CAAMA News 22-4-2021

22nd Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* Queensland will be passing laws in their parliament allowing courts to fit teenage offenders with electronic trackers and remove the presumption of bail for those caught committing serious offences while on bail.

* Improvements in water quality within Territory remote communities will be the focus of a new $28 million investment announced today from the Gunner Government.

* The Central Land Council has formally applied for a review of the decision to give the owners of Singleton Station 120kms south of Tennant Creek.

* Government chartered flights to the Northern Territory repatriating Australians from will be reduced by 30 per cent. The announcement today from the Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes after a national cabinet meeting about the future of the vaccine rollout.

* It comes as the Federal government hands over the handling of the international quarantine program to the NT government on May 3. Yesterday Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles revealed that 70 staff have been employed so far.

* Australia’s only national dance training organisation specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have put the call out for its next intake of dance and performing arts students

* The US Department of Justice have announced plans to investigate police forces in Minnesota after the conviction of Derik Chavin who was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

* And the latest in sport

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