1. Congress’ October Board Communiqué now available.

    18th Nov

    Read the latest updates from the Congress Board of Directors here. Read more.

  2. Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

    7th Nov

    All members of the corporation are advised that an annual general meeting of the members of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation will take place as… Read more.

  3. Congress’ 2018-2019 Annual Report is now available

    5th Nov

    Congress’ 2018-19 Annual Report is now available. The Annual Report provides an overview of activity and highlights at Congress from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. Thank you to… Read more.

  4. August Board Communique now available

    20th Sep

    Read the latest updates from the Congress Board of Directors here. Read more.

  5. Director nominations now open

    16th Aug

    We are now seeking nominations for three (3) member director positions including one (1) youth member director on the Congress Board of Directors to be appointed at the 2019 Annual General… Read more.

  6. Now available: the latest updates from the Congress Board

    25th Jul

    The latest Communiqué from the Congress Board of Directors is available for download here Read more.

  7. Gallery: NAIDOC Week March 2019

    12th Jul

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  8. Gallery: Congress/headspace NAIDOC Week Youth night!

    12th Jul

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  9. Gallery: Congress/MHACA Sports and Family Fun Day

    12th Jul

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  10. Gallery: NAIDOC Week @ Amoonguna

    12th Jul

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  11. Congress looks forward to a massive NAIDOC Week!

    27th Jun

    It’s all hands on deck as Congress teams up with valuable outside partners to bring the Alice Springs Mparntwe community four big events for NAIDOC Week! Wed: NAIDOC Sports… Read more.

  12. Congress Medical Director on Queens Birthday Honour List

    11th Jun

    Congress Medical Director, Dr Sam Heard has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours, for his contribution to Medicine. Dr Heard was… Read more.

  13. Read the latest updates from the Congress Board

    17th May

    The latest Communiqué from the Congress Board of Directors is available to download here Read more.

  14. Colour Smash Fun Run + Walk

    8th May

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  15. Trainees on their way to a career in Aboriginal health

    10th Apr

    We are pleased to announce our second cohort of Aboriginal Health Practitioner trainees. The Congress AHP traineeship program is a strategic priority of the Congress Board to rebuild our… Read more.

  16. Client satisfaction at Congress

    27th Mar

    Client satisfaction is one of the most important and commonly used indicators for measuring quality of care. At Congress, indicators about the quality of care that we provide are key for… Read more.

  17. Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 - Alice Springs Declaration 2019

    19th Mar

    More than half of our people in the Territory live in overcrowded housing and nearly one third live in poorly maintained housing. This is by far the worst result of any… Read more.

  18. St Jospeh’s Flexible Learning Centre lead local Gaelic football match

    29th Jan

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  19. Indigenous Marathon Foundation & Congress team up for Warrior Run

    25th Jan

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  20. Don’t be shame to talk it out

    17th Jan

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  21. AGM Wrap Up

    14th Dec 2018

    The Annual General Meeting was held on 29 November 2018 and well attended by members with a quorum achieved. The Chairperson, William Tilmouth and CEO, Donna Ah Chee gave inspiring… Read more.

  22. Congress services over Christmas

    13th Dec 2018

    Gap Clinic will operate throughout the festive period (except Christmas Day), providing medical, SEWB and family support services. Gap Clinic opening hours will vary: Saturday… Read more.

  23. Latest Congress Board Communique now available

    13th Dec 2018

    The latest updates from the Congress Board of Directors can be accessed here.  Read more.


    8th Nov 2018

    The 2018 Congress AGM is scheduled for Thursday 29 November 2018 at 10.00am at 32 Priest Street, Alice Springs. Lunch will be provided for attending members AGENDA •… Read more.

  25. 2017-18 Annual Report now available

    5th Nov 2018

    Congress’ 2017-18 Annual Report is now available now. The Annual Report provides an overview of activity and highlights at Congress from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. Thank you… Read more.

  26. Northside Clinic Now Open

    12th Sep 2018

    Congress is proud to announce that the new Congress Northside Clinic is now open. You can read about the services available here. Read more.

