Youth justice crackdown is a cost the community can’t afford
Keeping Central Australia safe through COVID-19 testing for all
18th May 2020
Congress Respiratory Clinic now testing for coronavirus All community members – Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people can be tested A vital step in keeping Central… Read more.
Media Release: Combined Aboriginal Organisations: The NT must become a Special Control Area for COVID-19
19th Mar 2020
The Combined Aboriginal Organisations of Alice Springs held a special meeting to discuss the threat of COVID-19 to Aboriginal communities across Central Australia. Download media… Read more.
Media Release: Better Way Forward towards Closing the Gap
13th Feb 2020
The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress in Alice Springs notes the latest report on Closing the Gap. “For the first time ever, there is a commitment from all Australian… Read more.
Congress welcomes new Liquor Act as combined alcohol reforms make a big difference
15th Aug 2019
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress says the passage of the NT’s new liquor legislation is a welcome modernisation that will help to address the Territory’s improving rates of… Read more.
Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.
8th Jul 2019
Skills boost “the best medicine” for Aboriginal health
14th Sep 2018
Skills boost “the best medicine” for Aboriginal health Ten Aboriginal Health Practitioner Trainees graduate “A record number of Aboriginal Health Practitioners [AHPs] will… Read more.
Updated: Congress brings primary health care to Northside
3rd Sep 2018
CHANGE OF CLINIC OPENING DATE: Please be advised that due to circumstances outside our control, the Northside Clinic will now commence operation from Wednesday 12 September. The Clinic… Read more.
Congress cautiously welcomes announcement on HTLV-1 funding
28th May 2018
“The role of Aboriginal people is critical in shaping the response and it cannot be left to a taskforce of experts alone” The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress… Read more.
International health advocate finds good news at Congress
4th May 2018
Professor Sir Michael Marmot visited Congress this week to witness the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service’s work in reducing the impact of disadvantage and the effects this… Read more.
Congress teams up for Barrett Drive Mile
24th Apr 2018
Talking Powerfully from the Heart
8th Mar 2018
Launch of Kurruna Mwarre Ingkintja – Good Spirit Men’s Place - Research Project Report Establishing a male leadership group, having a place for males and addressing… Read more.
Response to Paul McCue, NT Police Association president: ‘Profiteering’ industry must act on grog harm
8th Feb 2018
In response to Paul McCue’s NT Police Association President’s letter 5 February 2018: Congress continues to be very sympathetic to the Police Association who continue to… Read more.
Enough is Enough: Put police back full time at the bottle shops
1st Feb 2018
1 February 2018 The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress has added its voice to the many other businesses and organisations calling on the NT Police Commissioner to resume full time… Read more.
Congress recognised for Aboriginal employment achievements by the Australian Human Resources Institute
30th Nov 2017
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress has been named winner of the Stan Grant Indigenous Employment Award in 2017 from a competitive field of four finalists at the Australian HR Institute… Read more.
Time to commit to action after NT Royal Commission
17th Nov 2017
17/11/2017 Today, Congress welcomes the release of the final report from Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. “We commend… Read more.
Congress Alukura celebrates 30 years
24th Sep 2017
Alukura, Congress women’s only health service, is celebrating 30 years. Alukura was established in 1987 following a comprehensive and participatory consultation with several hundred… Read more.
Right Tracks Collaboration Giving Better Health a Sporting Chance
24th Sep 2017
On Saturday an exciting collaboration between Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and Central Australian Football Club - Redtails/Pinktails was… Read more.
Congress wins NT Training Large Employer of the Year Award
24th Sep 2017
Congress is thrilled to be named 2017 Large Employer of the Year at the NT Training Awards. “Receiving this award is great recognition of what can be achieved through the combination… Read more.
Congress Medical Director announced General Practice Supervisor of the Year
11th Sep 2017
Congress Medical Director, Dr Sam Heard has been awarded the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners General Practice supervisor of the year for South Australian and… Read more.
Federal Government recognises Aboriginal-led collaboration in driving better health in Central Australia
4th Jul 2017
An academic health science centre in Central Australia is the first Aboriginal-led collaboration to achieve Federal Government recognition for leadership in health research and… Read more.
Congress welcomes new government’s focus on social determinants of health
31st Aug 2016
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) congratulates Territory Labor on winning the NT election and applauds its commitment to investing in a good start to life as well as other… Read more.
Mistreatment of detained youth a national crisis
27th Jul 2016
Today, the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress declared its outrage over the mistreatment of young people in the NT youth detention system, calling for necessary reforms to address the… Read more.
Congress urges greater focus on Aboriginal health in the election campaign
8th Jun 2016
The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) calls for a greater focus and commitment to Close the Gap in Aboriginal health disadvantage in the election campaign. “It… Read more.
World No Tobacco Day: Tackling Aboriginal Smoking Prevalence
30th May 2016
This World No Tobacco Day, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) prepares for an even greater focus on smoking cessation, following the refunding of a smoking cessation support… Read more.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress supports two new CTG headline indicators
10th Feb 2016
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) today welcomed the release of the latest Close the Gap Progress and Priorities Report as a sign of continuing national commitment to… Read more.
ISO accreditation marks Congress’ commitment to highest quality care
1st Feb 2016
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) is pleased to announce that it is now certified against AS/ANZ ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) Standards. The certification… Read more.
