CAAMA News 18-5-2021

18th May 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* Sacred objects which have been held in overseas collections will be returned to Mbantwe Alice Springs. The objects are essential parts of Arrente, Warlpiri and Warramungu cultural heritage.

* NT Health has advised that all Alice Springs residents over the age of 16 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine jab.

* The rate of children in out of home care has remained steady over the past four years but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to be disproportionately represented.

* The Territory Gunner Labor Government has partnered with the Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC) to establish a new Child and Family Centre service across five Alice Springs town camps.

* The CEO of Virgin Airlines, Jayne Hrdlicka, has been heavily criticised from all sides of politics after telling a Queensland University of Technology business lunch on Monday that international borders should reopen sooner.

* A new program developed with Traditional Owners on Groote Eyelandt is looking to give people communities on that island leadership and governance skills.

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