CAAMA News 14-4-2021

14th Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* The Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt says allowing Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisations to work in prisons would be an important step towards reducing black deaths in custody.

* Meanwhile the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner, June Oscar, says Australia must stop the “mass incarceration” of Indigenous people in order to prevent deaths in custody.

* Federal CLP senator for the NT Sam McMahon has called on the NT Gunner Government Senator called on the Territory Gunner government to halt the Astra Zeneca vaccine rollout for people under the age of 50.

* NT Consumer Affairs are warning Territorians to be on the lookout for scam websites acting as online shopping outlets.

* Healthcare workers treating COVID19 cases in the Torres Strait will be given extra protection as an outbreak in neighbouring Papua New Guinea grows.

* Parts of the Kakadu National Park have closed after a Senior Murrwan Traditional Owner in the Erre Region and member of the Kakadu National Park Board of Management has died.

* The 2021 Garmalaang festival showcasing Aboriginal art and music through the Darwin city has announced its lineup.

* The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) has selected its 2021 squad to take on the challenge of running a marathon within the next six months.

* And all the latest in sport