News

  1. Latest Board Communique

    5th May

    Read the update from the Congress Board of Directors Meeting held on 14 April 2022 here. Read more.

  2. What everyone knows about Alice – the Alcohol Protected Areas and PALIs really work!

    2nd May

    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) today added its voice to a growing chorus of concerns about the forthcoming end to Alcohol Protected Areas (APAs). As it stands, the… Read more.

  3. Dental Services Update

    22nd Apr

    The Congress Dental Clinic is currently closed due to staff issues. We are working on ways to address this as soon as possible, but in the meantime, these are the options for you to get… Read more.

  4. Congress Founder Visit

    14th Apr

    Neville Perkins was born and grew up in Mparntwe, then went to Sydney to Newington School and Sydney University. He was just 21 years old when he founded Congress in 1973. He worked with… Read more.

  5. Sadadeen Clinic Reopening

    31st Mar

    SADADEEN CLINIC OPEN FROM MONDAY 1 APRIL Werte! We are pleased to tell you that Congress’ Sadadeen Clinic will be opening this Monday! We are happy to welcome you back to the clinic… Read more.

  6. Northside Clinic reopening

    18th Mar

    NORTHSIDE CLINIC OPEN FROM MONDAY Werte! We are pleased to tell you that Congress’ Northside Clinic will be opening this Monday! We are happy to welcome you back to Northside after… Read more.

  7. Latest Board Communique now available

    17th Mar

    Read the update from the Congress Board of Directors Meeting held on 24 February 2022 here. Read more.

  8. Larapinta Clinic Reopening 28 February

    24th Feb

    Larapinta Clinic is reopening on Monday 28 February We thank everyone for their patience as we redistributed our resources to assist with the COVID situation, and we look forward… Read more.

  9. 1982 Research Guidelines

    15th Feb

    Nhenhe unte areme photo ante pipe mape Congress Arrurlenye-ntyele. Congress-le alhengke areme tyerrtye apmere arenye mape ante tyerrtye arrpenhe areye. Mwantye-le araye photo nhenhe mape… Read more.

  10. Meet the newest ARRA Member

    28th Jan

    Arrurlenge Arntanta-areme (ARRA) is a group of Aboriginal Congress staff who watch over and look after the Congress Arrurlenge (History Project) by providing cultural safety… Read more.

  11. COVID-19 is in our community!

    21st Jan

    This virus is spreading quickly. It’s going from person to person in houses. It’s going from house to house in community. We know you are worried. So we need to help each other,… Read more.

  12. Temporary Clinic Closures

    11th Jan

    In response to the large increase in COVID-19 testing in the Alice Springs community, our Sadadeen and Northside clinics remain temporarily closed so that clinical staff can assist with… Read more.

  13. Mask mandate is not being observed in Alice Springs in spite of positive cases

    23rd Dec 2021

    The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress is again urging the Aboriginal community of Alice Springs to adhere to the face mask mandate announced by the Chief Health Officer and get… Read more.

  14. Media Release: Don’t waste time, get vaccinated and mask up for a safe Christmas

    22nd Dec 2021

    Please download Media release PDF here Read more.

  15. Christmas servicing changes at Congress

    15th Dec 2021

    Some of our services close during the holidays but you can still access help when you need. In town, Gap Clinic will be open throughout the Christmas and New Year period (except… Read more.

  16. Latest Board Communique now available

    15th Dec 2021

    Read the update from the Congress Board of Directors Meeting held on 24 November 2021 here. Read more.

  17. Advocacy in Brief: NT Treaty

    7th Dec 2021

    In summary: The Northern Territory Government, following agreement with the NT’s Land Councils, is beginning a process of making a treaty with the Aboriginal peoples of the Northern… Read more.

  18. You can get your COVID-19 booster at Congress

    3rd Dec 2021

    Many people are now due for their booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Read all about boosters here! Read more.

  19. Masks required at all Congress clinics

    24th Nov 2021

    Given the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 now in the Northern Territory, staff, clients and any other visitors must wear a mask while in any Congress town or remote clinic. This… Read more.

  20. Opposition to proposed voter ID Laws

    21st Nov 2021

    The Federal Government is proposing changes to voting laws that will mean photo identification must be shown before you are allowed to vote. Congress is strongly… Read more.

  21. New Publication: “IT’S ABOUT TIME” Transformative practice in an Aboriginal intensive family support service.

    13th Nov 2021

    Congress receives funds from the Australian Government to provide Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) to parents and caregivers of children where child neglect is a concern… Read more.

  22. November Board Communique now available

    12th Nov 2021

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

  23. Notice of Annual General Meeting

    2nd Nov 2021

    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… Read more.

