CAAMA News 24-5-2021

24th May 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* From tomorrow, anyone over the age of 16 living in regional and remote South Australia will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

* Consultations have widely shown that there there are serious concerns that governments may shut down a voice to parliament.

* Hundreds of people have gathered at the Alice Springs Convention Centre to remember artist and land rights campaigner Kumunjay Jukamarra Nelson.

* Several First Nations academics, legal experts and peak health organisations are coming together to tackle systemic racism within the health and justice systems.

* A headdress belonging to the Lardil people of the Wellesley Islands has been returned to their people.

* A Federal Senate estimates committee has shown that only 85,000 dollars is being spent in the First Nations media sector out of a six-million-dollar advertising campaign.

* An Aboriginal man who was pepper-sprayed and tasered by police in New South Wales has died in hospital.

* There are serious concerns over recently released crime statistics for the Northern Territory, with domestic violence seeing a concerning jump.

* Territorians are being reminded about the potential harms caused by alcohol as new research suggests many Australians are ignorant to the risks.

* A second repatriation flight bring home Australians from India has landed in Darwin, with all passengers cleared to fly into the city.

* Federal Labor Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has vowed his party will scrap the Cashless Debit Card if elected into government.

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