CAAMA News 04-04-2019

4th Apr 2019

CAAMA News Team: Philippe Perez, Kyle Dowling, Lorena Walker, Damien Walker, Paul Wiles

* The Morrison Coalition Government have released this year’s Federal budget on Tuesday with a focus on tax, infrastructure and essential services, some which will impact First Nations people.

* First Nation peak body organisations have given mixed reactions this year’s Federal Budget, with some initiatives welcomed, and others saying not enough is being done when it comes to the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community controlled services.

* Yarawu man Patrick Dodson has made an emotional speech in parliament as Federal Senators have voted to censure Independent Senator Fraser Anning, regarding comments blaming the Christchurch terrorist attack on Muslim immigration.