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Turning a negative into a positive at Coober Pedy……

The distribution of a racist flyer in the lead up to the local town council election has angered and upset the  Aboriginal community in  Coober Pedy….but local man and Secretary of the Concerned Residents Group, Bundi Pantelis , says despite himself and other members being named in the flyer… the Concerned Residents Group has never agreed or endorsed in any way the views that it pushed.

Mr Pantelis says the author of the racist flyers had attended two of their meetings 12 months ago… but when he expressed his views about Aboriginal people he was told that he was no longer welcome to attend.

Mr Pantelis told CAAMA that the concerned Residents Group also contained a number of Aboriginal people and they had been dumbfounded that they were being accused of racial discrimination.

Bundi Panteliis Concerned Citizens Group coober Pedy

 

Our world changed into a nightmare… overnight !

warren mundine CAAMA  photo

 

The Chair of the Prime Ministers Indigenous Advisory Council says the arrival of the First Fleet and subsequent colonisation of Australia was a defining moment, because it changed the world of his people into a nightmare… overnight.

Warren Mundine was responding to claims made by Mr Abbott late last week that the arrival of the First Fleet was THE defining moment in the history of this continent.

Negotiations for nuclear waste repository must be in language – First Nations Party founder.

Maurie Japarta Ryan

The founder of Australia’s First Nations Political Party has called for full and proper consultations in language before any Native Title holders in the Territory can give consent for the location of a nuclear waste repository on their land.

Maurie Japarta Ryan, a fierce critic of the Northern Land Councils nomination of the Muckaty site, says any involvement by the Land Councils is a conflict of interest.

maurie ryan repository

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

Friday Afternoon with Kenny

Kenny Windley bringing a cheer to everybody’s Friday afternoon “Live” in the CAAMA Studios

Waltja announced as finalist for Indigenous Governance Awards

Alice Springs’ own Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi has made the top 8 finalists for the Indigenous Governance Awards. Waltja employs senior women in remote communities to help deliver family programs which build cultural knowledge. CAAMA tagged along with the judging panel to find out just why they’ve been shortlisted for this year’s award.

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

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

Brandis showed fundamental misunderstanding – Shadow Attorney.

Mark Dreyfus Shadow Attorney General caama photo Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has  fired off a broadside at the Abbott Government following  funding cuts to  Community Legal Centres.
Speaking on CAAMA Radio…. Mr Dreyfuss also attacked his counterpart Attorney-General   George Brandis  for the part that he played in proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act..

Mark Dreyfus pt 1

Mark Dreyfus pt 2