CAAMA Radio News, September 10 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, September 10, 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • Council Results for the Barkly Regional Council have been declared by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission, with several Aboriginal candidates taking up councillor spots
  • The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT) chief executive says the Northern Territory should be aiming for 90 to 95 per cent of Indigenous Territorians being vaccinated before any reopening of borders.
  • The High Court will begin to determine the future of the murder trial of Northern Territory policeman Constable Zachary Rolfe.

Plus more

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

R U OK? Day 2021

R U OK? Day is held annually on the second Thursday of September, which encourages Australians to connect with people who have emotional insecurity, addressing social isolation and promote community cohesiveness. R U OK? is an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation, founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. It revolves around the slogan “R U OK?” (are you okay?), and advocates for people to have conversations with others.

R U OK? works collaboratively with experts in suicide prevention and mental illness as well as government departments, corporate leaders, teachers, universities, students, and community groups. Its activities also align with the Australian Government’s LIFE Framework.

This year RU OK? are asking all Australians to consider how the people in their world are really going.  Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So, chances are someone you know might be struggling.  Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small.  So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.  ‘Are they  really  OK? Ask them today.  Your conversation could change a life.

R U OK? has developed FREE resources to help you encourage everyone in your school, workplace, and community to think about who in their world might need to be asked how they’re really going and how to make a moment meaningful by asking “are you OK?”  
 

Visit ruok.org.au to download the free conversation guide. 

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:

1. Ask R U OK?

2. Listen

3. Encourage action

4. Check in

CAAMA Radio News, September 9 2021

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CAAMA Radio News, September 9, 2021

In today’s bulletin (6pm):

  • The Territory Gunner Government says that everyone over the age of 60 living in the Darwin urban region can now access a Pfizer vaccine.
  • The Wallabies will be the first Australian sports team to feature a permanent First Nations design on its primary playing kit.
  • A Central Australian suicide prevention worker says it is essential that as many people as possible in remote communities work together to reduce suicide rates.

Plus more

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

Singleton Station water licence review process is inconsistent – ALEC

Ali Curung community protest against the awarding of a groundwater licence to the owners of Singleton Station.

The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) say they are disappointed over the inconsistent and secretive process surrounding the Singleton Station water licence decision in April, which could see a licence extract 40,000 megalitres of groundwater a year. 

A panel of groundwater experts heard from stakeholders, including the Central Land Council and Centrefarm Aboriginal Horticulture.

ALEC was planning to have a native title owner Maureen O’Keefe speak at the formal review about the effect the license would have on sacred sites, but the panel did not allow her to speak.

In their submission, ALEC argued the handling and decision to grant the license to the owners of Singleton Station, Fortune Agribusiness was unlawful.

The panel will report to the Territory’s environment minister by the end of the month, with the government saying that the panel can determine their own procedure.

ALEC Policy Officer Alex Vaughan says it shows a lack of transparency from the Territory Government, and he spoke more to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez in the audio above.

Feature image: protestors in Ali Curung objecting to the granting of a water licence to Fortune Agribusiness, owners of Singleton Station. Picture: Vin Lang.

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

Dr Andrew Rochford
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.

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