  24. Congress’ 2020-2021 Annual Report now available

    2nd Nov 2021

    Congress’ 2020-2021 Annual Report is now available. The Annual Report provides an overview of activity and highlights at Congress from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. In contains… Read more.

  25. On This Day

    27th Oct 2021

    We pay respect to traditional owners and the wider community. Be mindful that this story includes names of deceased people. Please show respect and be careful. On this day,… Read more.

  26. New publication: A guide for health researchers working with Aboriginal people in central Australia

    20th Oct 2021

    This Guide has been intended for researchers working or intending to work with Aboriginal people of central Australia. Specifically, it aims to help and guide those researchers who… Read more.

  27. Advocacy in Brief: Climate Change

    7th Oct 2021

    In summary Climate change is caused by the burning of coal, petrol and other fossil fuels and other human activity. The climate is already changing in Central Australia and we can… Read more.

  28. September Board Communique now available

    22nd Sep 2021

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

  29. Nominations for the Congress Board are now closed.

    13th Sep 2021

    Nominations for vacant Member Director positions on the Congress Board of Directors have now closed. Applications will be assessed by the Congress Board and Governance Subcommittee… Read more.

  30. COVID-19 is coming. Will you be ready?

    4th Sep 2021

    COVID-19 will hurt our communities if it continues its spread through regional and remote Australia. More than 500 Aboriginal people including children have COVID-19 in NSWRead more.

  31. We’re on Insta!

    31st Aug 2021

    To celebrate Congress joining Instagram, we’re running a “Like, Share, Tag, Follow” competition, with $500 worth of Intersport vouchers up for grabs! For your chance to win,… Read more.

  32. Vaccine efforts intensify at Congress

    30th Aug 2021

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  33. Nominations for the Congress Board open now!

    23rd Aug 2021

    Read more.

  34. Good luck to Aboriginal Candidates in Local Government Elections

    13th Aug 2021

    Congress would like to wish Good Luck to all Aboriginal candidates and particularly current board member Michael Liddle and staff member Catherine Satour at the Local Government Elections… Read more.

  35. Vaccination Clinic open over the long weekend

    2nd Jul 2021

    Get vaccinated over the weekend.  Open every day 8:30am-12:30pm.  Book a time by calling 1800 570 688 or just walk in. Read more.

  36. Alice Springs in Lockdown

    30th Jun 2021

    What’s happening? Following on from the known cases, a mine worker in South Australia and his family tested positive for COVID-19. The mine worker flew from the Tanami gold mine on 25… Read more.

  37. Advocacy in Brief: Indigenous Voice

    10th Jun 2021

    What is this about? When Australia’s Constitution was being drafted in the late 1800s, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were not consulted. The Constitution therefore… Read more.

  38. Advocacy in Brief: FASD Senate Inquiry

    8th Jun 2021

    What is this about? In late 2019, the Australian Parliament’s Senate Community Affairs References Committee began an Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder… Read more.

  39. Latest Board Communique now available

    28th May 2021

    Get the latest updates from the Congress Board here. Read more.

  40. On This Day

    15th Apr 2021

    On this day 44 years ago, the name “Central Australian Aboriginal Congress” was officially registered. Did you know that Congress was originally called the Central… Read more.

  41. Latest Board Communique now online

    31st Mar 2021

    Read the latest updates from the Congress Board, including: In Memoriam: Kwementyere Carter About the Board From the Finance, Risk, and Audit Subcommittee COVID-19 Vaccinations have… Read more.

  42. COVID-19 Vaccinations begin at Congress

    29th Mar 2021

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  43. Kidney Health Week 15th - 21st March 2021

    15th Mar 2021

    What do my kidneys do? Many of us do not think about our kidneys and the important job they do to keep us healthy. Your kidneys are the unsung heroes of your body. If your kidneys fail,… Read more.

  44. Vaccinations expected to start at Congress 29 March

    14th Mar 2021

    This week we shared the government’s announcement that all Aboriginal adults (over 18 years) will be able to get vaccinated as part of phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. As an… Read more.

  45. On This Day

    12th Mar 2021

    We pay respect to traditional owners and to the wider community. Be mindful that the image shown here includes deceased people. Please show respect and be careful. On this day,… Read more.

  46. On this day - 12th March

    12th Mar 2021

    We pay respect to traditional owners and to the wider community. Be mindful that the image shown here includes deceased people. Please show respect and be careful. On this day, 12th… Read more.

  47. Introducing ARRA Members

    2nd Mar 2021

    Read more.

