Strong Voices 14-05-2021

14th May 2021

The Federal Court has ordered Telstra to pay a penalty of $50 million and costs for its treatment of First Nations customers in rural and remote parts of Australia.

An investigation found Telstra had been selling mobile phone products and plans to consumers who did not understand and could not afford them. Despite being aware of this Telstra continued causing further serious and avoidable financial hardship to Aboriginal consumers."

Carolyn Cartwright Managing Director of Money Mob Talkabout, Alice Springs explains...

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  • We hear about this week’s Federal budget with Federal Labor Senator for the NT Malarndirri McCarthy speaking to us about the implications it has for Aboriginal people in the N.T
  • There is an opportunity from the Walkley Foundation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander journalists to work with some major media outlets who broadcast around the country. We will hear from Yolngu and Balanggarra woman Molly Hunt who received a scholarship to undertake a 12 week scholarship to hone her media skills.
  • And we will also hear from Larrakia man Jimblah who has come to the CAAMA music studios here this whole week to participate in hop hop workshops with local Mbantwe Alice Springs schools.