STRESS LESS IN THE PARK – Alice Springs 2021

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Stress Less in the Park’” – a community event celebrating Mental Health Week in Alice Springs has become a regular feature in the local event calendar.

The event allows members of the community to come together to TALK, SUPPORT and RECOVER with each other and all the services and supports that are available in Central Australia so we can better understand and help people who suffer with mental health problems.

Mental Health Week this year, calls for us all to ‘Connect to Wellbeing.’ Although the NT has not been as affected by Covid-19 as other places, the call to connect is just as important. Mental Health Week is a reminder of the importance of connecting to community, hope, strength, and identity; each of these aspects are fundamental to our wellbeing.

Mental Health Week is also a time to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the Mental Health sector. We know there are so many people in paid and voluntary roles who provide extraordinary support to others. The award winners will be announced during mental health week.

Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
Stress Less in the Park Paul Wiles CAAMA photo 2021
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CAAMA Radio News, October 15 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, October 15, 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • There are concerns for two Aboriginal men who have gone missing in the Arlparra/Harts Range area.
  • A new initiative has been launched bringing together First Nations, business and investor communities in an effort to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples heritage laws.
  • The 2021 Tarnathi Festival was launched yesterday in Adelaide with an innovative interactive art gallery and store featuring Aboriginal art from around the country.

Plus more

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

Strong Voices: How has COVID-19 impacted Aboriginal people?

Photo of NAACHO CEO Pat Turner and Dr Jason Agostino Head Medical Adviser of NAACHO during Senate Hearings
Pat Tunrer CEO of NAACHO and Dr Jason Agostino NAACHO Head Medical Adviser

A Senate hearing was held examining the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on First Nations Peoples.

Also the Purple House exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW has celebrated the 21st anniversary of the Western desert Dialysis Appeal.

And a new initiative has been launched bringing together First Nations, business and investor communities in an effort to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples heritage laws.

Fracking in the Beetaloo deemed unviable by new report

A new report shows that gas companies will find it unviable to frack in the NT if to be able to fully offset emissions. Photo: David Lally under CC BY-SA 2.0

New analysis from Reputex shows it is unlikely that gas companies could make money from fracking the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin while also fully and accurately offsetting their domestic lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions decades.

Traditional owners say it justifies their consistent calls to have no fracking take place on the Beetaloo Basin, but anti-fracking advocates also say that there would be no cost-effective way to mitigate the climate changes that fracking the Beetaloo would make.

Hanna Ekin from the Central Australian Frack Free Alliance spoke to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez about the implications the report has on the exploration of fracking in the NT.

CAAMA Radio News, October 14, 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, October 14, 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • The CLP Senator for the Northern Territory Dr Sam McMahon has accused Chief Minister Michael Gunner of overstepping the mark with the threat of $5,000 fines, while the Central Land Council say remote communities will not meet vaccination targets by Christmas.
  • Renewed efforts are under way to boost the number of specialist GPs in rural areas with applications now open for the RACGP’s Practice Experience Program.
  • An Aboriginal Corporation in East Arnhem Land will benefit with new jobs as part of a $5 million investment in Equatorial Launch Australia which is constructing an Arnhem Space Centre near Nhulunbuy.

Plus more

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

CAAMA Radio News, October 13 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, October 13, 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • NT Chief Minister has announced the Chief Health Officer’s directions regarding mandatory vaccines, which will apply to most workers in the Territory.
  • The Shadow Health Minister and the Labor Senator for the NT say there has been a failure to communicate to First Nations communities regarding vaccinations.
  • Authorities have confirmed human remains found near the NSW town of Moree are those of a missing 22-year-old Gomeroi man. 

Plus more

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

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy talks about COVID vaccine rollout and mandates, fracking in the Beetaloo Basin and more

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy photo Phillipe Perez

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations say if vaccination rates continue to be slow and the virus gets into a community, it may have devastating consequences if COVID gets through to a remote community.

A plateau has been seen across the Central Australian region regarding COVID19 vaccine take-up in recent weeks.

CAAMA’s Philippe Perez spoke to Senator for the Northern Territory and Garrwa and Yanyuwa woman Malarndirri McCarthy who has been travelling through remote communities in the NT and speaking to communities.

She also spoke about fracking within the Beetaloo Basin and efforts to raise the age of criminal responsibility around the country.

Traditional owners challenge Beetaloo Basin fracking and say it will not benefit their people

Photo: Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation

Top End Traditional owners say that a report by energy analyst Reputex which suggests the cost of offsetting carbon emissions could make developing the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin unviable, justifies their argumement that more fracking should not go ahead in the NT.

The Traditional Owner group who look after country in the Beetaloo Basin and representatives of the Corporation say the report shows that fracking will not benefit their people.

Djingulu traditional owner and cultural adviser at the Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation Janet Gregory says there have been meetings between mining and fracking companies and traditional owners over decades which never resulted in more employment for her people.

Janet Gregory courtesy Central Australian Frack Free Alliance.

Ms Gregory talked to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez about the impacts of fracking on her land (audio below).

CAAMA Radio News, October 12, 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, October 12, 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • New Federal data shows that both the Barkly and Daly-Tiwi-West Arnhem regions are lagging behind in full COVID vaccination rates and have not reached 30 per cent.
  • A gas industry body has questioned the findings of a new study which suggests the cost of offsetting carbon emissions could make developing the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin unviable, while Traditional Owners say promised jobs from the industry in the past have never come to fruition and are sceptical fracking jobs will be offered to Aboriginal communities.
  • The ACT say they are looking to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 as part of new justice reforms in the Territory.

Plus more

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

CAAMA Radio News, October 11, 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, October 11, 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Data from NT Health shows that nearly 80 per cent of all adults over the age of 16 in the Northern  Territory have had their first COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Commonwealth has opened a new business hub specifically for First Nations people, after similar hubs were opened in Western Sydney, Perth and Adelaide.
  • The largest Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in the Northern Territory says there are significant barriers in Aboriginal people accessing the disability pension.

Plus more

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

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