CAAMA News 15-4-2021

15th Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin (6pm 15-4-2021):

* Gatherings at Adelaide and Perth today were held to commemorate the 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its findings.

* The family of an Aboriginal man who died in custody have said they welcome the report and recommendations handed down during an NSW parliamentary inquiry into Aboriginal incarceration today.

* The Victorian Andrews government has also released a statement for the 30th anniversary – saying they will work with the recently established Yoo-rrook Justice Commission

* The Federal Labor Party has promised a $79 million investment in reducing First Nations incarceration rates if it wins the next election.

* The Australian Bureau of Statistics are encouraging Aboriginal communities throughout the country to either participate or be involved in collating data for the Census, which will occur on August 10 2021.

* A petition against the granting of the largest water license in NT's history for a station located 120 kilometres south of Tennant Creek currently has 22,000 signatures.

* The NT Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has announced a Senior Director to lead the delivery of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Mbantwe Alice Springs.

* The Ntaria Hermannsburg community has welcomed the completion of the first round of restoration works to its heritage area.

* And the latest in sport.