CAAMA News 7-4-2021

7th Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin:

* NT Police have charged 15 people with a total of 45 offences following an operation targeting sex criminals.

* The NT Environment Minister has today announced $50,000 would be set aside to assist elderly or vulnerable residents living in rural areas to contain gamba grass.

* Former New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council CEO Lesley Turner will lead the Central Land Council for the next six months, while the search begins for a new permanent chief executive officer.

* The Australian Taxation Office says there is good growth from Indigenous businesses offering various roles and labour-hire for their operations.

* Two Aboriginal actors who starred on the TV show Neighbours have said shocking racist incidents they experienced on the program's set shows the TV industry need to do better.

* An artist from Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) will have her artwork displayed on three carriages of the Ghan as part of the upcoming Parrtjima festival.

* A new coin commemorating First Nations people who served in Australia's military is now in circulation.

* Police are calling on those who travel on remote roads to remain in their vehicle and have enough food and water to last them several days if they get stuck in the outback.

* Aboriginal communities and families living in Mbantwe Alice Springs and remote communities throughout Central Australia are being asked to complete be a survey that will highlight equal gender relationships.

* And in sport rugby league player Tommy Raudonikis has died after a long battle with cancer

* James Friend has retired as a co-captain of the Sydney Roosters effective immediately after being concussed three times in NRL games over the past six weeks.