A coalition of peak Aboriginal bodies in the Northern Territory has prepared its submission to the NT Government on its mandatory alcohol treatment policy.
The paper provides evidence showing issues in alcohol management are a health concern and argues the Government will criminalise people with drinking problems by sending them off to mandatory treatment.
Priscilla Collins from the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory spoke to NIRS about the submission.
Jamie Dunn and Ian Calder Starting your mornings off with a laugh, Jamie and Ian share their humour, their take on current events and a bunch of news and weather. Coming live out of the Brisbane studios, this pair of larrikins starts each week day off with a bang. They interview people and country stars from around the world and put a spotlight on the Jagera and Turrbal areas they broadcast from the banks of the Maiwar (Brisbane River).
Awaye! is a national arts and culture program produced and presented by Aboriginal broadcasters. Awaye! means listen up in the Arrernte language of central Australia, from where the program was first broadcast in 1993. The program’s wide-ranging brief covers the visual and performing arts, music, literature, history and politics - in short, the healthy and vibrant diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities across the country.
Presented by Daniel Browning from RN’s studios in Melbourne and co-produced by Rico Adjrun in Darwin.
Koori Radio, presents an hour of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander news and views from the studios of 93.7FM 2LND in Redfern, Sydney on the home of the Gadigal people. Deserving its reputation as the station’s flagship program, Blackchat informs its national audience on a range of current issues & celebrates the excellence of First Nations people across Australia.
The multi-award-winning program is driven by a team that is committed to playing not just established First Nations music but giving artists new to the industry the chance to have their music played. This attitude has launched and supported many, many careers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Blues with a Feeling is produced & presented by 'Shakey' Shaun Bindley. Now in its 20th year, join 'Shakey' for an evening of great blues music on the National Indigenous Radio Service network via 98.9fm.
Deadly Sounds is a weekly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music program presented by Rhoda Roberts. Rhoda Roberts is a journalist, actor and author. The program features music, culture, information and sport. Deadly Sounds is produced by Gavin Jones Communications and is broadcast by Gadigal 93.7Fm out of Sydney.
Go home the long way so you can enjoy the Drive show with Dan Rennie! Dan’s program is full of great music and heaps of interviews with the biggest stars in country music. Dan has a wealth of knowledge about the music industry and provides insights into the industry through news, reviews and interviews. His program is broadcast out of 989FM in Brisbane.
The Indigenous Hip Hop Show is hosted by Munkimuk and is the only show in the nation that exclusively features interviews & music from Indigenous hip hop artists. The Indigenous Hip Hop Show can be heard every Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST) and is broadcast by Gadigal 93.7Fm out of Sydney.
Join Tiga Bayles and Karen Dorante (Fridays) focusing on the issues relevant to First Nations people. Broadcast live each week day from the 989FM studios in Brisbane the program covers a wide range of current issues in an intelligent and interactive way, encouraging audience participation and call ins. Tiga has a long association with the media and is a well-respected personality and in-depth interviewer.
Each Wednesday the team from SBS Living Black connects, informs and inspires through The Aboriginal Program.
The hourly program is presented by Michele Lovegrove, a proud Ngarrindjeri woman born in Port Augusta, South Australia. Her mother, grandparents and ancestors come from Ngarrindjeri country along the beautiful Coorong River.
The program provides a national platform to investigate, uncover and celebrate individuals, community programs and events.
With a self-confessed “Deadly” playlist, listeners are also keep up-to-date on current affairs such as Stolen Generations, Native Title, Land Rights, Deaths in Custody, the Northern Territory Intervention, funding opportunities and more.
Looma Radio is a Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS) transmitting out of Looma in far north Western Australia. Looma broadcasts via the PAKAM media group on the frequency 106.1fm. Looma is located south of Derby, half way between Broome and Fitzroy Crossing.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4.00pm-5.00pm (AEST).
Scott Wilson, Director of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council on the alcohol inquiry;
Lawyer Mary McComish, Director of Daydawn Advocacy Centre in Perth, on the state’s ‘three strikes’ policy on public housing;
Tim Wilson, Freedom Commissioner on his first day at the Human Rights Commission;
John Paul Janke from the National NAIDOC Committee, on the importance of celebrating and honouring our service men and women.
Known far and wide for his fantastic fiddling and wicked sense of humour, Pixie Jenkins brings country music across all genres to your breakfast table every Sunday morning. With a keen nose for the ridiculous, Pixie’s program has a strong following of listeners around Australia and the world through online streaming. Featuring more “real” Australian country music than you can poke a stick at, listeners are treated to hillbilly, Indigenous, hoe down, bush poetry, comedy and comment throughout the four hour program broadcast from 989FM in Brisbane. Pixie yarns with his mates and country stars and focusses on issues affecting country people and those from the bush; just like he’s sitting at your brekky table.
Uncle Pete can be found just about anywhere. He’s like the Where’s Wally, one week he might be broadcasting from a railway station, the next from a community hall! Uncle Pete has a great show all about community and family and looking out for one another. He plays great music and is always on the other end of the phone line to take calls, shout outs and requests.
The legendary Warren H Williams brings the best of country music to your ears with rollicking good tunes from across the world, from bluegrass to country rock and everything in between. This bi-weekly dose of some of Warren’s favourites has a massive audience across the nation who tune in to hear the ballads and laments of the world’s best country musicians and bands. There’s a healthy dose of great Aussie artists in his play list as he broadcasts from the CAAMA studios of 8KINFM in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs. His love of good, honest, traditional country music sometimes seeps into some of his own songs, but you won’t get him playing his own tuff, unless you call in with a request!
Presented by Bumma Bippera's Trendy Trev, Talkblack is a national talkback program which can be heard from 11:00am (AEST) to 12:00pm Monday to Friday. Talkblack focuses on cultivating hope in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Listeners can participate in the Talkblack by calling on the toll-free number 1800 422 416
He calls himself a country bumpkin and hosts a show of the same name! Former West Australian Policeman, Gordon Marshall, will take you on a journey through his country around Derby, WA every Saturday morning. Featuring some of his favourite country tracks, Gordon beats around the bush with his funny repertoire and quirky facts while sitting in the comfy chair of downtown Derby at the 6DBY radio station.
The Culture Show is broadcast by Umeewarra Media Radio on 5UMA 89.1fm and is hosted by Dwaylene Brown. The main studios are in Port Augusta, South Australia to the local area via fm frequencies and nationally via NIRS.
Buckle up for a wild ride that will have you holding your sides when Mary G takes to the airwaves. Our favourite gal, Mary G picks up on issues and observations current to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She puts a quirky twist on things and has the gift of being able to give everyone a good belly laugh. She brings you her live weekly show from her home studio in downtown Broome or Kalgoorlie, Brisbane or the Opera House in Sydney, depending on where she is in the world each Wednesday night. Mary G has a huge following who tune in to hear her unique take on the world each week.
Hosted by long-time Kimberley broadcaster Henry Augustine, Wangki radio is a Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS) transmitting out of far north Western Australia, near Broome. Wangki broadcasts via the PAKAM media group.