CAAMA News 4-6-2021

4th Jun 2021

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In today's bulletin:

  • Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has announce that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 16 and anyone on the NDIS can now access COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The AFLNT are pushing to have a team in the AFL competition based the Northern Territory after a feasibility study says it will see social benefits for the community.
  • Residents of Ltyentye Apurte celebrated the relaunch of a new oval in their community yesterday, which will see improved facilities for the town's AFL team.
  • The world No. 1 and Ngarigo woman Ashleigh Barty has been forced to withdraw from her second round French Open match against Poland’s Magda Linette on last night
  • The National NAIDOC Awards ceremony which was scheduled for Mparntwe (Alice Springs) on Saturday 3 July 2021 has been cancelled.
  • $180,000 dollars of artwork from an art centre in Alice Springs will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Arrente Grandmothers Program in their work to assist in the reduction of crime.
  • A doctor who provides health services for a remote community in Western Australia said investments in new Telehealth systems will have benefits for both medical practitioners and those who live in remote communities.
  • A 15-year-old man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault following an incident in Alice Springs earlier this week.
  • Organisers of one of the largest festivals celebrating Aboriginal culture in the country, the Barunga Festival, say the event will go ahead as planned next weekend.
  • One of the Northern Territory's Aboriginal controlled leading health services will not be able to take on any new clients from remote communities due to a lack of funding from the Federal Government.
  • The Northern Territory Gunner Government hopes to return birthing facilities to remote and regional locations within the next decade.

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