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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.