  27. Congress takes the no-smokes message to the streets

    31st Jul 2018

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  28. Alukura clinic closed temporarily Friday 27 July 2018

    19th Jul 2018

    The Alukura clinic will be closed on Friday 27 July 2018, for the funeral service of a strong Alukura Services advocate, the late Kwementyaye Liddle. Clients can access… Read more.

  29. Amoonguna Clinic and Community celebrate NAIDOC!

    12th Jul 2018

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  30. Have your say! Help inform Congress’ Strategic Priorities for the next 3 to 5 years.

    29th May 2018

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  31. Congress’ Integrated Health Services Manager wins NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence in Leadership award

    15th May 2018

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  32. Gallery: Launch of Child and Youth Assessment and Treatment Service

    4th May 2018

    On Monday 28 April, Congress was proud to launch its Child and Youth Assessment and Treatment Service. After a warm Welcome to Country by Arrernte Traditional Owner Pat Dodds, the… Read more.

  33. Alcohol related stabbing death demands the resignation of NT Police Commissioner

    26th Apr 2018

    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress has today called for the resignation of the NT Police Commissioner, following the tragic death of an Aboriginal woman in an Alice Springs town camp… Read more.

  34. Gallery: Minister for Education and Training visits Ampe Kenhe Apmere Congress Childcare

    26th Apr 2018

    Minister for Education and Training, the hon. Simon Birmingham, visited Ampe Kenhe Apmere on Tuesday. The Minister was visiting the Connected Beginnings site as part of a visit to… Read more.

  35. Read Congress’ input into the Close the Gap Refresh

    12th Feb 2018

    You can read our submission to the Close the Gap refresh here. Read more.

  36. Christmas & New Year reduced servicing arrangements

    15th Dec 2017

    The Gap Clinic will operate throughout the festive period (except Christmas Day), providing medical, SEWB and family support services during the festive period. Opening Hours will… Read more.

  37. Voting now closed for Congress member director elections

    24th Nov 2017

    Voting for Congress’ member director position have now closed. Last minute voting will be allowed in person at 32 Priest Street in Alice Springs between 9:00am - 10.30am… Read more.

  38. 2016/17 Annual Report now available

    24th Oct 2017

    The 2017 Congress Annual Report is now available for viewing on the Congress website here. The Annual Report provides an overview of activity and highlights at Congress from 1 July… Read more.

  39. Gap Road Clinic is changing

    4th Aug 2017

    Gap Road Clinic Changes Congress is proud to introduce two new exciting changes to our Gap Road Clinic. From Monday 14 August a new Model of Care and a dedicated Northside… Read more.

  40. NAIDOC Week

    28th Jul 2017

    NAIDOC week this year was themed Our Languages Matter, and this year plenty of activities and events were run around this theme, and in the general spirit of culture and… Read more.

  41. Congress a finalist in 2017 NT Training Awards

    23rd Jun 2017

    Congress has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Northern Territory Training Awards - large employer category. It’s an excellent achievement for Congress to be recognised within… Read more.

  42. National Sorry Day

    22nd Jun 2017

    Congress hosted its first National Sorry Day event on the 26th of May. Over 100 people attended the Congress Sorry Day event that also marked the 20th anniversary of the Bringing… Read more.

  43. Men’s Health Week

    8th Jun 2017

    INGKINTJA: Wurra apa artwuka pmara invites all males to celebrate International Men’s Health Week on Friday 16 June from 9:30am-12:30pm at INGKINTJA: Wurra apa artwuka pmara, 19 Gap Rd… Read more.

  44. Investing in local health; Congress to purchase Memo Club

    8th Feb 2017

    The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has announced it will purchase the Memo Club building in Todd Street to bring many of its programs into one location… Read more.

  45. ​Southgate and Congress report into Congress primary health care service model now available

    20th Dec 2016

    A report into Congress’ model of community controlled comprehensive primary health care service delivery has been jointly published by Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity… Read more.

  46. Smoking ceremonies held to cleanse new clinics

    19th Dec 2016

    Congress’ new Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics hosted a smoking ceremony this month inviting all clients living in the Larapinta and Sadadeen areas to… Read more.

