CAAMA NEWS 26th July 2021

  • An anti-lockdown protest in Sydney over the weekend contains a “real risk” of becoming a super-spreader event according  to Deakin University epidemiologist Professor Catherine Bennett.
  • At least 3,500 protesters  who  marched through Sydney’s CBD on Saturday failed to observe physical distancing or  wear masks
  • Three influential Aboriginal organisations  in the Northern Territory have written to the Chief Minister and the Chief Health Officer calling on them to declare the whole state of New South Wales a COVID-19 hotspot. 
  • In other Territory  covid news  seventeen people were moved from the Alice Springs quarantine facility into their own homes yesterday afternoon… the first time self-quarantine has been allowed for hotspot travellers since mandatory, supervised quarantine was introduced in the NT in July last year.
  • Australia has moved up into fourth place on the Olympic medal count after Ariarne Titmus stunned  American superstar Kate Ledecky to win gold in the 400m freestyle.
    Ledecky, a five-time Olympic champion, has never ever lost an individual event at a Games but Titmus now sits on the throne as the undisputed queen of middle distance swimming.
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2 Japan6118
3 United States53412
4 Australia2136
5 South Korea2035

CAAMA Radio News 23rd July, 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Lawyers will argue whether a NT police officer charged with the alleged murder of 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu in 2019, might be immune from prosecution under laws designed to protect police from criminal charges for any actions while doing their job.
  • NSW has recorded 136 new local cases of COVID-19, a new record in this current outbreak.Victoria recorded 14 new, locally acquired cases of COVID-19. Queensland health authorities have confirmed a flight attendant has tested positive for the Delta variant of COVID-19 overnight after flying between Brisbane and a number of regional centres. The woman crewed six flights between Brisbane and Longreach, Gladstone and Hervey Bay. South Australia has recorded just one new case of COVID-19.
  • A survey of more than 8000 NSW Aboriginal hospital patients between 2014 and 2019 reveals they received better quality care in hospitals when they’re being supported by Indigenous healthcare workers,
  • The CLP Territory Member for Barkly says recent crime statistics show government and local organisations can do more through the Barkly Regional Deal to reduce offences in Tennant Creek.

Where You Mob: Gary Owen chats with the CAAMA Sports crew

The CAAMA Sports team catches up with Gary Owen, another CAFL legend on this weeks Where You Mob.

CAAMA Radio News 22nd July, 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Australia will become only the second country after the United States to host the Summer Olympic Games in three different cities…. after Brisbane was officially named the host of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games by the International Olympic Committee in Tokyo.
  • With a record 184,000 covid vaccinations administered across Australia in the 24 hours Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he is sorry for delays in the COVID-19 vaccine program and announced more pharmacies will be brought into rollout sooner.
  • The murder trial of a NT police officer charged over the death of 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu in November 2019.has been formally adjourned indefinitely.
  • In sports news the Matildas have taken a pre-game photo with the Aboriginal flag to open their Olympic campaign gaining global acknowledgement along with their kiwi counterparts who took a knee.

Karen Wyld: Telling the stories of our heroes

Martu author Karen Wyld has completed her first children’s book which looks into the stories behind many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes in our country’s history.

The book includes the inspirational stories of Darug woman Patyegarang, who taught a British Officer words from local Aboriginal languages, and Yarri and Jacky Jacky, who rescued sixty nine people during the 1852 Gundagai floods.

CAAMA’s Philippe Perez spoke to Karen Wyld about her new book and these new exciting stories (audio below).

CAAMA Radio News 21st July, 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • The Territory government has agreed to compensate around 1200 former youth detainees who have been mistreated.
  • The family of a Gamilaroi man are looking for answers from authorities after he went missing after a confrontation with police in the NSW town of Moree.
  • One new locally acquired case of COVID-19 has been announced for South Australia, bringing a cluster of cases in that state to six.

CAAMA Radio produces four local news bulletins airing at 10am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm every weekday.

CAAMA Radio News 20th July, 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • The Northern Territory has added Mildura Rural City as a COVID-19 hotspot after two COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the town.
  • A set of kangaroo footprints carved into a rock on the West Australian coastline thought to be one of the first recorded Aboriginal rock art to be found underwater.
  • A musician from Elliot says singing in language has given him a good sense of community and is encourage many other First Nations musicians to do the same, plus more.

CAAMA Radio produces four local news bulletins airing at 10am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm every weekday.

CAAMA Radio News 19th July, 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • An First Nations man who was on remand has died at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Thursday, making him the second black death in custody in the space of a week, and the tenth this year.
  • The pre-trial of Zachary Rolfe, will begin in a closed session in the Supreme Court of Darwin today.
  • Traditional owners celebrated over the weekend after a native title recognised the rights of the Wangkamahdla people over a remote area of south east Queensland,

CAAMA Radio produces four local news bulletins airing at 10am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm every weekday.

CAAMA Radio News 19th July, 2021

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

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • An First Nations man who was on remand has died at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Thursday, making him the second black death in custody in the space of a week, and the tenth this year.
  • The pre-trial of Zachary Rolfe, will begin in a closed session in the Supreme Court of Darwin today.
  • Traditional owners celebrated over the weekend after a native title recognised the rights of the Wangkamahdla people over a remote area of south east Queensland,

CAAMA Radio produces four local news bulletins airing at 10am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm every weekday.

Strong Voices: Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs discusses latest death in custody

Just over a week ago saw the ninth death in custody of an Aboriginal person since March. Wiradjuri woman and the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Linda Burney says more measures need to be in place to give better communications between jails and families over conditions.

We take a look at the significant story of Alyawarra leader Banjo Morton, who led a walk off of stockmen, taking a stand against stolen wages back in 1949 at Lake Nash here, and led another walk off in 2009 due to the NT Intervention.

And the 30th Cost of Living Report released earlier this week from the Northern Territory Council of Social Service – NTCOSS shows that as more and more services move online, many Territorians – especially from remote communities are struggling to afford their telecommunications.

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