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Parramatta Eels and Gold Coast Titans draw 20-All in NRL Trial match

The NRL Trial match saw both teams close the game with a 20-All draw both teams played well with a packed out crowed here in Central Australia it was a fun night with the juniors happy to take to the field at half time and the Parramatta cheerleaders keeping the crowed entertained.

Catch all the action at Anzac Oval Parramatta Eels Vs Gold Coast Titans

Parramatta Eels take on Gold Coast Titans at Anzac Oval

It’s that time of year again with NRL teams Parramatta Eels and Gold Coast Titans to put on a show at Anzac Oval. Alice Springs locals have turned out in numbers to see these two teams battle it out. LIVE stream the broadcast at  www.caama.com.au

Colin Barnett refuses to use mining royalties to support WA communities.


The Western Australian Government’s commitment to Aboriginal affairs has been called into question following the decision against using mining royalties to support remote Aboriginal communities.

WA Premier Colin Barnett recently said the royalties for regions fund drawn from 25% of the states total mining royalties will not be used to support ‘unviable’ communities.

Nyungah Land and Culture Protector Iva Hayward-Jackson says Aboriginal people still don’t have a voice in Australia and believes international assistance needs to be sought.

Mr Hayward-Jackson offered an alternative to using mining royalties suggesting The Premier could instead use 5% of the gross domestic product to support 274 remote Aboriginal communities.

Barnett says no – Iva Hayward-Jackson

Calls for more accuracy from mainstream media

Celeste Liddle caamapwphoto (2)

A Melbourne based Aboriginal social commentator has challenged the main stream media to accurately report on Invasion Day protest marches and rallies rather than trying to play them down.

Arrente women Celeste Liddle says both the downsizing of the number of her people who attended the Melbourne march and the significance of the message was not picked up by the mainstream media.

The Brothers are back for 2016!



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.

Well awaited change… Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates now able to sell their artwork from Prison!

Kent Morris_CEO The Torch


CEO of The Torch, Kent Morris spoke to CAAMA Radio yesterday about the change that will help many Aboriginal and Islander inmates.

The Torch project was developed to encourage Indigenous and Islander inmates to learn more of their culture and their families. Morris says it is important for Aboriginal and Islander inmates to be able to practice their culture and acquire new skills which they will be able to put into practice on release.

Boundary Street history reveals a dark past

photo courtesy Brisbane Blacks

photo courtesy of Brisbane Blacks…..

Across to Brisbane where an Aboriginal rights campaigner has revealed the history associated with the name of a prominent local street and why it remains an important part of history.

Brisbane Aboriginal Elder Sam Watson says while he is proud of his hometown but the name Boundary Street goes deep into Australia’s history and non-Indigenous Australians need to know and accept what took place.

$1m critical response to suicide, a step in the right direction.


Prof. Gerry Georgatos caamapwphoto

The Federal Minister for Indigenous affairs Nigel Scullion recently launched a new  program in Western Australia, which aims to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families affected by suicide or attempted suicide  receive  immediate  culturally appropriate family centred support.

The critical response program which received a million dollars in funding from the Turnbull government will deliver, along with existing service providers,a coordinated approach  to affected families.

Western Australian based suicide prevention researcher Gerry Georgatos says the approach is a more effective response and is a step in the right direction towards  reducing the significantly high suicide rates among first nation’s peoples.

Mr Georgatos says despite the program only being in practice for a matter weeks he is confident it will rolled out in the Northern Territory some time in the future.

Blackface and dressing up as an Aboriginal is not paying respect to first nations peoples!

An Australian icon themed 21st birthday party sent social media into a frenzy when two party goers were captured in photographs painted black and dressed as Aboriginal people.

While there was a clear divide on social media about the costumes being racially offensive, Melbourne based social commentator Celeste Liddle says she doesn’t understand why people feel the need to paint themselves black as a part of the caricature of Aboriginal people.

Ms Liddle told CAAMA Radio she believes those who feel these depictions are acceptable have a skewed view of what racism really is.


Invasion Day march inspires a new generation

Lucy Doolan

Lucy Rose Doolan took part in her first Invasion Day rally in Melbourne on Australia Day says it is important to continue raising awareness of her peoples history and why the 26th of January is a heavy load for them to carry.

With peaceful protest marches held in Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne new and younger generations were able to experience the importance of keeping their message in front of the wider community which still struggles to understand what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders find offensive.

Central Australian Affordable Housing Company loses out

In January 2016 the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company lost its contract to provide services to Town camps in Alice Springs CEO of Tangentyere Walter Shaw is concerned about what this will mean for the residents in town camps.

Town camper and President of the Tangentyere Council Maxine Carlton says the decision to scrap affordable housing has come at a shock to town camp residents.

Sally Langton CEO of Central Affordable Housing Company and Shadow Minister for Public and Affordable Housing Lauren Moss voice their concerns.

Affordable Housing