CAAMA News 7-5-2021

7th May 2021

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In today's bulletin (7-4-2021):

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a travel ban from India would end on its planned expiry date of May 15 – with chartered repatriation flights coming into the Howard Springs quarantine facility resuming from that day.

* A slow uptake of people who are being vaccinated has seen an Aboriginal Controlled Health organisation dispose AstraZenica vaccines.

* Congress have also been provided with 150 doses of Pfizer vaccine left over from a batch that was delivered to disability services in Mbantwe Alice Springs.

* A member of a senior advisory group which is hearing from planning to co-design an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in Alice Springs says local Aboriginal groups will form an important part of how the voice works.

* The Territory CLP Opposition has criticised the lack of funds allocated the Northern Territory Budget to reducing the rates of kidney disease within the Barkly region.

* A new set of grants have been made available aiming to improve the mental health of regional and remote communities across the Northern Territory.

* A Malak Malak Ranger working in the Daly River region has become the first Aboriginal female Ranger to receive a Fisheries Inspector card in the Territory.

* A remote community located 650 kms south of Darwin will launch it’s own solar powered community centre tonight.

* Seven correctional officers will be called upon to provide evidence as individual witnesses The coronial inquest into the death in custody of Wiradjuri, Kookatha and Wirangu man Wayne Fella Morrison.

* Parks Australia says it has not received an official request from the Northern Land Council to close Gunlom Falls indefinitely

* And all the latest in sport.

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