CAAMA News 18-05-2022

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CAAMA Radio News, May 18, 2022

Get in contact with the CAAMA newsroom: news@caama.com.au

CAAMA Radio produces two local news bulletins airing at 12pm and 6pm every weekday and our full bulletin can be heard online.

In today’s bulletin:

A special meeting of the Alice Springs town Council has called on the NT government for the immediate launch of  substantial action,including a  curfew if necessary, to address  both ongoing  and  longstanding issues of youth anti social behavior and  home invasions.

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Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce visits Yiparinya school and CAAMA Radio.

“Children that attend Yipirinya school come from town camps and surrounding communities. For many of them English is not their first language and their home lives are very tough. Being able to commit $8.3 million to build student and staff accommodation ensures the kids can stay in a safe environment that provides for their needs and education.” Jacinta Price

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CAAMA Radio Mngr Gilmore Johnston bids farewell to the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Northern Territory CLP candidate for the Senate Jacinta Price discuss important issues that will continue to impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians into the future… regardless of who wins government.

CAAMA Radio News 17-5-2022

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CAAMA Radio News, May 17, 2022

Get in contact with the CAAMA newsroom: news@caama.com.au

CAAMA Radio produces two local news bulletins airing at 12pm and 6pm every weekday and our full bulletin can be heard online.

In today’s bulletin:

  • NT remote polling teams have been continuing travel to remote communities in the lead up to the official polling day on May 21.
  • East Kimberley communities are calling on communities to do more for cost of living issues.
  • The new Territory Chief Minister says her new role will see a new approach to tackling crime throughout the NT.

Plus more.

CAAMA Radio News 16-5-2022

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CAAMA Radio News, May 16, 2022

Get in contact with the CAAMA newsroom: news@caama.com.au

CAAMA Radio produces two local news bulletins airing at 12pm and 6pm every weekday and our full bulletin can be heard online.

In today’s bulletin:

  • Anthony Albanese visited Darwin over the weekend and promised more than $900 million in Medicare changes and improvements.
  • Several NT Aboriginal organisation have welcomed Natasha Fyles as the Territory’s new Chief Minister.
  • The Morrison Government’s Treasurer has suggested the Coalition can constitutionally enshrine a voice to parliament, despite previously legislating a voice.

Plus more.

CAAMA NEWS 13-05-2022

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CAAMA Radio News, May 13, 2022

Get in contact with the CAAMA newsroom: news@caama.com.au

CAAMA Radio produces two local news bulletins airing at 12pm and 6pm every weekday and our full bulletin can be heard online.

In today’s bulletin:

  • Darwin born Natasha Fyles is the new  Northern Territory chief Minister after  she was unanimously chosen as leader by the Labor caucus on Friday morning following the shock resignation of Michael Gunner  earlier this week. Acting Chief Minister  and former Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison  was unsuccessful in her bid  for the top job.
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Darwin born Natasha Fyles becomes Chief Minister of the Northern Territory following resignation of Michael Gunner…..

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Natasha Fyles says she was was the unanimous choice of the Labor caucus to be the new leader of Territory Labor following the shock resignation of Michael Gunner  earlier this week.

Ms Fyles was first elected to parliament in 2012 and promoted to the frontbench after Labor’s landslide win in 2016. She has been the NT Health Minister since 2016 and was the Attorney-General between 2016 and 2020. She is also current Leader of Government Business and the Minister for Alcohol Policy, Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, Minister for Major Events, and Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing. The  43 year old  member  for the seat of Nightcliffe becomes the second born and bred Territorian  and first territory born woman to take up the leadership role. The position of Deputy Chief Minister  is still  to be announced and  a cabinet reshuffle is expected following  the win by Ms Fyles .

Listen to Natasha Fyles address the media following the announcement that she was Labor’s unanimous choice as the new Chief Minister.

There is a renewed push for a First Nations voice to parliament.. but is the “Uluru Statement from the Heart” really on a road to nowhere ?

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Despite a concerted and ongoing effort to allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to have a real and significant say about their future and the survival of culture on their own country – the proposed Indigenous voice to parliament still remains in limbo !

“Most people have forgotten that the whole discussion at Uluru was really about the sovereign rights of Aboriginal people and how that was going to be expressed……Michaell Mansell

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  The Liberal coalition government has put the process on the back burner. Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt, saying the government remained “committed to getting it right” and it would go to a referendum “once a consensus is reached”. To its credit the Morrison Government has committed $31.8 million to support the required preparatory work to design Local & Regional Voice structures -but what significance can be placed on this process ?

Labor says it is committed to a referendum in its first year of parliament and has promised to implement the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full…. if elected.

Professor George Williams

 A referendum won’t lead to any land returns, it won’t lead to seats in Parliament, it  won’t lead to Aboriginal people being empowered….. it is just a discussion during the election. Michael Mansell

CAAMA Radio News 11-5-2022

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CAAMA Radio News, May 11, 2022

Get in contact with the CAAMA newsroom: news@caama.com.au

CAAMA Radio produces two local news bulletins airing at 12pm and 6pm every weekday and our full bulletin can be heard online.

In today’s bulletin:

  • Former NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner resigned from the job on Tuesday, saying he would like to spend more time with his family. He will still remain a member for Fannie Bay.
  • The NT Budget was also handed down with more investment into policing, expanding detention centres and hospital investments.
  • The federal government has also pledged to make more investments into telecommunications throughout northern Australia, including installing new towers in parts of remote NT.

Plus more.

CAAMA Radio News 10-5-2022

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CAAMA Radio News, May 10, 2022

Get in contact with the CAAMA newsroom: news@caama.com.au

CAAMA Radio produces two local news bulletins airing at 12pm and 6pm every weekday and our full bulletin can be heard online.

In today’s bulletin:

  • Yuendemu community members have called for a retrial of Constable Zachary Rolfe.
  • Remote areas in Queensland have been placed on high alert with heavy rains pelting the outback towns.
  • The country’s geographical names board says it needs further consultation over giving the Darling river a dual name with the Baarka.

Plus more.

N.T. Chief Minister Michael Gunner announces shock resignation…. as a “perfect time to step back”. 

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Michael Gunner   was born in Alice Springs in 1976, the eldest of four children. He went to schools in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Darwin where he  achieved  a Bachelor of Arts degree  from the then NT University. Between 2001 and 2008  he  worked as a senior government ministerial and policy adviser to former Chief Minister Clare Martin and was elected to the NT Legislative Assembly for the seat of Fannie Bay following her retirement. The first Northern Territory local  to become  Chief Minister- he was sworn in on 31 August 2016  and announced his intention to resign as Chief Minister on May  10th 2022.

A young Michael Gunner gives his first interview on CAAMA as Chief Minister elect.

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CM Michael Gunner catches up with Yirara students at CAAMA Radio
Michael Gunner announced his intention to resign as Chief Minister on May  10th 2022.

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