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Aboriginal Activist Wayne Wharton in Neo-Liberal Radio Interview

Fri, 2016/09/30 - 12:38pm
Sporting star Mundine has come under fire for suggesting players in the AFL and NRL grand finals take a stand and not sing the anthem. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged Australians on 3AW to "come together" over the weekend. Wayne Wharton said he found both the national anthem and flag offensive. "Australia is still a crime scene," he declared. "And many aboriginal people who are locked up in jail are prisoners of war." Neil Mitchell took offence to Wharton's claim. "It's my country, too," the 3AW Mornings said. A heated exchange followed.

Video game offers new life to ancient Indigenous language

Wed, 2016/09/28 - 11:16pm
The world's first Aboriginal Australian language video game has put smiles on the faces of Indigenous children who never thought they'd see their culture reflected in a game. Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis and Dr Inge Kral, research fellows with The Australian National University (ANU) School of Literature Languages & Linguistics have worked with the ANU School of Art, and the Research School of Computer Science 'TechLauncher' initiative to develop the game 'Tjinari', which is spoken in the Western Desert language Ngaanyatjarra. The pair spoke to Adam Shirley on 666 ABC Canberra.

'Black Mist, Burnt Country' - 60 Years since Maralinga Nuclear tests

Tue, 2016/09/27 - 7:30am
A national touring exhibition has opened in Sydney to mark the 60th anniversary of the first atomic test at Maralinga. In total, seven nuclear bomb blasts were detonated between 1956 and 1967 in the southern part of the Great Victoria Desert in South Australia followed by more than 600 'minor tests' Source ABC RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Bunuba search for Jandamarra's head in museum archives

Mon, 2016/09/26 - 2:14pm
As dawn light crept across the Kimberley on April 1, 1897, the hot morning would become seared in Kimberley history. It's the day that Jandamarra was shot dead. The young Bunuba man had led a resistance campaign against white settlement of the West Kimberley for several years; sheep and cattle grazing had expanded, pushing out local Aboriginal people and turning traditional life into turmoil. There's been renewed interest in Jandamarra's story this year with the staging of a play at Windjana Gorge, his stronghold, an ABCTV documentary and an updated publication of Howard Pedersen and Banjo Woorunmurra's book - all named for the complicated character who defied whiteman's policy. Jandamarra was a wanted man, so his death was cause for victory by the authorities. And to prove they had him, his head was cut off, with a tomahawk writes historian Howard Pedersen. The skull was put on public display in Perth - although this was later found to be that of another Aboriginal man. Jandamarra's head had been sent to England for a private collection. It was sent to gun manufacturer William Greener, who had many trophies of birds and animals shot with his guns. Now he had a human skull to add to that collection. For Fitzroy Crossing's Joe Ross and other Bunuba families, finding that skull is of monumental importance MORE ABC Kimberley

'Not a Riot in Kalgoorlie - Anger is the voice of the people': Local First Nations broadcaster

Fri, 2016/09/23 - 9:07am
Debbie Carmody, an Anangu woman is First Nation radio broadcaster in the Goldfields region explains that 'anger is the voice of the people'. She talks about the deplorable history of racism and injustices in Kalgoorlie.. In examples of Kalgoorlie racism, Debbie said: 'Kalgoorlie had the highest NO vote in the 1967 referendum' and 'In the 2000 Olympics the people booed Kathy Freeman when she crossed the line in her win'. ABC RN: Speaking Out with Larissa Behrendt

Dr JIM Green - Nuclear Waste Dump Updates

Sat, 2016/09/17 - 3:32am
Dr Jim Green an expert on the Nuclear industry in 'Australia', provides us with an update on the Nuclear Waste dump proposals and other related matters. The first plan is for a 'NATIONAL' Nuclear Waste dump on sacred country in the Flinders Ranges which is being driven by the Federal government. There is a separate proposal which is led by the South Australia government on the same lands that is driven by the State's economic problems. They are looking at South Australia being the WORLD'S High Level Waste Dump. Source; The Radioactive Show - Produced 3CR and broadcast Nationally through the Community Radio Network More: http://www.3cr.org.au/radioactive

"I want things to start improving for our mob": Carnarvon mans walk for justice

Tue, 2016/09/13 - 10:01am
Clinton Pryor is concerned for his people and aboriginal communities. He wants the Federal Government to listen to their cry for help and he's doing that by walking to Canberra from WA. "Why the heck are our people living in poverty out in communities and they get away with mining the land and making billions of dollars", he said. Mr Pryor is stopping into aboriginal communities along the way to talk with elders about what they want to say to Malcolm Turnball. " The government think that they know what is best but it's time to listen to us. They need to sit around the fire, proper way and talk to the elders", he said. "We might as well start forming an aboriginal party group so that we can vote our own into parliament to represent us". Clinton Pryoraboriginal communitieswalk for justice Show more

