Tag Archives: Paul Wiles

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

NT gets tough on community cannabis suppliers !

John_Elferink_CLPThe Northern Territory Government has warned suppliers caught trafficking cannabis into Aboriginal communities that they now face a maximum penalty of nine years in goal.
Attorney General John Elferink says new legislation passed by the Northern Territory government will strengthen existing offences which currently cannot convict a person charged with the supply of a dangerous drug in communities unless it is supplied to an individual.


Joh nElferink

US academic says do not underestimate the power of your own voice.

Michael Evans CAAMA photoMichael Evans  the  former Interim Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism in Indiana USA visited CAAMA Radio for the second time early in 2013. A former Fulbright Fellowship winner Evans spoke with CAAMA News Director Paul Wiles about the importance of allowing students to see and understand the importance of alternative journalism.
Michael Evans is now Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Unity College in Unity, Maine USA.

Tommy Emmanuel Hits the Alice…


Photo Courtesy:http://www.concertsinmaine.com

World-renown guitarist Tommy Emmanuel catches up with Paul Wiles to discuss his Australian tour and his up-coming visit to Alice Springs.

Tommy with music


Desert Knowledge Precinct Open Day this Sunday

Dr Bruce Walker

A pioneer in the development and delivery of technology to Aboriginal people in Central Australia says that inter-connection between communities will play a major role in the future development of the region.

The Desert Knowledge Precinct is having its open day this Sunday the 18th of August from 11am to 3pm. The open day is an opportunity for locals to come and see what is happening at the Precinct. To tell us more, Dr Bruce Walker, Desert Knowledge Board member spoke to Paul Wiles on Strong Voices.

Dr Bruce Walker Pt 1

Dr Bruce Walker Pt 2

Increase support for mental illness in remote Northern Territory communities

P1110675The Rudd Labour Government has reacknowledged the growing mental health and wellbeing issues amongst Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

The announcement released yesterday, will mean that Aboriginal people living with mental illness in four remote Northern Territory communities, will soon have greater access to mental health support.

Warren Snowden, Minister for Indigenous Health, spoke to Paul Wiles about the announcement.

Warren Snowden mental health funding

Deeks Praises Top End Athlete…

Australian marathon legend Robert De’Castella has praised a Top End Aboriginal athlete for how she coped after bomb blasts claimed the lives of three people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Mr De’Castella Director of the Indigenous Marathon Project told CAAMA Radio that Emma Cameron didn’t get a chance to finish across the finishing line but she still ran the full marathon distance and then had to deal with a terrorist bombs  going off.

Robert de castella on Boston tragedy

CAAMA News 9.4.13

CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Nerida Currey

The head of the Territory’s peak Aboriginal justice representative body says too many of her people are just getting locked up and prison should be a last resort.

A Canberra-based academic says Australian history remains almost a site of segregation – where only the white explorers and pioneers are remembered.

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Pain expert says some Aboriginal people with diabetes will need pain management !

A leading Australian pain specialist says some  Aboriginal and Islander peoples with diabetes are likely to be suffering nerve pain.

Prof. Robert Helme, a Victorian based expert in nerve pain told CAAMA RADIO that 5 to 10 percent of diabetes sufferers are likely to suffer  nerve pain as a result of the condition.

Prof Helme told Paul Wiles neuropathic or nerve pain caused by diabetes is often described as stabbing, electric shock like, shooting, burning, numbness or itching, or like “pins and needles”.

Diabetes Australia says Aboriginal people in remote areas are twice as likely as other Australians to  have  diabetes and in some Aboriginal communities the prevalence of diabetes could be as high as 30 per cent.

Professor Robert Helme nerve pain damage



Michael Mansell speaks on Strong Voices.

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Michael Mansell

Michael Mansell joined Paul Wiles on Strong Voices, following the 30th Anniversary of the Commonwealth Games protests in 1982.