights of mainstream academia while maintaining “a fire in the belly” for the rights of his people has used a national press club address to questioned the Abbott Governments primary focus on school attendance as the best way of closing the disadvantage gap between his people and mainstream society.
To Borroloola in the Northern Territory where a community based sea rangers group is using both traditional knowledge and modern day technology to research and monitor sea turtles in the Gulf of Carpentaria.