CAAMA News 19-5-2021

19th May 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* There are concerns from the Alice Springs Women's Safety Centre over a lack of funding for transitional housing and Service Centres in recent budgets.

* The Territory Government is investigating claims that the NT Treaty Commissioner Mick Dodson used degrading language toward a woman at a football match earlier this year.

* A year on, after a Rio Tinto destroyed 46,000-year-old culturally significant sites, traditional owners say they wish to co-manage mine sites with mining companies.

* Data shows that 36,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the Northern Territory, with 9,000 people now fully vaccinated against the virus.

* Australian researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, the Menzies School of Health Research and CQUniversity have taken an essential step towards a flu vaccine that could be more effective for First Nations people worldwide.

* The Aboriginal Carbon Foundation will work alongside sustainability services firm Point Advisory and the Institute for Sensible Transport, to provide detailed analysis of the Northern Territory’s greenhouse gas emissions profile.

* Dietitians are calling for healthy food to be more affordable and accessible, including in remote areas, as part of a National Preventive Health Strategy.

* Three new pieces of art have been installed in Alice Springs as part of the Revitalise Alice Street Art Project.

* The community of Borroloola have welcomed a new bridge that will help with transportation through the community during the wet season.

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