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20°C

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Alice Springs

28°C

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Bendigo

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Borroloola

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Bourke

28°C

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31
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Brisbane

24°C

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28
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Broome

31°C

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22
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Bundaberg

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Cairns

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Canberra

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Carnarvon

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Ceduna

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Darwin

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25
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Derby

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Doomadgee

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Ernabella

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Fitzroy Crossing

 

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Halls Creek

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Hobart

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Kalgoorlie

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Kowanyama

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Kununurra

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Lajamanu

 

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Mackay

26°C

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Maningrida

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Melbourne

15°C

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Moree

24°C

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29
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Nhulunbuy

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Perth

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Port Augusta

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Port Hedland

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Rockhampton

24°C

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Shepparton

19°C

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Sydney

19°C

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Tennant Creek

32°C

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Thursday Island

28°C

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Townsville

26°C

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Wadeye

30°C

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35
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35
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Weipa

33°C

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32
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Whyalla

21°C

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| Becoming cloudy.
26
11
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| Shower or two clearing.
21
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Yuendumu

31°C

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| Sunny.
32
14
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32
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Protest against Arnhem Land gas exploration
Posted on July 19, 2013
By Warren Barnsley

A protest is being held in Sydney today against the threat of oil and gas exploration on West Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Five traditional owners have made the trip down and are rallying outside the offices of exploration company Paltar Petroleum.

Eddie Mason says his traditional lands lie just outside the community of Maningrida and wants no fracking on his country.



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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).

5.00am-9.00am (AEST) MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
 
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What’s new, what’s hot and what’s been in country music? This mix of great modern and traditional country music will have you moving to the beat! The mix is programmed out of 98.9FM in Brisbane.

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Awaye!
 
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.

NIRS National - 2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) FRIDAY
 
Black Chung
 
Black Chung is a Kimberley-based, one-hour Indigenous music and talk program.

WEDNESDAY 3pm-4pm (AEST)
 
Blackchat
 
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.

10AM-11AM (AEST) MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
 
Blues with a Feeling
 
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.

Monday 8.00pm-12.00am
 
Deadly Sounds
 
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.

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
 
Drive with Dan Rennie
 
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.

5.00PM – 6.00PM FRIDAY
 
Indigenous Hip Hop Show
 
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.

Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST)
 
Let's Talk with Tiga Bayles
 
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. 

9.00am-10.00am (AEST) MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
 
Living Black
 
Each Wednesday the team from SBS Living Black connects, informs and inspires through The Aboriginal Program. The hour long program, presented by Michele Lovegrove, a proud Ngarrindjeri woman born in Port Augusta, proivdes a national platform to investigate, uncover and celebrate individuals, community programs and events.  With a self-confessed “Deadly” playlist, listeners are kept up-to-date on First Nations current affairs and more.

12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST) WEDNESDAY
 
Looma (RIBS)
 
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).
 
NIRS Weekly News Review
 
NIRS News Director Michelle Tuahine highlights the issues that have been making news this week that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.  Please click on the dropbox link for this week’s edition: 

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In this week's episode:



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; and 


John Paul Janke from the National NAIDOC Committee, on the importance of celebrating and honouring our service men and women.


 
NITV National News
 
NITV National News features the rich diversity of contemporary life within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, broadening and redefining the news and current affairs landscape.

NITV News is the only nightly television news service that covers entirely Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories from across the country in its half hour bulletin.

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Pixie's Bush Brekky
 
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.

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Shout-Out Show
 
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.

7.00PM – 11.59M SUNDAY
 
Strictly Country
 
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!

8.30pm-12am (AEST) TUESDAY, THURSDAY
 
Talkblack with Trendy Trev
 
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

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The Country Bumpkins Show
 
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.

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The Culture Show
 
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.

Tuesday 2.00pm-4.00pm (AEST)
 
The Mary G Show
 
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 puts a quirky twist on the current issues and observations to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but with a good belly laugh. She brings you her live weekly show from her home studio in downtown Broome or from across the country wherever she is each Wednesday night. Mary G's huge following can tune each week on Wednesday nights til late.

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Wangka Maya Language Show
 
A First Nations language, music and culture show produced with the Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in South Hedland in Western Australia's Pilbara

NIRS National and NIRS West Coast - 4.00pm-5.00pm (AEST) SUNDAYS

 
 
Wangki Radio
 
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.

Wednesday and Thursday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST).
 


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