CAAMA News 15-6-2021

15th Jun 2021

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In today's bulletin (6pm):

  • The return leg of the bike category was of the Finke Desert Race was cancelled yesterday after one man died and two were injured in a crash during the event.
  • The AFL will be partnering with a new Aboriginal Radio Alliance to broadcast AFL matches to remote Indigenous communities in Australia.
  • A number of Aboriginal Territorians have received honours as part of the 2021 Queen’s Birthday awards.
  • More than 10,000 people have made appointments to get their COVID-19 vaccine in the past week, after everyone over 16 have become eligible to get the jab
  • A law firm which has filed a class action looking to retrieve stolen wages from Aboriginal cattlemen says First Nation representation in the legal service will hopefully see more appropriate compensation for past injustices.
  • The Barkly communities of Ampilatwatja and Wilora will see updates to their telecommunications services with upgrades to base stations in the communities.
  • The Northern Land Council has welcomed reforms to the NT Aboriginal Land Rights Act, announced by the acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack over the weekend.
  • A new program developed by Monash University will allow First Nations business leaders to upgrade their commerce skills and apply them into their communities.
  • Aboriginal Hockey player Brooke Peris has been named in the squad to play in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

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