  47. Congress awarded Teppa Hill site for new Early Childhood Learning Centre

    13th Dec 2016

    Late last month, Congress received advice from the NT Minister for Education, Eva Lawler MLA, that our tender for the Teppa Hill site was successful. Planning is well underway… Read more.

  48. Congress AHP trainees ready to learn

    13th Dec 2016

    On 11 November 2016 Congress commenced orientation of trainees enrolled in Congress Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) Traineeship Program. The trainees and tobacco action… Read more.

  49. Congress Christmas and New Year Closure Notice

    8th Dec 2016

    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress will be reducing services during the Christmas and New Year period. The Gap Road Clinic will close on Christmas Day only, and remain open… Read more.

  50. Look and feel deadly – have a health check and receive a Deadly Choices t-shirt!

    30th Nov 2016

    Protecting your family starts with you. Have a health check once a year to stay healthy and prevent and reduce the effects of health issues. Look and feel… Read more.

  51. Voting now closed for Congress’ ​​three (3) member director positions

    19th Nov 2016

    Voting for Congress’ three (3) member director positions have now closed. Last minute voting will be allowed in person between 8.30am and 9.15am prior to the… Read more.

  52. Congress now accepting cadetship applications

    8th Nov 2016

    Congress is offering cadetship opportunities for Aboriginal students currently enrolled in fulltime study in a nursing, midwifery, other health, education, or corporate support… Read more.

  53. Congress 2016 Annual Report now available

    3rd Nov 2016

    The 2016 Congress Annual Report is now available for viewing on the Congress website here. The Annual Report provides an overview of activity and highlights at Congress from 1 July 2015 to… Read more.

  54. Congress ​AHP Traineeship Program Update

    3rd Nov 2016

    Advertising for AHP traineeship positions is now closed. Congress is in the process of finalising recruitment, with successful AHP trainees scheduled to commence on 10… Read more.

  55. Congress 2017 Cadetship Program

    3rd Nov 2016

    Congress is offering cadetship opportunities for Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time study in a nursing, midwifery, other health, education, or corporate support related… Read more.

  56. ​Accreditation assessments complete for all Congress clinics

    3rd Nov 2016

    Accreditation surveys have now been completed for all Congress clinics. No non-compliance issues were highlighted. This concludes Congress Aligned Accreditation review for… Read more.

  57. ​Support services available for those affected by Royal Commission into Youth Detention

    3rd Nov 2016

    Congress’ Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service (SEWB) has received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services to provide a support service to children, young… Read more.

  58. Congress finalist in Northern Territory General Practice Education Training Award

    3rd Nov 2016

    Congress has been announced as a finalist in the NTGPE Training Award for the corporation’s work in training GP Registrars during 2015. Congress has a strong mantra to be… Read more.

  59. Congress celebrates major milestone: funding for a new Early Childhood Learning Centre

    3rd Nov 2016

    After years of lobbying, Congress has received $4m over two (2) years to deliver a new and innovative Early Childhood Learning Centre for Aboriginal children from disadvantaged,… Read more.

  60. Congress submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review now available

    28th Oct 2016

    Congress has prepared a submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review, recommending several changes seen as key to supporting improvements in primary… Read more.

  61. Voting now open for three (3) Congress member director positions

    21st Oct 2016

    Nominations for three (3) Congress member director positions have now closed and voting is now open, and all Congress members are invited to vote. All members will… Read more.

  62. Optimising health outcomes for Ntaria community

    10th Oct 2016

    A Memorandum of Understanding outlining the key responsibilities of Congress and Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) in the delivery of health services to the… Read more.

  63. Congress new Aboriginal Youth Advisory Group now recruiting

    5th Oct 2016

    Congress is seeking young Aboriginal people with an interest in joining Congress’ new Aboriginal Youth Advisory Group (AYAG). The aim of AYAG will be to provide feedback on… Read more.

  64. Congress town and Amoonguna clinics reaccredited

    30th Sep 2016

    After months of preparation, Congress town and Amoonguna clinics have been reaccredited with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) accreditation. AGPAL is a… Read more.

