CAAMA News 12-4-2021

12th Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin (6pm 12-4-2021):

* The NT Opposition is calling on the Territory Government to recall parliament this week to specifically deal with youth crime in the Territory.

* A study from Charles Darwin University has revealed that a westernised education model in the NT is not setting up remote Aboriginal students for success but instead is keeping them marginalised.

* A protest in Mbantwe Alice Springs on Saturday has called for Federal and State Governments to implement the recommendations into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down nearly 30 years ago.

* The Dark Mofo Festival has confirmed that it will go ahead as planned in June, despite the cancellation of a controversial artwork where a Union Jack flag would be submerged in First Nations people's donated blood.

* Bone tools found in a cave site with the help of the local Mimbi community in the Kimberley region are believed to be more than 35,000 years old.

* Medical supplies are being sent from Darwin to Timor-Leste as the country continues to tackle health issues in communities after landslides and flash flooding which has killed around 200 people so far.

* Stable power has been promised to remote communities in the NT, with the Gunner Government announcing new funding to deliver clean electricity.

* Almost 8000 visits were recorded at the opening weekend of the Parrtjima Festival in Mbantwe Alice Springs, with reports of low vacancy rates at hotels across the town.

* The Australian Defence Force will be mobilised to support communities in southeast Western Australia that have been hit by ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja.

* and in sport Gunggandji, Birrbay and Wiradjuri man and Melbourne Storm NRL player Josh Addo Carr said the growing interest in playing rugby league in the NT is exciting for the game.