Tag Archives: Alice Springs

A Day in Cairns

CAAMA RIBS Broadcasters having a look around Cairns during the trip to Bamaga with a Relaxing Massage

Outback to the Coast


CAAMA’s Remote Broadcasters are on a journey from the Desert to the Sea travelling to the Remote Idigenous Festival

Viral hepatitis impacting Indigenous communities around the world.

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In a world first indigenous people have travelledl to Central Australia to discuss  viral hepatitis and how it is  impacting indigenous communities on a global scale.James Ward from  Baker IDI talks to Lorena Walker on Strong Voices CAAMA Radio.

More cuts to Education programs and Aboriginal employment.



Aboriginal nurses and midwives have called on the Federal Government to reconsider cuts to University Scholarship programs. Speaking on CAAMA Radio the President of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives Shane Mohor shares his concerns about what impact it will have towards closing the gap.

Tangentyere CEO speaks up for Whitegate’s forgotten people !

Tangentyere CEO Walter Shaw

The peak Central Australian organisation responsible for providing services to Alice Springs town camps says Whitegate is a remnant of what town camps used to look like…. and its residents have now become forgotten people.

Tangentyere Council CEO Walter Shaw is calling on all parties with responsibilities for the welfare of the Whitegate camp residents… to come on board and hold the Giles CLP Government responsible to  find a lasting solution.

2014 Bush Bands Bash Rocks the Alice

The 2014 Bush Bands Bash was a big success starting off with a showcase from the Desert Divas a unique program of workshops in song writing and performance skills for aspiring young Aboriginal female musicians. There were six bands performing from six different communities. The bands for this year’s line up were Barkly Boys, Kiwirrkurra Band, Musgrave, North Tanami Band and Rayella with special guests Running Water and Blekbala Mujik. CAAMA Radio broadcast live so many could listen from home while others enjoyed the sounds from Snow Kenna Park.


Strehlow Conference poses the BIG question ….. Where do we go from here ?

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Australia is currently going through an unprecedented period of change in its attitude to its Aboriginal Peoples and their Culture…. opening up new possibilities for everyone.
The quality of this change and the extent to which it is embraced by the population at large will depend in the first instance upon reliable information about what has been attempted in the past, both what has succeeded and what has failed.
The Conference is being held at the Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, 24 /25 /26 September. Email enquiries should be addressed to John Strehlow at john@strehlow.co.uk

New Deputy Chief Minister wants the CLP to get back on track !

The Territory Opposition says the revolving door of CLP Deputy Chief Ministers continues following the appointment of Peter Chandler as the fourth Deputy Chief Minister in two years.

The Country Liberal Party has appointed Education Minister Peter Chandler as the new Deputy replacing Dave Tollner. Mr Chandler says he looks forward to getting back on track and creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Adelaide Reds defeat Melbourne City at Anzac Oval

Alice Springs hosted its first ever A-League Soccer match last weekend, with Adelaide United defeating Melbourne City 1-0 with goal in the first minute of play. Hundreds of supporters turned up to cheer on the teams, including kids soccer teams from Yuendumu and Ntaria who got a special coaching session with Melbourne City coach, John van ‘t Schip. The pre-game match was played by Alice Springs under 16s who lost to Darwin under 16s with the only goal scored in the last minutes of the game. Check out all the action in our video, including interviews with Adelaide Reds coach Josep Gombau, Melbourne City coach John van ‘t Schip, and Adelaide Reds defender Dylan McGowan.

Ray Jackson talks about the recent Death of a young women in police custody in WA.

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The president of the Indigenous Social Justice Association Ray Jackson raises his concern about the Death in Custody of a young Aboriginal women in Western Australia. Lorena Walker chats with Ray on Strong Voices.



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.

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Jacinta Price talks about Life, Music and Yamba on Women’s Business.


Jacinta Price has just got back from performing at the National Indigenous Music Awards, being apart of the Darwin festival and a support act for Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. She is also featured as Tourism Central Australia’s Character for 2014. Lorena Walker catches up with her for a chat on Women’s Business.