Plans for the export of live Buffalo from remote communities in the top end to Vietnam are under way, with the Northern Territory Government keen to involve Aboriginal People.
The Giles CLP Government hopes to stimulate small business growth and Aboriginal employment in top end Communities. The Northern Territories Minister for Primary Industry Willem Westra Van Holthe says that the export of buffalo will be a great stimulus for both the local and National economy.
The war of words between NT Aboriginal MLA’s Bess Price and Allison Anderson has escalated with the member for Stuart calling on the Rebel MLA to quit the CLP and allow other members to get on with the business of governing.
In other news growing condemnation of the Abbott Government’s proposal to repeal a section of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Conversation continues over the repeal of Section 18c of the Discrimination Act with a peak National Aboriginal health organisation calleing on the Government to rethink the changes.
Northern Territory Labor senator Nova Peris has described the Federal attorney Generals comment that people do have the right to be a bigot and to say things that other people find offensive or insulting …as disgusing and disgraceful
As ANZAC Day draws near renewed efforts to educate the wider community about the signifigant contributuion of Aboriginal and torres strait islanders who have fought and died for their country over the last 115 years
Turning to the territory now where the Government has defended claims that the territory will be opened for business to mining companies
The next 48 hours could change some people’s lives. A current cyclone warning is being sent out by the bureau of meteorology for residents living in the Cape York Peninsular, Cape Keeweer and Pormapuraaw.
Graeme King from from the Darwin Weather Bureau says residents should be on alert. He says that there is a possibility the cyclone could strengthen and people should be more concerned about the unpredictability of the storm.
Chrissy Grant the Deputy Chair of Tony Abotts’ Indigenous Advisory Council has called on the Government to improve outcomes in the health sector.
Professor of Indigenous Heath and Education at the University of Wollongong, Ngiare Brown, says that her concerns are around any potential cuts to education and health.
It’s game on! The DesertSMART challenge begins on March 17. The challenge encourges locals to learn how to reduce their home’s carbon footrpint.
Running over a 10 week period the program covers topics from water usage to how to save on your power bills. Hayley Michener from the DesterSMART Mob told CAAMA Radio that the challange is all about being sustainable at home.
New RIBS Broadcasters from Aputula Warrie, Ursula and Samuel participated in Radio Broadcasting training ………A great success over the 2 days training which attracted future trainees…………Bright prospects for the Broadcasters at Aputula
CAAMA News team: Paul Wiles, Pam Reilly, Damien Williams.
The global significance of Aboriginal rock art at Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula would guarantee it world heritage listing in any other country …according to a veteran Australian anthropologist with over 40 years experience.
Northern Territory farmers are being given a helping hand with a new package on offer from the NT Government.
A veteran Northern Territory Aboriginal rights campaigner who has climbed the heights of mainstream academia while maintaining ” a fire in the belly ” for the rights of his people, has questioned the Abbott Governments primary focus on school attendance as the best way of closing the disadvantage gap between his people and mainstream society.
INCOMING Canberra University chancellor Dr Tom Calma talks to Paul Wiles about some of the issues which impact on the education of Aborignal children in remote communities.