  65. Congress CEO delivers key note address at PHAA 44th Annual and 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference

    21st Sep 2016

    Congress CEO, Donna Ah Chee delivered a key note address at the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) 44th Annual and 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference in Alice Springs on… Read more.

  66. Gap Road Clinic to close at 6pm from 1 October 2016

    15th Sep 2016

    Congress has expanded its health services in Alice Springs with two new clinics in Sadadeen and Larapinta. With these expanded services, the Congress Gap Road Clinic After… Read more.

  67. Appointment of New Independent Director

    12th Sep 2016

    Congress welcomes Kerryne Liddle to the role of independent non-member director of Governance and Administration on the Congress board. Kerrynne Liddle has been… Read more.

  68. Join us for Alukura Women’s Health Day

    8th Sep 2016

    Congress’ Alukura Women’s Health Service will celebrate Women’s Health Day tomorrow Friday 9 September to raise awareness about women’s health issues and to encourage take up… Read more.

  69. Congress Link Up Service Coming Soon

    8th Sep 2016

    Congress is in the process of finalising recruitment for its new Link Up service, with the service expected to commence this month. The Link Up service will support the healing… Read more.

  70. Improvements in Childcare

    8th Sep 2016

    Congress’ Ampe Kenhe Apmere Childcare on Gap Rd in Alice Springs has undergone considerable change following the completion and implementation of an evidence-based Early Years… Read more.

  71. New name for Ingkintja Male Health Service

    8th Sep 2016

    The Male Health Subcommittee has adopted an expanded Arrernte name for Congress’ Ingkintja Male Health Service. Read more.

  72. Applications for Congress Member Board of Director positions now closed

    2nd Sep 2016

    Applications for Congress Member Board of Director positions are now closed for our 2016 nomination. In the event Congress received more nominations than vacancies,… Read more.

  73. Grant funding helps deliver vision

    29th Aug 2016

    Congress’ Eye Health Program has secured grant funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to supply ready-made magnifiers glasses and sunglasses to Aboriginal… Read more.

  74. New Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics Now Open

    15th Aug 2016

    Congress’ new Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics are now open. The clinics are located at Diarama Village and Sadadeen Shopping Complex. The clinics provide… Read more.

  75. New Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics to open August 2016

    25th Jul 2016

    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress’ new Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics will open Monday 15 August. The clinics will be located at Diarama Village and… Read more.

  76. New Ingkintja Appointment System

    31st May 2016

    Ingkintja Male Health Service has introduced an appointment system to help improve its service. Ingkintja clients can now make an appointment to see a doctor or health worker up to… Read more.

  77. Flu shot now available at all Congress clinics

    31st May 2016

    The flu is highly contagious. It spreads through coughing, touching and sneezing. The flu shot can help to stop infection in your nose, throat and lungs, fever, muscle aches and… Read more.

  78. Welcome to new Congress Director

    31st May 2016

    At the Congress Board of Directors meeting held 2 March 2016, it was decided that the casual vacancy caused by a director resignation be filled by a senior Arrernte woman. Marjorie… Read more.

  79. Congress Remote Allied Health Team community visiting dates

    5th Apr 2016

    Congress’ Remote Allied Health Team and endocrinologist will be in Mutitjulu community 6 - 7 April. The Congress podiatrist and visiting optometrist will… Read more.

  80. Close the Gap Day at Congress

    24th Mar 2016

    Alice Springs community members celebrated Close the Gap Day at Congress’ Main Clinic Service on Thursday 17 March, in a demonstration of support for Aboriginal health… Read more.

  81. UK sugar levy sweetens case for local glucose tax

    23rd Mar 2016

    Congress applauds UK health campaigners and parliament on the promise of a sugar levy to help tackle the nation’s mounting obesity crisis, and says it may encourage the Australian… Read more.

  82. ​Congress receives funding contract for Stolen Generation Service

    15th Mar 2016

    After months of negotiations, Congress has received the funding offer to deliver the Stolen Generation Service in Central Australia. The Stolen Generation service provides an… Read more.

  83. ​Ice’ support available

    15th Mar 2016

    Congress continues to provide support to families and individuals affected by ‘Ice’ and other drug use through its comprehensive and expert Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service… Read more.

