CAAMA Radio News, 10-12-2021

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CAAMA Radio News, December 10 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • A report launched by local First Nations led charity Children’s Ground says children under the age of 8 are improving their engagement in both Western and Cultural early learning.
  • Four new cases of COVID 19 were recorded overnight in the Northern Territory – three of them which were found in a COVID testing blitz that occurred in an area in Katherine East last night.
  • A review of children’s mental health services on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands has called for staff numbers working in mental health in the region to dramatically increase.

Plus more

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

CAAMA Radio News, 9-12-2021

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CAAMA Radio News, December 9 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Three new cases of COVID 19 have been recorded in the Territory overnight – one in an unvaccinated woman connected to previous cases in the Katherine cluster and the other two from recent overseas arrivals.
  • Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced changes to requirements needed from fully vaccinated arrivals who come into the Northern Territory from December 20th.
  • A coronial inquest into the deaths of three members of the same family who where involved in a car crash in the Alice Springs suburb of Sadadeen nearly two years ago has heard they should be treated as Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Plus more

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

All women in our community matter – their experiences matter – their stories matter – they matter

If you need support in regards to domestic, family and sexual violence, please contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or head to www.1800respect.org.au. In an emergency, call 000

The first Territory-specific guidelines regarding reporting domestic family and sexual violence for journalists and communications officers have been launched in Mparntwe Alice Springs.

“These are the first media guidelines for the reporting of domestic, family and sexual violence in the Northern Territory. They are also among the first in the nation and they’re also among the first that exist in the world” – Research Scholar Chay Brown

Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia (WoSSCA), Larissa Ellis.
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Shirleen Campbell from the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group says unethical coverage of domestic violence stems from looking at the issue through a colonised lens.

CAAMA Radio News, 8-12-2021

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CAAMA Radio News, December 8 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Wirdi man Tony McAvoy has been appointed as the Northern Territory’s acting Treaty Commissioner in a ceremony with the administer of the Northern Territory today.
  • There has been two new cases of COVID recorded in the NT, both of them currently in quarantine.
  • The first Territory-specific guidelines  regarding reporting domestic family and sexual violence for journalists and communications officers were launched in Mbantwe Alice Springs today.

Plus more

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

CAAMA Radio News, 7-12-2021

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CAAMA Radio News, December 7 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • There is a long way to go to ensure food security in urban centres and remote communities in the Northern Territory according to the peak body for Aboriginal community controlled health services in the NT.
  • There has been no new cases of COVID recorded in the NT, but Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the Territory now needs to focus on being able to live with COVID 19.
  • The Northern Territory will host three first grade AFL games next year with games during the Sir Doug Nicholls Round, which recognises the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players in the sport.

Plus more

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

CAAMA Radio News 6-12-2021

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CAAMA Radio News, December 6 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

There have been three new cases of COVID recorded in the Northern Territory overnight, with one of those cases connected to the Katherine cluster.

Victoria has recorded 1,073 new COVID-19 infections and another six deaths, with the state health department confirming on Monday that is now managing 16,503 active COVID-19 cases.

NSW recorded 208 new cases and no deaths. 152  people are currently in hospital  24 of these in ICU.

Queensland recorded six new Covid-19 infections on Sunday, with all cases being in quarantine.

The family of a missing Aboriginal man who was last seen in remote southwest Queensland have appealed for anyone with information to come forward to police.

Plus more.

Medical confidentiality key for interactions with health services and First Nations people

Michael Brown
Kalkadoon, Barahda Barna and Wangi man Michael Brown. Mr Brown works as a Sexual health project officer in the community of Cherbourg in western Queensland. Picture: Sam Yeomans.

Kalkadoon, Barahda Barna and Wangi Man Michael Brown had bad lived experiences with pharmacists and medical staff when he initially was trying to receive help for prescribed medication from two local pharmacies when he discovered he was HIV-positive.

At both of them, he was met with pointing, and staring, which had made him feel uncomfortable.

On both occasions, he asked for his script back and left the pharmacies – but an experience at the pharmacist in the Raintrees Shopping Centre in Cairns treated him with respect.

He met Dr Nicolette Roux, a GP at Wuchopperen Health Service in Cairns who advised him on confidentiality and then visited the Optimal Pharmacy Plus at Raintrees where the manager Belinda made sure he felt safe.

Mr Brown says First Nations people should not have to experience staff judging them when getting assistance for treatment and HIV medication and spoke to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez (audio below) about his experiences and the importance of confidentiality and privacy in medical settings.

Watch more of Michael’s story in the video below.

For more information on confidentiality and how to control your medical records when dealing with sexual health or other health issues, head to this link.

Communities warned over fake COVID vaccination certificate scams

Gunggari and Gubbi Gubbi man and consumer advocate spokesperson at the Australian Digital Health Agency Steve Renoulf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are being warned about online scams that promise proof of COVID vaccination certificates in exchange for cash or credit card details.

Recent media reports say that these proof of vaccination certificates have been offered on black market web forums, with experts saying it can only take minutes to create one

The Australian Digital Health Agency is also warning consumers that personal health information is a valuable commodity on the black market and that once that information is lost, it will be difficult to regain.

Creating or using a fake vaccination certificate is also illegal.

Gunggari and Gubbi Gubbi man and consumer advocate spokesperson from the Australian Digital Health Agency Steve Renouf spoke to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez about the correct ways to get your certificate and how to not be scammed (audio below).

Those in the NT can get their proof of vaccination certificate either via my.gov.au, through My Health Record, or by speaking to your local GP or local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. 

CAAMA Radio News 3-12-2021

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CAAMA Radio News, December 3 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • An Aboriginal woman in her 70s from the Binjari community has died from COVID-19. It is the first death from COVID since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • The artistic director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre Stephen Page has announced that he will step down from his role in early 2023 after 32 years with the dancing group.
  • The Central Land Council have welcomed the passing of amendments to the NT Aboriginal Land Rights Act, saying it will allow Aboriginal-led decisions regarding the Aboriginal Benefits Account.

Plus more

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