Push grows for Aboriginal Station

The Western Australian Goldfields could soon have an independent Aboriginal radio station, broadcasting in several languages to different cultural groups in the region.

The idea, proposed several years ago, has been developed by a steering committee, chosen from various Aboriginal communities.

However, the project has suffered lack of funding and organisation, and has stalled for most of this year.

But, steering committee member, Barbara MacGillivaray, has told ABC radio that the group has begun a final effort to get the station running and has advertised for a presenter.

“Once the station is broadcasting, it will be a great asset to the Goldfields.

“But, with the radio station getting up and running, too, it will be utilised by people from all nations, I mean all cultures…not just the indigenous people of this land.”