CAAMA News 17-6-2021

17th Jun 2021

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In today's bulletin (6pm):

  • Travellers coming from exposure sites in NSW will have restrictions placed on them, after a man locally acquired COVID-19 in Sydney.
  • The Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles has defended the decision only to start commencing extensive wastewater testing for COVID-19 in the last week.
  • Yuin/Kamilaroi woman Tahnee Jash has been named the 2021 Walkley Young Indigenous Scholarship.
  • A suicide prevention campaigner says mental wellbeing of First Nations people is improving in Central Australia however much more work needs to be done.
  • Meanwhile, the Territory Health Minister says that the Gunner Government will work to get services related to dialysis placed within remote communities but hasn't given any budgetary figures as to what services are looking to be implemented.
  • The Minister for Education Lauren Moss says the mobility of families around remote communities is an essential factor in why young people are disengaging from school.
  • 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.
  • NT Mining Minister Nicole Manison has announced that the Gunner Government would release 30,780 square kilometres of land northeast of Alice Springs for petroleum exploration.
  • Meanwhile there has been debate in the Federal Senate over the impact of fracking on the Beetaloo Basin.

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