This week on Women’s Business it was all about National Nutrition Week with the theme “Live Lighter” joining us on the program we had Brianna Ellis from the Heart Foundation NT talking about rural women at greater risk of heart disease.
Data analysed by the Nation Heart Foundation of Australia, from he 2011/12 ABS Australian Health Survey shows women in outer regional and remote areas, compared to women in major cities, are:
- 50% more likely to have ischaemic heart disease
- 20% more likely to have high cholesterol
- 32% more likely to be obese. in addition, 16% of women in regional/remote area are severe obese, compared to 11% in major cities.
- 13% more likely to be physically inactive.
also on the show Mikaela Simpson caught up with Cherisse Buzzacott who is a registered midwife and Tara Liddy who has used sport as a vehicle for promoting indigenous health and wellbeing. They are both apart of the Northern Territory Young Achievers Award and are both great role models for the community.
On todays show BROTHERS and
Women’s Business teamm up to talk about an important topic which has been in the media recently, with White Ribbon day just around the corner we thought we would talk about domestic violence. we have quite a few guests coming into the studio today
- First we will be catching up with Senior Sgt Neil Hayes now Neil will be talking to us about white ribbon day
- We will be talking to Robert Henderson who grew up in a house with domestic violence talking about the intergenerational effects
- And we will also catch up with James who will share his experiences with domestic violence.
Here is some info on Domestic abuse:
Types of intimate partner violence
Below are some of the forms that domestic violence may take:
Physical – If someone is hurting you, or threatening to hurt you, a loved one or a pet, then you will need to take some action. For more information about what physical abuse is, see ‘What is physical abuse?’
Emotional – This form of violence is often unrecognised and can be very hurtful. To find out more about emotional abuse, read ‘What is emotional abuse?’
Economic – Having money and being able to make decisions about it, is one means of being independent. If someone is controlling your money, keeping you financially dependent, or making you ask for money unreasonably, then this is a form of violence
Social – Social violence occurs in relationships that often include other forms of violence. If someone is insulting you or teasing you in front of other people, keeping you isolated from family and friends, controlling what you do and where you go, then they are being violent and you may need to take some action
Spiritual – This type of violence involves a situation where you are not allowed to have your own opinions about religion, cultural beliefs, and values, or your spirituality is manipulated to keep you feeling powerless.
- 33.3% of women had experienced physical violence since the age of 15.
- 19.1% of women had experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.
- 12.4% of women had been sexually abused before the age of 15, compared with 4.5% of men, between 1996 and 2005. There was an increase in the reporting of sexual assault to police from 14.9% to 18.9% between 1996 and 2005 and there was an increase in the reporting of physical violence to police from 18.5% to 3Women’s Business
Joining us on Women’s Business this week we had Jacinta Price and the Trachoma team talking about the Aboriginal communities they visited on the Yamba and Milpa roadshow. Fiona Lang Research Officer Health Promotion Indigenous Eye Health with Melbourne University shared with us the importance of having clean eyes. Donna Campbell has a chat with Alison Whittaker a law student from the University of Sydney.
It was another jam packed show for Womens Business this week, special guests included Kirra Voller of the Desert Divas, Caleena Sansbury graduate from the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association NAISDA and Kathleen Buzzcott local business owner of the Kathleen Buzzacott luxury desert jewellery & art studio.
It was another jammed pack show with our guests Dawn Ross, Shiree Mack, Darissa and stephanie Rawson from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education to talk about the Certificate II in Family Wellbeing.
CAAMA Radio broadcast A promotional event the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, and the Ochre Ribbon Campaign for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Donna Campbell has a chat with Knowmore lawyer Mary Keaney about the Knowmore Legal Service.
Casey Donovan joins the ladies to talk about her career in the Australian music industry and how she overcome her struggles after leaving Australian Idol.
Another packed show with special guests Erica Higgins and Suman Kumar from CAAMA Sales and Nicole Pietch from the Arid Lands Environment Center to talk about the official opening of the new Arid Lands Environment Center in Alice Springs. Erica Higgins talked about the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival which is taking place at the Totem Theater this weekend. Also the Finke Desert Race for 2015 is here we wish all competitors all the best and to all the families going out camping stay safe and enjoy the long weekend.
It was another fun Friday on our Women’s Business Show we had two very talented young ladies to tell us all about The Desert Divs’s. Kirra Voller and Kylia Pepperill have a chat to Mikaela Simpson and Lorena Walker about how Desert Diva’s is a great opportunity for young women who love to sing, write music and just have fun. Also on the show we had Nicola Pitt from CAAMA Music to tell all about the Alukura singer/songwriter competition.
It was a packed show with our theme Strong Women’s Programs. Joining us on the show we had the Tjuwanpa Women’s Rangers Sherane Brogas, Christine Cameron and Topsy Ebatarinja talking about helping the community of Milingimbi with the recovery clean up of Cyclone Lam, training courses and the importance of looking after country.
In the second half of the show we talked to the ladies from the Family Safety Project of Tangentyere Council Barb Shaw, Maree Corbo, Eliza Arabaci and graduate Shirleen Campbell of Hoppy’s Camp. The Family Safety Program was designed for women living in Alice Springs Town Camps to undergo training in identifying family violence and it’s associated risks.
For more information about the Family Safety Project you can contact Tangentyere Women’s committee Co-ordinators: Barb Shaw or Marlene Hodder on (08) 8951 4222.
Celestine Rowe interviews Shelley Morris back in 2010 about all things music.
Pioneer Egirls are playing Alice Springs in the Central Australian Women’s Football league Grand final on Saturday at 1pm at the TIO Traeger Park oval. Members from the Pioneer Egirls, Ebony Miller & Nicolette ‘Sissy’ Dunn popped into the studio’s this morning.
Alice Springs Hockey Association, Gillen Diva’s team members Vicki Trindle and Samarra Schwarz are playing their Grand final tonight at 8pm against Legends, also joined Women’s Business program.
The Northern Territory Government has released a new action plan to increase the number of Aboriginal Health Workers.
NT Health Minister Robyn Lambley says that the profession will actually disappear if we don’t act now.
The number employed in NT Government clinics has declined by more than 20 per cent, from 97 in 2003 in just 77 in 2013 and the total number of registered Aboriginal Health Workers in the Territory fell by about 30 per cent between 2000 and 2010.
Minister Lambley announced that Government’s Back On Track plan at the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Summit in Cairns recently.
Pam Reilly spoke with Robyn Lambley NT Health Minister on Womens Business.