CAAMA News 6-5-2021

6th May 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* The coronial inquest into the death in custody of Wiradjuri, Kookatha and Wirangu Wayne Fella Morrison will resume tomorrow after another delay following legal arguments about how to handle the appearance of several corrections officers.

* Traditional leaders in Borroloola have given evidence to a Federal Government standing committee into the destruction of the Jukken Gorge caves in Western Australia.

* Legislation that will look to integrate the Top End Health Service, Central Australia Health Service and NT Health into one new governance structure has been debated in the NT parliament today.

* The Territory CLP Opposition youth justice reforms have failed to pass the NT legislative assembly last night, while Labor’s own reforms will be debated next week.

* A recently released research paper commissioned by the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has shown that First Nations people with a disability are willing to have their stories heard in a safe space.

* A report released yesterday by Social Reinvestment Western Australia has strongly recommended raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old in the State.

* Aboriginal groups in the NT are being encouraged to provide input and feedback to a proposed National Voice to Parliament in a series of public meetings tonight.

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