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Damien Williams makes an important trip down an “Old Country road “

Damien Williams caamapwphoto

44th TOYOTA Golden Guitar Awards Australia

Kicking off the year with the biggest festivals on the country music calendar the “golden guitars” (as they are commonly known) showcase the best of Australian Country music, as there can be only one winner in each category just to be nominated is an honor in it’s self. Hundreds fillied the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre (TREC) to enjoy the show.

Backstage of the 44 TOYOTA Golden Guitar Awards Australia

Backstage of the 2016 Golden Guitar awards there were all smiles for the winners with Troy Cassar-Daily taking home five golden guitars with Freedom Ride getting him the Album of the year.

2016 Tamworth Cavalcade

Hundreds filled the famous peel street to see the much anticipated parade where people can see their favorite artists and the people behind the scenes that make the festival possible. The atmosphere was great with families having the time of their lives, it wasn’t long before the rain started to come down but that didn’t stop people from having fun.

Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart

The soothing sounds of country Trio BBU made up of Kevin Bennett, Lyn Bowtell and Felicity Urquhart charmed the audience with a smooth show that had the crowd loving every minute of the performance.

Tuesday Day 2 of Broadcasting In Tamworth 2016

The Morning was kicked off by the one and only Beccy Cole followed up by Adam Harvey, Victoria Avenue, nearly rich, sharmain Kendrick, the trio of Kevin Bennett, Jyn Bowtell and felicity Urquhart. rounding out the day we had in Wayward Henrys, Deep Creek Road and last but not lest James and Pete Blundell.

The fresh sounds of Tamworth

The Services club played host to the new up and coming young artists of Australian Country music with acts such as Jade Holland, Tara Favell, The Jay Seeney Band, Emily Joy and Nearly Rich to name a few.

Alice Springs Town Camps Not Happy

Tangentyere CEO Walter Shaw

Tangentyere Council CEO Walter Shaw has called for the Northern Territory government to review the NT housing department’s decision not to keep the contract with the Aboriginal community based organisation Central Australian Affordable Housing Company.

Walter shaw

Moss: Giles Must come clean on Community Housing Organisation

photo source: ntnews.com.au

photo source: ntnews.com.au

Lauren Moss Shadow Minister for Public and Affordable Housing has spoken out against the Chief Minister and CLP about what she believes is a lack of information regarding the re-contracting on the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company.

“The Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC) has lost its contract with the Department of Housing without any detail and that’s simply not good enough,” she said.

Speaking on CAAMA Radio Ms. Moss questioned why after five years the contract had been re-contracted under the Northern Territory Government’s tender process to another Alice Springs business Zodiac Business Services.

“If there is a legitimate reason this contract was cut the Adam Giles should have no issue explaining to Territorians how and why this decision came about.”

IBA funding reaches an historic amount.

Nigel Scullion CAAMA photo

The pool of funds in Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) Indigenous Home Ownership Programme (IHOP) has reached a significant milestone, breaking the $1 billion mark.

Minister Nigel Scullion has praised the scheme and noted that the success was due to the opportunities provide to Aboriginal people…

Wild Weather from the Centre to the Coast

Yesterday the country was battered by super cells from the Centre to the coast even that nation’s south was hit by freak weather systems. In Sydney’s south, Kurnell 213 km/hour winds, the fastest ever on record in New South Wales history hit the city in what is being labelled as a tornado.

While in South Australia the roads melted away due to the heat. South Australian’s are in the midst of a heatwave with temperatures hitting the over 40 degrees.

While, in central Australia the Todd river flowed for the second time in 2015! So what is causing all this crazy weather or the onset of early annual weather patterns?

Adam Morgan Senior Meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology’s National Operation Centre. He says that the patterns are usual. “Each of these phenomenon are common for this time of year it’s just happened that one event happened in one of the biggest cities, so it got a lot of attention ” he said “For Alice Springs, we’re looking at storms and showers to continue up until next week before Christmas.”

Aboriginal languages in High School should count towards Students ATAR


It’s been a tough fight for teachers, academics and most importantly Aboriginal people across the country. From 2016 high school students will be able to study one of 70 Aboriginal languages of NSW.

Jakelin Troy the Director of the A&TSI research office at the University of Sydney says although the course won’t be credited to HSC Student ATARS just yet, it is for Aboriginal people a great step forward.