CAAMA News 16-6-2021

16th Jun 2021

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In today's bulletin (6pm):

  • The national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia say that over 65,000 First Nations people across Australia have been given at least a first vaccination.
  • Northern Territory Health Minister has faced questioning over the decision to drop COVID-19 antigen testing in favour of PCR testing for workers at the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.
  • The NT Gunner Government have confirmed that up until the 14 June, around 5000 vaccinations for COVID 19 had been delivered by Aboriginal Health organisations across the Northern Territory
  • The City of Stirling located in Perth will retain its current name despite calls to rename from members of the local Noongar community.
  • A new online resource has been launched today to provide culturally appropriate support for First Nations people who have been affected by suicide.
  • There are calls to deliver a promised $40 million for Aboriginal people to receive water from the Murray Darling water system.
  • Safety concerns have been raised over the Finke Desert Race after revelations that dozens of people have been hospitalised or had medical attention during the event.

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