CAAMA News 28-4-2021

28th Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* Legal action is being taken against the commonwealth in a class action on behalf of stolen generation survivors in the Northern Territory.

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put his full assurance in the Northern Territory Government ahead of its takeover of the Howard Springs COVID-19 Quarantine facility.

* Two more First Nations deaths in custody have been confirmed yesterday - the 6th and 7th deaths in custody since the beginning of March.

* The coronial inquest into Wayne Fella Morrison has begun after delays due to a Supreme Court delay and COVID-19 safety concerns.

* Shadow Indigenous Affairs minister has declined to comment on recent measures like electronic monitoring introduced by the Territory Gunner Government.

* New research will establish whether a link between the Northern Territory's water quality in remote areas and high rates of kidney disease.

* A mentor within the Kunjur First Nations Men's Collective, an Aboriginal support group working within the Cairns area, has been awarded a doctorate of Letters in Archaeology Anthropology and Health.

* The Ghan Train has had its windows smashed, only a few weeks after a newly painted makeover with Aboriginal art.

* A new youth hub is on the cards for Alice Springs, possibly to be set up on the Old Tourism Central Australia building on Gregory Terrace.

* And the most recent edition of the Arrente to English dictionary is set to be launched in Alice Springs tomorrow.

* and all the latest in sport

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