Tag Archives: Paul Wiles

Education in the Northern Territory – can we make it work for the mob !

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The man responsible for a review into the education of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory says he believes majority local languages should be taught  in schools  – if  the school is  able to provide a qualified teacher  to teach the language.

Bruce Wilson joins Paul Wiles on “Strong Voices” .

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Tom Calma – school has to be appropriate for Aboriginal kids.

Dr Tom Calma  caama photo 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.

Dr Tom Calma


Marathon great shares his own personal growth.

Robert DeCastella caama photo

Iconic Australain  athlete…..  marathon great Robert  deCastella has shared his own personal growth  in  understanding   Aborignal and Islander cultures    as he begins another  year with  the  Indigenous Marathon project

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Community mental health mob celebrates 21 years of service.

MHACA celebrates 21 years of service


CAAPU mob drop into CAAMA studio.

Congress crew.

From left to right Suman (CAAMA multimedia rep), Avani, Meredith and Ruchita.

Today CAAMA welcomed lovely ladies from CAAPU(Avani and Ruchita) to introduce Meredith a language translator.

Mundine talks up jobs for remote communities !

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The boss of Prime Minister Tony Abbotts Aboriginal Advisory Council has fired off a strong warning to  those  that remain critical about the future viability of remote Aboriginal communities.

Right  wing think tanks have  long been critical of  money spent by Government  in remote Aboriginal communities  and  suggested the best way to avoid this cash flow is for Aboriginal people to integrate into mainstream society…but Warren Mundine. l says he has other plans for these communities.

Warren Mundine

Dr Sharman Stone heads up grog inquiry.

sharman Stone-crop The chair of the Abbott governments inquiry into alcohol abuse in Aboriginal communities  has questioned  the country’s failure to  take on the liquor industry in the same way that it  successfully tackled the large  tobacco companies to reduce smoking.

Dr Sharman Stone, Chair  of House of Representatives standing committee on Indigenous Affairs has also responded to claims that by focussing the inquiry in to the Aboriginal community…it has shifted the focus off drinking problems away from  mainstream  society.

sharman stone grog inquiry

Close the gap…..but apparently not with public servants wages !


Michael Mansell phooto courtesy TAChttp://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Michael-Mansell-talks-institutional-racism.mp3

Michael Mansell talks institutional racism

Arm-twisting the Abbott Government not to be the chief protectors.


Les Melzer caama photo (2)The peak representative body for Aboriginal and Islander Australians says it will be more forceful about arm-twisting the Abbott Government to not be the chief protectors that control its people’s committee’s and remove key organisations.

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co-chair Les Malezer  says the Federal Minster for Indigenous Affairs, Territory Senator Nigel Scullion was being mischievous with his comments about the role of the National Congress

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Whitegate mob have a plan for their kids future !

Community members of   the Whitegate camp near Mparrentwe Alice Springs  are concerned about the possible  loss of their land and culture following  claims in local media that  the government is  preparing to develop the land and move camp residents off their country.

Community elder  Felicity Hayes says  her people have  a development  plan which will  help secure the future  for their children and the the tight  knit community

Felicity Hayes Whitgate Mob


WA fastbowler Samarra Williams stares down the opposition at Imparja Cup !


Samarra Williams WA

Imparja Cup…and the girls are here !

Victorian team capatain Fiona Hale and daughter Merinda  joined  team manager  Di Day  and Marlee Landin on  a visit to the CAAMA studio where they caught up with the G Man.

Fiona n Merinda Hail VIC Team