CAAMA Sports Show 17th September 2021

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The CAAMA Sports is back for another week! On today’s show the crew looks at the grand final action in the local footy competition and all the other footy action in the NT.

Strong Voices: Could more have been done to assist far west NSW from COVID-19?

Portrait photo of Darriea Turley, Mayor of Broken Hill

With nearly a thousand cases of covid 19 in the far west of NSW, First Nations health leaders and Elders say that the state government has failed to adequately consult with local Aboriginal medical services across those regions.

Also Jason Lord, from the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy joins us to talk about their 2021 NT Regional Sports Volunteer Award.

And the Central Australian not for profit Children’s Ground has been nominated as a finalist in the NT Early Learning Awards.

CAAMA Radio News, September 17 2021

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

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

CAAMA Radio News, September 17, 2021
  • There are concerns a growing COVID outbreak in the Sydney suburb of Redfern will impact Aboriginal residents in unit buildings, with 18 people in the suburb infected
  • The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability will be hearing from a range of First Nations people who have struggled with accessing services and the impact of late diagnosis of disability in their communities.
  • The runner up in the mayoral race for the Alice Springs Town Council has confirmed he will make an appeal of the results to the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal, where he lost the race to current mayor Matt Paterson by two votes.

Plus more

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

CAAMA Radio News, September 16, 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

CAAMA Radio News, September 14 2021
  • A number of bushfires have been burning throughout Central Australia, with authorities providing warnings to travellers in the region.
  • New regulations to curb the practice of sly grogging in the Kimberley region of WA will come into effect this week.
  • The trial of Constable Zachary Rolfe will possibly take place next year while the High Court considers whether to grant leave to appeal a ruling on a police immunity defence.

Plus more

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

Early education strategies crucial in Central Australia

Children’s Ground has been nominated as a finalist of the NT Early Learning Awards for outstanding achievement in innovation.

The Aboriginal led organisation says a strong foundation and devotion to embedding culture in early education will lead to empowering First Nations communities in the Central Australia.

Research evaluator from Children’s Ground Perena Anderson says the work she does gives agency, with children not being left behind because of early engaged learning.

Ms Anderson and Children’s Ground chair Will Tilmouth spoke to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez (audio above).

Matt Paterson is the new Mayor of (Mparntwe) Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Town Council ahead of 2021 local government elections.
CAAMA’s Philippe Perez speaking with newly appointed Mayor of (Mparntwe) Alice Springs Matt Paterson (Source) Josef Jakamarra Egger

Matt Paterson was announced as the new Mayor of (Mparntwe) Alice Springs on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Mr. Paterson was sworn in at a ceremony of the 14th council after being declared mayor by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission after a recount saw him win the race by two votes ahead of councilor Jimmy Cocking.

Working with Aboriginal organisations will be a priority for the new Alice Springs Town Council, according to the new mayor, Matt Paterson, who told CAAMA that he intends to maintain relationships with First Nations organisations in the town.

Ceremony of the 14th (Mparntwe) Alice Springs council – Council Chambers (Source) Josef Jakamarra Egger

Councilor Cocking says that despite his close miss in the mayoral race, he will look ahead to the next council. He says implementing initiatives that will benefit first nations and multicultural communities are important.

Ceremony of the 14th (Mparntwe) Alice Springs council – Council Chambers (Source) Josef Jakamarra Egger

Ceremony of the 14th (Mparntwe) Alice Springs council – Council Chambers (Source) Josef Jakamarra Egger

[EDIT] The runner up to Matt Paterson in the Alice Springs town council elections for Mayor, Jimmy Cocking says he will appeal the election result with the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Jimmy Cocking speaking on the 15th of September following the official election results after the recount.

CAAMA Radio News, September 15 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

CAAMA Radio News, September 14 2021

  • Matt Paterson has been declared the mayor of Alice Springs after a recount of preferential voting today saw him elected by a margin of only two votes ahead of fellow mayoral candidate Jimmy Cocking.
  • The NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has outlined the Territory’s roadmap out of lockdown, hoping the Territory will reach 80 per cent by mid-November and that new measures will come into effect.
  • An Aboriginal Controlled Health Service that provides care and COVID vaccines to remote Yamatji Noongar woman Dorinda Cox will be the first Aboriginal Senator from Western Australia after she was confirmed to fill the vacant seat of fellow Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

Plus more

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

Was government’s failure to respond to the threat of COVID in the far west of NSW “an act of genocide?”

With nearly a thousand  cases of covid 19 in the far west of NSW First Nations health leaders and Elders say that the state  government has  failed to  adequately consult with local  Aboriginal medical services in those regions.

The Mayor of Broken Hill, Councillor Darriea Turley has told a NSW parliamentary inquiry into the government’s management of the covid pandemic that the spread of the virus in overcrowded housing in the far west should have been planned for – given how well known the problem was.

Campervans rolling into Wilcannia – photo courtesy BB Adams

Speaking to CAAMA Radio Cr. Turley also said  that there  had been too much emphasis by government to provide relevant  covid information through the web and  Facebook- but this option was not always available for  people living in regional parts of the state.

The government would have known for years that there was a housing crisis in communities like Wilcannia, like Broken Hill – yet we still see no action!

Listen to the full interview with the Mayor of Broken Hill Cr. Darriea Turley here:

Bush Bands Bash 2021!

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The Bush Bands Bash concert was held at the Telegraph Station again this year featuring bands from all over the Northern Territory, Western Australia, and South Australia.

Presented by MusicNT, the bands were lucky to perform to a packed house, playing to a lively audience of more than a thousand. CAAMA Radio was down at the Bush Bands Bash again this year covering the concert, it was great to catch up with artists and see so many smiles from the community.

Thanks to MusicNT for hosting what was an amazing event!

Bush Bands Bash 2021 Photo: Philippe Perez
(L)Nancy Bates and (R)Donna Velia Woods
Bush Bands Bash 2021 Photo: Philippe Perez
(L)Derek Roderick and (R)Dennis Nelson
Bush Bands Bash 2021 Photo: Philippe Perez
Ray Ray (Raychelle) McKenzie
Bush Bands Bash 2021 Photo: Philippe Perez
Harry James Angus
Bush Bands Bash 2021 Source – Philippe Perez
Victor Rostron
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Uncle Mack from PAW Media speaking with Philippe Perez

All photos: Philippe Perez/CAAMA

CAAMA Radio News, September 14 2021

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In today’s bulletin (6pm):

CAAMA Radio News, September 14 2021
  • There is growing criticism of the NSW government with submissions at a parliamentary inquiry saying it has failed to adequately respond to the imminent threat of COVID in regional communities with large Aboriginal populations
  • An Aboriginal Controlled Health Service that provides care and COVID vaccines to remote communities in the west of the Northern Territory says staff shortages are slowing the vaccination rate in remote communities.
  • Matt Paterson has been declared the mayor of Alice Springs after a recount of preferential voting today saw him elected by a margin of only two votes ahead of fellow mayoral candidate Jimmy Cocking.

Plus more

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

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