CAAMA News 21-5-2021

21st May 2021

Get in contact with the CAAMA Newsroom:

In today's bulletin:

* Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has released a statement saying he has lost the confidence in Professor Mick Dodson’s ability to perform his role as Territory Treaty Commissioner.

* Around 300 historic photographs by anthropologist FJ Gillen have been repatriated to the Northern Territory and given to the Museum of Central Australia.

* Several incidents this year associated with the Batchelor Institute Aboriginal education centre has seen staff express concern for the safety and welfare of students studying there.

* Experts are urging older people to not wait for alternatives to the AstraZaenica COVID-19 vaccines.

* The Kaurna community has began to revitalise a cultural practice with a cultural burn, held in the Adelaide parklands at Tuthangga.

* Trucks which have carried zinc and lead concentrate from the Macarthur River mine have been involved in ten spills since 2019 on the Carpentaria Highway.

* The design on the AFL guernsey that will be worn during the Sir Doug Nicholls Round for the Port Adelaide has been claimed to be plagiarised.

* The Northern Territory’s peak environment bodies, Arid Lands Environment Centre and the Environment Centre NT have both lodged applications for review of the Water Controller’s decision to grant a 40 billion dollar per year groundwater license to Fortune Agribusiness.

* Australians will see the first Aboriginal Bachelorette on their TV screens for the show's 2021 season.

CAAMA Radio produces four local bulletins airing at 10am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm every weekday.