Northern Territory consumer affairs is warning Aboriginal people about the dangers of getting ripped off when it comes to funeral payment strategies.
With the number of funerals in Aboriginal communities rising, many families are looking to take the burden of funeral costs out of the way.
Sandy Otto acting commissioner of NT consumer affairs says people should not sign up to any type of funeral plan if approached by sales people.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is the largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and TSI children. This year’s National Aboriginal and TSI Children’s theme is, Little People, Big Futures, and is all about helping kids stand tall and feel connected and proud in culture. Having a strong connection to culture helps Aboriginal and TSI children develop a strong sense of self a comprehensive education and a big future.
The day is about supporting and celebrating the services that empower children to have big futures. These services are crucial for Aboriginal and TSI children, especially for those who experience greater rates of out-of-home care.
CAAMA Radio set up at the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress to conduct a live broadcast of the day’s festivities. Congress CEO Donna Ah chee, Dr John Boffa, Patrick Ah Kit from the men’s shed and many other congress staff joined the broadcast to discuss the importance of safe environments in which to raise children.
( All photo’s courtesy of SNAICC)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day), and the week leading up to it, is a time to for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child
Geraldine Atkinson SNAICC Aborignal and TSI Childrens Day
This week the Brothers Show took a look at the trending story across Australia, shedding additional light on the Adam Goodes booing saga. We have shared several perspectives in our news and on this weeks Brothers we decided to take another look at the issue.
Bob Montgomery actively works alongside Aboriginal people and has some so for many years and was acquainted with the late Charlie Perkins. As the President of the Australian Psychologists Society, Mr Montgomery has looked at the issues of racism and he shares a very different side to the discussion.
Andy Hood the Regional Manager of AFL Central Australia also joined us on the show, highlighting the benefits of a new sports program in Central Australia. The Good Sports program promotes a healthier, safer and family friendly footy environment in the region. Mr Hood uses the program as a contrast the current state of racism with the game of AFL.
This weeks news:
Adam Goodes bullying undeniably racist,
Ntaria team at Road Rescue Challenge,
and Knitting Nannas take on Adam Giles over fracking.
image courtesy of ABC news.
The CEO of a central New South Wales Aboriginal Land council is urging Government to stick to a tough love approach in order to discourage ice dealers and users and also change perspectives towards the drug at a national level.
The Central New South Wales community of Wellington is one of many regional towns across Australia facing an alarming increase in the use of ice.
The towns struggle to deal with the problem has led to the the establishment of community campaigns such as ‘dob in a dealer’, which urges residents to speak up about known dealers in their community.
Leanne Stanley a Wiradjuri woman and CEO of the local Land Council says while the drug is having adverse effects on the town, she firmly believes this situation is not unique.
Ms Stanley says despite the apparent rates of First Nations Peoples involved in dealing or using the drug she believes both the Aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities are being affected in much the same way.
A range of Federal and State government concessions and payments are made available to particular (eligible) households to assist with certain essential living costs, with most administered at the state or territory government level.
Access is often linked to prior eligibility to a Commonwealth concession card or at other times based on a means test or an income test.
Jonathan Pilbrow is a Policy Advisor with the Northern Territory Council of Social Services – a peak advocate for people and communities in the NT that may be affected by poverty and disadvantage.
The federal Labor party says it wants to make the reduction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in prison a key national priority if it wins the next election.
Shayne Neumann the Shadow minister for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has accused the Abbott government of backing away from a previous commitment to help bring down the numbers.
Shayne Neumann says that you can’t close the gap with cuts to services.
The National Indigenous Music Awards are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous Music Awards and have been celebrating Australian Music for over 11 years!
the NIMA’s showcase the rich musical landscape of Australia and highlight the music coming from all corners of the country. The awards being together those who are yet to make their make in the industry and those who have gained national and international success.
Today on the show we are talking about Prostate Cancer, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men one in seven men in Australia are at risk of developing prostate cancer before the age of 75.
Today we are joined by:
- Mike Chapmen the Campaign Director of Blue September. blueseptember.org.au
- Mark Brayshaw the CEO of the AFL coaches association, who discusses the new Men’s Health Week Initiative encouraging men to take control of their health. aflca.com.au
- Shane Muldoon and Tony Linn who did a horse a ride from Undoolya station to the Ross River Homestead to raise awareness about men’s health.
- David Mather an Ambassador for Prostate Cancer who runs the local prostate men’s group in Alice Springs.
Remember if you have any issues or topics you want us to talk about send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in to CAAMA radio at 101 Todd Street Alice Springs.