  48. Navajo Nation COVID-19 Vaccination Progress

    25th Feb 2021

    Great news from our Navajo brothers and sisters, who have been impacted terribly by this pandemic. Many have been sick and lives have been lost, including very special old people, keepers… Read more.

  49. Information about vaccines

    15th Feb 2021

    There’s lots of talk about COVID-19 vaccines lately, and it is great news that they are getting close! Lots of information can be confusing, and it changes fast. We can… Read more.

  50. 2020 Christmas Service Arrangements

    18th Dec 2020

    Congress will be reducing services during the Christmas and New Year period, however some services will remain open to ensure care is provided during this time. Congress town… Read more.

  51. Emerging Health Practitioner Student Award

    26th Nov 2020

    Makisha Tilmouth was awarded the Emerging Health Practitioner Student Award at the recent NT Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence… Read more.

  52. Administrator’s Medal in Primary Health Care

    18th Nov 2020

    Geraldine Ashby, Santa Teresa Congress Clinic Manager, has been awarded the Individual Administrator’s Medal in Primary Health Care. Geraldine was recognised for her role in a remote… Read more.

  53. 2019-2020 Annual Report now available online

    6th Nov 2020

    You can now read Congress’ 2019-2020 Annual Report online. The Annual Report provides an overview of activity and highlights at Congress from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. Read… Read more.

  54. October Board Communique now available

    3rd Nov 2020

    Read more.

  55. August Board Communiqué now available

    7th Sep 2020

    You can read the latest updates from the Congress Board in the August Communiqué. Read more.

  56. Closure of After Hours GP Service

    12th Aug 2020

    The Alice Springs After Hours General Practice has closed from Friday 24 July 2020 This change is due to building works for the outpatient area of the Alice Springs Hospital that… Read more.

  57. A COVID-19 ‘contain and test’ strategy for remote Aboriginal communities

    26th Jun 2020

    This paper provides a high-level description of a ‘contain and test’ strategy proposed for implementation in the event of the discovery of a person with COVID-19 in a remote Aboriginal… Read more.

  58. Telephone appointments now available at Congress

    31st Mar 2020

    COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is a big risk for everyone’s health. Congress is still open and working to protect the health of Aboriginal people in Central… Read more.

  59. Don’t go to funerals and sorry camps. Stay safe at home.

    25th Mar 2020

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  60. CONGRESS RESPIRATORY CLINIC

    23rd Mar 2020

    Are you feeling unwell, like you have a cold or flu? Congress are now doing tests for coronavirus for people who have very mild symptoms. This doesn’t mean that we think you have… Read more.

  61. February 2020 Board Communique

    6th Mar 2020

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

  62. Your Privacy and Territory Kidney Care at Congress

    3rd Mar 2020

    Territory Kidney Care (TKC) is a new program which allows a specialist team of kidney doctors and nurses to support Congress to better manage your… Read more.

  63. Important: Christmas & New Year service arrangements

    10th Dec 2019

    Congress will be reducing some services during the Christmas and New Year period, however some services will remain open to ensure care is provided during this time. Gap… Read more.

  64. Congress’ October Board Communiqué now available.

    18th Nov 2019

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

  65. Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

    7th Nov 2019

    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.

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

    5th Nov 2019

    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.

  67. August Board Communique now available

    20th Sep 2019

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

  68. Director nominations now open

    16th Aug 2019

    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.

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

    25th Jul 2019

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

  70. Gallery: NAIDOC Week March 2019

    12th Jul 2019

    Read more.

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

    12th Jul 2019

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

    12th Jul 2019

    Read more.

  73. Gallery: NAIDOC Week @ Amoonguna

    12th Jul 2019

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  74. Congress looks forward to a massive NAIDOC Week!

    27th Jun 2019

    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.

  75. Congress Medical Director on Queens Birthday Honour List

    11th Jun 2019

    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.

  76. Read the latest updates from the Congress Board

    17th May 2019

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

  77. Colour Smash Fun Run + Walk

    8th May 2019

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

    10th Apr 2019

    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.

  79. Client satisfaction at Congress

    27th Mar 2019

    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.

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

    19th Mar 2019

    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.

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

    29th Jan 2019

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

    25th Jan 2019

    Read more.

  83. Don’t be shame to talk it out

    17th Jan 2019

    Read more.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. Latest Congress Board Communique now available

    13th Dec 2018

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

  87. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

    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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

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

    31st Jul 2018

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  91. 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.

  92. Amoonguna Clinic and Community celebrate NAIDOC!

    12th Jul 2018

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

    29th May 2018

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

    15th May 2018

    Read more.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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.