CAAMA News 21-4-2021

21st Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* A Former Minneapolis police officer has been convicted of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd.

* Local campaigners against black deaths in custody say there is hope the verdict is a step towards change in Australian police forces .

* A court challenge attempting to stop the duplication of a highway through part of western Victoria which will see the removal of trees that are say is culturally significant, has failed.

* National cabinet is expected to announce a rest of it's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, which may include the distribution of Pfizer vaccines for those under 50 in remote Aboriginal communities.

* Tributes have remembered former deputy chairperson of the Northern Land Council Mr Christopherson.

* The rising amount of First Nations people working in eye health is encouraging according to the Country Manager of the Indigenous Australia Program from the Fred Hollows Foundation.

* Advocates have welcomed Federal Government plans to establish a new First Nations advisory body to help develop policies to reduce domestic violence.

* And all the latest in sport.