This is just another huge burden upon us that we don’t need

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A veteran First Nations Christian  pastor has described rogue  religious groups accused of spreading anti vaccination  propaganda in remote Aboriginal communities as “ the  other  virus of stupid misinformation.”

Ray Minniecon a Kabikabi and Gurang-Gurang man  who is a  pastor at St John’s Anglican Church in Sydney  described  reports of the spread of misinformation as  “deeply disturbing. and based in fear.”

I agree with Pat… these terrorists who come in here with this terrorising language – its quite deeply disturbing for me !

Pastor Ray Minniecon

“Anyone perpetrating the false information and putting fear into the hearts of good and honest people should be prosecuted, removed or held in detention until they understand the significance of what we’re trying to deal with.”

W.A. Labor Senator Pat Dodson

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Listen to the full interview with Pastor Ray Minniecon here :

CAAMA Radio News, September 8 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, September 8 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Another Aboriginal person has died from COVID has been recorded in New South Wales – the third in two weeks.
  • The New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard says his state government could have better responded to concerns over the lack of housing in the remote community of Wilcannia.
  • Australia’s High Court has upheld a landmark defamation decision relating to comments made about a Don Dale detainee and involving the owners of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Sky News Australia.

Plus more

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

The next steps for a digital health strategy

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Dr Andrew Rochford is encouraging patients to complete an online survey regarding the future of digital health.

Dr Andrew Roachford is a managing director of a digital health company in Indonesia and a leading commentator on digital health innovation

He says doctors servicing regional and remote communities are integral to the development of technology and is urging doctors around Australia to comment on improving the digital health sector via an online health survey from the Australian Digital Health Agency.

He also says that it is more important than ever for consumers, healthcare providers, industry, and researchers to influence the future of digitally-enabled healthcare in Australia.

Those living in the country are encouraged to fill out a national online survey to determine the future of digital health.

You can fill out the national survey at https://nationalstrategy.digitalhealth.gov.au

Dr Roachford spoke with CAAMA’s with Philippe Perez in the audio above.

Feature Image: Dr Andrew Rochford is encouraging communities to fill out an online survey to determine the future of digital health. Photo: Supplied

CAAMA Radio News, September 7 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, September 7 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Northern Territory chief minister Michael Gunner says he has consistently requested National Cabinet to provide him with vaccine rollout data for specific remote communities.
  • A veteran Aboriginal Christian  pastor has described rogue  religious groups accused of spreading anti vaccination  propaganda in   remote indigenous  communities as the “other  virus of stupid misinformation.”
  • Rovers player Nigel Lockyer Jnr has taken out the Senior Men’s CAFL competitions individual honour – the Minahan Medal for best player of the year.

Plus more

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

CAFL Community Competition Footy Finals!

CAAMA Radio News, September 6 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, September 6 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • A second Aboriginal person has died of COVID19 in Australia – 70 year old woman from the community of Enngonia located on Muruwari country close to the Queensland border.
  • A panel on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences of Family violence also was held today at the online National Women’s Safety Summit, where Aboriginal and TOrres Strait Islander experts spoke about a way forward on policies that will look to reduce family violence.
  • Papunya has taken out the 2021 Central Australia Football League Community Cup in the Senior Men’s competition defeating Western Arrente, but the day was sadly marred by some violent crowd incidents.

Plus more

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

It was my country, my fathers country, my mothers country and we were taken away

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Born under a gum tree on land earmarked by government for the Giles Weather Station, Dr. Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis says in 1962 her parents and grandparents were still living a semi-nomadic life. Even though  they were on the verge of entering a  stage of settled existence they were removed from their country and dispersed far and wide.

Members of Dr. Ellis’s extended family around the time of their removal from country.

I’ve had many wonderful moments and also many hard moments, and that’s how you succeed in life!

Dr Elizabeth Marrkilyi Warnngupayi Ellis with CAAMA’s Jenni Hubert.

The Ngaatjatjarra educator, interpreter and linguist  who has taught her language in France tells Jenni Hubert that although the families were dispersed  they never lost contact with one another, and eventually found their way back home.

Listen to the full interview here:

CAAMA Sports Show 3rd September

The CAAMA Sports Show is back for another week as footy across the NT heads into the final stretch.

“We are never going to be able to rely on the white system to look after us” – Prof. Susan Green

A crisis is unfolding in the Far West NSW remote community of Wilcannia where a significant spread of COVID in the community has seen people set up tents in their yards to isolate and the only community shop closed after it was identified as an exposure site.

Professor Susan Green, a Galari woman of the Wiradjuri nation and the Australian Association of Social Workers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Director tells CAAMA’s Philippe Perez the situation is a humanitarian crisis.

Both state and federal agencies have been scrambling to test and vaccinate the community and around 30 motorhomes have been sent to the community, in an effort to try and provide suitable isolation facilities but the Australian Association of Social Workers claims there is the neglect of people in the community, citing examples like a young Barkindji mother of three small children, asthmatic and infected with COVID-19, barred from entering her local hospital at night.

Strong Voices: Concerning COVID-19 vaccination rates for Aboriginal people.

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Commonwealth data reveals a divide in vaccination rates in cities and regional areas. On this weeks program Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt addresses the slow uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.

In Wilcannia a significant spread of COVID in the community has seen people set up tents to isolate.

And a new book by prize winning Noongar author Claire G. Coleman rejects the notion that colonialism no longer exists in Australia.

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