CAAMA News 17-5-2021

17th May 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* An Aboriginal woman who died in a car crash in the northern suburbs of Darwin is being treated as a death in custody.

* One passenger onboard a repatriation flight from India which flew in on Saturday has tested positive for COVID-19.

* A sixteen year old has been arrested over the the alleged sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl in Tennant Creek this past Wednesday.

* A new policy services model tested by job providers on the mid-north coast of New South Wales say there are promising signs for Aboriginal communities who have been impacted by unemployment.

* Children in Darwin’s Rural Area have been gifted handmade furniture, as part of an ongoing skills training program run by the Northern Territory Correctional Services.

* Arrente woman Celeste Liddle will be contesting the Victorian seat of Cooper at the next federal election for the Australian Greens.

* Five commissioners have been appointed to Australia's first Aboriginal-led truth-telling process - The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission, which will undertake it’s work over the next three years.

* Territorians are being urged to have their blood pressure checked as part of a month-long campaign aimed at reducing stroke.

* A landmark exhibition of art and culture from the Torres Strait Islands will be shown in the Newcastle Art Gallery from the end of May.

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