CAAMA News 11-5-2021

11th May 2021

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In today's bulletin (10-4-2021):

* A tragedy in Port Lincoln following the death of a 13-year-old Aboriginal boy after a garbage truck collected the industrial rubbish bin he was sleeping in.

* Federal Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy has hit out at her own side of politics, criticising the NT Gunner Labor government over its changes to the youth justices act, set to be passed this week.

* First Nations athletes are now guaranteed a seat on the Australian Olympic Commission care of a change in its constitution.

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory are almost twice as likely to develop advanced head and neck cancers and live one-third as long after diagnosis.

* Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Selena UIbo has reaffirmed the commitment of the Northern Territory Government’s Barkly Regional Deal.

* Ernie Dingo has criticised the Federal Department of Health for axing funding towards Camping on Country - an Aboriginal led bush camp program looking to rehabilitate men on country which he designed along with elders.

* An award-winning author, teacher and poet is raising money to distribute First Nations written/illustrated books to students in Australian areas affected by flood and fire.

* And all the latest in sport

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