CAAMA News 13-5-2021

13th May 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* The Federal Court has ordered Telstra to pay a penalty of $50 million and costs for its treatment of First Nations customers in rural and remote parts of Australia.

* A South Australian MP has called for an independent inquiry into the death of an Aboriginal boy in Port Lincoln, who died when a garbage truck picked up a skip bin he was sleeping in with two other boys on Tuesday.

* An adjournment speech from the Member for Gwodja Chansey Paech in the Northern Territory parliament has hit out at racism on social media sites.

* Attorney General and The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Selena UIbo has also strongly criticised Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe in a late night speech to the Northern Territory parliament last night.

*Ms Uibo also said in parliament today the Aboriginal Interpreter Service has provided essential work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

* A response to a coronial inquiry tabld in NT Parliament last night said it will do better to Identify sexual harm.

* The Central Land Council is calling to be included in a co-designed model with Aboriginal organisations for jobseekers living in remote communities.

* A remote Aboriginal health clinic is worried about rhumatic heart disease going undetected in eight remote communities.

* and all the latest in sport.

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