  84. ​Ampe Kenhe Apmere Congress Child Care Centre building upgrade complete

    15th Mar 2016

    All services at Ampe Kenhe Apmere Congress Child Care Centre will resume this week as building works carried out on the premises over the last several months are completed. The… Read more.

  85. ​Close the Gap Day at Congress Main Clinic Service

    15th Mar 2016

    Congress is hosting a celebration for all community members to commemorate National Close the Gap Day this week on Thursday 17 March 2016. Event DetailsDate: Thursday 17 March… Read more.

  86. Congress Celebrates International Women’s Day

    9th Mar 2016

    Congress’ Alukura Women’s Health Service celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, hosting an open day for Aboriginal women to access information about Alukura… Read more.

  87. Alice Springs NAIDOC Celebrations

    15th Jul 2015

    Last week, Australians celebrated National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week, which is held each year from the first to second Sunday in July; a tradition… Read more.

  88. Alice Springs community paints town red, black and yellow for National Close the Gap Day

    4th Apr 2014

    The Alice Springs community celebrated this year’s National Close the Gap Day in flying colours, calling for a continued commitment by Government to invest in improving health and… Read more.

  89. FPP Nurse Home Visitor Reflections

    1st Aug 2013

    A Day in the Life of a NHV – Community Visit. By Jane Boulton, FPP NHV Each Wednesday, two teams of a of a Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) and an Aboriginal Community Worker (ACW) make the… Read more.

  90. Amoonguna Celebrates 40 Years of Congress

    20th Jun 2013

    ‘Building familes: Strong children, strong future’ was the theme of a BBQ celebration at Amoonguna last week. Member from the community, located 15 km south east of Alice Springs,… Read more.

  91. New CCHEP Youth Sexual Health Resources Launched

    14th Jun 2013

    A new Indigenous youth sexual health education package was launched yesterday in Alice Springs. The package of resources is part of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress’… Read more.

  92. Congress President encourages community participation

    12th Jun 2013

    Are you a member of Congress? If you’re 18 or older, living in Central Australia and are Aboriginal, you can become a member and have your say. In an interview on CAAMA Radio,… Read more.

  93. Hip Hop Show Celebrates World No Tobacco Day

    29th May 2013

    Kids from five local Alice Springs primary schools will take over the Alice Plaza stage to perform in a Hip Hop show. The show has been organised by the Central Australian Aboriginal… Read more.

  94. Dedication Reaps Reward for Congress Student Midwife

    21st May 2013

    Student Midwife Cherisse Buzzacott has been awarded with Rodanthe Lipsett Trust and Felicity Bundock scholarships. She was the first Aboriginal woman to graduate with a Bachelor of… Read more.

  95. headspace gets Colourful Against Homophobia

    21st May 2013

    headspace chalks up a DIY rainbow crossing in support of IDAHO. The International Day Against Homophobia, held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for… Read more.

  96. Remote Eye Health Nurse Shortlisted for Top Honours

    17th May 2013

    With an ‘office’ covering an area of 1.2 million square kilometres and visits to 27 communities, Heather Wilson knows the meaning of remote. The nurse, who is the Regional Eye… Read more.

  97. Health, education, community-control: Donna Ah Chee in Lowitja Institute newsletter

    10th May 2013

    Congress CEO’s Guest Editorial in the April–May 2013 edition of Wangka Pulka, the Lowitja Institute newsletter. I am fortunate to have been appointed recently as the Chief… Read more.

  98. Kurunna Mwarre Summit: 14-16 May 2013

    9th Apr 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.

  99. Launch of Kidney Action Network

    15th Mar 2013

    The Kidney Action Network was launched in Alice Springs on World Kidney Day. Family. Country. Compassion. Hope. These words, written onto a sea of purple balloons, were a… Read more.

  100. Healthy Messages at Indigenous All Stars Game

    11th Feb 2013

    Health promotion was the message at the recent Indigenous All Stars AFL game in Alice Springs. Alice Springs and the Central Australian community was the winner last week, following… Read more.