Tag Archives: Indigenous broadcasting

Nova explains leaked emails in Parliament


“The release and publication of these emails is an attempt to extract money and embarrass me and my family. With legal options now exhausted this other party has turned to the media.”


Aboriginal Media will strengthen under Northern Alliance !

Chairman of the Northern Alliance, CAAMA CEO  Michael Robertson, speaks with Paul Wiles about ongoing efforts to create stronger working relationship both within the sector and with Government. Michael remains  positive about  future growth  and the ongoing  role  of the Alliance in promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture across the nation.

Geoff Clarke shares a few thoughts……….


Veteran Victorian Aboriginal rights campaigner Geoff Clark says he will not be paying a $20 fine imposed on him for failing to vote in last years Federal election.

Mr Clark told CAAMA radio his grandmother and grandfather and their grandmothers and grandfathers never participated in the white system and because he was not born a citizen of the country… he feels no obligation to vote.

“I Was The King!” First RIBS Broadcaster: Warren H Williams

Warren H reflects on becoming the first RIBS broadcaster on CAAMA in 1996, and his vision for remote indigenous broadcasting in even more communities.

“Creative Spirits ” turn the spotlight on racism in Australia.


The creator of one of the country’s most popular websites about  the First Australians….  has taken a swipe at mainstream media’s  negative stereotyping of Aboriginal people and culture.

Jens Korff says he developed his website Creative Spirits because he was unable to find certain information about Aboriginal people that he  needed to know about.

Traditional Owners Win 22 Year Land Rights Claim

The Willowra people have won a 22 year battle for land rights over sacred site Yurrkuru, where the Conniston Massacre began in 1928. Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion presented the deed of grant to the traditional owners at a ceremony on Brookes Soak.

Aranda Elder Defends Sistergirls at First LGBTIQ Meeting

New York… New York …. good luck IMP squad from CAAMA


The passports are organised, suitcases are being packed and checklists being checked; the time has finally arrived!

The squad is just days away from arriving in Sydney before jetting off to the Big Apple.

It has been a whirlwind six months for each member of the squad. Reflecting on their very first camp in Canberra, that training run was the furthest most had ever run in their lives – 10km for the women and 15km for the men.

Fast forward hundreds of training sessions, one-on-one time with the foam roller, and slowly making friends with the dreaded ice bath, and the New York Marathon doesn’t know what’s about to hit it.

The squad of 10 personifies resilience, dedication, humility and unwavering determination.

Well done and good luck from  all of us here at CAAMA.

Author says “The BIg Man ” was devastated by dismissal !

Professor Jenny Hocking is Research Professor and ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellow in the National Centre for Australian Studies. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a well-known biographer and script-writer and a highly regarded scholar and commentator on Australian politics and history, political biography, counter-terrorism and security matters.

Jenny Hocking on Gough Whitlam

Poverty in Australia…. who is most at risk !


The latest Australian Council of Social Service National Poverty Report shows the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community remains one of the most at-risk groups in Australia.

ACOSS CEO DR Cassandra Goldie told CAAMA Radio that significant numbers of Aboriginal people are on social security and particularly impacted  by long-term unemployment.

Warren Mundine – we need to look beyond Government !

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A leading adviser to Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described his own four-day stay in a Central Australian Aboriginal community…. as a massive learning curve.

Warren Mundine… the Sydney based chair of the PM’s Indigenous Advisory Council travelled to the remote Ampiliwatja community 320 kms north-east of Alice Springs to gain his own personal appreciation of life in the bush in an Aboriginal community.

Mr Mundine told CAAMA RADIO the stay had re inforced many of his own thoughts about how Governments deal with Aboriginal and Islander Australians.

Master Games 2014 Opens With a Bang!

6,000 people attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Masters Games, with a parade through town, fireworks, and a concert headlined by Dragon and The Beatnix.