CAAMA News 29-04-2021

29th Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* A proposed Dan Murphy’s store, which was planned to be built near three dry communities, will no longer be constructed.

* A man has died after being stabbed during community unrest in Yirrkala, which involved around 50 to 100 people.

* Minister for Indigenous Affairs Ken Wyatt has reaffirmed that states and territories need to continue to achieve targets to reduce Aboriginal incarceration and deaths in custody.

* Meanwhile Mr Wyatt has said he will ask Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations ORIC to look into matters regarding how the Kimberley Land Council is run.

* A company director who is financing a class action to seek compensation for stolen Generation members in the Northern Territory said there is much injustice of the NT stolen generations yet to be resolved.

* A new local branch of a national organisation supporting children who have coronary heart and rhumatic heart disease has been launched in Mbantwe Alice Springs.

* The Chair of First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the chair NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce says access to finance and a lack of access to business owners within families are the significant barriers to Aboriginal people beginning businesses.

* A soft launch of the new Arrente Traditional Owner Community Safety Patrol occurred last night on the lawns of the Alice Springs Town Council.

* A final report from the Senate inquiry into the on the effectiveness of the Federal government’s Northern Australia agenda has found it needs to be overhauled and that progress has been “slower than the community expected”

* Fire and emergency crews have attended to a house fire in Alice Springs this morning on Undoolya Road.

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