Support for Independent review of Aboriginal Social Housing provision in Central Australia
22nd Jan 2016
The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress today added its voice to calls for an independent review of the management of Aboriginal social housing in Central Australia. The Central… Read more.
Commitment to combat ‘ice’ addiction brings hope to disadvantaged communities
10th Dec 2015
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement to invest $300 million to adopt recommendations made by the National ‘Ice’ Taskforce to… Read more.
Congress calls for the Central Desert remote childcare centres to reopen immediately
25th Aug 2015
Congress calls for the Central Desert remote childcare centres to reopen immediatelyThe Central Australian Aboriginal Congress today added its voice for the three remote childcare… Read more.
Racism is a significant barrier to Aboriginal health improvement
4th Aug 2015
“The public debate on racism that has been sparked by the way in which Adam Goodes has been treated, is vitally important for Aboriginal health”, said the CEO of the Central Australian… Read more.
headspace works in partnership with a local Aboriginal health service to access marginalised youth
3rd Apr 2015
The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress today expressed its concerns at the criticism of the national headspace program especially in the context of the recently released national… Read more.
Congress to offer healthy lifestyle checks for young people at Lightning Carnival
1st Apr 2015
This Easter Weekend, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress will offer young people between the age of 15 and 24 years of age, a healthy lifestyle check including a sexual health screen at… Read more.
Congress celebrates announcement of three-year funding for primary health care services
5th Mar 2015
Today Congress celebrates the Federal Government’s announcement to recommit to three-year funding agreements for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. “Longer-term… Read more.
NT Legislative Assembly Committee leads the nation in its FASD report
4th Mar 2015
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress welcomes the report of the NT Legislative Select Committee on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)i, which shows a comprehensive understanding of… Read more.
Congress pays tribute to Kwementyaye Tilmouth
2nd Mar 2015
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress offers its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Kwementyaye Tilmouth, and pays homage to his significant contributions to the… Read more.
Closing the Gap investment is working but much more can be achieved
11th Feb 2015
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress welcomes the Governments’ bipartisan approach to achieving Aboriginal health equality following the release of the latest Closing the Gap report… Read more.
Alice Springs After Hours General Practice officially launched
5th Nov 2014
The Alice Springs After Hours General Practice service was officially launched last night at the Alice Springs Hospital by the Northern Territory Minister for Health, the Hon Robyn Lambley… Read more.
Health Minister Lambley takes alcohol treatment in NT to new level
31st Oct 2014
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress applauds Health and Alcohol Rehabilitation Minister, Robyn Lambley for the implementation of key recommendations made by the Alcohol Mandatory… Read more.
Congress calls for immediate resumption of water to Whitegate
9th Sep 2014
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress urges the NT Government to immediately reinstate the water supply to the Whitegate living area in order to protect the health and wellbeing of its… Read more.
Collective Action on Alcohol is Needed: Grog Rally Speech
14th May 2014
This speech was delivered by Congress CEO, Donna Ah Chee, at the public rally held on Monday 13 May 2013 at the Alice Springs Town Council Lawns. The rally was called by the… Read more.
Closing the Gap is working but requires long term commitment
13th Feb 2014
The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation welcomed the latest Closing the Gap report card, calling for an emphasis on continued commitment and long-term investment… Read more.
NT Government can’t have it both ways on youth interventions
6th Feb 2014
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee says that the NT Children and Families Minister John Elferink’s lack of plans following the decision to defund the YSOS is a… Read more.
Resource gives new life to sexual health education for Indigenous youth
13th Jun 2013
A new Indigenous youth sexual health education resource package was launched today in Alice Springs. The package is part of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress’ Community… Read more.
Listen to Me: Summit to unite bush voices for change
9th May 2013
UPDATE 13/05/13: This notice is to advise that the Kurunna Mwarre: Listen to me summit, due to be held at Ross River from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 May, has been… Read more.
The Good Kidney Riddle: Preventing Disease and Dialysis in the Younger Generations
27th Mar 2013
The stark reality of the numbers of Aboriginal people on dialysis here in Alice Springs is a constant and real daily reminder of the work that still needs to be done to address Aboriginal… Read more.
Launch of Kidney Action Network
11th Mar 2013
NGOs from across the Northern Territory and Central Australia, including the cross border regions of Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia, are coming together this… Read more.
Early Childhood, Alcohol Reform key to Closing the Gap
7th Feb 2013
The Alice Springs Aboriginal health service, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation [‘Congress’], welcomes the long-term approach and commitment to Indigenous… Read more.
Congress moves to CATSI Act, Members vote for change
14th Dec 2012
Members of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (‘Congress’) have voted to transfer the organisation to become registered under the Corporations (CATSI) Act. In what is… Read more.
etrol, alcohol and other drugs require consistent regulation – not a ‘free for all’
30th Sep 2012
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress has expressed dismay at the news that the Senate Committee has recommended that the Low Aromatic Fuel Bill should not proceed. The Central… Read more.
Breast Screening Vital for Indigenous Women
11th Sep 2012
October is international Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Congress Alukura women’s health service is getting in early to spread the message of healthy breasts. This Friday, 14… Read more.
Learning is Lifelong at Congress
3rd Sep 2012
Celebrated nationally each year, Adult Learners’ Week provides an opportunity to celebrate, promote and highlight the value of all forms of adult learning in the community. This… Read more.