CAAMA News 22-6-2021

22nd Jun 2021

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In today's bulletin (6pm):

  • The Northern Territory Government have confirmed that they have no plans to establish a government funded bush camp as a diversion for youth detention.
  • Meanwhile Ms Worden also said a number of town camp community centres will look to work alongside a 24 hour drop in youth hub
  • The Northern Territory Chief Health Officer has revoked Greater Melbourne as a hotspot, but there will be quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in Victoria.
  • There is currently no time frame to raise the criminal age of responsibility to be raised from the age of 10 to 12.
  • Police who were pursuing a Gunnai, Gunditjamara and Wiradjuri man who had died in custody in a car crash on a Melbourne street say they pursued the car due to it looking suspicious.
  • An online conference has explored ways forward for Aboriginal people in remote communities as many policies that led to the Northern Territory Intervention are set to either change or end.
  • Experts from the Menzies School of Health are warning of increases in diabetes in Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory.
  • The Northern Territory Gunner Government has written to the Northern Land Council asking to refresh long-term access agreements to recreational fishing areas overlying Aboriginal land in the Top End as part of the Blue Mud Bay Implementation plan.
  • Organisers of the Alice Springs Beanie festival say they are pleased with the participation of remote Aboriginal communities this past year.

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