Tag Archives: Aboriginal people

Racist rhetoric concerns Coober Pedy Health Clinic

The distribution of a racist flyer in the lead up to  local town council elections in Coober Pedy has angered and upset the local Aboriginal community.

The flyer…. one of a number distributed throughout the town by a Concerned Citizens Group…. lists the removal of Aboriginal people from Coober Pedy  as one of  three main priorities.

Priscilla Larkins CEO of the Umoona Health Clinic who describes herself as a a proud Aboriginal person…. described the contents of the flyer as disgusting…

Ms Larkins told CAAMA that some clients attending the clinic had spoken about the flyers…..saying the accusations and comments about their people…. made them feel worried about their future in the community.

Priscilla Larkins Umoona Health

The people of Whitegate plea for help………….

The traditional owners of  Alice Springs have urged the Giles CLP Government to work with them….rather than trying to force them off their own land.

Felicity Hayes snr woman at the camp told CAAMA she believes there are other reasons behind the push to relocate then to another camp.

Felicity Hayes whitegate


Janice Harris Whitegate

Low income Territorians are doing it tougher……

jonothan pilbrow

A disturbing picture for low income earners in the Northern Territory with prices across key areas such as food, housing, and health….increasing at more than the national average.

Jonothan Pilbrow from Northern Territory Council of Social Services says the 5th NT Cost of Living Report reveals the latest cost increases will make it even harder for low income and disadvantaged Territorians  who are already doing it tough.

Mr Pilbrow has called for greater effort from the Territory government to address the disparity and the impact it has on low income earners.

Jonothan Pilbrow

Whitegate mob plea for help to stay on their land !

Felicity Hayes -Whitegate  camp caama photo

Traditional owners of an Alice Springs town camp have urged the Giles CLP Government to work with them….rather than trying to force them off their own land.

Residents of the Whitegate camp on the eastern boundary of the town had their water supply turned off last week… as part of what they say is an ongoing campaign to force them to relocate to another nearby camp.

Felicity Hayes – Snr woman at the camp told CAAMA she believes there are other reasons behind the push to relocate then to another camp.

Felicity Hayes whitegate

Lack of Funding Threatens Community Legal Centres

Alice Springs hosted the National Community Legal Centres Conference this year, with special guest Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus. This biggest issue discussed this year was the impact of Government funding cuts on Aboriginal people who need free legal advice. Mikaela Simpson has the story.

A Moment With Warren H Williams: Music and Aboriginal People

We sat down with country music star Warren H Williams to ask him what music has meant in his life and to his people.

Global Summit accepts cultural knowledge is extremely valuable.

Prof. Tim Carey

Central Australian based mental health academic Professor Tim Carey says that people who are self-determining don’t always make the choices others think they should …but society must  be able to accommodate this.

Head of Research and Deputy Director at the Centre for Remote Health Professor Carey recently returned from the Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives…a forum which discussed new therapies and greater recognition and acceptance of other cultures.

Tim Carey

Australia’s poor track record in dealing with home grown Human Rights concerns…..

Hugh de Kretser caama photo

A Melbourne based Human Rights lawyer says Australia has a poor track record in complying with home based human rights complaints  …despite being a signatory to major Internatonal Human Rights Agreements.

Hugh De Kretser from the Melbourne based Human rights Law Centre told CAAMA RADIO that in broad terms Australia is a party to all of the major human rights treaties that create binding international law obligations which must be complied with.

Hugh de Kretser

Academic’s “underwhelming” response to Twiggys Report.

Prof. Jon  Altman

Professor John Altman  from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University   is a veteran researcher into  job creation programs  for  Aboriginal and Islanders living  on country.

Prof. Altman joins Paul Wiles on “Strong Voices” to share  shares his thoughts on the Forrest Report into  training and employment .

Prof John Altman responds to Forrest Report

Chris Pyne – revisits significance of Aboriginal culture in the national school curriculum.

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The Federal Education Minister Chris Pyne has clarified his position about the teaching of Aborignal culture and history in the National School Curriculum .

Responding to concerns about comments he allegedly  made in regard to the inclusion of Aboriginal culture and history, Mr Pyne told  CAAMA listeners that it is an intrinsic part of the Australian story.

Chris Pyne live on caama

Expert says Aboriginal people face huge daily stress just trying to survive !

Prof Alex Brown

A world recognised authority in remote health service delivery says mainstream providers have real trouble in understanding the sheer volume of stress, worries and complexities that Aboriginal people face daily…… just trying to survive !

Professor Alex Brown… Theme Leader for Indigenous Health at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute spent more than 10 years working in Central Australia.

Professor Brown says many Aboriginal people in remote communities find it difficult to engage with mainstream health services.

Researcher says forced removal of Aboriginal children set to continue……

The forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families will continuue  as long as politicians continue to promote the practice as a solution to “the Aboriginal problem”.

Paddy Gibson.. a researcher with Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning  has been looking into appalling rates of Aborignal and Islander child removals and  says many of the decisions  to remove children    are” very discriminatory.”.

Mr Gibson has drawn attention to comments by the Northern Territory Minister for Child Protection, John Elferink  who told the Territory Parliament  he was not afraid of rhetoric about creating a new” Stolen Generation”‘