The Brothers are back on CAAMA Radio for 2016. On first show back for the Brothers we decided to take a look at the new year to discuss where we taking the show in 2016.
We were joined by Joe Williams who is no stranger to CAAMA Radio to discuss being recognised as citizen of the year in the NSW town of Wagga Wagga.
The Brothers also had the Gman who was recently recognised as Centralian Citizen of the Year 2016.
In November 2015, the Federal Government announced they had nominated 6 sites for the potential location for a Nuclear Waste Dump. One of the proposed site’s it at Hale, 70km south of Alice Springs.
Aaron LeRossignol, resident at Oak Valley which neighbors the proposed site, spoke to CAAMA about the situation and how his people are against a Nuclear Waste Dump on their country.
CAAMA Radio Manager Gerry Lyons, better known as Gman has been an active member of the Alice Springs community since first arriving in 1986.
His ongoing efforts have been recognised with Gman named Centralian Citizen of the Year 2016.
Gman talks about his early life… and his love for Central Australia and its people.
.GMan AliceSprings 2016 Citizen of the Year
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 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.
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.
photo source: aussiebum.com
AussieBum’s chief executive officer Sean Ashby says he didn’t think the design was offensive until he received an email pointing out obvious issues with the design.
The campaign which hit screens this week has caused outrage with Aboriginal people across the country including NITV presenter Nathan Appo who took to twitter saying “I think it’s disrespectful to indigenous people of this country on so many levels…”
Mr. Ashby told CAAMA Radio that he was deeply sorry for any offensive which has been caused to the Aboriginal community across the country and says he was naive in his design.
Snr Producer Justin Fenwick has been farewelled by his CAAMA workmates following his recent decision to have a break from media.
Justin’s dedicated contribution to CAAMA over the past 12 months was acknowledged and applauded by Station Manager Gerry Lyons and all staff members.
The boss of an Alice Springs Aboriginal Affordable housing company says she is concerned that money rather than essential needs was an overriding factor in their unsuccessful tender with the Department of Housing.
The Central Australian Affordable Housing Company recently announced it had lost its contract with the Department of Housing to provide Tendency Management Services to 15 Town Camps. The company has provided culturally appropriate services to hundreds of town camp residents in Alice Springs over the years.
Sally Langton CEO the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company is critical of the Departments decision and says it was made purely from an economic point of view.
Ms Langton is also concerned the Government is not looking to further support an Aboriginal community controlled organisation, which has had years of experience working with the mob.
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.
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.”