CAAMA News 20-5-2021

20th May 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* A veteran Aboriginal rights campaigner is urging his people to stop fighting against one another…. and to become more focused together in ensuring the preservation of their culture into the future.

* The Waanyi Council of Elders has warned of a potential repeat of the Juukan Gorge destruction unless mining company New Century Resources Limited commits to not disturb an ancient and sacred indigenous site in the Gulf area of Queensland.

* Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge there are concerns over the level of emphasis given to teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the draft national curriculum.

* The Alice Springs skatepark has been closed effective immediately by the Alice Springs Town Council.

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the opportunity to receive grants for content created on Instagram.

* A new report released by the South Australia Council of Social Service or SACOSS says there are fundamental gaps in water supply and safety for regional and remote communities in South Australia.

* The CEO of the peak body for the care of Aboriginal children says that there needs to be mobilisation for reform and improvements in figures of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.

* The Human Rights Law Centre has questioned the Federal government's motives in not publicising expert advice related to raising the age of criminal responsibility.

* The Australian Medical Association or AMA is calling for a new communications campaign encouraging more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

* Government attempts to improve outcomes for First Nations people are falling short, due in part to a lack of consultation with communities.

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