CAAMA News 26-3-2021

26th Mar 2021

In today's bulletin:

* Federal Senate Estimates today have revealed the Commonwealth does not collate data into First Nations deaths in custody and relies on media reports for its figures.

* It comes after the fourth death in custody in Broken Hill of an Aboriginal person in the past three weeks - a 34-year-old Barkinji man.

* A progress report of the NT Government’s Everyone Together Aboriginal Affairs strategy has shown that it is failing a number of targets.

* A new commercial kitchen which has been built in Mbantwe Alice Springs community health dialysis service Purple House will look to train First Nations people in nutrition and Central Australian bush food preparation.

* The SA Marshall Liberal Government has appointed a new Head of Aboriginal Housing to lead the rollout of the state’s first-ever stand-alone Aboriginal Housing strategy.

* And in sport, Francis Evans will make his debut for the Geelong Cats in tonight's game against the Brisbane Lions.