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Continued calls for justice targets in closing the gap
Posted on February 12, 2016
Adam Evans
Journalist

Including justice targets within closing the gap efforts have been an ongoing debate with some saying simply keeping people out of jail to keep numbers down is wrong and others saying itís something that needs be monitored.
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Categories: Featured
Essential services promised if income management scheme accepted
Posted on February 05, 2016
Cassandra Tim
with 98.9fm

A prominent social commentator and advocate is accusing the Federal Government of blackmailing communities throughout consultations of the Healthy Welfare Card.
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Categories: Featured
Parents call for Gonski funding to be continued
Posted on February 03, 2016
Cassandra Tim
with ABC News

First Nations students and their parents say Gonski funding has made a positive difference to educational outcomes for young Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in the state.
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Categories: Featured
Black Comedy series returns for a triumphant second season
Posted on February 02, 2016
Adam Evans
Journalist

Black Comedy will once again be beamed to televisions across Australia as the second season of the hit TV show begins this week.
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Categories: Featured
Ballarat elder weighs into the racism debate after blackface images go viral
Posted on February 02, 2016
Anna Whybird
News Director

A revered Aboriginal elder from the Victorian city of Ballarat has criticised the actions of two young men who dressed in black face to pose as Indigenous Australians before attending an ĎAussie Iconí party at the local football club over the weekend.
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Respected Professor joins push for a republic
Posted on January 29, 2016
Adam Evans
Journalist

The Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the University of Sydney welcomes calls for Australia to become a republic.
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QLD stolen wages reparations scheme "a pittance"
Posted on December 22, 2015
Cassandra Tim
with Bumma Bippera Media

The Queensland Government has opened its compensation scheme for First Nations people whose wages were stolen throughout the 20th century.
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Canadaís PM seeks forgiveness and full reconciliation with Indigenous people
Posted on December 18, 2015
Anna Whybird
News Director

The newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau has promised full reconciliation with the countryís Indigenous people after a report detailed decades of abuse.
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Cairns commemorates Keriba Omasker one year on after tragedy
Posted on December 18, 2015
Cassandra Tim
Journalist

The city community of Gimuy in far north Queensland are set to gather over the weekend in remembrance of the Keriba Omasker who passed away this time last year.
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Categories: Featured
Former Palm Island police officer stood down following allegations of domestic violence
Posted on December 17, 2015
Cassandra Tim
Journalist

The Palm Island man who led the community response to the death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee in 2004 is calling for public oversight of police behaviour.
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Awaye!
 
Awaye! is a national arts and culture program produced and presented by First Nations broadcasters at ABC Radio National. 'Awaye' means 'listen up' in the Arrernte language of central Australia, from where the program was first broadcast in 1993. The program covers a wide range of areas, including the visual and performing arts, music, literature, history and politics, documenting the healthy and vibrant diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities across the country.

NIRS National - 2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) FRIDAY
 
Black Chung
 
Black Chung, hosted by Russell Dann from Goolarri Radio, is a Kimberley-based, one-hour Indigenous music and talk program.

WEDNESDAY 3pm-4pm (AEST)
 
Blackchat
 
Koori Radio presents an hour of Aboriginal and 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 and celebrates the excellence of First Nations people across Australia.

The multi-award-winning program is driven by a team that's committed to playing both established and up-and-coming First Nations musicians, giving artists new to the industry the chance to have their music played. Koori Radio has launched and supported the careers of many famous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

10AM-11AM (AEST) MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
 
Blak Law: Tribal Edition
 
Blak Law: Tribal Edition is the continent's first radio show exclusively looking at tribal societies and their rights.  It aims to inform and educate Australians about the laws of the land that have been present since the beginning of time.  Host Murrumu: Walubara Yidindji investigates international law and tribal societies to discuss their position in the geopolitical arena.

The show is broadcast weekly on Bumma Bippera Media Cairns 98.7FM.

