CAAMA News 18-02-2021

18th Feb 2021

A peak remote Aboriginal broadcaster says the fallout from Facebook's sudden restriction on Australian news content demonstrates the need for reliable radio services - as well as the ongoing reliance of internet service delivery.

In a shock overnight move Facebook has blocked publishers and users in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian news content.

Individuals users have also been banned from sharing news content on their page .

With the Northern Territory set to rollout the covid 19 vaccine from next week …the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association , CAAMA , says providing reliable and accurate information to Aboriginal people in remote communities and outstations is vital.

CAAMA CEO Jim Remedio says the roll out of inadequate broadband services over the past decade had led to an ongoing decline of radio services in remote communities.

Northern Territory Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy told CAAMA that the Morrison coalition government has been caught out and hadn’t done a thorough consideration in the terms of detail.