Aboriginal ear health is at emergency levels in NT and beyond

Tue, 2016/09/13 - 3:04am
This audio report from ABC PM with Mark Culvin Ear, nose and throat specialists have declared war on one of the most preventable and treatable conditions undermining the wellbeing and learning of Aboriginal children - serious ear disease. Brisbane-based ENT surgeon Chris Perry, president of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, said the chronic problem was not factored into "Closing the Gap" practical reconciliation metrics and even the Australian Medical Association ignored the problem, "but it should be part of gap closure, because as many as 90 per cent of Aboriginal children … have deafness more than three months of the year. "The incidence is seasonal," Dr Perry said. "In the Northern Territory, about 25 per cent have perforated eardrums and in the APY lands of South Australia it is 35 per cent, many times the incidence in caucasian children. It's responsible for delayed language development, difficulty with comprehension, boredom and inattention at school … and is a major contributing factor to truancy." In turn, poor hearing and poor school performance set up a cycle of poor skills, unemployment, substance abuse, violence, high incarceration rates and suicide. Dr Perry and more than 20 other Queensland ENT surgeons regularly spend several weeks a year in indigenous communities, performing up to 10 operations a day to clear children's ears and remove adenoids to reduce reinfections. They work as part of Queensland's Deadly Ears program, which visits people in remote communities regularly. On Wednesday, ENT specialists, audiologists, Aboriginal health workers, scientists and administrators will meet in Newcastle to discuss middle-ear infections and a proposed national initiative to standardise an evidence-based approach to the infections, deafness and its educational effects and to hear from Australia's only indigenous ENT specialist, Kelvin Kong, a member of the Worimi people of Port Stephens, north of Newcastle. Dr Perry cited a Senate committee report released in May 2010 that concluded indigenous Australians suffered deafness and ear problems at 10 times the rate of non-indigenous Australians. "Little has been done since then," Dr Perry said. He believed Queensland's Deadly Ears program would serve as an ideal model to start from, but Aboriginal communities needed a program specifically designed for their circumstances.

Report shows prisoner David Dungay died after being held face-down and sedated

Thu, 2016/09/08 - 10:20pm
They murdered my son and must be accountable for it ABC PM Report

New Labor Government ready for Treaty: CAAMA Radio

Thu, 2016/09/08 - 12:42am
With Paul Wiles CAAMA Radio Michael Gunner, the Alice Springs born and bred Territorian who returned Labor to Government after only one term in Opposition says he is prepared to negotiate with local Aboriginal people about a Treaty and that it will be a critical agenda item during his first term of government. Mr Gunner who has already visited a Top End Aboriginal community since being sworn in last week says he is also not averse to the transfer of housing assets as a means of growing financial security in remote communities.

WA's stolen wages shame

Tue, 2016/09/06 - 11:07pm
In Western Australia the government is facing a potential class action over its controversial stolen wages reparations scheme, which paid Aboriginal people a maximum of $2,000 each after decades of wages withheld by government, child labour, and in some cases slavery. Now a Background Briefing investigation has uncovered secret financial modelling, commissioned by government, on just how much the state of Western Australia owes its Aboriginal workers. At one workplace alone the documents put the amount of Aboriginal wages kept by government at $63 million.

25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Mon, 2016/09/05 - 10:00pm
Jon Faine ABC 747 'The conversation hour (Excerpt) with Karly Warner, Ruth Barson, Benson Saulo and Julian Cleary Karly Warner is the Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, and Chair of the Administrative Law & Human Rights Executive Committee at the Law Institute of Victoria. She also sits on the Aboriginal Advisory Council at Lander and Rogers. Ruth Barson is Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, and sits on the board of the Women's Legal Service Victoria. Benson Saulo is Co-founder of The Man Cave, Benson is a descendant of the Wemba Wemba and Gundjitmara Australian Aboriginal nations of western Victoria and the New Ireland Provence of Papua New Guinea. He is a former Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. Julian Cleary, who is an Indigenous Rights Campaigner with Amnesty International More: http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2016/09/05/4532950.htm

Archaeologist date First Nations stone houses in Wandjina country at 9000 years

Mon, 2016/09/05 - 10:36am
Researchers from the University of Western Australia have discovered what they believe to be the earliest "houses" in Australia dating back to almost 9000 years. Prof. Jo McDonald is the Director of the Centre for Rock Art Research + Management at UWA and the Rio Tinto Chair in Rock Art Studies. Her interests include rock art and information exchange, engendered rock art studies, arid zone rock art, direct-dating rock art and applied rock art research (Native Title, National Heritage and World Heritage). CAAMA RADIO with Paul Wiles

Chained Noongar mans family distressed and want answers

Wed, 2016/08/24 - 10:01am
On Friday Nathan Khan, aged 30, appeared at the Midland District Court and collapsed during his hearing before being escorted out of the court room by guards Despite attending the hearing with Mr Khan, his family was not notified of his transport to hospital until hours later and were then left to their own devices to locate which hospital he had been sent to. The family then arrived at the hospital to find Mr Khan in a coma handcuffed to his bed. Bibbulmun man Mervyn Eades is a family member and head of prisoner release support service Ngulla Maya. He says the family are questioning the events between his collapse in the court room and arriving at hospital. From National Indigenous Radio

American born astrophysicist> Aboriginal knowledge is a different way of thinking.

Wed, 2016/08/24 - 3:23am
Dr Duane Hamacher, Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Centre in Melbourne says Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions needs no validation from western science..

Astrophysicist says Aboriginal cultural knowledge needs no validation from western science

Wed, 2016/08/24 - 2:28am
CAAMA Radio An American born astrophysicist working in Australia has used National Science Week to share the significance of Aboriginal cultural knowledge which he says other scientists often fail to understand.... because it is a totally different way of thinking. Dr Duane Hamacher...Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Centre in Melbourne says Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions needs no validation from western science

Q&A Star Stories - National Film & Sound Archive

Mon, 2016/08/22 - 9:58am
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Star Stories Q&A Museum Contemporary Art

Mon, 2016/08/22 - 9:43am
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