Tag Archives: Indigenous broadcasting

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

Congress President urges Governments to take community health seriously !

William Tilmouth

President of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and veteran  rights campaigner William Tilmouth says governments need to take the delivery of community controlled health services seriously if it wants to see improved health outcomes for his people.

William joins Paul Wiles on “Strong Voices”.

William Tilmouth Congress

Canadian court case could impact Aboriginal child removal in Australia

Cindy-Blackstock-Brian-Butler-SNAICC-National-Conference-2013-Cairns-AUSTRALIA-photo courtesy The Stringer

A First Nations child welfare expert says an impending decision in a court case against the Canadian Government could be used as leverage against other Governments that are failing to address growing levels of Aboriginal child removal.

Professor Cindy Blackstock, a keynote speaker at the recent International Trauma Conference held in Melbourne, says that if her people’s children are successful in a court case against the Canadian Government, it will be the first example in a developed country where a current government has been found legally responsible for discriminating against kids and held responsible for fixing it under law.

Cindy Blackstock joins Paul Wiles on Strong Voices.

Cindy Blackstock pt1

Cindy Blackstock pt 2



Academic’s “underwhelming” response to Twiggys Report.

Prof. Jon  Altman

Professor John Altman  from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University   is a veteran researcher into  job creation programs  for  Aboriginal and Islanders living  on country.

Prof. Altman joins Paul Wiles on “Strong Voices” to share  shares his thoughts on the Forrest Report into  training and employment .

Prof John Altman responds to Forrest Report

Chris Pyne – revisits significance of Aboriginal culture in the national school curriculum.

Chris Pyne caama photo (2)

The Federal Education Minister Chris Pyne has clarified his position about the teaching of Aborignal culture and history in the National School Curriculum .

Responding to concerns about comments he allegedly  made in regard to the inclusion of Aboriginal culture and history, Mr Pyne told  CAAMA listeners that it is an intrinsic part of the Australian story.

Chris Pyne live on caama