News

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

    20th Oct

    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.

  2. Advocacy in Brief: Climate Change

    7th Oct

    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.

  3. September Board Communique now available

    22nd Sep

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

  4. Nominations for the Congress Board are now closed.

    13th Sep

    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.

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

    4th Sep

    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.

  6. We’re on Insta!

    31st Aug

    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.

  7. Vaccine efforts intensify at Congress

    30th Aug

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  8. Nominations for the Congress Board open now!

    23rd Aug

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  9. Good luck to Aboriginal Candidates in Local Government Elections

    13th Aug

    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.

  10. Vaccination Clinic open over the long weekend

    2nd Jul

    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.

  11. Alice Springs in Lockdown

    30th Jun

    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.

  12. Advocacy in Brief: Indigenous Voice

    10th Jun

    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.

  13. Advocacy in Brief: FASD Senate Inquiry

    8th Jun

    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.

  14. Latest Board Communique now available

    28th May

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

  15. On This Day

    15th Apr

    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.

  16. Latest Board Communique now online

    31st Mar

    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.

  17. COVID-19 Vaccinations begin at Congress

    29th Mar

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

    15th Mar

    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.

  19. Vaccinations expected to start at Congress 29 March

    14th Mar

    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.

  20. On This Day

    12th Mar

    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.

  21. On this day - 12th March

    12th Mar

    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.

  22. Introducing ARRA Members

    2nd Mar

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  23. Navajo Nation COVID-19 Vaccination Progress

    25th Feb

    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.

  24. Information about vaccines

    15th Feb

    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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. October Board Communique now available

    3rd Nov 2020

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  30. August Board Communiqué now available

    7th Sep 2020

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

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

    25th Mar 2020

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  35. 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.

  36. February 2020 Board Communique

    6th Mar 2020

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. Congress’ October Board Communiqué now available.

    18th Nov 2019

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. August Board Communique now available

    20th Sep 2019

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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. Gallery: NAIDOC Week March 2019

    12th Jul 2019

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

    12th Jul 2019

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

    12th Jul 2019

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  48. Gallery: NAIDOC Week @ Amoonguna

    12th Jul 2019

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  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. Colour Smash Fun Run + Walk

    8th May 2019

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  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

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

    29th Jan 2019

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

    25th Jan 2019

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  58. Don’t be shame to talk it out

    17th Jan 2019

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  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. Latest Congress Board Communique now available

    13th Dec 2018

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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

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

    31st Jul 2018

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  66. 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.

  67. Amoonguna Clinic and Community celebrate NAIDOC!

    12th Jul 2018

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

    29th May 2018

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

    15th May 2018

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  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. ​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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. ​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.

  95. ​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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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.