NIRS National - Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST)
 
Blues with a Feeling
 
Blues with a Feeling is produced and 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
 
Country Affairs
 
Hosted by the lovely Sandy Dann, Country Affairs focuses on Indigenous current affairs, lifestyle stories, community information and topics that effect the day-to-day life of First Nations people across the Kimberley and the nation.

Country Affairs is broadcast by Goolarri Media out of Broome.

NIRS National and NIRS West Coast - Monday to Thursday 12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST)
 
Deadly Sounds
 
Deadly Sounds is a weekly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music program presented by journalist, actor and author Rhoda Roberts. The program features music, culture, information and sport.

For more info, visit the Deadly Sounds website.

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
 
Brekky with Dan Rennie
 
98.9FM's Brekky Show with Dan Rennie 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 Brisbane.

5.00AM – 9.00AM WEEKDAYS
 
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 and music from Indigenous hip hop artists. The Hip Hop Show can be heard every Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST) and is broadcast by Gadigal 93.7FM out of Redfern in Sydney.

Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST)
 
Law Matters
 
The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) produces and presents Law Matters for 6NME Noongar Radio.  Hosted by Jodi Hoffmann, Law Matters features informative and interesting interviews with ALSWA staff and other key stakeholders working within WA’s justice system.

Visit the ALSWA website for more details.

2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) TUESDAY
 
Let's Talk with Tiga Bayles
 
Join long-time broadcaster Tiga Bayles to hear discussions on crucial issues relevant to First Nations people. Broadcast live each week day from the 98.9FM studios in Brisbane, the program covers a wide range of issues in a respectful 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 Friday, the team from SBS Living Black connects, informs and inspires. 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.  Tune in to keep up-to-date on First Nations current affairs and more!

12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST) FRIDAY
 
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-in-Review
 
National Indigenous Radio's Weekly News-in-Review takes an in-depth look at the issues affecting First Nations communities around Australia.

This week's episode is presented by Adam Evans.

This week:



Greater focus on suicide response called on by academic and researcher Gerry Georgatos;


Talking treaty with Yingiya Guyula, Terry Mason and Tony McAvoy SC;


Paul Spearim talks about new protest laws proposed for New South Wales;


Anne Wilson from Kidney Health Australia speaks about how important keeping healthy in in avoiding kidney disease;


Celest Liddle uses International Women's Day to remember our women past and present;



Click here to download the latest episode of the NIRS Weekly News-in-Review
 

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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.

4.30PM-5.00PM (AEST) MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
 
NITV's Awaken
 
Join award-winning journalist Stan Grant for a simulcast of NITV's Awaken, a half hour current affairs panel show discussing everything from politics to sport, art and culture.

Awaken draws great thinkers and newsmakers of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia to challenge and provoke a new path to greater awareness and understanding. It is time for Australia to 'Awaken'.

7.30pm-8.00pm (AEST) WEDNESDAY
 
Nunga Wangga Radio
 
Nunga Wangga Radio is produced by Radio Adelaide 101.5fm.  Nunga Wangga means 'blackfellas talking', but it’s much more than just talking about local, national and international issues. Tune in to keep up-to-date with cultural and community events and a showcase of the enormous talent out there, including 100% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music featuring new artists and live studio performances. With a diverse range of guests, the Nunga Wangga team from the land of the Kaurna people provide you with a glimpse into the dynamic, gifted, oldest living culture in the world.

2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) THURSDAY
 
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.

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 98.9fm Brisbane. Pixie yarns with his mates and country stars and focuses on issues affecting country people and those from the bush.

NIRS East Coast - 6.00AM – 10.00AM SUNDAYS
 
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. The bi-weekly dose of some of Warren’s favourites has a massive audience across the nation who tune in to hear the ballads of the world’s best country musicians and bands. There’s a healthy dose of great Aussie artists in his playlist. Warren 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 inspiring hope in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  Listeners can participate in the Talkblack by calling on the toll-free number 1800 422 416.

Monday to Friday 11.00am-12.00pm (AEST)
 
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.

10.00AM – 12.00PM SATURDAY
 
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 tunes each week on Wednesday night 'til late.

NIRS National - 9.00PM – 12.00AM WEDNESDAY
 
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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